Opticomm-EMCORE Genesis XD Multimedia Matrix for 4K UHD & Beyond

The Genesis XD from Opticomm-EMCORE is an all‐in‐one multimedia matrix solution that converts, scales, switches and distributes video, audio and data for small‐to‐large connectivity applications.

CI Staff

Opticomm‐EMCORE, a leading provider of end‐to‐end multimedia distribution equipment for 4K UHD and beyond, is launching their new Genesis XD (GXD) at InfoComm 2014.

The Genesis XD is an all‐in‐one multimedia matrix solution that converts, scales, switches and distributes video, audio and data for small‐to‐large connectivity applications.

A four‐panel video wall will be created using Genesis XD and Genesis‐compatible multipoint products, including their new GBOX Series of compact, throw‐down boxes, Optiva system cards, and the new Eclipse HD system.

Genesis XD accepts and converts both analog and digital signals, including HDMI 1.4b with HDCP (now known as HEAC ‐ HDMI, Ethernet, Audio, Control), Display Port, DVI, VGA, Component and 3G HD‐SDI. GXD’s massive 40 Gbps backplane accommodates uncompressed 4K UHD resolutions now and 8K resolutions later, allowing it to serve as a staple for installers that want a flexible and reliable connectivity platform.

Remote locations can be connected via singlemode and multimode Fiber up to 10 kilometers (6 miles), as well as CATx/HDBaseT or IP/Ethernet up to 100 meters (300 feet).

A notable feature of Genesis XD is the ability to break away and switch audio separately for professional audio editing and processing requirements. GXD also embeds digital S/PDIF or stereo analog audio inputs into HDMI and 3G HD‐SDI signals, as well as, de‐embeds audio from those same digital signals.

Supported data formats include 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, RS‐ 232, CEC, USB 2.0 (for keyboard, mouse, storage devices etc.), and IR, which provides IR control of the source equipment from the display end of the link. Genesis XD is a non‐blocking, full cross‐point matrix switch that allows any source to seamlessly connect to one or all displays for continuous, trouble‐free operation in critical applications. GXD is a modular system, expandable and scalable from 8×8 to 256×256.

Initially, GXD will be launched in a 32×32, 9RU frame, allowing for 16 cards input and 16 cards output, with two channels per card. It incorporates “intelli‐scale” technology to instantly scale a video source to the native resolution of connected displays in less than one second.

The multi‐format Genesis XD platform can be utilized in numerous connectivity applications, including but not limited to:

  • Corporate: One building can distribute multimedia between floors via copper cabling then send the same signals to a second building via fiber cabling, all output from the same switch. For AV/IT integration applications, GXD can bridge both audio/video and data networks over the same IP/Ethernet infrastructure.
  • Education: GXD can utilize existing copper and IP infrastructure for video conferencing in classrooms, then convert these and other signals for long‐distance transport over fiber, for distribution of seminars, surveillance video and broadcast journalism programs throughout a campus or regional district.
  • Government and Military: GXD can support all video, audio and data for multi‐display, high‐security, Command and Control rooms, as well as distribute ultra‐high resolution interactive video for simulation/mission control applications.
  • Hospital Operating Room: GXD can be deployed as the central switch for all connectivity applications, including archiving operating procedures, live video feed of procedures for long‐distance teaching applications over fiber and IP/Ethernet, as well as distribution of multimedia to digital signage/video walls throughout the building.
  • Security and Surveillance: High‐definition HDMI and 3G HD‐SDI video may be routed through GXD from multiple sources to a single output using a quad‐multiviewer card.
  • Worship: GXD offers seamless switching between video cameras and computer graphics, providing reliable, high‐ quality signal distribution to multiple projectors and screens.

Genesis XD includes interfaces such as USB 2.0 for remote KVM applications, RS‐232 Serial Data and Ethernet for controlling remote devices. The system can be remotely controlled and monitored through any laptop or tablet to access the web‐based GUI. Other forms of control supported are RS‐232 and Ethernet/SNMP commands, allowing third‐party control systems to be used.

Additionally, it features a front‐LCD touch screen for control and to act as a preview screen for any connected video source, eliminating need for a local, dedicated monitor.

For more information visit us at InfoComm 2014, June 18‐20, Booth C7716, go to http://www.emcore.com/opticomm, or call 626‐ 293‐3400.

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