Introducing Ultrix FR12


The award-winning Ultrix 12G Router is the ultimate routing, multiviewer, and signal processing platform for Studios, OB Vans, and Flypacks. As the only software defined platform, customers realize significant cost, space, and power efficiencies with unparalleled flexibility and agility, especially relative to competitive hybrid routers.

Software Defined

Easily add new features through additional software licenses. No additional hardware required.

12G Ready

Ultrix natively supports 12G throughout the entire chassis. This means it’s ready for UHD production when you are, without replacing any hardware or losing capacity.

Transport Agnostic

Ultrix supports SDI, Fiber, and IP signal I/O. Use all of one or mix and match as you need. Focus on workflow, not on transport.

Hyperconverged DESIGN

The Ultrix platform is production in a box. Video/audio routing, multiviewers, audio processing, frame synchronizers, clean/quiet switching, UHD gearboxing, production switchers, audio mixers, and more all unified in one single chassis.

Save Money

Because of its size, base feature set, and software capabilities, owners save significant money on upfront capital costs. Additionally, the advanced architecture provides significant ROI in terms of power, cooling, shipping, and space costs.

Pay As You Go

The software defined architecture means you simply buy what you need, when you need it. No need to make critical design decisions upfront, simply add appropriate functions when they are required.

Watch the FR12 launch video!

This is a big day for Ultrix and a big day for Ross. The Ultrix FR12 is the most powerful router, multiviewer and signal processing platform we have ever created. With all that the new Ultrix platform can do, it’s practically in a class of its own.



Rich Multiviewer Capabilities

Up to 48 Independent multiviewer heads in a single 12RU chassis. Each head supports up to 100 pips. Completely independent and individually controllable providing superior flexibility.

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Powerful Audio Processing And Routing Fabric

Up to 6kx6k audio routing and processing fabric comes standard with Ultrix. Up to 6kx6k embedded, and 2kx2k discrete audio (through use of the AUX ports) supported. Route, process, and configure down to a mono channel, regardless of I/O. Add the optional Ultrimix-MXR license to the fabric and a virtual, fully routable audio mixer is enabled bringing unique, one of a kind, audio flexibility and capability to the Ultrix chassis.

Robust Hardware

The multiple patent awarded hardware design is based on attention to little details. From the sophisticated thermal management, locking card guides and edge connections, advanced internal smart fabric and more, Ultrix 12G Router has been designed to perform in the harshest environments.

Bigger, Smarter and More Power

The Ultrix FR12 is the ultimate routing, multiviewer, and signal processing platform for Studios, OB Vans, and Flypacks.

Compare Ultrix FR12 to a traditional system

Rack Units

Ultrix FR12

Traditional System

Requires 535 Fewer Rack Units
than traditional systems

2400 W
Ultrix FR12

52300 W
Traditional System

Consumes 95% less power
than traditional systems

Ultrix FR12

Traditional System

Over 10,000 fewer Cables
than traditional systems

Ultrix FR12

Traditional System

98% Less Weight
than traditional systems

Ultrix – Single Frame or Distributed Architectures

Ultrix can be configured as a single frame solution or as part of a multi-frame distributed architecture. To determine the best option for your live production needs, download our infographic and we’ll take you down the right path.


This product can be used as part of the following
Smart Production Solutions:

Sports & Live Venue




House of Worship



Living Live Community!

The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.

Ultrix I/O Cards

Ultrix platforms are built with a modular input and output matrix, to easily swap in unique I/O cards that build upon the Ultrix feature set. All these cards are compatible with each other on a single chassis and allow you to customize your Ultrix Connectivity Platform to serve as a 12G-capable Router, Multiviewer, and Signal Processing Platform, a hybrid-IP switcher, or a signal-processing hub.

Ultrix HDX-IO Cards

The core I/O board for the Ultrix family provides unparalleled power and performance for signal routing, processing, and multiviewers for baseband audio, as well as video signals from 270Mb/s to 12Gb/s:

  • 12G capable on every port
  • Full TDM audio processing, embedding, and deembedding standard
  • Clean/Quiet Switching on every output standard
  • Enhance performance via software licensing features such as Multiviewers, framesyncs, SRC, and more

Ultrix IP-IO Card

Ultrix IP-IO cards introduce IP streams to the Ultrix platform, while maintaining all the powerful features and licensing capabilities of the HDB-IO cards:

  • Hybrid,SDI or IP, build what you need
  • SMPTE-2110 transport standard

Ultrix SFP-IO Cards

The latest board for the Ultrix family provides unparalleled power and performance for signal routing, processing, and multiviewers for baseband audio, as well as video signals from 270Mb/s to 12Gb/s using modular SFP transceiver cages:

  • Choose from a mix of fiber, coax, and HDMI SFP’s
  • Full TDM audio processing, embedding, and deembedding standard
  • Clean/quiet switching on every output standard
  • Enhance performance via software licensing features such as Multiviewers, framesyncs, SRC, and more

Ultrix SDPE Blade

The SDPE blade is a powerful production solution that combines the routing and processing resources of Ultrix with the advanced effects capabilities of Ross Production switcher technology.

  • Blades can be configured to be either an Acuity or Carbonite production switcher.
  • Capable of alternating between an Acuity or a Carbonite based via software configuration
  • Available in either a 2RU, 5RU, or 12RU chassis
  • Ultrix SDI, IP, and SFP I/O boards can be mixed in the same frame
  • Designed and engineered to be easily repurposed or updated
  • Power, cooling, maintenance and support costs are significantly lowered.
  • Operational ease of use, flexible functionality, and integrated control


Software Enabled Virtual Audio Mixer

To enhance the Ultrimix audio smart fabric even more, Ultrix has also introduced the world’s first software-enabled audio mixer in a router platform: Ultrimix-MXR. Ultrimix-MXR is a virtual audio mixer that can be configured up to 128×64. It is partitionable into smaller mixers so you can have multiple instances within the frame. It is also fully routable, which means not only does it have access to every input in the system, but its outputs can be sent to any output in the frame, providing tremendous flexibility for audio workflows. Each input has a 4-band parametric equalizer, noise gate and compressor/limiter. In addition, Ultrimix-MXR has 128 direct outputs for simple audio processing as part of its standard feature set. It is controllable via a beautiful DashBoard user interface as well as wizard-based application-specific panels for both the 2RU and 4RU Ultritouch hardware control panels.

Key Features:

  • Licensed in 32×16 blocks
  • Multiple licenses can be purchase to build a maximum size of 128×64
  • 128 Direct outs
  • 4 Band Parametric EQ per input
  • Noise Gate per input
  • Compression/Limiter per input
  • Dashboard control
  • Ultritouch-2 and Ultritouch-4 panel support
  • Can be added to all Ultrix frames


Introducing the smart door. Incredibly powerful, stunningly beautiful. System monitoring, troubleshooting, configuration, and control. All at your fingertips with an integrated, gorgeous high resolution, full-size touchscreen panel. Yet one more innovation in the world’s most hyperconverged platform.


  • Priority view of System alarms
  • Configurable severity and hysteresis – Sortable
  • Quick link to port/function by click


  • Confidence monitoring for both input and output


  • PB routing control
  • Configurable
  • AFV and breakaway


  • Quick access to individual ports
  • Signal status of all ports on a board – Heads up alarm notifications
  • Parametric control


Video Matrix Size (max) 36×36 72×72 160×160 288×288
Default I/O Slots 1 1 None  None
Optional I/O Slots using ULTRIX-HDB-IO 1 3 9  16
Optional I/O Slots using ULTRIX-IP-IO 1 3 9  16
Optional I/O Slots using ULTRIX-SFP-IO 1 3 9  16
Audio Matrix Size (with Optional MADI SFP’s) 768×768 1536×1536 3456×3456  6144×6144
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Ultrix Config Tool

A simple way to customize and quote your Ultrix Routing System.



Ultrix FR12 Brochure – English Download
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Ultrix Brochure Download
Ultricore Brochure Download
Ultriscape Brochure Download


Ultrix FR12 Infographic – English Download
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Ultrix FR12 Infographic – Arabic Download
Ultrix FR12 Infographic – Portuguese Download
Ultrix FR12 Infographic – Spanish Download

Cut Sheets

Cut Sheets
Ultripower Cut Sheet Download


Ultrix Installation Guide Download
Ultrix Quick Start Guide Download
Ultrix User Guide Download
Ultrix SFP Modules Guide Download
ULTRIX-FR5 Quick Start Guide Download
Ultricore Quick Start Guide Download
Ultricore User Guide Download
Ultricore BCS Quick Start Guide Download
Ultricore BCS User Guide Download
Ultripower Quick Start Guide Download
Ultripower User Guide Download
RCP-QE18 / RCP-QE36 User Guide Download

Application Notes

Application Notes
Ultrix IO Board Upgrade Guide Download
ULTRIX-FM-NS-1RU Install Guide Download
ULTRIX-FM-NS-2RU Install Guide Download
ULTRIX-FR1 Cooling Fan Module Upgrade Guide Download
ULTRIX-FR2 Cooling Fan Module Upgrade Guide Download
ULTRIX-FR5 Cooling Fan Module Upgrade Guide Download
Ultricore-OE Application Note Download
Ross Routing Switcher Firmware Download
UltriMix-MXR Direct Output Applications Download
Ultrix-Carbonite Tally Mode Setup App Note Download

Release Notes

Release Notes
Ultrix Release Notes Download

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The first step is a consultation with a member of our sales team or one of our certified Ross resellers to discuss the specific needs of your organization. Next, we will look for a mutually convenient opportunity to coordinate a demo.