25G Hybrid Matrix Routers
A true technology for the digital age, delivering a superior user experience with the unique MultiLayer Switching method designed for the flexibility and freedom of independent signal switching managed in Media Layers.
The data rate of the 25G Hybrid allows transferring and switching all existing standard video formats, establishing a reliable and future‑proof platform for all signal management purposes.
It is the world’s first fully compatible HDMI and DisplayPort matrix switcher that also provides ARC functions, supports 4K resolutions and full 3D formats.
In the system of MultiLayer Switching, signals are handled on eight, separate Media Layers. There are as many Media Layers as signal types, which are managed by a router each. Media Layers, in a sense, add a third dimension to switching inputs and outputs.
25G Hybrid matrices have a built‑in front panel touch screen capable of showing the 25G control software with full control options: general unit information, crosspoint setup and switching, EDID Management, User & Room Management, maintenance, troubleshooting and every other tool are available on the front panel display. The control interface for these routers was designed to accomplish 3 main principles:
- Simplicity. Crosspoint switching has never been easier. By pressing the buttons on the touchscreen interface you can perform multiple switches. The colors and icons are very informative with meaningful details.
- Seamless control. Straightforward control interface for all of the inputs and outputs on all 8 Layers.
- Exceptional diagnostics. 25G Hybrid offers the features already provided in Lightware architectures, such as Advanced EDID Management, Input Signal Analysis and Frame Detector.
As the maximal crosspoint area in the 25G Hybrid routers is an exceptionally large switching plane, we have introduced ’Room Management’.
All the user‑created virtual rooms can be programmed with their own sources and destinations, but can also share some resources if required. If, for example, you want to prohibit an operator in one room from accidentally making switches in another, the maximal crosspoint area can be divided into smaller virtual matrices called ’rooms’.
For security, a user password can also be set to access general system control.
The components used in this technology are industrial grade, circuit boards are gold plated in order to achieve reliable and stable hardware performance. This technique results in better soldering and contact performance and eliminates corrosion problems caused by salt and humidity, which is especially advantageous in marine environments, like yachts and cruise ships. All boards that contain active electronic components are hot swappable and the front load design makes it easy to replace failed components. All fans and power supplies can also be replaced in a simple movement. The 25G matrix routers are designed for 24/7 operation. Optionally, redundant CPU board and Power supplies can be also added for further reliability.
Select the Configuration You Need
To configure the best 25G solution for a particular application you need to choose a frame, need to find out what Media Layers you will use for your application, and then populate the selected frame with the input and output boards. One of the main advantages of this structure is that you only need to pay for what you need and won’t have extra unused functions.
The first step is to choose the right size frame. The largest 25G frame handles 160 input and 160 output ports, this frame is also available with the same functionality but with fewer ports as well in sizes 120x120, 128x128, 144x144, 160x80 or 80x160. The smaller 25G frame has 80 inputs and 80 outputs. CPU and power redundancy are available for the 25G matrices for a high level of security: it is possible to add a second redundant CPU and more redundant power supplies as well.
Step two is to select the Media Layers you will need for your application, there are altogether 1+7 media layers available:
Video Layer with Embedded Audio (included in the frame by default)
Forward Audio Layer
Return Audio Layer
Consumer Electronics Control Layer
RS‑232 & RS‑422 Control Layer
USB KVM Layer
Select the input and output boards you need from the huge selection of boards with various signal and port types, and additional features and services.
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