Announcement

New routing switcher for a multi-format world

Think of it as the anything-in, anything-out matrix switcher that processes as it routes.
Posted 2/4/2009

Think of it as the anything-in, anything-out matrix switcher that processes as it routes.

A URS accepts any source format, converts it, and sends it to any output display. It eliminates most or all of your front-end and back-end boxes, reducing your requirements to one piece of equipment and one point of control.

What is a Universal Routing Switcher (URS)?

The Christie Vista URS-1608 is an ‘all-in-one’ matrix switcher that provides the flexibility of a routing switcher for any combination of computer and video formats including analog/digital, interlaced/progressive, high/low resolution.

Features Benefits
Universal input/output capability
  • Low cost of ownership – no need to purchase processor or other switchers since universal capabilities
  • Flexible – supports multiple formats with one piece of equipment
Built-in conversion for analog/digital, interlaced/progressive resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate.
  • Seamlessly route any source to any user-configurable output
  • Define properties for each output independent of each signal
  • Easy and flexible set-up
Integrated source monitoring
  • Real-time view of all (16) sources connected to the URS-1608 inputs on a single output, tiled to a 4x4 array
Single point of control for all processing and signal distribution functions from front panel, PC via Ethernet, or external control system
  • Reduced amount of equipment to control and monitor
  • Multiple ways to monitor – via Ethernet means that system can be controlled remotely over a network
Small form factor
  • (LxWxH): 21.9 x 17.3 x 7.0" (556 x 439 x 178mm)
  • Less space is required on rack for this single unit
Redundant hot swappable power supplies
  • Save Saves time – system doesn’t need to be shut down or powered off to swap the power supplies
Single point on control for all processing and singal distribution functions from front panel, PC via Ethernet, or external control system
  • Reduced amount of equipment to control and monitor
  • Multiple ways to monitor – via Ethernet means that system can be controlled remotely over a network
Software Interface
  • The Microsoft® Windows XP/Vista based control software for the URS-1608 provides full setup, configuration, and real-time control of the routing switcher with an easy-to-use interface

The Christie Vista URS-1608 performs all the processing to match the source selected with the output including scaling, aspect ratio, color-space, and frame rate conversion and seamlessly displays any source on any destination. It can reduce equipment requirements and ultimately reduce set up times, resources and maintenance costs.

To learn more about the Christie Vista URS-1608 (part number 124-002103) please contact your Christie Territory Sales Manager.