Apantac Offers Cost-Effective Performance in 4K Multiviewers and Converters

Apantac, a supplier of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions, and a long-time Ross Video openGear partner, continues to see 4K as the next step in video monitoring and signal conversion. The company’s product lines, fully supporting 4K production, offer professionals the ability to future-proof their work for emerging 4K markets.

Apantac’s T# ("T Sharp") Multiviewers are now available in three frame sizes (1RU, 2RU, 4RU) and 16 pre-configured models are available (which can be easily expanded by adding additional input or output boards). All boards are hot swappable and interchangeable between all three frame sizes. In addition to being 4K-ready, the T# series supports the JPEG2000 (J2K), SMPTE 2022-6, H.264, and HDMI formats.

With these combined capabilities, Apantac Multiviewers are technologically suited for any type of monitoring requirement and offer a truly future-proof Multiviewer solution for Broadcasters.

Apantac also offers its cascadable 4-input Multiviewer solution for the openGear platform, called the OG-MiniQ. A first of its kind for openGear, the OG-MiniQ offers 4 auto-detect 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs, and supports up to 10 modules cascaded together for up to 40 inputs (windows) on a single openGear frame. The OG-MiniQ also supports 4K inputs and outputs.

In addition, Apantac's Micro-4K-DP Converter supports true 4K/UHD monitoring for 4K 60Hz at 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 with a Displayport 1.2 output. This enables it to turn a $500 consumer UHD/4K monitor into a very affordable 4K monitoring solution.

The Micro-4K Down Converter is available as a stand-alone solution as well as a card for the openGear platform. This down-converts professional 4K/UHD signals to HD for supporting 4K on both HD and HDMI devices. The Micro-4K / OG-Micro4K (openGear model) supports 4x 3G-SDI inputs, which are down-converted to both HDMI and SDI simultaneously, with outputs up to 1080P. UHD sources can now affordably be viewed on inexpensive LCD monitors or routed in existing 3G infrastructures, making this an ideal solution for 4K broadcast and mobile production.

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