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Save Space. Gain Power.
Meet the needs of the present while preparing for the future. As a proven hyperconverged switching and routing platform, Ultrix Carbonite provides facilities with an easy-to-use and cost-effective system that can expand as production needs and requirements grow.
Based on the revolutionary Software-Defined Production Engine (SDPE), Ultrix Carbonite pairs the world’s most popular mid-sized production switcher with the powerful routing and signal processing capabilities of an Ultrix router to yield a level of performance, flexibility and value unachievable by any traditional standalone system.
Each Software-Defined Production Engine (SDPE), installed in either an FR2, FR5, or FR12 frame, provides up to two powerful ME banks and versatile MiniMEs in addition to the powerful routing and processing capabilities of Ultrix. The space-saving FR2 and FR5 frames are ideal for smaller facilities and OB vans and each frame eliminates the need for separate audio processing, frame sync and multiviewer hardware.
Carbonite set the standard for operational ease of use, flexible functionality, and integrated control. Ultrix Carbonite carries on that tradition – it is fully compatible with the TouchDrive™ family of control surfaces as well as DashBoard, Ross Video’s powerful command and configuration software application. Operators familiar with Carbonite’s intuitive auto-delegation and menu system will feel at home and new users will quickly acclimate.
Future – Confident
The versatile Software Defined Production Engine (SDPE) hardware blades provide significant advantages over traditional switchers. For example, new features and functionality can be added through cost-effective software licenses, ensuring that the system can grow as needs and customer demands change. Multiple SDPE blades, configured as Carbonite switchers, can be installed in a single frame, providing the opportunity to produce in HD and 4k UHD formats simultaneously.
Compared to equivalent racks of equipment, this compact single-chassis solution consumes less power, uses less space, and requires less cooling, which vastly simplifies system design and equipment installation. Combining the routing platform with the production switcher shrinks the number of inter-rack failure points and reduces maintenance requirements.
Mix and Match Fearlessly
Ultrix Carbonite is the ideal solution for mid-size facilities confronted with mixed or changing signal formats or connectivity schemes. Any of the three available Ultrix I/O boards (SDI, IP or SFP) can be installed in available slots and mixed as needed, providing maximum flexibility and convenience both now and in the future.
Peace of Mind Included
Ultrix Carbonite is engineered, built and backed by Ross Video, an industry leader with over 40 years of experience manufacturing top-quality live production equipment. Phone and e-mail technical support are included for the life of the product, and flexible extended warranty programs designed to maximize long-term peace of mind are also available.
Now available in Ultrix FR2, Ultrix FR5 or Ultrix FR12
The Ultrix FR2, FR5, and FR12 frames offer differing levels of I/O density and each can mount one or more SDPE blades configured as Ultrix Carbonites.
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Each Carbonite SDPE blade is a fully independent switcher with 22 inputs and outputs. The SDPE provides up to 2 full ME and 4 MiniME banks (2 MiniME banks in UHD). Each full ME bank has 6 keyers, while the MiniME banks provide 2 keyers each. Twelve 2D DVEs (six in UHD), each with its own adjustable perspective Border Generator are available systemwide.
1 Frame, Multiple Carbonites
The entire Ultrix input matrix, in groups of 18, is available to any Carbonite SDPE blade. This simplifies setup for multi-room productions since all Carbonites in the frame have direct access to the same pool of video sources. Input signals can be routed effortlessly into the switcher using a router control panel, or by sending RossTalk commands from Carbonite to Ultrix.
Ultrix Carbonite is a comprehensive signal processing toolbox housed in the Ultrix frame. Input Frame Synchronisers and Format Converters (FSFC) can be used to adjust incoming signal formats while Processing Amplifiers and Colour Correctors can be applied to any input.
In addition to Ultrix MultiViewers, the Carbonite SDPE blade provides 2 Production MultiViewers in HD (1 in UHD) that can access the full range of Carbonite-derived signals. The Carbonite and Ultrix MultiViewer capability can fulfill virtually any Control Room monitoring requirement.
Ultrix Carbonite is fully compatible with TouchDrive, Ross Video’s revolutionary touch-enabled control surface. Ultrix Remote Control Panels or Ultritouch monitoring displays can also be used for router control or switcher recall operations. And DashBoard can extend control beyond the switcher to a full range of Ross and third-party devices.
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