Part No: 9131 0020

MX8x8-3GSDI-Pro is a high performance multirate 3G-SDI matrix switcher that distributes and switches 3G, HD and SD-SDI serial digital video signals. Inputs are equalized to compensate up to 130 meter long coaxial cable (with 3G signal). All outputs are reclocked for stable, jitter free signal transmission. The unit can be controlled either by RS-232 / RS-422 port, TCP/IP LAN or through USB connection or by the built-in website. Housed in a robust metal case, the MX8x8-3GSDI-Pro is ideal equipment for rental/staging applications. The unit can be seamlessly integrated in a Vista Spider or Barco Encore system.

Highlight features

  • 8x8 I/O configuration
  • 3G, HD, SD data rates
  • Input cable compensation and reclocking
  • Genlocked switching (bi-level/tri-level)
  • The unit can be controlled either by USB or RS-232



  • Rental and staging
  • Military and GIS
  • Medical
  • Scientific visualizations


  • 3G, HD, SD data rates
  • Routing: 8x8 I/O configuration
  • 3G rate BNC connectors
  • Automatic input cable compensation on all inputs 130 m at 3G, 200m at HD and 400 m at SD data rate
  • SMPTE 324M, 325M compliant
  • Signal detect LED on each input
  • Automatic rate on all outputs
  • PLL reclocking for signals at 270 Mb/s, 360 Mb/s, 540 Mb/s, 1.485 Gb/s and 2.97 Gb/s
  • RS-232 or RS-422 control
  • USB control
  • Genlock switching (bi-level/tri-level) for 3G, HD and SD signal rates
  • Ethernet control for remote system monitoring and control
  • Web page hosting capabilities
  • Front panel buttons control
  • TCP/IP LAN control port with built-in WEB access
  • Error logging with real time clock
  • Vista Spider and Barco Encore compatible
  • Fan-less design - low noise ratio
  • Internal, built-in power supply
  • Metal enclosure
  • Rack mountable


Data rates: 3G (2.97 Gb/s), HD (1.48 Gb/s) and SD (270 Mb/s)
Input cable compensation: 3G max. 130 m; HD max. 200 m; SD max. 400 m
Routing: 8x8 non-blocking - any input(s) to any output(s)
Reclocking: yes
RS-232/422: Selectable (9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200)
Baud RX, TX (default: 57600)
LAN: Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-TX (Auto-sensing)
WEB: Built-in website
Front panel buttons: yes
Power: 100 - 230 V AC
Power consumption: 15 W
Dimensions: 446 (482) W x 302 D x 43,9 H mm
Weight: 4500 g
Compliance: CE
Warranty: 3 years


Inputs: 8 x BNC*
Outputs: 8 x BNC*
Genlock: 1 x BNC
RS-232/RS-422: 9-pole D-sub female
Ethernet: RJ45
USB: mini USB-B female connector
Power: IEC
*75 Ohm termination.

SDI Comparison Chart
Name Standard Bit rates (data transfer rate) Sample video formats
Standard Definition SDI
  • 270 Mpbs (most common)
  • 360 MBps (widescreen)
  • 143 Mbps, 177 Mbps (NTSC/PAL)
480i, 576i, 625i widescreen270 Mpbs supports 525-line interlaced video at a 59.94 Hz field rate (29.97 Hz frame rate) and 625-line, 50 Hz interlaced video. Highly compatible with NTSC and PAL-B/G/D/K/I systems.
Enhanced Definition SDI
  • 540 Mbps
  • Dual-link 270 Mpbs
480p, 576p, 525p, 625p
High Definition SDI
  • 1.485 Gbps
  • 1.485/1.001 Gbps (supporting frame rates of 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz and 23.98 Hz to be compatible with NTSC systems)

Commonly collectively referred to as nominal bit rate of 1.5 Gbps

1080/60i, 1080/59.94i
1080/50i, 1080/30p
1080/29.97p, 1080/25p
1080/24p, 1080/23.98p
720/60p, 720/59.94p
720/50p, 1080psf
Dual-Link High Definition SDI
(double cables)
  • 2.970 Gbps
  • 2.970/1.001 Gbps
1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
3G-SDI3 Gbps SDI
This single cable link will replace
dual-link HD-SDI in future
  • 2.970 Gbps
  • 2.970/1.001 Gbps

Commonly collectively referred to as nominal bit rate of 3 Gbps

1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p

product brief back view
cad drawing  user manual
ce icon CE Doc  

Standalone diagram


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