Section 2 - Configuration Guide

Section 2 - Configuration Guide

Configuration guide 2-1 Section 2 – Configuration Guide Venus is an extremely flexible product line with a wide range of packaging options that allow you to design a system that is specifically tailored to the needs of each individual application. This document is designed to serve as a guide to help you choose the best Venus Routing Switcher for your system requirements. This guide is laid out in two main sections. The first section covers pre–configured systems, which are designed to provide the most economical way to package the more commonly used matrix sizes. The pricing of the configured systems is adjusted to reflect the cost savings of building stock units in quantity as opposed to building a system from scratch.

You should use these switchers whenever possible to get the best price and delivery. The second section describes the building blocks of the Venus switcher and provides the information you need to put together a system from these components.

This document covers only the actual switching matrix portion of the routing switcher system. For information on the control system, terminal equipment, or other products that may be required in the overall system design, refer to the appropriate product literature. For performance specifications and dimensions, see Section 1 of this manual. Front View Rear View (32x32 VAA) VENUS CHASSIS

Configuration guide 2−2 Pre–Configured Switchers This section describes various switchers that are pre–configured with the appropriate combination of these components to form complete switching systems.

In all cases, pre–configured switchers are prewired to the maximum expansion size for their particular matrix configuration. This means that there are no modifications necessary to the chassis, connector panels, or I/O cabling when expanding the matrix from the initial size up to the maximum size. Note: Pre–configured Venus Audio Matrices are all built with the AS 400 and AO 400 Series audio cards which are STEREO cards, with two channels on each card. When you see AA in the following descriptions, this is a STEREO matrix with full mix/swap capabilities. 32 Output Switchers These switchers use a compact 32x32 Configura- tion Board to allow multiple signal levels to be installed in a single chassis.

Configurations include component video plus ste- reo audio, composite video plus stereo audio, and separate video and stereo audio. All switchers in this series are fitted to the maximum matrix size of 32x32 and are thus not expandable. Each 32x32 matrix group occupies 4 of the chassis’ 24 available card slot positions. This means that the CVAA matrix uses 5 x 4 or 20 slots, the VAA matrix uses 2 x 4 or 8 slots and the single level matrices use 4 slots each. Unused slots may be equipped with additional matrix levels; contact the factory for details. Power Supply VS-400 V0-410 AO-420 AS-400 VS-400 V0-410 VS-400 VS-400 V0-410 V0-410 VS-400 VS-400 V0-410 V0-410 VS-400 VS-400 V0-410 V0-410 AS-400 AO-420 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video 1 32 X 32 Video 2 32 X 32 Video 3 32 X 32 Video 4 32 X 32 Dual Audio 32 X 32 32 X 32 CVAA Four Video Channels Two Audio Channels Power Supply Model Description Part Number 32x32 CVAA Venus 32x32 RGBS Video and Stereo Audio Switching System F7–023710–001 32x32 VAA Venus 32x32 Video and Stereo Audio Switching System F7–023710–011 32x32 V Venus 32x32 Video Switching System F7–023710–021 32x32 AA Venus 32x32 Stereo Audio Switching System F7–023710–031

Configuration guide 2−3 64 Output Switchers These switchers use two 64x32 Configuration Boards for Audio and one 64x64 Configuration Board for Video to provide a larger matrix size – still in a single chassis. Combined Video/Stereo Audio and separate Video or Stereo Audio versions are available in this configuration. Each 64x64 matrix group occupies 12 of the chas- sis’ 24 available card slot positions. This means that the VAA matrix uses all 24 positions while the single level matrices each use 1/2 of the available space.

Unused slots may be equipped with additional matrix levels; contact the factory for details on your individual requirements.

VS-400 VS-400 V0-410 V0-410 VS-400 VS-400 AS-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video 64 X 64 Dual Audio 64 X 64 64 X 64 VAA One Video Channel Two Audio Channels VS-400 VS-400 V0-410 V0-410 VS-400 VS-400 AS-400 AS-400 AS-400 AO-400 AO-420 AO-420 AO-420 AS-400 AS-400 AS-400 AS-400 Power Supply Power Supply Model Description Part Number 64x64 VAA Venus 64x64 Video and Stereo Audio Switching System F7–023710–153 64x64 V Venus 64x64 Video Switching System F7–023710–163 64x64 AA Venus 64x64 Stereo Audio Switching System F7–023710–173 64 Output Expandable Switchers These switchers use two 160x32 Configuration Boards for Audio or one 160x64 Configuration Board for Video to allow for additional input capacity in a single chassis package.

The 160x32 Configuration Board occupies 12 card positions while the 160 x 64 Configu- ration Board occupies 24 card positions. Each of these switchers fully utilize the available space in the chassis with no room for additional matrix groups. Due to the space required on the rear panel for the stereo audio connections, it is not possible to have more than 128 inputs on the AA matrices in this series without using a special external connector arrangement. For this reason, AA matrices in this section are prewired only to the 128 input size. The 144 and 160 input matrices include the special external connectors.

Refer to Audio Components section for details on the AP–410 External Connector Arrangements.

VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video 160 X 64 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 Power Supply Power Supply Model Description Part Number 160x64 V Venus 160x64 Video Switching System F7–023710–189 128x64 AA Venus 128x64 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–197

Configuration guide 2−4 96 Output Switchers These switchers use three 96x32 Configuration Boards in each chassis to allow for a matrix of a single signal type as large as 96x96 in one card cage.

The 96x32 Configuration Board occupies 8 card positions — 1/3 of the available space in the chassis. While mixing matrix types with this configuration is possible, the standard packages use a separate chassis for each signal type. VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video 96 X 32 VS-400 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 Video 96 X 32 Video 96 X 32 Power Supply Power Supply Model Description Part Number 96x96 V Venus 96x96 Video Switching System F7–023710–445 96x96 AA Venus 96x96 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–455 160x96 AA Venus 160x96 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–219

Configuration guide 2−5 96 Output Expandable Switchers These switchers use two chassis fitted with 160x32 Configuration Boards for Audio and 160x64 Configu- ration Boards for Video for additional output capacity. These switchers have provisions to hold four sets of crosspoint / output cards. The first three sets are sup- plied in these switchers while the fourth is prewired only – no cards are fitted in these positions. In Video switchers, the unused slots are fitted with VL 400 Bus Loader cards to maintain the electrical charac- teristics of the input bussing.

Since the 160x64 configuration occupies 24 card posi- tions, each of these switchers fully utilize the available space in the chassis with no room for additional matrix groups.

Due to the large number of inter–frame cables required to make up a matrix of this size, Thomson strongly rec- ommends that the customer furnish racks for the matrix to be installed into at the factory. This avoids the necessity of tearing the switcher down to ship it and then re–installing all of the cabling on–site. VS-400 VL-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video VS-400 VL-400 VO-410 VO-410 VS–400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á VS-400 Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á 160 X 32 (prewired for expansion to 160 X 64) VS-400 VL-400 VS-400 VL-400 VL–400 VS–400 VL–400 VS–400 VL–400 VS–400 VL–400 VS–400 VL–400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video 160 X 64 VS-400 VL-400 VO-410 VO-410 Power Supply Power Supply Power Supply Power Supply Model Description Part Number Expansion Capability 96x96 V Venus 96x96 Video Switching System F7–023710–205 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 160x96 V Venus 160x96 Video Switching System F7–023710–209 96x96 AA Venus 96x96 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–215 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 160x96 AA Venus 160x96 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–219

Configuration guide 2−6 128 Output Switchers These switchers use two chassis fitted with 160x32 Configuration Boards for Audio or 160x64 Config- uration Boards for Video to provide additional out- put capacity. All matrix card positions are filled in this series of switchers. Since the 160 x 64 Configuration Board occupies 24 card positions, each of these switchers fully uti- lize the available space in the chassis with no room for additional matrix groups. Due to the large number of inter–frame cables required to make up a matrix of this size, Thomson strongly recommends that the customer furnish racks for the matrix to be installed into at the fac- tory.

This avoids the necessity of tearing the switcher down to ship it and then re–installing all of the cabling on–site.

VS-400 VS-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video VS-400 Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á Á 160 X 64 VS-400 VS-400 ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Video 160 X 64 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VO-410 VO-410 VO-410 VO-410 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 VS-400 Power Supply Power Supply Power Supply Power Supply Model Description Part Number Expansion Capability 128x128 V Venus 128x128 Video Switching System F7–023710–227 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 160x128 V Venus 160x128 Video Switching System F7–023710–229 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 128x128 AA Venus 128x128 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–237 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 160x128 AA Venus 160x128 Dual Audio Switching System F7–023710–239 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 128x128 SDV Venus 128x128 Serial Digital Video Switching System F7–023720–087 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 160x128 SDV Venus 160x128 Serial Digital Video Switching System F7–023720–089 Prewired for expansion to 160x128 Additional configurations are available –– Refer to the current Price Menu for a full listing.

Venus Routing Switcher Components

Configuration guide 2−7 Fixed Configuration Systems A limited number of Venus Routing Switcher configurations are available on the special Fixed Configuration program. These are switchers of particular sizes and matrix types that are built for stock and available for “off-the-shelf” delivery at a very special price. Whenever you are specifying a Venus system, you should check the Fixed Configuration list first. If you are able to use one of these pre–packaged switchers, you can save a considerable amount on the purchase price and be assured of the fastest possible delivery.

Please be aware that since these units are built for stock, having the factory to make modifications, additions or deletions to a Fixed Configuration Switcher is not possible.

If the Fixed Configuration Switcher list does not contain a unit that you can use, you will need to find one in the pre–configured listings, or configure your own special–order unit. The components and configuration patterns used in these switchers are, in all cases, exactly the same as you will find in the other Venus switchers, both pre–configured and special order units. Field upgrades, expansions, or re–configurations can be accomplished following the normal Venus configuration rules. Model Description Part Number 32x32 AA 32 x 32 Analog Audio F7–023710–901 32 (64) AA 32 x 32 (64 x 64) Analog Audio F7–023710–902 64x64 VAA 32 x 32 (96 x 96) Analog Audio F7–023710–903 96x96 V 64 x 64 Analog Audio F7–023710–904 64 (96) AA 64 x 64 (96 x 96) Analog Audio F7–023710–905 64 (128) AA 64 x 64 (128 x 128) Analog Audio F7–023710–906 96x96 AA 96 x 96 Analog Audio F7–023710–994 96 (128) AA 96 x 96 (128 x 128) Analog Audio F7–023710–907 128x128 AA 128 x 128 Analog Audio F7–023710–989 32x32 V 32 x 32 Analog Video F7–023710–908 32 (64) V 32 x 32 (64 x 64) Analog Video F7–023710–909 32 (96) V 32 x 32 (96 x 96) Analog Video F7–023710–910 64x64 V 64 x 64 Analog Video F7–023710–996 64 (96) V 64 x 64 (96 x 96) Analog Video F7–023710–911 64 (128) V 64 x 64 (128 x 128) Analog Video F7–023710–912 96x96 V 96 x 96 Analog Video F7–023710–993 96 (128) V 96 x 96 (128 x 128) Analog Video F7–023710–913 128x128 V 128 x 128 Analog Video F7–023710–988 32x32 AES 32 x 32 AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–914 32 (64) AES 32 x 32 (64 x 64) AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–915 32 (96) AES 32 x 32 (96 x 96) AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–916 64x64 AES 64 x 64 AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–917 64 (96) AES 64 x 64 (96 x 96) AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–918 64 (128) AES 64 x 64 (128 x 128) AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–919 96x96 AES 96 x 96 AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–978 96 (128) AES 96 x 96 (128 x 128) AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–920 128x128 AES 128 x 128 AES Audio 75 ohm F7–023710–976 32x32 SDV 32 x 32 Digital Video F7–023710–921 32 (64) SDV 32 x 32 (64 x 64) Digital Video F7–023710–999 32 (96) SDV 32 x 32 (96 x 96) Digital Video F7–023710–923 64x64 SDV 64 x 64 Digital Video F7–023710–998 64 (96) SDV 64 x 64 (96 x 96) Digital Video F7–023710–924 64 (128) SDV 64 x 64 (128 x 128) Digital Video F7–023710–925 96x96 SDV 96 x 96 Digital Video F7–023710–979 96 (128) SDV 96 x 96 (128 x 128) Digital Video F7–023710–926 128x128SDV 128 x 128 Digital Video F7–023710–977

Configuration guide 2−8 32x32 VAA 32 x 32 AV & AA F7–023710–990 32 (64) VAA 32 x 32 (64 x 64) AV & AA F7–023710–995 64x64 VAA 64 x 64 AV & AA F7–023710–992 32x32 SDV,AES 32 x 32 SDV & AES 75 ohm F7–023710–929 32 (64) SDV,AES 32 x 32 (64 x 64) SDV & AES 75 ohm F7–023710–930 64x64 SDV,AES 64 x 64 SDV & AES 75 ohm F7–023710–997 32x32 SDV,AA 32 x 32 SDV & AA F7–023710–927 32(64) SDV, AA 32 x 32 (64 x 64) SDV & AA F7–023710–928 64x64 SDV,AA 64 x 64 SDV & AA F7–023710–987 (Numbers in Parentheses indicate the prewired expansion size of the switcher) Additional configurations may become available –– Refer to the current Price Menu for a full listing

Configuration guide 2−9 Compact Venus Systems The Venus Compact Switchers use a small- er card cage that accepts a 4-card matrix block mounted horizontally to provide a single-level matrix of up to 32x32 in 5.25 inches (3 RU) of space. Ideal for mobile systems or small self-con- tained applications, the Compact uses ex- actly the same modules, connector kits, and system architecture as the full size Venus, maintaining complete interchangeability with any other Venus switcher. The Compact Venus has provisions for re- dundant power supplies. Installation of the second power supply is recommended to provide backup power and proper airflow.

Front View (door open) Rear View Compact Venus –– 32x32 Analog Video VS 400 Matrix Boards PS 406B Power Supplies VO 410 Output Boards Model Description Part Number VC32x32 V Compact Venus 32x32 Video Switching System F7–023710–980 VC32x32 AA Compact Venus 16x16 Analog Stereo Switching System F7–023710–981 VC32x32 A Compact Venus 32x32 Mono Audio Switching System F7–023710–982 VC32x32 SDV Compact Venus 32x32 Digital Video Switching System F7–023710–983 VC32x32 AES 110 Compact Venus 32x32 Digital Audio Switching System (for 110 Ohm I/O connection) F7–023710–984 VC32x32 AES 75 Compact Venus 32x32 Digital Audio Switching System (for 75 Ohm I/O connection) F7–023710–985 VC32 DATA Compact Venus 32 Port Data Switching System F7–023710–986 The above packages include dual power supplies.

Additional configurations may become available—refer to the current Price Menu for a full listing

Configuration guide 2−10 Venus Routing Switcher Components This section of the Configuration Guide contains descriptions of the various components that make up a Venus Routing Switcher and provides tips on selecting and using these components when you are laying out a switching system. The components are grouped by matrix type, placing all of the components that are needed to make a particular type of matrix into one section for easy reference. At the end of this section is a checklist that provides a step–by–step guide through the process of selecting the components that are required to build a Venus system.

A worksheet listing all of the items is also provided for use in calculating the system price.

All Venus Routing Switchers are made up of various combinations of the following building blocks: S Chassis – A 19–inch rack mount frame 11 RU (19.25 inches) in height. S Power Supply – automatic input voltage selection. (redundant supplies are standard) S Crosspoint Module – Sixteen input channels, thirty–two outputs. (HD/SD, Mono Audio and AES/EBU digital audio are 32x32.) S Output Module – Sixteen output channels. (HD/SD and AES/EBU digital audio are 32 output channels.) S Configuration Board (also known as the “ZIF” board) – A PC Board / Connector assembly that carries the signals from the Crosspoint Modules to the Output Modules.

S I/O Cabling – Connector panels and cables to bring signals into and out of the matrix. Motherboard Output Cables Output Board InputCables Rear Panels InputSignals OutputSignals ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ Configuration Board Crosspoint Board

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