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Apex Plus Digital Audio Routing Switcher
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Audio professionals broadcasting important global events consistently turn to Grass Valley® for high-density, large-scale audio routing solutions. Grass Valley's Apex combines features you love—like silent-switching elimination of unwanted clicks and pops—with the adaptability, reliability, and serviceability you demand—all while using less power and in less space than any other system available.

With Apex, you'll easily handle large data rates, support simultaneous signals, and interconnect multiple frames without the need for expensive distribution amplifiers. Redundant power supplies, uninterrupted cooling, and removable, hot-swappable components make Apex routing switchers highly reliable and easily serviced. With full connectivity and dual power supplies, you'll eliminate weak-link pitfalls, and always have enough power to operate—even at maximum load.

Service and Support
Grass Valley is about satisfied customers. That's why we provide 24/7/365 support and service—protecting your investments and keeping you on air.

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  • 11 RU 512 input and 512 output chassis with either:
    • 75Ω unbalanced BNC connectors and MADI BNC ports
    • 110Ω balanced DB25 connectors with MADI BNC ports
  • Up to eight chassis can be connected linearly to create routing switchers up to 2048x2048
  • Simultaneous synchronous/asynchronous support for 30 kHz to 100 kHz signals
  • Conforms to AES75, AES110, MADI, and Dolby E specifications
  • All active components are front-loading and hot-swappable
  • Fan and power supply modules are redundant
  • Input or output expansion in 32 increments
  • One video and one audio sync reference per chassis (each with redundant inputs) along with output monitor outputs for quality control
  • Various audio modes supported, including normal, mix, reverse
  • AES pair breakaway for full mono routing
  • Silent Switching with programmable V-fade for noiseless switching
75Ω Version
  • AES–3id–1995 coaxial transmission of AES signals
  • SMPTE 276M for coaxial transmission of AES signals
  • AES–11–1997 synchronization standard
Inputs
  • Input Connector: 75Ω BNC unbalanced (50Ω compatible)
  • Input Sample Rate: 30 to 100 kHz
Outputs
  • Output Connector: 75Ω BNC unbalanced (50Ω compatible)
  • Output Impedance: 75Ω
  • Output Sample Rate: 30 to 100 kHz (sync/async)

110Ω Version
  • AES–3–1992 with the exception of 75Ω coaxial I/O
  • AES–11–1997 synchronization standard
Inputs
  • Input Connector: 25-pin D female
  • Input Impedance: typical 110Ω ±20%, at frequencies from 100 kHz to 12 MHz
  • Input Sample Rate: 30 to 100 kHz
Outputs
  • Output Connector: 25-pin D female
  • Output Impedance: typical 110Ω ±20%, at frequencies from 100 kHz to 12 MHz
  • Output Sample Rate: 30 to 100 kHz (sync/async)

MADI
AES–10
Inputs
Input Connector: 75Ω BNC unbalanced (50Ω compatible)
Outputs
Output Connector: 75Ω BNC unbalanced (50Ω compatible)
Environmental
+0° to +35° C
Physical
Chassis: 19.25 inches (11 RU) high x 19 in. wide x 11 in. deep (489 x 483 x 279 mm)
Weight: 63 lbs. fully loaded

Alarm
The relay connector is a BNC type and meets SMPTE 269M-1999
Power
Total: 163W
AC Power Input
Mains Connection: IEC connector, separate mains input for each power supply module
Voltage Range: 100 to 240V 50-60 Hz, universal, auto-ranging
March 11, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., March 11, 2014 — Turkish satellite television provider Digiturk will be expanding its broadcast facility and improving its current infrastructure with the addition of a new Grass Valley® Trinix® NXT 192x192 Digital Video Routing Switcher, a new Apex Plus 384x384 Digital Audio Routing Switcher, a Maestro™ Scalable Master Control system, and a Jupiter™ Routing Switcher Control, to quickly and efficiently deliver programming to its satellite platform.
July 18, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., July 18, 2013 — South Africa's Dimension Television Facilities (DTF), which provides mobile broadcast services to local and international markets in Africa, has selected a range of Grass Valley® live production solutions to equip its new OB van, which is expected to be complete in October 2013. Grass Valley is supplying DTF with a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher with multiviewer, an Apex Plus™ digital audio routing switcher, two Kayak™ HD video production switchers, and four HD LDK 8000 Elite Series® cameras.

Routing Switchers Solution Data Sheet

The Grass Valley® routing switcher portfolio supports a wide range of signal formats, data-rates, and input/ output size choices. Whether used for News, Live or Playout, all Grass Valley routing switchers address today´s as well as tomorrow´s business challenges in respect to flexibility, efficiency, and usability. With their unsurpassed density, long lasting reliability, and life cycle compatibility, all Grass Valley routing switchers feature true platform architectures either with single or multiformat support. Concerto™, Apex, and Trinix® routing switchers have a global proven record that enable a very secure and high return of investment. The common use of superior direct native control interfaces ensures fast, reliable, and deterministic control. Concerto addresses routing switcher requirements for broadcast infrastructures which need to support multiple signal types and formats. Apex addresses routing switcher requirements for large scale broadcast infrastructures which need to support different digital audio formats and sampling rates. Trinix addresses routing switcher requirements for large scale broadcast infrastructures, which need to support different digital video formats and data-rates.

Posted Jan 29 2014 (RMC-5033D-1) File Size: 3.4 MB

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