Epica DGX 144

Large-scale Single Strand Multimode Fiber Matrix Switching has Never Been Easier

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The Epica DGX 144 is a modular fiber optic matrix switcher designed to transport uncompressed video, embedded audio and one-way control up to 3000 feet away over single strand multimode fiber. With its exclusive DGX Technology, the system offers simple signal conversion between analog and digital signals and vice versa whether it is needed at the source, the switch or the destination. Supporting 4.95 Gbps, the DGX ensures perfect pixel for pixel reproduction for all video resolutions up to 1920x1200. Designed with flexibility, the compact 16 RU enclosure is expandable from 16x16 to 144x144 by increments of 16 and supports DGX Fiber, DVI and HD-15 input boards and DGX Fiber, and our DVI output boards. It features several integrator friendly tools designed to simplify setup and reduce installation issues including hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and fully redundant, hot-swappable power supplies with redundant power feeds.

When paired with the DGX Fiber Transmitters and Receivers the system can also pass audio and control sent from the TX through the matrix switcher to the RX. The DGX Fiber Receivers (both HD-15 and DVI) feature SmartScale™ Technology which automatically responds to the display's declared EDID information and scales the video resolution and adjusts the video parameters to match the displays native format. SmartScale Technology ensures every display operates at its preferred resolution and eliminates the incompatibilities that can arise in matrix switching systems when the output resolution of the source is not supported by some or all of the displays in the system.

Common Applications

The Epica DGX 144 can route and transmit pure high resolution analog and digital video up to 3,000 feet making it the perfect solution for government agencies, command-and-control environments, universities, hospitals, casinos, retail environments or any facility that demands the highest quality video be shared between rooms or even buildings.

CUSTOM REQUEST
AMX manufacturers a full range of customizable matrix switchers to accommodate multiple signal types in various input/output ranges. Please contact us at 800.222.0193 (US) or 469.624.7400 (International).

Features

  • Designed for use with single strand multimode fiber; the most common, easily terminated and installed fiber cable solution
  • Compatible DGX Fiber Receivers feature SmartScale™ Technology which automatically responds to the display's declared EDID information and scales the video to the best resolution and video parameters for that display without manual setup
  • DGX Technology offers simple signal conversion between analog and digital signals whether it is needed at the source, the switch or the destination
  • Use in conjunction with our DGX Fiber Transmitters and Receivers to send video, audio and one-way control over a single fiber cable up to 6,000 feet -- 3,000 feet to the matrix switcher and 3,000 feet after the matrix switcher
  • Supports matrix switching of embedded digital or analog audio and one-way control when used in conjunction with any DGX Fiber TX / RX pair running through the Epica DGX 144 SC Fiber Input and Output Boards
  • Supports analog video resolutions and DVI resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
  • True uncompressed DVI digital matrix switching ensures the purity of the digital image is never compromised
  • Pre-loaded with the most common EDID settings on each of the matrix switcher's input connectors to emulate the display's response when queried, which ensures transmission of the video from the source device
  • Custom EDID settings can be loaded on each input with the use of the included EDID Programmer
  • Standard RS-232 control port
  • Standard USB (mini-B) port can be used as a virtual Com port for serial communication with a PC
  • Supports AutoPatch's simple BCS serial control protocol
  • Standard Integrated TCP/IP APWeb control
  • Ships with free AutoPatch matrix switcher configuration software
  • Ships with free APControl to provide easy single-user PC control of the matrix switcher
  • Rack mounting ears included
  • AMX limited lifetime warranty
  • Fully redundant power supplies with independent power paths for maximum reliability
  • Local presets allow quick recall of a pre-programmed set of switches with a single command; multiple presets can exist within a system at the same time
  • Global presets allow quick recall of a comprehensive snapshot of all switches

Documentation

Specifications

Compatible Video Formats n/a
4K Not supported
Audio Format Support Audio Support: Analog Stereo or S/PDIF (S/PDIF up to 96 kHz Sample Rate, 96 kHz audio only available when source video resolution is 800x600 @ 60 Hz(40 MHz pixel clock) or greater, otherwise 48 kHz Max)
Fiber Cable Types and Supported Length Multimode Simplex (with SC termination) 50/125 µm (preferred) or 62.5/125 µm; Fiber Cable Length: Up to 3000 ft In with 50um cable, up to 1500 ft In with 62.5um
Serviceability n/a
Dimensions (HWD) 28" x 19" x 20 1/16" (71.1 cm x 48.3 cm x 51 cm); Rack Units: 16

Epica DGX 144

Large-scale Single Strand Multimode Fiber Matrix Switching has Never Been Easier


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