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Vega 100 Series

Security, Flexibility and Signal Processing in Three Compact Sizes

The Vega 100 series is available in three models, Vega 200, 400 and 700. All offer total flexibility with configurable I/O in any mixture of physical interfaces such as coax, fiber, HDMI, balanced and unbalanced AES and MADI. Input embedding and clean and quiet switching is available on all outputs if you desire, it’s up to you how you configure your Vega 100 router series.

Available in SDI, ASI and 4K UHD as standard, the Vega router range is the perfect solution for applications such as houses of worship, OB trucks, playout, entertainment and flypacks when command stability with full redundancy and fast configuration...

FEATURES

  • Vega 200 (2 RU) 1x95 to 95x1
  • Vega 400 (4 RU) 1x191 to 191x1
  • Vega 700 (7 RU) 144x288 to 288x144
  • Configurable inputs and outputs
  • Hybrid video and audio routing
  • Mixture of SDI, HD, 3G, coax, fiber and HDMI
  • MADI & AES audio — balanced and unbalanced
  • Up to 6 MADI inputs and 6 MADI outputs
  • De-embedding and embedding for full hybrid routing
  • Ultra-resilient — redundant PSUs, controllers, crosspoints and fans
  • A variety of control interfaces
  • Fully modular with hot swappable cards, PSUs and fans
  • SDI, ASI, 4K UHD capable
  • Synchronizing inputs and outputs
  • Clean and quiet switching for smooth program transitions on outputs
  • Audio track shuffling
  • Input embedding
  • Clean and quiet switching

Benefits

  • Inherent flexibility in small & medium sized routing applications
  • Zero compromise in resilience and redundancy
  • Versatility and speed in system configuration

Input/Output Options

  • Coax input/output — 12 channels
  • Fiber, coax or HDMI SFP input/output — 12 channels
  • AES balanced and unbalanced — 12 channels
  • Input processing — 9 channels
  • Output processing — 9 channels
  • MADI and audio routing — 6x6

Vega 100 Series - Input/Output Port Configuration

Frame Module Slots Type Port Input/Output Options
Vega 200 8 All ports can be configured as inputs or outputs
Vega 400 16  All ports can be configured as inputs or outputs
Vega 700 36  Video  144 input ports (12 slots)144 output ports (12 slots)144 configuration (input or output) ports (12 slots)
Audio 144 output posts (12 slots)
144 configuration (input or output) ports (12 slots)

SPECIFICATIONS

Frames and Options

Vega 200

Physical
Weight: 10 kg (22 lbs.) max. fully loaded (all options)

Power

  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
  • AC Input Power: 230W max. (includes all redundancy options)
  • Fusing: 15A fast blowing fuses (x2, on each PSU, not user replaceable)
Vega 400

16 module slots
All ports can be configured as inputs or outputs

Physical
Weight: 18 kg (40 lbs.) max. fully loaded (all options)

Power

  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
  • AC Input Power: 384W max. (includes all redundancy options)
  • Fusing: 15A fast blowing fuses (x2, on each PSU, not user replaceable)
Vega 700

36 module slots

Video

  • 144 input ports (12 slots)
  • 144 output ports (12 slots)
  • 144 configurable ports (12 slots)

Audio

  • 144 configurable ports (12 slots)
  • 144 outputs (12 slots)

Physical
Weight: 31 kg (68 lbs.) max. fully loaded (all options)

Power

  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
  • AC Input Power: 540W max. (includes all redundancy options)
  • Fusing: Fuse 10A fast blow (on rear panel)

Compliance

EMC – Emissions: EN55103-1 (EU), FCC Part 15 (USA)

EMC – Immunity: EN55103-2 (EU)

Safety: EN60950 (EU), UL1419 (USA)

Hazardous Material: RoHS-6 (UK) – Complies with EU Directive

Auxiliary Ports:
Physical layer: RS-485 x 4 ports

Control & Status

Network
Physical layer: Ethernet 100Base-T RJ45

Video References
  • No. of inputs: 4 looped HD-BNC
  • Impedance: 75Ω ±0.1% or Hi Z (switched on rear panel)
  • Signals: 1 Vp-p analog video/syncs/tri-level HD syncs
  • Switching lines: Line 10 (525), Line 6 (625), Line 7 (HD)

Alarm Relay
Connector: 9-way D/female/screw lock, NO & NC contacts

 

SDI & AES Input/Output Modules

SDI Rear Module for SFP Plug-Ins (VG-RM6SFP – SDI)

No. of SFP ports: 6 (12x SDI signal ports)

Data rates: 2.970 Gb/s, 2.970/1.001 Gb/s, 1.485 Gb/s, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s, 270 Mb/s

Signal standards: SMPTE ST 424/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 259 (Reclocked – Bypass option). DVB-ASI (Non reclocked)

Note: SDI re-clocking circuitry is contained in VG-RM6SFP-SDI. All SFP modules are non-reclocking.

 

CATSII Multi-Color LED Indicators (12)
Blue     Output (Tx) = "OK"
Green     Input (Rx) = "OK" – Signal present
Flash Red     Error/Plug-in mismatch to configuration
Amber     Output (Tx) = OFF/Laser disabled
Red     Input (Rx) = No Signal detected
OFF     EMI-Dust SFP/No Plug-in

SFP Fiber Modules

General data

  • Receptacle: LC Duplex Port FOCIS-10-A-2-1-2
  • Mating plugs:
    • LC/PC Simplex (x 2) FOCIS-3P-0-1-1-1-0 [Single mode]
    • – or –
    • LC/PC Duplex FOCIS-10-P-2-2-1-1-0 [Single mode]
  • Data rates: 2.970 Gb/s, 2.970/1.001 Gb/s, 1.485 Gb/s, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s, 270 Mb/s
  • Signal standards: SMPTE ST 424/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 259, DVB-ASI

Note: FOCIS = Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard.
Re: ANSI/TIA/EIA 604-10 (FOCIS 10)

 

Standard and Long Range Fiber Modules
  • SM-T31T31-3G: Dual 1330 nm Tx
  • SM-T31R-3G: 1330 nm Tx & wideband Rx
  • SM-T55T55-3G: Dual 1550 nm Tx
  • SM-T55R-3G: 1550 nm TX & wideband Rx
  • SM-RR-3G: Dual wideband Rx
RX – Receiver(s)
  • Receiver(s): PIN + TIA
  • Wavelength: 1260 – 1620 nm
  • Sensitivity:
    • -25 dBm typical
    • -21 dBm max.
  • Overload: 0 dB max.
  • Link distance: See TX modules

SM-RR-3G dual RX is also for use with dual CWDM TX below.

TX – Transmitter(s)
Laser(s) FP* DFB**
Wavelength 1310 nm [±30 nm] 1550 nm [±30 nm]
Power -2 dBm typical, -5 dBm min, 0 dBm max. -2 dBm typical, 5 dBm min, 0 dBm max.
Extinction Ratio 7 dB min. 7 dB min.
Link Distance Up to 30 km @2.97 Gb/s Up to 45 km @2.97 Gb/s

* FP = Fabry Pérot        ** DFB = Distributed Feedback

CWDM Fiber Modules
  CH1 CH2 CWDM Color Codes
SM-T59T61-3G SM Fiber, 1591 nm  Tx +     1611 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Red/Brown
SM-T55T57-3G SM Fiber, 1551 nm  Tx +     1571 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Yellow/Orange
SM-T51T53-3G SM Fiber, 1511 nm  Tx +     1531 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Blue/Green
SM-T47T49-3G SM Fiber, 1471 nm  Tx +     1491 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Grey/Violet
SM-T43T45-3G SM Fiber, 1431 nm  Tx +     1451 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Black/Yellow Orange
SM-T39T41-3G SM Fiber, 1391 nm  Tx +     1411 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     White/Silver
SM-T35T37-3G SM Fiber, 1351 nm  Tx +     1371 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Pink/Beige
SM-T31T33-3G SM Fiber, 1311 nm  Tx +     1331 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Yellow Green/Yellow Ocher
SM-T27T29-3G SM Fiber, 1271 nm  Tx +      1291 nm  Tx, 3 Gb/s SDI     Light Purple/Sky Blue

Laser output power: +2.5 dBm typical. 0 dBm to +5 dBm

Extinction ratio: 9 dB min.

Note: 18 CWDM Tx wavelengths available in 9 dual SFP modules conforming to ITU-T-REC-G.642.2. Clasp (Latch) Color Code is for Channel 1 CWDM wavelength.

Note: CWDM link distance depends on mux/demux attenuations.

 

SFP HDMI Modules
  SR-HDMIA (Receiver) ST-HDMIA (Transmitter)
HDMI Format 1.0 1.0
Signal Ports 1 1
Connector HDMI D-Type plug with retention HDMI D-Type plug with retention
Formats Supported
HDMI/DVI input: 24-bit (3x8 bit) in video formats 525, 625, 720p, 1080i (50/59.94/60 Hz), 1080p (23.98/24/25/29.94/30/50/59.94/60 Hz)   

Audio: 2-channel PCM

SMPTE ST 424, SMPTE ST 292 and SMPTE ST 259 compliant video in 525/625, 720p/1080i (50/59.94/60 Hz), 1080p (23.98/24/15/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 Hz) formats. HDMI/DVI output 24-bit (3x8 bit)

Audio: 2-channel PCM

SFP Coaxial Modules

CC-RRH-3G-N (Dual RX), CC-TRH-3G-N (TX/RX), CC-TTH-3G-N (Dual TX)

SDI Signal Ports: 2

Connectors:

  • Amphenol RF HD-BNC (Jack)
  • SMPTE ST 292 & SMPTE ST 424

Impedance: 75Ω [±0.1%]

Return Loss: <15 dB 270 MHz – 1.5 GHz, <10 dB @ 3 GHz

Data Rates: 2.970 Gb/s, 2.970/1.001 Gb/s, 1.485 Gb/s, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s, 270 Mb/s

Signal standards: SMPTE ST 424/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 259, DVB-ASI

Options: Available as Dual Input (RX), Dual Output (TX), or 1x Input, 1x Output (TX/RX)

Transmitter Specification

  • Signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p [750 mV min., 850 mV max.]
  • Rise & fall time:
    • 130 ps max. @ 2.97 Gb/s & 1.485 Gb/s
    • 800 ps max. @270 Mb/s
  • DC offset: 0V ±0.5V

Receiver Specification
Signal Amplitude: 950 mVp-p max.

Cable Equalization (Belden 1694A)

  • 120m (365 ft.) @ 2.97 Gb/s
  • 200m (655 ft.) @ 1.485 Gb/s
  • 400m (1310 ft.) @ 270 Mb/s
SDI Dedicated Coaxial Rear Modules (VG-RM12H-SDI)

SDI signal ports: 12 (each port independently user settable as an input or an output)

Connectors:

  • Amphenol RF HD-BNC (Jack)
  • SMPTE ST 292 & SMPTE ST 424

Impedance: 75Ω [±0.1%]

Return loss: <15 dB 270 MHz – 1.5 GHz, <10 dB @ 3 GHz

Data rates: 2.970 Gb/s, 2.970/1.001 Gb/s, 1.485 Gb/s, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s, 270 Mb/s

Signal standards:

  • SMPTE ST 424/SMPTE ST 292/SMPTE ST 259 (Reclocked – ‘Bypass’ option)
  • DVB-ASI (Non reclocked)

CATSII LED indicators (12): same as VG-RM6SFP-SDI [see page 17]

Transmitter Specification

  • Signal amplitude: 800 mVp-p (750 mV min., 850 mV max.)
  • Rise & fall time:
    • 130 ps max. @ 2.97 Gb/s & 1.485 Gb/s
    • 800 ps max. @ 270 Mb/s
  • DC offset: 0V ±0.5V
  • Timing jitter: <0.25 UI @ 1.5G & 3G, <0.15 UI @ SD
  • Alignment jitter: <0.15 UI @ 1.5G & 3G, <0.10 UI @ SD

Receiver Specification
Signal amplitude: 950 mVp-p max.

Cable equalization (Belden 1694A):

  • 120m (365 ft.) @ 2.97 Gb/s
  • 200m (655 ft.) @ 1.485 Gb/s
  • 400m (1310 ft.) @ 270 Mb/s

     

AES Audio Input/Output Modules

AES Balanced– VG-RM24D-AES
AES ports: 24, balanced

Impedance: 110Ω ±20%

Connectors: 37W D-type socket

Signal standards: AES3-2009

Formats Supported (both types):

Synchronous AES & Dolby E – fully transparent

Asynchronous AES – sample rate converted on inputs

Asynchronous Dolby E – not supported

AES Unbalanced – VG-RM24H-AES
AES ports: 24, unbalanced

Impedance: 75Ω ±2Ω

Connectors: HD-BNC

Signal standards: AES3-2009

 

Vega 100 Input Processing Module

The Vega 100 series now has a fame sync input card available. It has all the features of the Vega 100 Input Processing Module, but frame sync instead of line sync.

The Vega Input Processing module can be used for the following functions:

  • Audio de-embedding (16 channels)
  • Line synchronization
  • Audio track shuffling within each video channel
  • Silence or test tone insertion


When an audio crosspoint is fitted to the Vega router:

  • Input  embedding of routed audio channels from any input

Key Features:

  • Embed any combination of audio from the incoming video, any audio source via the audio crosspoint, silence or test tones
  • Embed shuffled audio channels before the video crosspoint
  • Transparent to all ancillary data (HANC and VANC)
  • HANC and VANC data re-inserted on the same line
  • Audio embedding bypass path


Number of inputs: 9

Connector: HD-BNC (Gold Plated) 75Ω

Data rates: SD-SDI to ST259, HD-SDI to ST292, 3G-SDI to ST424, DVB-ASI to ETSI TR101 891

Return loss: T <15 dB to 1.5 GHz, <10 dB to 3 GHz outputs.

Dolby E: Transparent to Dolby E

Power Consumption: 12W

Cable Equalization (Belden 1694A):

  • 350m @ 270 Mb/s
  • 200m @ 1.5 Gb/s
  • 140m @ 3 Gb/s

Cable Equalization (Belden 1855ENH):

  • 230m @ 270 Mb/s
  • 110m @ 1.5 Gb/s
  • 60m @ 3 Gb/s

Embedded Audio Formats Supported:

  • ST272 SD-SDI (20-bit audio)
  • ST299 HD-SDI 720p 50/59.94/60 frames/s ST299 HD-SDI 1080i 50/59.94/60 frames/s
  • ST299 3G-SDI 1080p 50/59.94/60 frames/s level A

Audio Processing:
AES: Transparent to VUC bits. Parity regenerated on outputs.

Dolby E: Transparent to Dolby E

Power Consumption: 12W

Delay (card input to output) Minimum (µs) Maximum (lines)
SD 525 11.9 19
SD 625 11.9 18
HD 720p/50 4.4 16
HD 720p/59.94 4.4 19
HD 720p/60 4.4 19
HD 1080i/50 4.4 12
HD 1080i/59.94 4.4 14
HD 1080i/60 4.4 14
3G-A 1080p/50 2.2 12
3G-A 1080p/59.94 2.2 14
3G-A 1080p/60 2.2 14
3G-B 0.04 (serial doman bypass) N/A
DVB-ASI 0.04 (serial doman bypass) N/A

Vega 100 Output Processing Module

The Vega Output Processing module can be used for the following functions:

  • Clean and Quiet Switching
    • Line synchronization with switch line disturbance clean-up
    • Audio V-fade
  • Audio track shuffling within each video channel
  • Re-entering video with embedded audio into the video matrix
  • Re-entering shuffled audio channels to the audio matrix
  • Silence or test tone insertion
  • Line synchronization


When an audio crosspoint is fitted to the Vega router:

  • Audio embedding from any audio input (16 channels per video)

Key Features:

  • Embed any combination of audio from the incoming video, any audio source, silence or test tones
  • Embed shuffled audio channels after the video crosspoint
  • Transparent to all ancillary data (HANC and VANC)
  • HANC and VANC data re-inserted on the same line
  • Audio embedding bypass path


Number of outputs: 9

Connector: HD-BNC (Gold Plated) 75Ω

Data rates: SD-SDI to ST259, HD-SDI to ST292, 3G-SDI to ST424, DVB-ASI to ETSI TR101 891

Return loss: T <15 dB to 1.5 GHz, <10 dB to 3 GHz

Output amplitude: 800 mVp-p ±10%

Rise/fall time: <90 ps @ 3G, <180 ps @ HD, <650 ps @ SD

Timing jitter: <0.25 UI @ 1.5G and 3G, <0.15 UI @ SD

Alignment jitter: <0.15 UI @ 1.5G and 3G, <0.10 UI @ SD



Embedded Audio Formats Supported:

  • ST272 SD-SDI (20-bit audio)
  • ST299 HD-SDI 720p 50/59.94/60 frames/s
  • ST299 HD-SDI 1080i 50/59.94/60 frames/s
  • ST299 3G-SDI 1080p 50/59.94/60 frames/s level A

Audio Processing
AES: transparent to VUC bits. Parity regenerated on outputs

Dolby E: Transparent to Dolby E

Audio fade duration: Off (cut), fast (80 ms), medium (200 ms), slow (500 ms)

Power consumption: 12W

 

Delay (card input to output) Minimum (µs) Maximum (lines)
SD 525 11.9 19
SD 625 11.9 18
HD 720p/50 4.4 16
HD 720p/59.94 4.4 19
HD 720p/60 4.4 19
HD 1080i/50 4.4 12
HD 1080i/59.94 4.4 14
HD 1080i/60 4.4 14
3G-A 1080p/50 2.2 12
3G-A 1080p/59.94 2.2 14
3G-A 1080p/60 2.2 14
3G-B 0.04 (serial doman bypass) N/A
DVB-ASI 0.04 (serial doman bypass) N/A

Vega 100 Audio Crosspoint & MADI I/O Module

The Vega audio crosspoint also has 6 MADI inputs and 6 MADI outputs.

Together with internal audio connections to and from processing and AES cards, it routes signals from any MADI, AES or embedded input to any MADI, AES or embedded output.

The audio router card must be installed when routing audio to or from any video channel on a processing card.

Routing between AES inputs and outputs only does not require an audio crosspoint.

Key Features:

  • MADI inputs configurable as 6 in or redundant 3 in with auto failover
  • MADI outputs configurable as 6 out or dual 3 out
  • Audio routing between any MADI, AES or embedded input to any MADI, AES or embedded output
  • Synchronous 48 kHz operation
  • Transparent to Dolby E
  • Transparent to AES validity, user and channel status bits
  • Silence and test tone insertion

Inputs
Number and type:

  • 6/3 dual redundant with auto–failover)
  • HD-BNC (Gold Plated) 75Ω


Signal: MADI (56- or 64-channel, 48 kHz)

Return loss: <15 dB to 125 MHz

Maximum cable length: 100m (328 ft.) Belden 1855 (from 600 mV source)

Outputs
Output amplitude : 600 mVp-p ±10%

Rise/fall time: <650 ns

Signal path delay (MADI in to MADI out): minimum (µs)

Audio Routing
AES: transparent to VUC bits. Parity regenerated on outputs.

Dolby E: transparent to Dolby E

ORDERING INFORMATION

Mainframes

VG-MF200
Vega 200 Frame. Includes 2 RU chassis, single PSU, single controller, single crosspoint, and cooling fans

VG-MF400
Vega 400 Frame. Includes 4 RU chassis, single PSU, single controller, single crosspoint, and cooling fans

VG-MF700
Vega 700 Frame. Includes 7 RU chassis, single PSU, single controller, single crosspoint, and cooling fans

Note: The mainframe is supplied with one PSU, one crosspoint card and one controller card.
Dual redundant PSUs and/or cards are purchased separately and fitted prior to system test and dispatch. Either none, one, two or all three options should be purchased (per mainframe) depending on the level of redundancy thought to be appropriate. For critical ‘Live’ applications, all three DR options are recommended. Alternatively any option can be purchased for upgrade on site at a later date or simply for spares/replacements.

Vega 200 Dual Redundant Options and Spares

VG-PSU1
Vega Power Supply Unit for VG-MF 200, 400, 096H and 192H frames

VG-XPT200
Vega crosspoint for VG-MF200 & VG-MF096H 2 RU frame

VG-CTL6464
Vega Controller Card for VG-MF200 and VG-MF096 mainframes

VG-FAN1
Vega Rear Fan Unit for VG-MF200 & VG-MF096H 2 RU frames

Vega 200 Dual Redundant Options and Spares

VG-PSU1
Vega Power Supply Unit for VG-MF 200, 400, 096H and 192H frames

VG-XPT200
Vega Crosspoint for VG-MF200 & VG-MF096H 2 RU frame

VG-CTL6464
Vega Controller Card for VG-MF200 and VG-MF096 mainframes

VG-BUF
Vega Buffer Card for 400, 700, 192 & 432 frames

VG-CTLBUF
Vega Controller & Buffer Card Set for 400, 700, 192H & 432H frames. Consists of VG-CTL6464 and VG-BUF

VG-FAN2
Vega Rear Fan Unit for VG-MF400, 700, 192 & 432 frames

Vega 700 Dual Redundant Options and Spares

VG-PSU2
Vega Power Supply Unit for VG-MF700 & VG-MF432H frame

VG-XPT700
Vega Crosspoint for VG-MF700 & VG-MF432H 7U frame

VG-CTL6464
Vega Controller Card for VG-MF200 and VG-MF096 mainframes

VG-BUF
Vega Buffer Card for 400, 700, 192 & 432 frames

VG-CTLBUF
Vega Controller & Buffer Card Set for 400, 700, 192H & 432H frames. Consists of VG-CTL6464 and VG-BUF

VG-FAN2
Vega Rear Fan Unit for VG-MF400, 700, 192 & 432 frames

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