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Snell To Debut Sirius 800 At IBC

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Snell is to debut its Sirius 800 routing switchers at this year's IBC, showcasing new enhancements such as guaranteed co-timing of multi-channel audio on all channels, single reference switching for all formats and numerous control-related updates.
The company will also be providing a technology demonstration of a new audio and video fingerprinting solution.
The Sirius 800 system on display will feature frame synchronisation on the units' Advanced Hybrid Processing (AHP) input and output cards; an option that enables synchronisation, clean switching and independent routing and processing of audio and video signals.
"The Sirius 800 router with AHP is known for its uniquely robust combination of flexibility and functionality, which together give users complete freedom in configuring signals in and out of the routing switcher," said Alan Smith, product manager at Snell.
"At IBC2013 we look forward to demonstrating a variety of new features, capabilities, and configuration options that together yield an even more versatile routing and processing solution."
The unique new audio phasing control provides constant delay, as well as co-timing of multi-channel audio for all "same-format" signals across the whole router.
A single reference for switching all formats facilitates system design, while a line synchronisation mode allows re-timing and clean switching.
Adjustable video and individual audio channel delays allow compensation for contribution channel and audio encoding/decoding delays. The audio and video fingerprinting demonstration is based on the company's Hyperion monitoring and quality control technology that facilitates system-wide transmission-path lip-sync monitoring.
The availability of frame synchronisation on the routing switcher's AHP cards enables every single input into the Sirius 800 router to have its own synchroniser, as well as existing capabilities including track swap, gain, delay and mixing capability for input-level correction, standard channel setup, Dolby® 5.1 surround sound downmix, stereo-to-mono mix, output level adjustment, Dolby E delay compensation, video and audio timing delay correction, and sample rate conversion to house standard.

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