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Appear X20 2RU Chassis
Appear X20 2RU Chassis
Compact 2RU solution (12 module slots) for high speed video networking, with low latency, high capacity dual multicast backplanes and dual management module option. The X20 is designed for resilience in compressed/uncompressed workflows for contribution and distribution.




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  • Modular configuration with up to 12 option slot boards
  • Hot-swappable modules
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable PS
  • WEB based configuration, LED indicators on PS and modules
  • Forced air-cooling (front to back)
  • 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • 19” × 2RU × 540 mm (440 × 88 × 540 mm)
Appear X20 2RU Chassis

With IP network technology and infrastructure evolving, the distribution of video is changing. Dedicated coax-based SDI infrastructure are being replaced by transmission over standard IP-based networks. With 10G and 100G IP infrastructures available, broadcasters seek ways to use the added capacity, primarily for internal uncompressed or lightly compressed video contribution.

Specifically designed for IP-centric operations, the X20 chassis has a significant video processing capacity. 10G bi-directional IP interfaces provide firewall-grade IP security at every connection node. Built around a high capacity bus architecture that connects all modules, the X20 platform operates with dual hot-swappable power supplies, dual frontmounted control modules and twelve rear-mounted option slots with service density that can be defined up to 2,000 services in and out per module, extending Appear TV’s tradition of redundancy options.

The X platform supports conversion of uncompressed video between legacy SDI and to/from SDI over IP with options to perform “light” compression/decompression using intra-codecs such as TICO and JPEG2000 or full encoding/decoding using AVC or HEVC.. With backplane latency of less than 1ms, universal applicability for virtually any video application is ensured, as is the implementation of both current and future IP video standards, including VSF-TR03, VSF-TR04 and SMPTE2110.

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