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Up-Down-Cross-Conversion Comes To Ensemble Designs Compact Router

June 18, 2014 Grass Valley California – Ensemble Designs announced today a new version of their highly successful BrightEye NXT line of compact routers at InfoComm in Las Vegas Nevada. The BrightEye NXT 430-X adds up/down/cross conversion to the already formidable features available in the BrightEye NXT family of compact routers. The conversion features will also ship with the new BrightEye NXT 410-H HDCP enabled compact router.

“This is a game changer,” said David Wood, CEO and Chief Design Engineer with Ensemble Designs. “Now, various formats of high definition and standard definition content can be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to HDMI and SDI destinations. Standard definition sources can now be up converted to high definition as part of the routing process, as well as cross converting from one HD format to another. Just select an output format and route whatever SMPTE broadcast resolution source you have to that destination.”

“Being able to convert various sources to a common format during routing is something event producers have been asking for,” said Mondae Hott, Director of Sales for Ensemble Designs. “Now archival standard definition video, or high definition material not in the proper production format, can be used effortlessly in event productions. Imagine taking a standard definition SDI source, up converting it to HD and using it along side HDMI, HDCP and SDI sources in a live switching environment without glitches or pops. At the same time, 720p sources can be converted to 1080 or visa versa and output to an HDMI and/or SDI output for production or projection. This kind of versatility is exactly what is needed in the rapidly changing environment of event production.”

The conversion features in the BrightEye NXT 430-X are an addition to the already powerful features found in the BrightEye NXT router family. Features such as direct cuts, dissolves, router salvos, clean and quiet switching of HDMI and SDI sources, audio level and channel assignment on an input by input basis, built in web server for control and set up from virtually anywhere with any web browser enabled device and full motion LCD display on the front panel for confident what-you-see-is-what-you-get switching.

“This is an incredible tool box that’s been added to the BrightEye NXT compact routers,” said John Pichitino, Technology Evangelist for Ensemble Designs. “SDI, HDMI, HDCP and now format conversion cleanly switched or dissolved in a box about the size of a club sandwich. I can’t believe all they have put into that small package.”

The new conversion features will be demonstrated along with all the other powerful BrightEye NXT products at InfoComm14 booth N1739 in Las Vegas June 18-20.
Based in Grass Valley, California and formed in 1989, Ensemble Designs is a leading provider of signal processing and infrastructure products. Customers include Lockhead, NASA, Major League Baseball, Olympic Broadcast Organisation, General Atomics, and ESPN.

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