Production Switchers Acuity Interface List

Interface List

Below is a list of devices that interface with the Acuity.

Note: Some manufacturers use unique protocols specific to their devices. Others use industry standard protocols. Most use industry standard protocols but fall short of full implementation, have added extensions to the standard, or deviate from the standard in significant ways. Specific testing of the devices themselves and not just to a standard like "VDCP" is therefore required.

If the device is listed below, it has been fully tested at least once by Ross technical staff in our development lab or at a customer location. Most have been retested regularly. Many of the manufacturers listed below have units on indefinite loan in our lab. These get tested and validated with every major software release.

Manufacturers are adding new features all the time. On occasion, this affects a control protocol in unanticipated ways. If this happens without our knowledge, Ross Video will work towards correcting these changes in the next major switcher software release, if not sooner.

It is also possible that our switcher is compatible with many additional devices not listed here. If you have such a device, and would like to control it with your switcher, please contact Ross Video, as we are continuously adding new interfaces.

Audio Mixers |
Audio Servers |
Automation Control |
Character Generators (MosCG) |
Character Generators (protocol control) |
DDRs |
DVEs |
GPI Control |
Lighting |
Multi-Image Displays |
MutliScreen Devices |
NewsRoom Systems |
Optical Wheel Mouse |
pbus II Protocol |
Port Expander |
Robotic Cameras |
Robotic Cameras (FlexCAM) |
Routers |
Serial Tally Devices & UMDs |
Serial Tally Switcher Mnemonic Update |
Switcher Automation |
Tally Systems |
Video Servers |
Video Servers (FlexCLIP) |
Video Servers (MOS Server) |
VTRs |
101 Key Keyboards |

Audio Mixers

* Please Contact Euphonix for Required Interface Options

Audio Servers

Automation Control

Character Generators (MosCG)

Character Generators (protocol control)

DDRs (Betacam Protocol)

  • Doremi
  • Drastic Technologies
  • Fast Forward Video

DVEs (Native Protocols)*

  • Abekkas/Accom DVEous
  • GVG DPM 100 and compatible
  • GVG DPM 700
  • Pinnacle Alladin Pro
  • Pinnacle DVExcel
  • Pinnacle DVExtreme
  • Questech Charisma
  • Snell and Wilcox Magic Dave

*No DVE Send Transition Control, Device recall only

GPI Control

Any device that supports GPI control, using active low or high signals, with level or edge triggers.

Lighting

  • ETC

Multi-Image Displays (Monitor Walls)

MutliScreen Devices

NewsRoom Systems (via Ross OverDrive)

  • AP ENPS
  • Autocue QNews
  • Avid iNEWS
  • Dalet

Optical Wheel Mouse (PS-2/USB Interface)

For selecting buttons on the Menu System. Touch Screen emulation.

pbus II Protocol

Port Expander

Robotic Cameras

* Shot Recall only
** Contact Ross Video about Product requirements

Robotic Cameras (FlexCAM)

** Contact Ross Video about Product requirements

Routers

* Supports Salvo/Macro commands

Serial Tally Devices & UMDs (Kalypso Protocol)

* Please Note that not all devices support the Kalypso Serial Tally Protocol as a standard feature. Please contact your device manufacturer for any additional items that may be required.

Serial Tally Switcher Mnemonic Update

Switcher Automation

Tally Systems (Contact Closure Tally Relays)

Monitors, cameras, tally systems, on air, aux bus, and preview tallies supported.

Video Servers (VDCP/Louth Support)

* Though Transport Control can be done Via VDCP. Clip lists are not supported.

Video Servers (FlexCLIP)

Advanced Media Protocol (AMP)

Video Servers (MOS Server)*

* Requires OverDrive

VTRs (Betacam Protocol)

101 Key Keyboards (PS-2 Interface)

For entering clip names, CG text, and installation information.