Grass Valley offers two GUI software control panels that can be displayed on any Windows-based computer connected to the Jupiter system LAN/WAN. Jupiter lets administrators set a user’s level of access and control to prevent unwanted operations and to grant new levels of functionality.
Grass Valley offers numerous Jupiter control panels for the ultimate in design flexibility.
These LAN or serial-based panels are very versatile and offer multiple benefits to the broadcaster, mobile truck operator, and the production/post house. The 10 LAN or serial-based panels all have the same mechanical form factor to allow for:
- Ethernet or serial interconnection
- AC or DC power options
- GPIO options
- Color display
- Thin profile (32 mm / 1.25 in.) for tough installation requirements
- Relegending buttons
- Easy-to-view colored back-lit buttons
The 10 LAN- or serial-based panels are grouped by button type — small, large or LCD. The small buttons are used in applications that need a lot of buttons on one panel. The large buttons are available to allow for easy finger press and larger labels if desired. The LCD buttons panels can dynamically display the status of 16 or 48 destinations and sources per button. The scroll wheel enables simple changing of pages to permit many destination and sources to be displayed on the LCD buttons.
Panels feature a shallow, modular design for enhanced mounting capabilities. They are only 32 mm (1.25 in.) deep with DC power supply, and 108 mm (4.26 in.) deep with add-on AC power supply.
Panels use a full color LCD display for enhanced monitoring of the routing switcher with yellow for destinations, green for sources, amber for levels, magenta for protected status, and red for locked status.
When using Jupiter AccuSwitch added features include zero downtime on control panel configuration changes and data router pathfinding.