Concerto Multi- & Mixed-Format Routing Switcher
Highly Flexible, Multiformat Routing Switcher
Concerto Routing Switchers are a true multiformat solution designed for easy configuration and expansion. With a linearly scalable design, future growth is easy and cost-effective. In fact, it takes only a single board to change 32x32 to 64x64 configurations, and only four to reach a full 128x128 routing switcher solution. Concerto simplifies your transition from analog to digital with minimal components, advanced cooling features, and front-removable hot-swappable capabilities.
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  • Three chassis choices:
    • 8 RU for 128x128 signal routing and Maestro master control
    • 7 RU for 128x128 signal routing
    • 4 RU for 64x64 signal routing
  • Supports mixing and matching different signal types in the same frame:
    • Analog audio and video
    • SD and 3G/HD/SD digital video
    • AES/EBU digital audio
    • Timecode
    • Data (RS-422)
  • Single-board linear expansion in 32x32 increments up to 128x128
  • Optional TDM backbone for linear expansion of audio routing to 256x256
  • Integrated A/D and D/A conversion for audio with selectable processing for mono normal, mix, reverse and dual left/right
  • Supported by all Grass Valley control solutions
  • Front-accessible boards, power supplies and fans for quick hot-swappable service and expansion
  • Sophisticated output monitoring outputs for quality control and signal integrity analysis
  • Supports NetCentral for SNMP-based monitoring
7 RU Chassis
One analog PAL or NTSC color black looping reference input, 75Ω BNC
Dimensions cm in.
Height 7 RU 31.2 12.3
Width 48.3 19.0
Depth 48.3 19.0
Weight (max.) 27.2 kg 60 lbs.

4 RU Chassis
One analog PAL or NTSC color black looping reference input, 75Ω BNC
Dimensions cm in.
Height 4 RU 17.9 7.0
Width 48.3 19.0
Depth 48.3 19.0
Weight (max.) 27.2 kg 60 lbs.

8 RU Chassis
One analog PAL or NTSC color black looping reference input, 75Ω BNC
Dimensions cm in.
Height 8 RU 35.6 14.0
Width 48.3 19.0
Depth 54.6 21.5
Weight (max.) 31.8 kg 70 lbs.

Power
  • 90-260V operating voltage 50-60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 600W max.
Environmental
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40° C
  • Operating humidity: 10 to 90%, non-condensing

Analog Video
Inputs
  • System bandwidth: 30 MHz (+0.5 dB, –2 dB)
  • 75Ω BNC, terminating, DC coupled
  • Nominal level: 1 Vp-p, max. 3 Vp-p
  • Return loss: >40 dB DC to 10 MHz
Outputs
  • 75Ω BNC, terminating, DC coupled
  • Nominal level: 1 Vp-p, max. 3 Vp-p
  • Return loss: >40 dB DC to 10 MHz
  • One 75Ω QC monitor output

Serial Digital Video
  • Selectable automatic reclocking at 143 Mb/s, 177 Mb/s, 270 Mb/s and 360 Mb/s. Non-standard bit rates are “bypass” switched from 5 Mb/s to 360 Mb/s
  • Automatic input cable EQ to 300M of Belden 1694A or equivalent (including 8281) for data rates up to and including 360 Mb/s
Inputs
  • Conforms to SMPTE 259M
  • 75Ω unbalanced BNC connector
  • Return loss: >15 dB min.
Outputs
  • Conforms to SMPTE 259M
  • 75Ω unbalanced BNC connector
  • Return loss: >15 dB min., 10-360 MHz
  • Signal amplitude: 800 mV ±10% when terminated into 75Ω
  • DC offset 0.5V max. when terminated into 75Ω
  • One 75Ω BNC QC monitoring output

3 Gb/s High-Definition Video (3G/HD/SD Support)
  • 10 Mb/s – 3 Gb/s system bandwidth
  • Automatic input cable EQ to 80M of Belden 1694A for data rates up to and including 3 Gb/s
Inputs
  • Conforms to SMPTE-259M, SMPTE-292M and SMPTE-424M
  • 75Ω unbalanced BNC connector, self terminating
  • Return loss: >15 dB 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz, >10 dB 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
Outputs
  • Conforms to SMPTE-259M or SMPTE-292M
  • 75Ω unbalanced BNC connector, self terminating
  • Return loss: >15 dB 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz, >10 dB 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz

Analog Audio
Inputs
  • Balanced, terminal strip or 50-pin D connector
  • Maximum input level: +24 dBu
Output
  • Balanced, terminal strip or 50-pin D connector
  • Maximum output level: +24 dBu
Processing
  • 24-bit A-to-D and D-to-A audio conversion
  • Sum, swap, invert and duplicate

Digital Audio
Inputs
  • Conforms to AES-3id-1995, SMPTE-276-M AES/EBU
  • Balanced, terminal strip, or 50-pin D connector. Unbalanced, 75Ω BNC
  • Maximum input level: +24 dBu
Output
  • Conforms to AES-3id-1995, SMPTE-276-M AES/EBU
  • Balanced, terminal strip, or 50-pin D connector
  • Maximum output level: +24 dBu
  • Sum, swap, invert and duplicate
Timecode
  • SMPTE 12M, SMPTE timecode
  • Terminal strip or 50-pin D connector
Data
  • RS-485 or RS-422
  • 9-pin D connector
  • True port-oriented data switching with dynamic pin assignment for master and slave operation

Sync Inputs (used for video switch point locating):
Video
  • Type: BNC, Hi-z looping, PAL/NTSC analog black or HD tri-level sync (CRS-MC-XXX controller modules)
  • HD formats supported: 1080i50/60, 1080i24/25/30, 1080psf24/25/30, 720p60; auto-detected
  • Level: Nominal 1 Vp-p (±6 dB) video
  • Return Loss: >25 dB 0.1-5 MHz, when terminated into 75Ω
Audio
  • Type: AES 48 kHz, BNC, Hi-z looping
  • Level: 1 Vp-p
  • Return Loss: >15 dB at 0.1 MHz; >25 dB at 6 MHz, when terminated into 75Ω
June 16, 2014
MONTREAL, June 16, 2014 — São Paulo production company SP Telefilm will provide broadcast services to TV Azteca, one of the largest television network in Mexico, to broadcast the games of the Mexican national team in Brazil during the FIFA 2014 World Cup using live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. SP Telefilm, referred to the project by International Media Services Inc., will use its HD OB van to transmit the games via satellite from Santos in the state of São Paulo and from the cities where the games will take place.
March 31, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., March 31, 2014 — Broadcasting System of San-in, BSS TV, a commercial broadcaster in the San-in region of Japan, is combining business flexibility, operational excellence, and outstanding image performance with new, fully integrated broadcast solutions from Grass Valley®. BSS implemented an LDX Compact Premiere™ advanced imaging camera for its small news studio, as well as three K2 Summit® media servers, a Concerto™ multi- & mixed-format routing switcher, five Jupiter™ routing switcher control solutions, five EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear video editing software solutions, and K2 SAN storage for its news operation. Together, this new end-to-end suite of products will enable BSS to quickly and efficiently deliver news, weather, and other timely information to viewers in the Shimane and Tottori areas of Japan.

Concerto: Multi- & Mixed-Format Routing Switcher Datasheet

The Concerto routing switcher is ideal for everything from mobile units to broadcast or post-production facilities — as well as telco or cable head ends.

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