Standalone VGA Grid- *Being discontinued* - last time purchase 30th April 2017

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Standalone VGA Grid- *Being discontinued* - last time purchase 30th April 2017

Manufacturer Epiphan Systems
Part Number Standalone VGA Grid
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Ex. VAT: £8,539.00 (RRP:£8,539.95) Inc. VAT: £10,246.80
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The standalone VGA Grid™ is a powerful system designed to synchronize, capture, record and stream audio and video from directly connected video and audio sources.




The standalone VGA Grid™ is a powerful system designed to synchronize, capture, record and stream audio and video from directly connected video and audio sources. Captures from high definition sources (resolutions up to 2048×2048) and is available in 4-card and 6-card variations depending on the number of inputs to capture.

Features at a glance

 

The standalone VGA Grid systems may be populated with either four or six Capture DL Cards. Each Capture DL Card has two video ports, one DVI-I (HD video) and one S-Video (SD video). Both of these ports may be used simultaneously making a 4-card VGA Grid capable of capturing video from 8 ports simultaneously (4 HD and 4 SD). The VGA Grid is capable of capturing, encoding, recording and streaming six HD video (2048×2048) streams simultaneously.

  • Capture at 2K resolutions (2048×2048 or 2560×1600 wide screen)
  • 4-card or 6-card versions depending on number of sources
  • Each card has 1 HD (VGA/DVI/HDMI) and one SD (S-Video) port, capture from both at once
  • Stream six channels of 1080p video at a minimum of 30 fps
  • Synchronize and time-stamp streams
  • Control and operate locally or remotely from anywhere on the same network
  • Support for simultaneous streaming clients or publishing to CDNs
  • Create multi-source layouts with backgrounds and logos
 

The standalone VGA Grid™ is a powerful system designed to synchronize, capture, record and stream audio and video from directly connected video and audio sources. Captures from high definition sources (resolutions up to 2048×2048) and is available in 4-card and 6-card variations depending on the number of inputs to capture.

 

 

Multi-source layouts with branding

 

 

 

 

Sources can be displayed in multiple layouts.

  • Choose to display the video from one or multiple video sources; you can choose the size and placement of each source.
  • VGA Grid automatically scales inputs to match your configured layout settings.Add a customized background with your company logo, the date, time, and any other information you want to add to the screen.
  • Overlay video with timestamp information and other text.
  • Upload a custom image to display when the channel does not have a signal or if your input signal is interrupted for any reason.
  • You can choose to simultaneously stream your video content to diverse viewers with customized layouts and delivery methods to suit each viewer.
  • Each stream can have multiple encoding settings to suit various delivery methods and viewing destinations.

 

 

Video/audio outputs and network/control ports

Video and Audio Inputs

  • VGA Grid has an RJ-45 Ethernet port, three USB 2.0 ports, and one RS-232 port.
  • Five audio inputs are provided as either mic or line level (4 card system)
  • Seven audio inputs are provided as either mic or line level (6 card system)
  • Up to 6 DVI/VGA/HDMI input ports
  • Up to 6 S-Video input ports.

 

Streaming protocols

  • Supports a wide range of streaming formats and protocols enabling it to stream video to media players, Content Delivery Networks and multicast networks using industry standard streaming formats including (HTTP, FLV, ASF, MJPEG) and via TCP/UDP using RTSP and HLS.
  • Supports multicast streaming via UDP using RTP, MPEG-TS RTP, MPEG-TS and publishes to streaming servers (CDNs) via RTMP and RTSP.
  • Multi-encoding functionality can eliminate the need for a transcoding service.

VGA Grid’s powerful processor lets you stream to a large local audience (located within the same network) without the use of a streaming server.

 

Stream using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Session Announce Protocol (SAP)

 

 

  • Media players, smart TVs, set-top-boxes, digital signs etc. can play live streams and saved recordings from the VGA Grid via UPnP or SAP.
  • Streaming via UPnP and/or SAP is perfect for situations when the destination device is unattended. For example, when VGA Grid streams to a digital sign that continuously plays a video, if there is an interruption, the live stream resume feature automatically resumes the stream.
  • VGA Grid’s powerful processor lets you stream to many set top boxes/smart TV’s simultaneously without sacrificing video quality.

 

 

Video encoding with H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG

  • VGA Grid supports the most widely used video codecs to ensure maximum compatibility with commercial viewing software media players such as VLC and Adobe Media Player.
  • Multi-encoding features such as video frame rate, encoding bit rate, and key frame internal are among several parameters to ensure your stream reaches your audience.
  • Use the default settings, or fine tune the operation to your application.
  • Whether you are recording highly dynamic full motion video or slowly changing instrumentation displays, VGA Grid enables you to direct the encoder to achieve optimal video quality while satisfying bitrate and file size constraints of your specific application and environment.

 

 

Supports audio codecs MP3, AAC and PCM

  • VGA Grid supports the most widely used audio codecs to ensure maximum compatibility with commercial viewing software.
  • Use the default settings, or fine tune to meet your requirements.

 

Record while streaming

  • VGA Grid is capable of recording the streaming output.
  • Store the video files to a hard drive, with 3 TB of storage (storage upgrades available), in AVI, MPEG-TS or MOV format (common and easy to use formats).
  • Admin interface indicates the amount of free storage space.
  • Manage the size of your recorded video files by configuring the VGA Grid to start a new file based on a time or file-size limit. When the limit is reached, the current recorded file is closed and available for download while a new file is opened for continued recording – all without missing a frame.
 

 

 

Easy access to external file storage

Integrate with:

The VGA Grid offers a variety of options for storing your recorded files:
  • Access files quickly at Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
  • Store the files on the device itself, this is useful when you don’t have access to a network or an external device. You can always download the files later.
  • Transfer the recorded files to an external USB storage device or local network storage via FTP, RSYNC, or CIFS to ensure you don’t run out of disk space on your device and facilitate 24/7 recording.Configure automatic file transfer when a USB device is inserted.Integrate easily with commercial content management systems.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported aspect ratios and resolutions

 

Automatically configures frame rate, bitrate, and aspect ratio

  • The input signal resolution and aspect ratio are automatically reflected in the output stream.
  • Supports 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps and resolutions up to 2048×2048.
  • Capture computer displays and live camera signals.
  • Convenient pick lists of standard resolutions in 4:3, 16:9, and 16:10 ratios make configuration and switching between various video input sources quick and easy. Custom resolutions are also supported.

 
  • The VGA Grid analyzes your source stream and automatically uses the best possible frame size, bitrate, and aspect ratio for the output stream.
  • Changes to the input signal resolution and aspect ratio are automatically reflected in the output stream.
  • Automatic configuration is an option that can be enabled or disabled depending on your requirements.

 

 

File redundancy and fault tolerance

Thoughtful Design

  • Networked VGA Grid can be optionally configured with storage in a RAID array.
  • A networked VGA Grid supports RAID 10, when 4 disks are configured.
  • It easily fits into any standard rackmount cabinet.
  • AC power equipped that can easily be fed through the equipment rack

 

 

Control

  • A web-based control interface enables local and remote configuration and operation.
  • Integration with other systems is available via our HTTP and RS-232 APIs.
  • Monitor your VGA Grid on the go with a mobile device or tablet using a custom interface designed for touch screen devices.
  • Preform basic operations like checking video signals, audio levels, starting and stopping recordings, and disk space from the mobile interface.
 
The EpiphanConnect mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices. This alternative to the desktop based discovery utility makes connecting to the touch screen friendly interface even easier by finding all Epiphan devices on the network.

 

Technical Specifications

Video Inputs Connectors (4-6)1 DVI-I (dual link) / HDMI 2 / VGA2 / Component3 (4-6) 1 S-Video / composite4 (NTSC/PAL)
Resolutions VESA modes: 640×480 to 2048×2048; Custom resolutions
HD Video Format Options R, G, B plus separate HSync and VSync signals; R, G, B plus CSYNC signal; R, G, B with Sync-on-Green synchronization
DVI dual link
Audio Input Connector (5-7)5 (3.5mm) stereo analog audio
Input Levels Mic and line-in
Video Encoding Video Codec H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Video Bit Rates Configurable up to 10 Mb/sec
Key Frame Intervals Programmable
Color Resolution RGB 24-bits per pixel
Frame Size Configurable up to 2048×2048 (2560×1600 widescreen)
Frame Rates6 Minimum 30 fps with 6 HD channels driven @ 1920×1080p, Minimum 10 fps with 6 HD channels driven @ 2048×2048p
Audio Encoding Audio Codec Encoder Bitrate Sample Frequencies
MP3 32-192kbps 22kHz, 44kHz
PCM - 22kHz, 44kHz
AAC 32-192kbps 16 kHz, 22kHz, 44kHz
G.711 - 8kHz (a-Law) & 8kHz (μ-Law)
IP Network Interfaces Connector (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45
Streams FLV, ASF, and MJPEG over HTTP
RTSP over TCP/UDP
RTMP and RTSP for publishing to a streaming server or CDN
HLS – (Native Apple HTTP stream for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch)
Multicast Streams RTP, MPEG-TS and MPEG-TS/RTP over UDP
Network Discovery / Announce UPnP, SAP
Video/Audio Recording and File Management Internal Storage 3 TB (Default), configurable up to 12 TB or 6 TB RAID or with SSD options up to 2 TB or 1 TB RAID.
Unlimited storage when configured with local or network attached storage, enabling 24/7 recording.
Automatically removes oldest recordings from internal storage as space is required.
File maintenance through admin interface (Web UI)
Local Storage Automatic copy to local USB drives via the (6) USB 2.0 ports
Network Storage FTP server and FTP client capabilities (automatic and manual)
RSYNC/CIFS synchronization
Playback and Recorded Formats Download recorded videos (AVI, MPEG-TS or MOV) using the Web UI and playback through any compatible player.
Administration Web UI for administration. Includes multiple user roles (admin, operator and viewer).
Included API for integration into existing environments (executed via HTTP or RS-232). Creston/AMX ready.
Time Synchronization NTP, TIME (RFC 868), PTP v1 (IEEE-1588-2002 V1)
Product Dimensions 4U Rackmount Chassis 20.5″ × 16.9″ × 6.9″ (522mm × 430mm × 176mm)
Product Weight Approx. 18 kg (40 lbs), May vary with system configuration options
Country of Origin Final Assembly and Manufacturing: North America (Canada)

 

1With a 4 card Grid, you get 4 HD video inputs and 4 SD video inputs; with a 6 card Grid, you get 6 HD video inputs and 6 SD inputs
2Using DVI-I port, with the supplied adapter or cable
3Requires component to VGA adapter (not included)
4Using S-Video port with the supplied adapter
5 With 4 card Grid, you get 5 audio inputs, with 6 card Grid, you get 7 audio inputs
6Frame rates may differ under certain conditions

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