Compass S2
Presentation Switcher

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Description

8x2 Dual Scaler Video & Audio Switcher

The Compass S2 is extremely versatile, providing stereo audio and video switching from 8 inputs to two outputs as well as providing transition effects such as cuts and adjustable dissolves. It accepts any combination of PAL and NTSC Composite, Component, HDTV, S-video or RGB up to 1600 x 1200 on any input with stereo audio follow video.

The Compass S2 offers a number of unique features such as full motion video transitions and video preview. These are made possible by the Compass S2's dual scalers. In addition, the S2 offers full breakaway audio capability allowing independent usage of audio and video switching as well as true audio cross-fading.

The Compass S2 provides 5 BNC connectors per input and offers 350 MHz of video bandwidth. In addition, it features video test patterns such as Horizontal Ramp, Horizontal Bars, Burst, Color Bars and Cross- Hatch. Other features include RS 422/485 remote capability, 1 microphone and 2 line level audio inputs, and a 3RU rack-mountable cabinet.

Dimensions:
  • H5¼" x W17" x D13"
  • 3U 19" rackmount
  • Net Weight:
  • 22 lbs
  • User Controls:

    Source Selection:
    • 9 illuminated keys support selection of the eight video sources or black screen
    • 11 illuminated keys support selection of the 10 audio sources (MIC, LINE, and audio from the 8-video sources) and Mute
     Transition Effects:
    • 2 illuminated keys: dissolve, and cut.
     Setup Controls:
    • Display, control knob, and 8 keys provide a menu-based front panel interface to support all setup functions.
     Test Patterns:
    • Horizontal Ramp
    • Horizontal Bars
    • Burst
    • Color Bars
    • Black Cross Hatch
    • White Cross Hatch
     Raster Box:
    • Available independently & simultaneously on the Preview and Main outputs

    Mixing & Transition Effects

    Video Transition effects:
  • Cut
  • Dissolve
  • Freeze
  • Keying
  •  
     Transition times:
  • Adjustable from 0.1 to 5.0 seconds for Dissolve
  •  
     Audio Transitions:
  • Audio-follow-video
  • audio breakaway
  • mute
  • Video Router

    Number of Inputs:
    • 8
     Signal types:
    • Composite (NTSC / PAL)
    • S-Video
    • Component (RGB or YUV)
    • RGB, RGBS, RGBHV, RGsB
    • Sync on Green
    • Sync on Video
    • BETA 60, BETA 50
    • MII
    • EBU
    • HDTV: 480 /720p
    • Input levels are independently programmable for RGB & YUV sources
    • Programmable luminance & chrominance levels are provided for S Video
    • Hue/Saturation Controls are provided for NTSC inputs
     Input Resolutions:
  • 640x480
  • 800x600
  • 1024x768
  • 1280x720
  • 1280x768
  • 1280x1024
  • 1365x768
  • 1365x1024,
  • 1600x1200
  •  Connectors:
  • 5 - BNC's per input
  •  Gain:
  • Unity
  •  Bandwidth:
  • 350 MHz
  •  Crosstalk:
  • - 53 dB @ 100 MHz
  •  Video level:
  • 0.7v P-P Nominal
  •  Impedance:
  • 75 Ohm
  •  Horizontal frequency:
  • Auto-detection: 15kHz  100kHz
  •  Vertical frequency:
  • Auto-detection: 50Hz  100Hz
  •  De-Interlacer:
  • Motion Adaptive
  •  1:1 Pixel Sampling:
  • Produces a superior image by sampling the analog graphics signals at exactly the same rate as that of the original source, allowing the image to be re constructed with little or no digitizing effects.
  •  Digital sampling:
  • 24 Bit, 8 bit per color @ 140 MHz
  • Video Output

    Main Outputs: Two independently buffered output channels:
  • One RGBHV with five BNC connectors.
  • One RGBHV with an HD-15 connector
  •  Preview Output:
  • RGBHV with a HD-15 connector
  •  Signal types:
  • RGBS , RGBHV
  •  Video level:
  • 0.7v P-P Nominal
  •  Impedance:
  • 75 Ohm
  •  Scaled resolutions: RGB video in user-selectable format:
  • 640x480
  • 800x600
  • 1024x768
  • 1280x720
  • 1280x768
  • 1280x1024
  • 1360x765
  • 1365x1024
  •  Switching type:
  • Seamless transitions: cut and dissolve with programmable durations.
  • Sync

    Input type:
  • Automatic Sync Format Detection/Sync-on-Green
  • Composite
  • H&V
  •  Output type:
  • Composite (RGBS)
  • H&V (RGBHV) with programmable sync polarity
  •  Standards:NTSC & PAL
     Input level:0.3v 5.0v P-P
     Output level:TTL Sync

    Audio

    Program Audio:Digital Sync Delay
     Audio Sampling:44kHz/18 bit
     Frequency response:20Hz 20kHz +/- 0.5 dB
     THD & Noise:- 75 dB
     Adjacent input crosstalk:- 90 dB @ 1 kHz

    Audio Input

    Number of Inputs:
  • 8 Stereo Program
  • 2 Mono Line Level
  • 1 MIC Level Inputs
  •  Signal types:Balanced Audio
     Connectors:Pluggable Captive Screw (Phoenix) Terminal Connectors
     Impedance:10k
     Maximum level:+ 17 dBu
     Input gain adjustment:+ /-10-dB trim on program inputs
     MIC Input:
  • 3 selectable sensitivities
  • selectable phantom power
  • automatic gating with compression & limiting
  •  MIC type:Low Z MIC, dynamic or condenser

    Audio Output

    Number of Outputs:2 Stereo Balanced Outputs (Main & Preview)
     Connectors:Pluggable Captive Screw (Phoenix) Terminal Connectors
     Gain Controls:+ /-10-dB trim on program inputs
     Master Volume Range:30 dB
     Sub Master Controls:
  • Program: 30 dB
  • Line: 70 dB
  • MIC: 70 dB
  •  Program/Line Input Levels:Selectable Pr/Consumer Mode
     Impedance:600 Ohm
     Attenuation:- 80 to + 20 dB
     Maximum level:+ 22 dBu Ref: 0.775 vrms = 0 dB

    Remote Control

    • Via HD-25 Pin Connector which is a re-configurable RS-232/485 port for real-time control.
    • Serial command format is compatible with FSR HELM Controller, Crestron, and AMX control systems.