Alfa Network AW-300P Specifications

Live Content Producer
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Live Content Producer
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Live Content Producer
The Anycast Station™ Live Content Producer AWS-G500E is a solution that combines decades of Sony AV expertise
together with industry-leading IT technology.
Designed as a powerful content creation tool for live event programming, it is comprised of a high-quality video switcher,
an audio mixer, a large LCD display, Text Typing Tool software, and a streaming encoder and server - all packed into an
attaché case-size chassis weighing only about 17 lb 10 oz (8 kg)*.
To accommodate today’s growing needs to integrate video, audio, and a variety of PC input sources in live events, the
AWS-G500E provides a comprehensive set of AV and IT inputs.
The AWS-G500E is flexible in terms of configuration to suit the exact needs of each particular user in terms of input
signals. A wide variety of optional modules for input sources are provided such as SD, HD, and PC video signals.
In addition, Sony has introduced the new optional BKAW-581 Serial Digital Interface Module, which specializes in SDI
input and output (480i/59.94, 576i/50), as well as supporting embedded audio. This module is an affordable solution
for customers who require an SD setup, and is especially beneficial for studio and live shooting applications.
If customers wish to upgrade to an HD configuration as their needs grow, they can simply replace the BKAW-581 with an
optional HD interface module.
The AWS-G500E performs the unique processing that allows live switching between these video and computer sources
without the use of external line converters and without degrading picture quality.
When it comes to program delivery, the AWS-G500E is also very flexible. Straight from the AWS-G500E, the user can feed
programs to a TV transmitter for live broadcast, record onto tape, feed the switched program output directly to large
venue displays, store input sources and a PGM output to external hard disk drives, and stream the program on the web
on a live or on-demand basis.
The AWS-G500E also includes beneficial Text Typing Tool software as standard, which allows operators to easily generate
still text for superimposition on the program output.
With all these unique features, plus a logical design for ultimate ease of use, the AWS-G500E combined with a wide
range of optional modules is a powerful tool that can be used by anyone, anytime, and anywhere - for remote television
broadcast operations, church productions, product promotions, event and live staging, music clip creation, conferences,
seminars, and distance learning. Just plug in the power cord, turn on the power, and deliver the program.
*When all three slots for optional modules are fully loaded.
Camera 3
Live Content Producer
Camera 2
Camera 1
Input Source Recording
Presentation Materials
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All-in-one design
The AWS-G500E comes equipped with a video switcher, an
audio mixer, an LCD display, and camera control functions,
all packed into a compact attache´ case design.
This approach eliminates any external wiring and cumbersome signal adjustments, making setup extremely easy
and quick. On the large LCD screen, there are two windows
for monitoring the program and preview outputs, together
with seven windows to view each individual input source
plus one internal still picture source, eliminating the need
Left Side Panel
Front view
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for multiple video monitors.
These factors make the AWS-G500E a powerful device for
producing live events, virtually anywhere and with a minimum production crew and setup time.
Despite its compact design, each function of the AWSG500E provides uncompromising power and quality.
1 Video Switcher
-1280 x 1024 100-MHz/4:2:2 8-bit processing
-6 primary inputs plus one still picture source
-1 ME with 1 keyer including Chroma Keying
-1 DSK + 1 fixed station logo
-16 wipe patterns
2 Audio Mixer
-48 kHz/24-bit processing
-6 stereo channel input mixing
-6 channel faders and 1 master fader
3 Access Buttons
Pressing an access button calls up the control
menus of the associated input to the LCD screen.
A variety of video and audio parameter settings
can be made.
4 Mixer Output Controls
Provides controls for the audio monitor output
level, built-in speakers, and headphone output,
talkback On/Off, and dimmer On/Off of an
Also controls the audio signal to be monitored
between PGM, AUX1, AUX2, and MIX.
7 Device Control
Provides basic and jog/shuttle control functions
of external hard disk drives and i.LINK-compatible
VTRs used for playing back video material.
The jog and shuttle dials are also used for focus
and zoom control of compatible Sony Pan/Tilt/
Zoom cameras.
A Source Viewer
Displays the thumbnail video of each input
source.The windows of the sources selected for
PGM out and PVW out are highlighted in red
and amber, respectively.
B Streaming Display
Displays the parameters, current server status
of the streaming video, and URL of the AWSG500E the user is operating.
8 Talkback Microphone
Used for talkback purposes. An intercom
connector is also provided on the rear panel
should the use of an intercom system be preferred.
C PGM Viewer
Displays the source currently distributed or
9 Wireless Keyboard (Turned Over)
Used to create still text for superimposition on
the program output, to type video source
names prior to the live event, and for setting
up IP addresses of the streaming server.
10 Factory Use connector
Outputs the tally signals to connected devices
such as Camera Control Units (CCUs) to light
the tally lamp of a camera. Also used to allow
PGM and PVW signals to be selected remotely
from the Sony RM-BR300, a remote controller for
VISCA-compatible pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
D PVW Viewer
Displays the next source selected for output
after the transition.
E Effect Display
The currently selected effect pattern is indicated with an effect icon. Effect and DSK
transition durations are also displayed.
F Guide Display
Displays guides for controlling compatible Sony
Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras such as zoom, pan, tilt,
focus, and iris. Also displays the camera position
memory numbers/names of a camera selected
on the NEXT button row, as well as the general
menu selections and settings.
11 Memory Stick™ slot
Accepts Memory Stick media to import and
export files such as fonts, EDLs, graphics and
logo files, and as well as to upgrade the
operating software of the AWS-G500E.
5 On-line Button
Triggers or stops the following functions:
-Streaming distribution
-Recording of input sources or PGM output to
compatible hard disk drives
-Recording of PGM output to i.LINK®-compatible
-Recording of video-on-demand files of the
streaming content
6 Menu Operation/Camera Control
General menu selection/settings are made
using the menu button and jog roller.
This area also provides control functions for
compatible Sony Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras.
The position controller allows pan/tilt control of
compatible Sony Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras while
the ten keys are for camera position memory
VISCA™ control is used to provide pan, tilt,
zoom, iris, focus, and white balance control
12 Operation Screen Connector
G Audio Level Display
Displays the audio output levels of PGM,
MIX, AUX1, and AUX2.
Outputs the operation screen (GUI of the
AWS-G500E) to an external display*2 at
WXGA size (1,280 x 800), at 60 Hz.
H Built-in Stereo Speakers
13 NETWORK Connector
Used to connect an external network adaptor
or router. 10Base-T and 100Base-TX Ethernet
are supported.
14 USB Connectors
Used to connect a USB keyboard or a mouse. Also
accept USB flash memories to import or export
files such as fonts, EDLs, graphics and logo files, as
well as to upgrade the operating software of the
I Key Status Display
Indicates the status (On/Off) of the key.
Not available in HD mode.
P lease contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer
for information on compatible displays.
P lease contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer
for information on compatible keyboards and mice.
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Easy and integrated operation
The AWS-G500E makes live event programming as simple as
possible. This is because the AWS-G500E requires very little or
no technical knowledge of switcher and mixer setup and
operations, due to its extremely intuitive control surface and
large LCD display.
With the AWS-G500E, switching between the desired input
signals is an extremely easy task. This is because all input
sources, as well as the preview and program outputs, are
shown on one large LCD screen - simply select the next
desired signal from the NEXT button row and slide the transition
fader or hit the Cut button.
The window frames of the input sources chosen for the
program and preview outputs are highlighted in the same
color as the program and preview window markers. This gives
operators complete comfort that the correct inputs have been
Text Typing Tool software
The AWS-G500E comes with Text Typing Tool software, which is
controlled via an easy-to-use GUI displayed in full size on the
LCD screen.
This GUI can be easily toggled between the main GUI of the
AWS-G500E. The Text Typing Tool software allows operators to
easily generate still text for superimposition on the program
output using the DSK or keyer. In addition, wipe and dissolve
effects can be used for text overlaying. A number of text files
can be created and stored in advance for instant recall during
the live event, and it is possible to install TrueType fonts from
third parties.
The Text Typing Tool of the AWS-G500E supports ten languages,
as listed to the right.
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­ variety of preset effect patterns are available for source
switching transitions as well as for inserting keys.
On all GUI displays, a choice of 10 languages is provided for
maximum ease of use.
Languages available on the GUI display and Text Typing Tool:
1. English
2. Chinese (Simplified)
3. Chinese (Traditional)
4. French
5. German
GUI: Text Typing Tool
6. Italian
7. Japanese
8. Korean
9. Portuguese
10. Spanish
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Camera remote control capability
The AWS-G500E allows operators to easily control one or more
compatible pan/tilt/zoom cameras at remote locations, since
it allows pan and tilt adjustments from its position controller, in
addition to iris, focus, and zoom control using the jog and
shuttle dials. Sony offers a variety of compatible cameras such
as the BRC-300, BRC-Z330, BRC-H700, and EVI-HD1.
(For details of compatible models, refer to the chart in page 9.)
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Flexible video input configurations
The AWS-G500E has three slots for optional modules located
on the rear panel.
A variety of optional interface modules ranging from SD to HD
are available, allowing users to configure the system exactly as
What’s more, the AWS-G500E allows each input on these
modules to be assigned to any one of the primary inputs via
simple menu settings.
SD Video Interface Module
Serial Digital Interface Module
BKAW-570 SD Video Interface Module
BNC Type x 2 / Video: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Sync negative
DIN Type x 2 / Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Sync negative / C: 0.286
Vp-p at burst, 75 Ω (NTSC) / C: 0.3 Vp-p at burst, 75 Ω (PAL)
EEE 1394 6-pin type x 2
IEC 6 1883-2 compliant
IEEE 1394 S400 6pin Type x 1 / HDD IF: SBP2
i.LINK Interface
BKAW-580 / 581*1 Serial Digital Interface Module
BNC Type x 2 / Video: 800m Vp-p (75 Ω) / SMPTE259M-C, ITUSD SDI IN
Serial Digital Interface Module
R656 compliant / Audio sampling rate: 20 bit 48 kHz 2 channels (channel 1 and 2, or 3 and 4) / SMPTE272M-A compliant
BNC Type x 1 / Video: 800m Vp-p (75 Ω) / SMPTE259M-C, ITUR656 compliant / Audio sampling rate: 20 bit 48 kHz 2 channels (channel 1 and 2) / SMPTE272M-A compliant
IEEE 1394 S400 6pin Type x 1 / HDD IF: SBP2
HD Video Interface Module
HD SDI Module
i.LINK*2 Interface
BKAW-560 HD Video Interface Module
D-Sub Shrink 15pin Type x 2 (Female) /
Analog Component 1080 50i / 59.94i, 720 50p / 59.94p
Sync on Y
Y: 0.70V, Pb & Pr: ± 0.35V
D-Sub Shrink 15pin Type (Female) /
Analog Component 1080 50i / 59.94i, 720 50p / 59.94p
Sync on Y
Level Y: 0.70V, Pb & Pr: ± 0.35V
BKAW-590 HD SDI Module
BNC Type x 2, 800 mVp-p, 75Ω
PC Video Interface Module
Video: SMPTE 292M 1080 50i / 59.94i , 720 50p / 59.94p
Audio: SMPTE 299M (48kHz, 20bit, 1/2CH, 3/4CH selectable)
BNC Type, 800 mVp-p, 75Ω
Video: SMPTE 292M 1080 50i / 59.94i , 720 50p / 59.94p
Audio: SMPTE 299M (48kHz, 20bit, 1/2CH)
BKAW-550 PC Video Interface Module
D-Sub Shrink 15pin Type x 2 (Female)
interface module is available with software version 2.30 and later.
*12 This
Only for BKAW-580.
*3 The
output is active when 16:9 HD mode is selected for Program Output Aspect Ratio.
Rear Panel of AWS-G500E
T he three slots for optional modules are covered with
blank panels.
BKAW-550 PC Video Interface Module x1
BKAW-570 SD Video Interface Module x2
Rear Panel Connectors example
SD/HD mixed operations
The AWS-G500E can handle SD and HD signals simultaneously,
which characterizes it as a highly versatile system.
For PGM output, three types of aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9 SD, and 16:9
HD mode) are provided. For SD/HD mixed operation in 16:9 SD
mode, it is possible to record PGM output onto an external HDD
connected to the AWS-G500E via the BKAW-570 SD Video Module
or BKAW-580 SD-SDI Video Module.
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Seamless switching between video and
PC sources
G500E is up-converted and processed within a 1280 x 1024
progressive domain to allow switching between sources of
different resolutions, while keeping picture degradation to
a minimum.
The program can be output from a variety of interfaces
including analog composite, S-Video, SD-SDI*1 for video, HD
analog component*2, HD-SDI*3, and D-Sub 15-pin outputs
for projectors and plasma displays*4.
In live events, there’s no telling what types of signal source
need to be presented or distributed. With the AWS-G500E
this dilemma is a thing of the past. The AWS-G500E allows
live switching between a variety of signal sources – from
standard definition video (analog composite, S-Video, DV,
SD-SDI), high-definition video (HD analog component,
HD-SDI) to PC images with various resolutions.
Two important features make this possible - the
sophisticated built-in line converters and the high-resolution
internal processing. Each input source supplied to the AWS-
*1 When using the optional BKAW-580 or BKAW-581 Serial Digital Interface Module.
*2 When using the optional BKAW-560 HD Video Interface Module.
*3 When using the optional BKAW-590 HD-SDI Module.
*4 Available output depends on the interface module used.
Internal Process
Primary Inputs
PGM Outputs
DV Input
Computer RGB
HD Video
Up / Down
Down / Up
Computer RGB
HD Video
AWS-G500E. Loop playback between designated IN and OUT
points is possible, and six pairs of IN and OUT points can be
set for one clip file.
In addition to recording, external HDDs can be used to supply
the AWS-G500E with externally created video sources in the
DV-AVI format.
Furthermore, the AWS-G500E has the capability to
automatically create an EDL (Edit Decision List) based on its
switching information, which allows users to edit DV files on a
PC very efficiently.
During a live event, the AWS-G500E with optional BKAW-570 or
BKAW-580 allows synchronized recording (DV-AVI format) of
two primary standard definition video input sources to an
external third-party hard disk drive*6 via an IEEE1394 interface.
This means that with only two hard disk drives, four primary
inputs can be recorded. What’s more, the PGM output of the
AWS-G500E can also be recorded to them as DV files.
After recording, the DV files can be played back on a PC by
connecting the hard disk drives to it, as well as on the
Multi-Camera Recording*5
(1280x1024 pixel)
External hard disk drives (HDD) operation*5
Live Content Producer
Camera 1
Camera 2
Camera 3
Camera 4
HDD Handover
Nonlinear Editing
DV Compression
Optional BKAW-570 or BKAW-580 is required.
Go to to contact the nearest certified Anycast Station system demo artist.
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Streaming Encoder and Streaming Server
– Live and On-demand Video Streaming
The AWS-G500E provides a built-in Streaming Encoder and
Streaming Server as a standard feature for live and
on-demand video streaming. This function allows the highquality program output of the AWS-G500E to be streamed in
real-time - with minimum degradation and through very simple
procedures - for distribution over the Internet, LANs, or leased
lines. When the number of clients is relatively small, the built-in
Streaming Server function allows the streamed video to be
distributed right from the AWS-G500E without the need for an
Using built-in Streaming function
A / V
external streaming server connection. Since the built-in
Streaming Encoder also allows connection to external
streaming servers, the live event can be widely distributed to
hundreds or even thousands of viewers.
The AWS-G500E can also store internally encoded video files
on its own hard disk drive and stream them as video-ondemand. This allows a relatively small number of clients to
connect directly to the AWS-G500E and view video files when
they wish. In addition, the stored video files can also be
exported via Memory Stick media or USB flash drive to an
external server for full-fledged on-demand video streaming to
a larger number of clients.
On-demand Video File
Small number
of clients
Streaming Server
Using Service Provider
A /V
Internal HDD
Service Provider
Unlimited clients
Device control capability
The i.LINK interface provided on the BKAW-570 SD Video
Interface Module enables remote controls of devices
connected via the i.LINK connector such as VTRs, and
Controlling the Play and Stop buttons and the Jog/Shuttle
dials on the control panel of the AWS-G500E provides these
respective commands to the connected devices. Up to six
cue-up points can be set for one device.
Pressing the ONLINE button on the control panel enables a
connected recorder device to start and stop recording PGM
Connectivity with PC
The i.LINK interface provided on the BKAW-570 SD Video
Interface Module also allows PGM output signals to be
supplied to external devices as a DV stream. With this
capability, the DV stream from the AWS-G500E, for example, can be captured on a PC for later use such as
viewing and editing it.
Tally functions and remote selection of
PGM/NEXT buttons
The FACTORY USE connector on the side panel gives two
convenient functions to the AWS-G500E during live events.
From this connector, tally outputs are provided for up to five
cameras via their Camera Control Units (CCUs).
What’s more, when used with the Sony RM-BR300, a remote
controller for VISCA™-compatible pan/tilt/zoom cameras,
selection of PGM and PVW signals on the AWS-G500E is
remotely enabled by the signals from the RM-BR300.
Audio-follow-video function
The Audio-follow-video function allows video and audio signals
on a same channel to be selected at the same time just by
selecting a desired video source on the PGM row.
This is convenient when one operator needs to perform both
video switching and audio mixing.
Operation screen (GUI) output to an
external display
The operation screen (GUI) of the AWS-G500E can be supplied
to an external display* at WXGA size (1,280 x 800), at 60 Hz.
*Please contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer for information
on compatible displays.
Video effect snapshots
Effect patterns and settings can be registered as snapshots,
and instantly recalled when necessary. Up to 54 snapshots
can be registered. Another 54 snapshots are available in
key mode.
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Example: Large projection application
A range of features make the
AWS-G500E suitable for virtually limitless
applications. The following are typical
The AWS-G500E is a convenient live content creation
system that allows easy integration of PC images, such
as Microsoft PowerPoint® slides and Excel® spreadsheets,
into live video programming. The AWS-G500E is designed
so that PC image quality and/or video quality are not
degraded during source switching, keeping the final
program output quality at its best. Since image quality
is important when displaying presentations on large
projection systems, the AWS-G500E serves as a powerful
tool in such applications. The preview monitor on the
LCD screen further assists in selecting the next source to
be put on screen, allowing for a very smooth, seamless
What’s more, by preparing video clips to be used in the
presentation on third-party hard disk drives, operation of
the entire presentation becomes much smoother, especially compared to using conventional tape-based
playback devices.
And, of course, using the built-in streaming capability or
signing up with a streaming service provider allows the
impressive screen projection to be distributed across the
web, delivering the message wherever desired.
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- Church production
- Product promotion
- Collegiate sports video production
- Corporate videos
- Event staging
- Live stages/music clip creation
- Conferences/seminars
- Distance learning
- Cable access channels
Large Projection Application
Video Clip
Internal Process
1280 x 1024 Pixel
Video Clip
PowerPoint Slide
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Camera Control
Video Switcher
Input Level Control
Video Effect
Key Source
Key Type
Internal Still Picture
Picture Aspect
6 Primary inputs and 1 Internal Still Picture
1 M/E + 1 Keyer + DSK + LOGO
Lum Level / Lum Offset(Setup) / Chroma Level
/ Hue (NTSC only)
Mix and 16 patterns of Wipe
P in P: 3 patterns (Large, Medium, and Small)
Fade to Black
Keyer: Input Signals or Internal Still Picture
DSK: Internal Still Picture
LOGO: Internal Still Picture
Keyer: Luminance Key / Alpha Channel / Chroma Key
DSK:Luminance Key / Alpha Channel
LOGO: Luminance Key / Alpha Channel
Matte, Color Bar (SMPTE/EBU)
Import Picture Format: BMP, TIFF, TGA, JPG
4 : 3 / 16:9
Audio Mixer
Input: 8 Monaural inputs or DV / SDI Stereo Audio
Mixing: 6 Stereo Mixing
Output: PGM (Stereo) / MIX (Stereo) / AUX1 / AUX2
Input Control
Input Trim: -15dB to +15dB
Filter: High Cut 8kHz, Low Cut 100Hz
EQ: 3 Band Parametric Equalizer
Limiter: 100:1
Compressor: 2:1
Tone Signal
100Hz, 440Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz
HDD Recording/Playback *1
Recording Format
Recording Source
Video: SD Video Inputs / PGM
Audio: Inputs (Stereo) / PGM Audio (Stereo)
Recommended Camera
Max. Controllable cameras
Snap Shot Memory
Control Tool
BRC-300 / EVI-D100 / EVI-D70 / BRC-H700 / BRC-Z700
BRC-300P / EVI-D100P / EVI-D70P / EVI-HD1
Up to 6 Cameras
Memory: 6
Items: Pan / Tilt / Zoom / Focus / Iris
NEXT Button / Pointer / Jog Shuttle Dial
Streaming Control
Meta Data Description
Movie during preparing broadcast
Online Button for starting Streaming
Title, Author, Copyright
Sony Original Movie “Sony Network Tunnel”
Text Typing Tool
1280 x 960 RGB 8 bit
Text, Line, Background Color
Bold, Italic, Underline
Edge Border
Three English True Type Font
True Type Fonts (.ttf)
RGB/HSL Slider type, Color Picker type
Kerning, Spacing, Centering, Ordering, Safe Area
Import format
Export format
Color Tool
contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer
avairability of other langages.
Job Management
Setup data can be stored on or recalled from a built-in
hard disk drive.
Setup data can be exported to or imported from a
Memory Stick® media or USB flash memory device.
*1 Optional BKAW-570 or BKAW-580 is required.
13 3/8 (339 )
133 º
4 1/2 (114 )
14 7/8 (375 )
16 3/4 (424 )
14 (354 )
3 3/4 (93 )
unit : inches(mm)
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Audio Signals
Power Requirements
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Operating Voltage
AC 90-260 V, 47/63 Hz
Analog Inputs 1-2
Power Consumption
1.6 A - 0.8 A
Operating Temperature
42 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
16 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 14 inches (424 x 114 x 354 mm)
15 lb 9 oz (7.0 kg)*1
Video Signals
VIDEO OUTPUTS ( in ex-factory configuration )
BNC Type x1
Video: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Sync negative
DIN Type x 1
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p at burst, 75 Ω (NTSC)
C: 0.3 Vp-p at burst, 75 Ω (PAL)
D-Sub Shrink 15-pin Type x 2 (Female)
BNC Type x 2
Sync: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Sync negative (NTSC)
Sync: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Sync negative (PAL)
C: 0.286 Vp-p at burst, 75 Ω (NTSC)
C: 0.3 Vp-p at burst, 75 Ω (PAL)
Video Signals Performance
8 bit
Frequency Response
NTSC: 0 to 4.2MHz +1dB - 3dB / PAL: 0 to 4.8MHz +1dB - 3dB
S/N Ratio
50dB or more (Composite Y)
Y/C Delay
Less than 50ns
REF OUT Frequency Accuracy
Within 50ppm
RGB Preset Signals
XGA 60Hz (VESA DMT1024 x 768 60Hz) / XGA 75Hz (VESA DMT1024 x
768 75Hz)
/ WXGA 60 Hz (VESA DMT1280 x 768 60Hz) / SXGA 60Hz (VESA
DMT1280 x 1024 60Hz)
XLR/TRS Combo Type x 2 / Ref. Level: + 4 dBu, - 20 dBu, - 44 dBu /
Mic. Power: + 48 V
Analog Inputs 3-6
TRS Type (Balanced) x 4 / Ref. Level: +4 dBu, - 20 dBu, - 44 dBu
Analog Inputs 7-8
Pin x 2, Ref. Level: -10 dBu
TRS Type x 2, Ref.: + 4 dBu, Impedance: 150 Ω
Pin Type x 2, Ref.: -10 dBu, Impedance: 470 Ω
TRS Type x 2, Ref.: + 4 dBu, Impedance: 150 Ω
TRS Type x 2, Ref.: + 4 dBu, Impedance: 150 Ω
1/4" Stereo Phone Jack Type x 1, 70mW x 2, Impedance: 47 Ω
D-Sub 9-pin Type (Female) / Original Parallel I/O
Audio Signals Performance
Sampling Frequency
48kHz x 128 over sampling (A/D)48kHz/32kHz (DV IN)
24 bit (A/D, D/A), 32/40bit (DSP)
Frequency Response (MIC/LINE)
20Hz to 20kHz + 0.5dB to - 2dB
THD (LINE -10dBu 1kHz)
0.1% or less
Dynamic Range
90dB or more
Other Interfaces
RJ-45 Type x 1, 10 base-T/100 base-TX
USB A Type x 2, USB compatible
D-Sub Shrink 15 pin (Female), 1280 x 800 60 Hz
D-Sub 9 pin (Male), RS-232C
D-Sub 15 pin (Male), Original Parallel I/O
Up to five camera tally outputs are available.
Memory Stick Slot / Memory Stick Pro / Pro Duo
DIN 8pin Type x 1 / Sony VISCA camera commands are supported.
15.4"High Brightness LCD, 1440 x 900 60 Hz
Built-In Speaker x 2 Size: 20 x 40 (mm)
Streaming Performance
Operating Instructions
Printed manual, CD-ROM
Real Video 9, Real Audio 8
85 keys + Pointer / Infrared communication / Powered from
AWS-G500E: + 5 V / Battery operation: CR2032 or CR2032H
Streaming Server
Helix DNA Server
rtsp (Streaming), UDP, TCP, HTTP (Transport)
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Audio Sampling Frequency
160 x 120, 240 x 180, 320 x 240
Bit Rate (Video+Audio)
Compression Scheme: Variable Bit Rate / Preference: Average
(Max. Bit Rate)
34kbps(56kbps) / 50kbps(64kbps) / 150kbps(180kbps) /
225kbps(256kbps) /350kbps(700kbps) / 450kbps(900kbps) /
700kbps(1400kbps) / 1Mbps(2Mbps)*2
Frame Rate
15fps (Typical) *3
Distribution Delay
10 seconds or more (inc. player's minimum buffering delay)
Client Number
34, 50, 150kbps: Up to 20 / 225, 350kbps: Up to 10
/ 450, 700kbps: Up to 5 (This number is influenced by network
Without optional modules.
For VOD files only
The Anycast Station automatically selects the frame rate according to bit rate and picture resolution. Therefore the frame rate cannot be manually selected.
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