NV9000 Control System

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NV9000 Control System Insights & Highlights
The Most Advanced Control System
LCD Relegendable and Multidestination Router Control Panels
Multimode Button per Source Router Control Panels
Destination/Source (XY) and Miscellaneous Router Panels
GUI Router Control Panels
Using LCD Relegendable Router Control Panels
All NVISION Panels Can Connect To All NVISION Routers
System Controllers Comparison
Router Control System Configuration
Quick Comparison Chart: Router System Controller

The Most Advanced Control System

POWERFUL CONTROL HARDWARE
Grass Valley offers two choices for enterprise-class NVISION 9000 controllers:

The NV920 can be either a single or dual redundant controller in 1 RU, perfect for all applications in which rackspace, low noise and low power/heat considerations are paramount.

The NV960 controllers are 2 RU servers designed for maximum network and router/panel capacity for complex, multirouter/multicontrol system applications.

Dual redundancy options for both controllers provide hot-standby, mirrored redundancy for continuous, fail-safe operation in the most demanding environments.

DYNAMIC UPDATES: NO NEED FOR RESTARTS
Another aspect of the system’s resilience is its dynamic configuration capability. The system can be reconfigured for many new workflow parameters, without a requirement to restart the system or take it offline.
The process of reconfiguration is speeded by the efficient design of the database which avoids duplication of data entry.

INSTANT RECALL OF “SYSTEM SNAPSHOTS”
To improve productivity in production control rooms, the controllers allow saving and recalling of “system snapshots,” which capture the current NVISION 9000 configuration, as well as the current state of the crosspoint image in all the routers in the system. This allows an operator to save configurations for specific productions, and then instantly re-load them when they are required for the next production.

FLEXIBLE, VERSATILE ARCHITECTURE
Grass Valley NVISION routers offer outstanding control flexibility, and can be configured for centralized or distributed operations. In essence, the system can be readily adapted for different workflows and administration requirements.

The NVISION 9000 control system leverages the power of the Grass Valley Hybrid Routing architecture that offers the convenience of integrated audio processing and simplified cable management with no compromises on reliability.

FEWER RESTARTS UNPRECEDENTED, FACILITY WIDE INTEGRATION
NVISION routers provide exceptional integration across a facility, including with multiviewers, signal processors, master control switchers and production switchers. This streamlines facility hardware and lowers costs, and can also deliver enhanced operator productivity from improved control systems (see Kaleido multiviewers).

ADVANCED TALLY MANAGEMENT
The NVISION 9000 control system offers advanced tally management with production switchers and monitor wall systems in control rooms. The system also provides rich integration with third-party tally controllers.

EASIER TRANSITION TO 3G/HD FROM LEGACY ROUTING
With highly effective bridging with legacy third-party routers, the NVISION controller allows a simpler transition to 3G/HD. A phased move to 3G/HD can be made, with minimal disruption and cost, by first controlling an NVISION router with an existing supported third-party controller. Subsequently, the facility can move to a more advanced NVISION control system.

 

ADVANCED RELEGENDABLE NVISION CONTROL PANELS
A wide array of control panels is available to address the workflow requirements of different operator positions, including soft panels, hard panels, and new relegendable LCD panels. These panels can all be “mixed-and-matched” to suit individual station requirements.

 

INTEGRATION WITH COMPACT ROUTER SYSTEM
The highly space and cost efficient NVISION Compact routers can be controlled by the NVISION 9000 controller. This brings more advanced control options to the NVISION Compact routers range, and allows full integration of systems comprising NVISION Compact routers and other NVISION routers.

 

ADVANCED TIE-LINE MANAGEMENT
The system can be configured for very large systems, with up to 400 control panels and up to 64 routers per system controller. Complex interactions with multiple routers can be configured using advanced multi-hop, tie-line management abilities.

LCD Relegendable and Multidestination Router Control Panels

NV9642: XY/MULTIDESTINATION PANEL
  • 1 RU LCD relegendable button panel
  • XY and multidestination modes
  • 34 buttons and status display
  • Each LCD button can display 3 lines by 8 characters
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in, ideal for joystick override applications
 

NV9649 / NV9648: CLIENT / SERVER MULTIFUNCTION COLOR LCD HALF-RACK PANEL
  • 2 RU height / half-rack multimode panels
  • Server/client architecture, one server panel can program quick routes for up to 10 client panels
  • Client-server, XY multidestination and multimode operation, panels can emulate other popular Grass Valley router control panels in standalone applications
  • Multicolor LCD display buttons, high intensity LED readouts
  • Server panel features rotary encoder/push selector for fast scrolling of categories
  • Ideal for replacing legacy Grass Valley Encore UCP and CLNT panels in modern architectures
 

NV9601: XY/MULTIDESTINATION PANEL
  • 2 RU panel
  • XY and multidestination modes
  • 42 character by 8 line display for status readout
  • Up to 221 programmable levels
  • 36 configurable function buttons
  • Breakaway switching, quick source and scrolling
  • Displays up to eight levels at a time, perfect for breakaway switching; multiple pages can show more levels
 

NV9640A: XY/MULTIDESTINATION PANEL
  • 2 RU panel less than 6.35 cm (2.5 in.) deep
  • XY and multidestination modes
  • Configuration pages of panel layout linked to buttons for sources, destinations and functions
  • All buttons are fully programmable for different functions
  • 30 multicolor LCD display buttons, color can be user defined
  • 42 character by 8 lines display for status readout
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in, ideal for joystick override applications
  • Breakaway switching, quick source, level mapping, salvos and scrolling
  • Allow full customized configuration for each page of operation
 

NV9654: HIGH DENSITY MULTIFUNCTION COLOR LCD PANEL
  • XY multidestination and multimode operation
  • High density, 54 multicolor LCD display buttons
  • 2 RU, shallow-depth package
  • Button colors can be user-defined
  • Configuration pages of panel layout linked to buttons for sources, destinations and functions
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in
 

NV9641A : XY/MULTIDESTINATION PANEL
  • 1 RU panel package less than 6.35 cm (2.5 in.) deep
  • XY multidestination operation
  • 16 multicolor LCD display buttons, color can be user defined
  • Configuration pages of panel layout linked to buttons for sources, destinations and functions
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in, ideal for joystick override applications
  • Breakaway switching, quick source, level mapping, salvos and scrolling
  • Allow full customized configuration for each page of operation
 

NV9608 / NV9616: MULTIDESTINATION PANEL
  • 2 RU panel
  • XY operation
  • Supports viewing 16 destinations at a time, total of 8 pages
  • 24 configurable function buttons
  • Breakaway switching, quick source and scrolling
  • Each relegendable button displays current source, preset source and destination
  • NV9608 is also available

Multimode Button per Source Router Control Panels

NV9602: MULTIFUNCTION PANEL
  • 1 RU panel
  • Single destination, multidestination, or limited XY operation
  • Source and destination status LED display
  • 32 buttons: 64 virtual buttons with toggle
  • Configurable function buttons, for example: LOCK, PROTECT, SALVOS, BREAKAWAYS
 

NV9605: PAGING MULTIFUNCTION PANEL
  • 1 RU panel package less than 5.08 cm (2.0 in.) deep
  • Single destination, multidestination, or limited XY operation
  • 4 pages of configuration
  • Configurable function keys: LOCK, PROTECT, SALVOS, BREAKAWAYS
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in, ideal for joystick override applications
  • Ideally suited for mobile or depth limited applications
 

NV9606: MULTIMODE, MAX. BUTTON DENSITY PANEL
  • 1 RU panel
  • Supports single destination or limited XY operation
  • 68 buttons
  • Can be slaved to an NV9607 panel
  • All buttons are configurable
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in, ideal for joystick override applications
 

NV9607: MULTIMODE, MAX BUTTON DENSITY PANEL
  • 2 RU panel
  • Supports single destination, multidestination or limited XY operation
  • 116 buttons
  • Configurable display can status up to eight levels at a time
  • Configurable function buttons, for example: LOCK, PROTECT, SALVOS, BREAKAWAYS
  • 8 input and 4 output utility GPIs built-in, ideal for joystick override applications

Destination/Source (XY) and Miscellaneous Router Panels

NV9603A: XY PANEL
  • 1 RU panel
  • Allows for full XY control in 1 RU
  • Breakaway switching, quick source preset and scrolling
  • Configurable function buttons
  • Double map source or destinations
  • 3 line LED for current source, preset source and destination status
 

RCP-200: ADVANCED CONTROL PANEL
  • The RCP-200 advanced remote control panel features dual touchscreens, and is a multipurpose intelligent control panel for NVISION (or third-party) routers, Densité cards, and Kaleido multiviewers
  • 3 RU panel, less than 7.62 cm (3 in.) deep
  • Dual, large color touchscreen displays provide rapid and easy control of complex signal processing infrastructures
  • Features USB, Ethernet, and serial connectivity
  • Quiet operation
  • Can be used as a “failsafe” direct-connect backup panel for NVISION routers
 

NV9609: 1/2 RACK XY CONTROL PANEL
  • 2 RU 1/2 rack panel
  • Allows for full XY control
  • Breakaway, switching, quick source, preset and scrolling
  • Configurable function buttons
  • 4 line LED for current source, preset source, destination status and information display
 

NV9700: REMOTE DIAGNOSTIC AND CHANGE-OVER PANEL
  • 1 RU panel
  • Monitor health and status of redundant NV9000 system controller
  • Visual and audible notification of a system fault
  • Interface with third-party facility alarm and monitoring systems
  • For use with NV960 redundant controller pairs
 

NV9604: BPS/SLAVE PANEL
  • 1 RU panel
  • Single destination, multidestination or slaved to a NV9602 panel
  • Double mapping of 32 buttons in slaved mode
  • Configurable function buttons, for example: LOCK, PROTECT, SALVOS, BREAKAWAYS
  • Ideally suited for QC stations, tape input, master control bypass
 

NV9675-VF: TALLY PANEL
  • Full featured tally I/O interface
  • Supports 32 opto-isolated inputs and 64 relay GPI outputs
  • Generate router status tally outputs and inputs
  • Easily define tally condition output using pull-down menus and buttons

GUI Router Control Panels

LARGEST SELECTION OF PC-BASED PANELS
  • The NVISION range includes the widest slection of Java-based GUI panels. Most hard control panel has an associated GUI panel, with the same interface, functionality and configuration
  • NVISION 9000 GUI panels can be used on Windows XP/7, Apple MacOS Lion and Mountain Lion, and many Linux computers
 

GUI PANEL CONFIGURATION
  • All GUI buttons are fully programmable using the configuration tool
  • Supports XY, multidestination, and salvo operation modes
  • Supports mouse and touchscreen operation
 

ROUTER STATUS MONITORING
  • Optional router tools provide real-time picture of router status
  • Primary level display mode tracks the status of up to 2,048 destinations
  • Multilevel display mode tracks the status of up 2,048 destinations across 32 levels
  • New HTML-5-based web suite provides status and control from a network connected PC running the HTML-5 compliant browser

Using LCD Relegendable Router Control Panels

The NVISION relegendable panels feature a root structure that speeds navigation through a specific category. In this example, the button labelled “VTR” is a category button, and this quickly allows an operator to see all the sources that have been placed in the category VTR. This process can then be repeated to quickly ‘drill down’ to any page of sources, destinations or functions in the panel’s configuration.

The NV9642A panel is truly “multimode.” It can be a traditional button per source, or a full XY panel that utilizes source and destination selection via categories. Both approaches can be configured on the panel at the same time.


All NVISION Panels Can Connect To All NVISION Routers

The wide range of NVISION control panels can be connected to all the NVISION routers in the range, via the NVISION 9000 controller.

System Controllers Comparison

The NVISION range offers a choice of system controllers for different applications and levels of control complexity. The all new NV920 controller is a 1 RU purpose-designed controller that can be configured as a single or dual redundant controller. The NV960 system controller is designed for larger, more complex router control applications. Both controllers ship with all software preloaded, including drivers, to control any NVISION router. Optional software is available to control Philips/BTS, Utah Scientific, Grass Valley (SMS 7000), Horizon, Snell (Pro-Bel), Pesa, Sony, ISIS, Datatek or Encore routers, and third-party interfaces are available for SNMP, Snell (Pro-Bel), Jupiter, and SMS-MCPU Bridge. Other core system options include tie-line management software and remote diagnostics software.

 

NV920S 1 RU single module controller, frame, dual power supplies
NV920D 1 RU dual module controllers, frame, dual power supplies
The NV920 is a 1 RU enterprise-class box that can be configured to be either a single or a dual NV9000 controller, all in a single 1 RU package. The NV920’s compact design is a great choice for most router control applications, but is ideal for applications in which space and power efficiency is a major concern, like in mobile broadcast and production environments.
The NV920 hardware is purpose-built for demanding broadcast applications that require redundant power supplies, service from the front capability, and flexible configuration. The NV920 includes 3 TCP/IP Ethernet ports per controller, and can support up to 300 control panels, and up to 32 routers.

NVISION NV960 ROUTER CONTROLLER
The NVISION NV960 router controller is configured to meet the requirements of the largest and most demanding multirouter, multinetwork gridded broadcast facilities. Featuring 6 TCP/IP Ethernet ports per controller, the NV960 controller can support up to 400 control panels and up to 64 routers, and the system can be expanded by adding additional router controllers, either as redundant units or router expansion controllers.
The NVISION NV960 is equipped with redundant power supplies, and speed controlled fans. The NVISION NV960 system controller is available as a single 2 RU controller, or as a dual, 4 RU redundant control package (order model NV965). With both controllers running, one acts as a primary, and the second as a backup. Both are kept updated with current router status at all times.

 

Router Control System Configuration

NV9000 software includes a comprehensive configuration utility for the NVISION router control system which offers efficient building and management of router configuration data. The software uses a powerful relational database that effectively manages small and large system configurations.


Quick Comparison Chart: Router System Controller

Quick Comparison Chart: Router System Controller