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BrightEye

BrightEye NXT 430 and NXT 415 Compact Video Routers

BrightEye NXT 430 Compact Router from Ensemble Designs
  • Router for 3G, HD and SD SDI Video
  • Dissolve and Cut Transitions
  • Direct Take Mode
  • Audio Level Adjustments
  • Front Panel and Web-Based Control
  • Safe Driving Mode
  • Built-in Test Signal Generators
  • Compact and Rugged
  • Genlockable and Timeable
  • Salvo Registers – Save/Recall from your Tablet and Computer
  • System Wide Configuration Registers
  • Flexible I/O – You Configure BNCs and SFPs as Inputs or Outputs
  • Clean Switching of Video and Embedded Audio
  • RS-232 and TCP/IP Interfaces – Use with any 3rd Party Device
  • LCD Display with Realtime Full Motion Video of Your Sources
  • 5-Year Warranty and Free Software Upgrades Forever

New Routing Technology

Introducing the BrightEye NXT 430 2.0 Clean Compact Router for clean, quiet switching and mixing of video and audio sources. The exclusive front panel LCD displays realtime full motion video of your router sources. Great for fly packs, ENG and anywhere you need a small router, this new BrightEye has incredible power in a small 1RU high by 1/3 RU wide footprint – about the size of a CD box set.

Clean Switch – Use Asynchronous Sources

The BrightEye NXT 430 Compact Router gives you two clean switched outputs. The router’s built-in clean switch provides full frame synchronization which means you can switch or dissolve cleanly between asynchronous sources. Wild feeds from cameras, helicopters, and microwaves can be fed to the BrightEye Compact Router for perfect switching. The latest features include variable duration mix transitions, independent audio level adjustments and channel assignment of all 16 audio channels on an input-by-input basis. And, automatic audio cross fade with the video when mix mode is enabled – all without glitch, hitch or pop.

Fully Featured

The BrightEye NXT 430 has features frequently not found on more expensive routing solutions. Things like dissolves, audio breakaway mode, direct take for even faster switching in a live environment, programmable router salvo registers, RS-232 control, and transportable system settings.

Web Browser Control

The BrightEye NXT 430 has a web server and Ethernet connector built right in. This allows full control and setup from virtually anywhere. An installation such as an ENG truck or flypack can be controlled from the field with any web browser enabled device such as an iPhone or iPad. Multiple users can be authorized to control the router, each with its own source and destination profile to ensure both security and on-air reliability. Operators can see updating video thumbnails of each source and each destination on their mobile device, providing complete confidence during routing operations.

Assignable I/O and Flexible Architecture

You get to configure the number of inputs and outputs; the configuration is changeable on the fly. There are 2 fixed input BNCs, 2 fixed output BNCs and 7 assignable BNCs that you configure either as inputs or outputs. The two SFP (small format plugable) cages can be populated with dual SFPs (small format pluggable) that have fiber optic or other connectors, allowing you to determine the best connector for your installation. Adding SFPs gives you true flexibility in combining electrical BNC and fiber optic inputs and outputs.

Control From Third Party Devices

BrightEye NXTs can be controlled from third party devices using serial protocols via TCP/IP, RS-232 and SNMP. If RS-232 control is desired, please specify at time of purchase and your unit will come with the connector cable pre-installed. Field installation after the fact is not supported.

If you don’t need clean switching, you may prefer the BrightEye NXT 415 Compact Video Router. The NXT 415 has all the capability of the 430, except for clean switched outputs.