VidOvation launches automatic video bypass and signal changeover switch

Feb. 24, 2014

VidOvation, a technology provider of video and data communication systems to the broadcast television, sports, corporate audio-visual and government markets, recently announced the general availability of their latest product offering, the PKA-2210. The Protection and Keep Alive product is an automatic video bypass and signal changeover switch.

The PKA-2210's primary use is as an automatic protection switch. The unit has A and B inputs with seamless and automatic switching capability. A primary video feed can be connected to the A input and a backup feed on the B input. If the A feed should fail, the PKA-2210 will switch to the B feed using its multiple input frame sync capability.

Another feature of the device is the internal generation of a video test signal with a character ID. This can be used to test and identify a video circuit. If the primary video circuit A fails and the B input fails as well, or there is no backup B input, the system can seamlessly switch on a test signal and character ID onto the circuit or when it is not in use.

The PKA-2210 is available as a standalone unit or as a 1/3 rack-mount with an optional kit. The unit also comes in a dual-wide card configuration called the PKA-5210. Up to 10 of the PKA-5210 cards can be installed in a 20-slot 2RU openGear chassis with monitoring and control via openGear's DashBoard and SNMP, the company said.

The PKA-2210 benefits transmission applications such as terrestrial broadcast television transmitters, microwave electronic news gathering links, mobile and fixed satellite transmission, fiber optic video transmission, 60GHz wireless video transmission and more.

Topics: Content Management , Hardware

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