STAGE RACER 2

24 ou 12 SDI HD, 12G Support, Genlock, IP, Audio, AoIP, Data, GPIO, routing, distribution, processing unit, star/ring/linear network topology

Overview

The STAGE RACER 2 is a complete optical fibre transmission solution for every broadcast event, ranging from simple OB interconnect to complex star, ring or linear topology spread over a whole TV compound.
It also supports long distance transmission for remote production capacity allowing exchange content between distant locations.

Stage Racer 2 is designed to accept all kinds of signal on a same device without external adapter. Internally those signals can be associated together / routed / distributed to all other machines of the network.

Stage Racer 2 also offers processing capabilities with Audio Embedding/De-embedding, Audio SRC, Frame buffering, and much more…

Stage Racer 2 network can be controlled by a built-in intuitive web interface or with automation systems like VSM, KSC Core…

 

Connectivity

The Stage Racer 2 is available in two standard configurations: 12 or 24 SDI channels plus a common set of signals. Each equipment assumes transmission of a comprehensive set of signals as follows:

  • 8 to 16 SD to 3G bidirectional ports (direction configurable)
  • 4 to 8 SD to 12G bidirectional ports (direction configurable)
  • 1 Distributed Genlock (Composite video / Black burst / Tri-level)
  • 16 Bidirectional analog audio for intercom or programme
  • 2 Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbs
  • 2 Data RS 232/422/485
  • 8 Contact closures
  • 4 AES 3 bidirectional (intercom panel compatible)
  • 1 Bidirectional MADI (AES10) Signal (Shared with 2 of the 4 AES connectors)
  • Optional – 1 Dante / AES67 module with 64 channels support
  • Optional – 8 switchable mic/line gain blocks with phantom power injection and gain management
  • Optional – 6 additional 500Kbs RS422 serial channels
  • Optional – 10-16VDC input to connect an external battery used in case of mains power loss

Optical

Trunk: 10km of single mode fiber / link power budget 10dB / LC/PC connector. (Optionnally 40km range).
Remote Production: 4 Standard 10Gbe Ethernet port / 10Km single mode fiber / MPO connector for the 4 channels.

 

SDI Video

Number, connector: 12 or 24 Channels (Each channel is direction configurable)
Impedance: 75 Ω
Standard (Lower row) SDI, HD, 3G, 6G, 12G / BNC Connector
Standard (Mid row) SDI, HD, 3G / HD-BNC Mini Connector.
Standard (Upper row) SDI, HD, 3G / BNC Connector
Return loss: Better than – 15 dB for 0 to 1,5 GHz / – 10 dB for 1,5 to 3 GHz / -6 dB for 6 to 12 GHz

 

Composite Video / GL

Number, connector: 1 port, direction configurable / BNC Connector
Standard: PAL, NTSC. Composite / BB / Tri-level (Auto sense). Genlock clock may not support all formats
Impedance: 75 Ω
Bandwidth: > 5.8 MHz at +/- 0.2dB
Differential Gain/ Phase: < 1%, < 1°
Group delay: < 10 ns
SNR: > 67 dB (CCIR567)

 

Analog Audio

Number, connector: 16 bidirectional channels, D-SUB 37 female socket.
Impedance: Input: 10 KΩ differential (non floating), Output: 20 Ω differential (non floating)
Bandwidth: 50 Hz to 15 KHz at +/- 0.5dB, (20Hz to 20 Khz at -3dB)on floating)
Distortion: 0.05% at 1Khz +18 dBm
Signal to noise ratio: 90dB, “A” weighted
Mic preamp option: Gain from 10 to 60dB (3dB steps) / Phantom power / Preamp Bypass (8 preamp fitted on channels 9 to 16)

 

Digital audio

AES ports: 4 bidirectional ports (Intercom panel compatible) / 75 Ω BNC connector / Shared with Madi port BNC
MADI port: 1 input, 1 output / 48 or 96 Khz support (SRC) / 75 Ω BNC connector
AoIP interface: Dante and AES67 support / 64 channels / 48 or 96 Khz support (SRC) / Routed to the gigabit ports

 

Serial

Number, connector: 2 bidirectional channels, 1 RJ 45 socket per channel
Protocols: RS485, RS422, RS232
Data rate: 0 to 500 Kbd/s (Sony compatible)
RS422 option: 6 bidirectional RS422 / 0 to 500 Kbd/s (Sony compatible) / D-SUB 25 female socket on front side

 

Ethernet

Number, connector: 2 independent channels, RJ45 Socket
Protocols: 10, 100 or 1000 Mb/s, Full or Half-duplex (Auto), MDI or MDI-X (Auto)

 

GPIO

Number, connector: 8 bidirectional GPIO contacts / 6 on D-SUB 15 female plus 1 GPIO along each RJ45 Serial connector
Output: Relay (dry contact). ‘Common’ – ‘Normally Open’ terminals for each relay
Input: Floating on the D-SUB, Input pin grounding on RJ45

 

Powering

Consumption: 80 Watts per unit maximum (All trunks and all signals used + Remote production active)
Mains source: Dual redundant built in PSU / Voltage range 90 to 260 VAC / 47 to 63 Hz
Low voltage option: 10 to 16 VDC / D-SUB 25 with power inserts (fitted on front side) / protected by internal fast acting fuse

 

Mechanical

Size: 1 RU 19” rack, depth 335mm excluding connectors
Weight: 4.5 Kilograms
Cooling: Internal fan tray with transversal cooling flow / side panels in/out / Passive heatsinks on actives
Operating Temp range: From -20 to + 60°C (avoiding direct sun exposition)

 

Signalling / Admin

Local display: OLED display for main parameters (IP add / Optical power) / 1 LED per signal / Technical alarms LED
Setup: Web interface / Automation protocols (VSM….)
Connection: 1 dedicated 10/100Mbs ethernet port

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