Ensemble Designs

Purveyors of Fine Video Gear
Loved by Engineers Worldwide

BrightEye NXT Series

  • High Performance Compact Routing Systems for 3G, HD, SD SDI, HDMI, HDCP, H.264 and Fiber Optic Signals
  • Flexible I/O – You Configure BNCs and SFPs as Inputs or Outputs
  • SFP (Small Form Pluggable) Ports – Combine electrical BNC, HDMI and Fiber Optic inputs and outputs with simple plug-in
  • LCD Display with Realtime Full Motion Video of Your Sources
  • Dissolve and Cut Transitions
  • Direct Take Mode for Live Switching
  • RS-232 and TCP/IP Interfaces – Use with 3rd Party Device
  • Built In Test Signal Generators
  • Salvo Registers – Save/Recall from your Tablet and Computer
  • System Wide Configuration Registers
  • Front Panel and Web-Based Control
  • Genlockable and Timeable
  • 5-Year Warranty and Free Software Upgrades Forever
Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT Routers with H.264 HDMI SDI HDCP Fiber

The BrightEye NXT Compact Video Routers let you instantaneously switch between cameras and other sources, even when using both HDMI and SDI gear. Great for mobile, fly packs, studio and control room, both the BrightEye NXT 430 Compact Router and the BrightEye NXT 410 HDMI Clean Router are smaller than a half rack.

Compact Footprint – Foolproof Routing and Switching

The BrightEye NXT family of compact routers are designed for a tight working environment like flypacks, remote trucks, helicopters or news vehicles – though the features will be right at home in a full blown video facility. They are 1 RU high by 1/3 RU wide packed with features found in no other routing solution. The front panel LCD display lets you see the source routed to a particular destination, as well as any source selection you make – in full motion, full color, high res video – BEFORE you take it to air. The BrightEye NXT family of compact routers are very easy to set-up and use and can be configured and operated from virtually anywhere via any web browser enabled device.

Choose the Functionality You Need

Six different BrightEye NXTs, each with varying types of I/O and capabilities allow you to choose the best one for your particular application. All NXT compact routers have 3G, HD, SD SDI I/O. Need clean switched HDMI? There’s a unit for that. Need H.264 encoding and decoding? There’s a unit for that. Need to convert signals to a common format while routing for broadcast or video production? We’ve got it – times two. Having to deal with HDCP? We even have a unit that can handle that. Whether you need to integrate decoded H.264 signals with SDI and HDMI sources while sending it to IP stream, SDI and HDMI destinations all at the same time, or simply route sources in a meticulously timed facility, we have a unit to match your needs and your budget.

Features You Can Use

The BrightEye NXT family is packed with features designed to make your life easier. Things like built in test signal generators that enter the switching matrix without having to burn valuable input connections. Up/Down/Cross converters to convert signals to a common production format as simply as selecting a source and hitting the TAKE button. Clean Switches – actually built in frame syncs – which allow you to connect devices without having to worry about timing issues. Simply connect them and take them to air seamlessly. Input by input audio mixing and muxing. Our BrightEye NXT compact routers have flexible I/O configuration that allows you to change a port from an Input to an Output (or visa versa), on the fly, depending on your production needs. There are even flexible SFP I/O ports to allow you to plug in fiber optic devices, HD BNC signals or HDMI cameras or devices. There are dissolve transitions, direct take mode for live switching, router salvos for multi-destination switching, RS-232 and I/P control interfaces to make it work with third party devices and automation – and so much more. These are tools that are invaluable, solve problems and will make your life so much easier in today’s demanding video production environment.

Six BrightEye NXT Compact Router Models To Choose From

Select the perfect combination of features and price for you video facility


*SFPs let you add your favorite connectors to the router, including fiber optic, HDMI, and HD-BNC

Easy to Use

All Ensemble Designs products are known for their ease of use, and the BrightEye NXT family of Compact Routers is no exception. Full set-up and control from the front panel will have you configured and up and running in a matter of minutes. Source and destination selection is quick and very intuitive. Button feel is positive and colored LEDs within each button allow for easy understanding of function and control. Any web browser enabled devices like laptops, iPads, Androids or even iPhones allow for control from anywhere and comes equipped with a user interface that tells you everything at a glance while providing positive operation and control. Every control is easy to understand, configure and operate. We take pride in that – and it shows.

Award Winning Technology

The BrightEye NXT family of compact routers has been recognized by the industry worldwide as solid, innovative, and leading edge. They have received “Best of Show” recognition multiple years at the world’s top trade expositions. Out of thousands of products displayed at these events, the BrightEye NXT Compact Routers have been singled out as outstanding examples of technical innovation and achievement. While we take great pride in this recognition, what really drives us is customer feedback that tells us we got it right – we solved problems, and we made life easier. To us, that is the ultimate award and recognition.

Six Different Models With A Feature Set and Price To Meet Any Need

BrightEye NXT 430 Clean Switched Router
BrightEye NXT 430-X Clean Switched Router w/Format Conversion
BrightEye NXT 410 HDMI/SDI Clean Switched Router
BrightEye NXT 410-H HDMI/HDCP/SDI Clean Switched Router w/Format Conversion
BrightEye NXT 450 Clean Streaming Router w/Format Conversion and H.264 Encoding/Decoding
BrightEye NXT 415 Compact Router



Ensemble Designs wins TV Technology and Broadcast Engineering awards at NAB.

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