STAGE RACER 2
24 or 12 SDI, 12G Support, Genlock, IP, Audio, AoIP, Serial Data, GPIO, routing, distribution, processing unit, star/ring/linear network topology and much more…
The STAGE RACER 2 is a complete optical fiber 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 content exchange between distant locations while using dark fiber or SMPTE IP protocols.
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 shuffling, Audio SRC, Frame buffering, Delays… Numerous other processing functions will be added later on.
The network can be controlled by a built-in intuitive web interface or with automation systems like Cerebrum, KSC Core, VSM…
The Stage Racer 2 is available in two standard configurations: 24 or 12 SDI channels, direction configurable, plus a common set of signals. Each equipment assumes transmission of a comprehensive set of signals as follows:
Stage Racer 2 – 24 SDI version
Stage Racer 2 – 12 SDI version
16 SD to 3G direction switchable channels
8 SD to 3G direction switchable channels
8 SD to 12G direction switchable channels
4 SD to 12G direction switchable channels
1 Distributed Genlock (Composite video / Black burst / Tri-level)
16 Analog Audio I/O (optional 8ch mic gain/48V module)
2 Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbs (optional 64ch Dante/AES-67 AoIP module)
2 Data RS 232/422/485 (optional 6 additional 500Kbps RS422 serial channels)
8 Contact closures
4 AES3 bidirectional (Intercom panel compatible)
1 MADI I/O (AES10) signal (Shared with 2 of the 4 AES connectors)
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.
- Framebuffer & Delays: 16 framebuffers / framesynchronizers available per unit on all 3G ports.
- Embedding/De-embedding: Audio can be inserted or extracted from any SDI port of the system or shuffled between one port to another.
- Audio Processing: SRC on almost audio I/O allowing to route any audio source to any kind of audio output (Analog, MADI, Dante/AES-67, SDI Audio, AES* soon)
- 3rd party control: Ember+ support for remote control via third party equipment like Cerebrum, KSC Core, VSM…
- More to come: From its launch, Stage Racer 2 improves with regular firmware upgrades providing new processing features and improved ergonomics. Stay tuned.
|Trunk:||4 optical fiber trunks per unit providing a total of 160GBps of data traffic In and Out
10Km of single mode fiber / Link power budget 10dB / LC/PC connector (Optionally 40Km range)
|ST-2110:||4 Standard 10Gbe Ethernet port / 10Km single mode fiber / MPO connector for the 4 channels|
|Number, connector||12 or 24 Channels (Each channel is direction configurable), 75Ω BNC|
|Standard (Upper row)||SD, ASI, HD, 3G / BNC Connector|
|Standard (Mid row)||SD, ASI, HD, 3G / HD-BNC Mini Connector|
|Standard (Lower row)||SD, HD, 3G, 6G, 12G / 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 / 75Ω BNC connector|
|Standard:||PAL, NTSC Composite / Black Burst / Tri-level (Auto sense) Genlock clock may not support all formats|
|Bandwidth:||> 5.8 MHz at +/- 0.2dB|
|Differential Gain/ Phase:||< 1%, < 1°|
|Group delay:||< 10 ns|
|SNR:||> 67 dB (CCIR567)|
|Number, connector:||16 input, 16 outputs channels, D-SUB 37 female socket.|
|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|
|Mic preamp option:||Gain from 10 to 60dB (3dB steps) / Phantom power / Preamp Bypass (8 preamp fitted on channels 9 to 16)|
|AES ports:||4 bidirectional ports (Intercom panel compatible) / 75 Ω BNC connector / Shared with Madi port BNC|
|MADI port:||1 input, 1 output / 48 Khz support (SRC) / 75 Ω BNC connector|
|AoIP interface:||Dante and AES67 support / 64 channels / 48 Khz support (SRC) / Routed to the gigabit ports|
|Number, connector:||2 bidirectional channels, 1 RJ45 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|
|Number, connector:||2 independent channels, RJ45 Socket|
|Protocols:||10, 100 or 1000 Mb/s, Full or Half-duplex (Auto), MDI or MDI-X (Auto)|
|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|
|Consumption:||80 Watts per unit maximum (All trunks and all signals used + IP module 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|
|Size:||1 RU 19” rack, depth 335mm excluding connectors|
|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 (Cerebrum, KSC Core, VSM…)|
|Connection:||1 dedicated 10/100Mbs ethernet port|
The Stage Racer 2 firmware upgrade files use the extension
The upgrade files can be loaded on the Stage Racer II through the
Configuration tab in the web interface.