STAGE RACER

4 to 12 HD, 1 G/L, 16 audio, AES/MADI, 2 IP, 4 RS, 8 GPIO

Introduction

The STAGE RACER product line is an ultra flexible solution to connect a stage to an OB VAN.

With the ERECA unique feature for on the fly direction configurable HDSDI channels and the numerous commodities signal transmitted along the videos, the stage racer is the product of choice for an affordable fast and easy event deployment.

The equipment assumes transmission of a comprehensive set of signals as follows:

  • 4 to 12 video 3G / HD / SDI signals (direction configurable through built in web server),
  • 1 Genlock bidirectional (PAL image / Black burst / Tri-level),
  • 16 analog audio for intercom or broadcasting,
  • 2 Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbs (1 Gigabit trunk with 2 VLANS),
  • 4 Data RS 232/422/485,
  • 8 Contact closures.
  • 4 AES 3 bidirectional (Riedel panel compatible)
  • 1 bidirectional MADI (AES10) Signal (Shared with 2 of the 4 AES connectors).

For flexible setup the mechanical is declined in a 1U rack which fits everywhere and in a very rugged compact die cast aluminum box. This latter enclosure ensures excellent shock/drop protection along with dust and water resistant capacity for all “no fly case” applications. Links can be built between racks, rugged boxes or rack and rugged box.

All the signals are transmitted on 2 singlemode fibers. As an option, an optical cable failover is built inside the modules by adding a second connector. In case of fiber break the equipment automatically select the other cable.

STORA RX can be remote powered through Hybrid cable.

Connectors

Standard connectors are used for all the signals. HD and PAL video ports are on BNC connectors.
The other connectors are RJ45 / D SUB. On the rugged version 4 audio are dispatched on Neutrik XLR.
Optical and remote power access is done through a Neutrik OpticalCon DUO or LEMO 3K socket.

Signaling / Web browser

Each equipment has a LED display panel for signal presence and alarm display.

An internal web server enables remote management and setup (signal presence report / optical power measurement / Data settings / Configure direction of each HD video signal).

Optical

Dynamic range: 7 dB (~ 15Km)
Connector: NEUTRIK OpticalCon DUO or LEMO 3K (EDW / FXW)

 

Video SD/HD

Number, connector: 4 to 12 channel on BNC (Each signal direction configurable).
Direction setting Internal Web Server.
Impedance: 75 Ω
Standard: SDI, ASI, HD, 3G
Amplitude: Input: cable equalization (140 m Belden 1694A for 3G), Output: 800mV pp
Return loss: Better than – 15 dB for 0 to 1500Mhz and better than – 10 dB for 1500 to 3000Mhz

 

Analog Video / GL

Number, connector: 1 Bidirectional, 2 BNC
Standard: PAL, SECAM, NTSC, Tri-level ( Bi / Tri level auto sense )
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
Rugged box: 4 on XLR / 4 on one SUB D 25 socket; for 1U rack all on SUB D 25
Impedance: Input: 10 KΩ differential (non floating), Output: 20 Ω differential (non floating)
Amplitude: +4 dBm nominal (saturation at + 18 dBm)
Bandwidth: 50 Hz to 15 KHz at +/- 0.5dB, (20Hz to 20 Khz at -3dB)
Distortion: 0.05% at 1Khz +18 dBm
Signal to noise ratio: 90dB, “A” weighted

 

Digital audio

Number, connector 4 AES bidirectional (Riedel panel compatible) OR 1 MADI (AES10) + 2 AES bidirectional (Riedel panel compatible)
Bitrate Up to 48Khz AES audio / 125MBs full bandwith for MADI
Impedance / Connector: 75 Ω, BNC
Setting: Internal Web Server.

 

Data

Number, connector: 4 bidirectional channels, 1 RJ 45 socket per channel (2 internal connectors for customer custom).
Protocols: RS485, RS422, RS232
Data rate: 0 to 230 Kbd/s
Setting: Internal Web Server.

 

Ethernet

Number, connector: 2 channels on VLAN, 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 plus 1 GPIO along each DATA RJ45 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: 20 Watts per side
Low voltage source: 8 to 16 V DC, XLR 4 pins connector, protected by 5*20 mm standard internal fuse
Mains source: From 90 to 260 VAC / 47 to 63 Hz Dual supplies in the 1U rack
Hybrid cable source: From 24 to 48 volts on powered device input / allowing 500m of AWG16 cable.

 

Mechanical

Rugged model: Die cast strong aluminum case, size 335*235*111mm excluding connectors and handles
Rack model: 1 RU 19” rack, depth 300mm excluding connectors.
Cooling: Internal fan / (Case walls acting as Heat sink / No dust entry guarantee for the RUGGED )
Operating Temp range: From -20 to + 60°C. (Avoiding direct sun exposition)

 

Signaling / Setup

Transmitted signals: 1 LED per signal
Alarms 1 LED per technical alarm (Power supply / Temperature / Fiber alarm )
Remote All signal presence / alarm are reported trough the web server.
Settings All settings are done trough the web server.