Jupiter PixelNet

Jupiter PixelNet
A better way to get
visual information
where you need it.
Meet PixelNet .
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The Distributed Display Wall System
PixelNet is a revolutionary new way to
capture, distribute, control and display video
and audio sources, both analog and digital,
for audiovisual applications. Based on high
bandwidth networking technology previously
used for data communications networks,
PixelNet adopts Gigabit Ethernet and Ethernet
switches for use with high resolution, real
time video. Using packet-switching technology,
any information source can be shown on any
display, as a window on a single display, or as
a window spanning multiple display devices
in a display wall.
PixelNet is what the video switch and display wall
processor would be if they were invented today.
Combining the features of both, and applying the
power of networked systems, PixelNet does all
switching in the digital domain to preserve signal
integrity. Switching is done on a pixel-by-pixel
basis with built-in upscaling and downscaling,
so any rectangle of pixels from any source can
be sent to any destination on any display device.
Multicasting of sources and multiple walls are
supported. And since PixelNet is a network of
nodes, not a single-box processor, the signals do
not compete for limited bandwidth on a common
bus. High frame rates at high resolution are the
hallmarks of a PixelNet installation.
We’ve heard you: “My customers
want a visual information system that
is modular, self configuring, easy
to manage, seriously flexible and
expandable. It’s just not possible.”
A Self Configuring Network
PixelNet networks are automatically self-organizing, there
is no need for complicated setup. Every node, both input
and output, is identified and available for use the moment
the node is plugged into a PixelNet installation. All
sources can be displayed on any of the output devices.
Add an input node, swap for another type of input node,
or remove an input node and the system reconfigures
the topology.
It’s possible now.
A Modular System
PixelNet is simplicity itself. A PixelNet network is
comprised of input nodes to capture various types
of video signals, output nodes to drive display or
audio devices, StreamCenters to decode and display
streaming IP sources, and switches to interconnect
them. Add inputs, displays, powered speakers, and
standard network cabling. That’s about it.
Input and output signals can be either digital or analog
to meet the interface requirements of the attached
devices. But remember, inside the PixelNet domain
signals are always digital and can be transmitted long
distances without degradation. All video processing is
done in the digital domain including cropping, scaling,
de-interlacing and noise reduction.
An Easy to Manage System
All of this power and flexibility is managed by Jupiter’s PixelNet Domain Control™
software, which provides an intuitive, object-oriented, drag-and-drop interface to
control and manage multiple inputs, outputs and display walls.
Applications that would traditionally require many separate vendors and a
heterogeneous solution can be addressed with a single system of interconnected
PixelNet nodes controlled through the PixelNet Domain Control software. Third party
applications and control systems are supported with the included API and network
control protocol.
PixelNet Domain Control™
The PixelNet Difference
PixelNet is a high-bandwidth, non-blocking switched
network. Data transmission from one PixelNet node to
another is completely independent of other communicating nodes. PixelNet networks are self-organizing,
and PixelNet nodes exchange visual data in a common,
digital format. PixelNet nodes have a very long MTBF,
but even if a node does fail it will not disrupt the operation of the other nodes in the network, and a failed
node can easily be replaced while leaving the rest
of the network running. For the ultimate in reliabiility,
PixelNet now supports fully redundant servers. Add a
second PixelNet Domain Control server to automatically
take over if the primary server should ever fail.
All connection between nodes and switches is accomplished using common CAT6 cables up to 100 meters
in length. PixelNet is completely digital in nature, and
with input sources such as a DVI computer source
or SDI video, the network can be digital end-to-end,
resulting in the best possible visual performance. Video
signals are enhanced through the use of superior video
processing technology for de-interlacing, anti-aliasing
and inverse telecine, resulting in broadcast-quality
display. Any application will benefit from the simple
installation and superb visual performance of a PixelNet
network.
Outstanding Visual Quality
PixelNet captures video signals at full resolution, frame rate,
and color depth assuring exceptional visual performance.
Format conversion, de-interlacing, scaling, noise-reduction
and color-space conversion are all performed automatically
for the user within PixelNet – resulting in perfect
representation regardless of input signal or display device.
PixelNet’s output node, TeamMate, can display a single or
multiple sources in freely scalable windows, or multiple
TeamMate nodes can be combined together to create
a display wall of virtually any size with source windows
being able to span one or all displays. All TeamMate nodes
connected to PixelNet have access to all connected inputs.
If front or rear projectors are used, the PixelNet Warp/Blend
Node handles all edge-blending requirements.
A Seriously Flexible and Expandable System
PixelNet is all about scalability. The same component
parts can scale from a single input distributed to a
single output to literally hundreds of inputs and outputs.
Outputs can be defined as a single display or logically
grouped together to create one or more display walls.
Sources can be multicast to create copies without
requiring additional hardware. In addition, PixelNet provides enhanced flexibility to display multicast windows
within displays or across displays, on a single wall or
on multiple walls.
Need to add another input? Add another PixelNet input
node. Want to add more streaming IP sources? Add
another StreamCenter. Expanding the display wall?
Add PixelNet output nodes for the new displays.
• PixelNet input nodes are small, silent and use very
little power;
• Input and output nodes are easily added or replaced,
and since PixelNet is based on Ethernet technology,
the entire system is inherently fault-tolerant.
Building a PixelNet System
Step One Match the input sources with an
appropriate input node. The PixelNet product line
serves many common input requirements with
the PixelNet DVI, PixelNet Analog HD, PixelNet
3G-SDI and PixelNet Quad SD input nodes, as
well as Jupiter’s StreamCenter™ multistream video
decoder allowing thousands of streams to be
managed and monitored.
Step Two Attach a PixelNet TeamMate output
node to each display. Sources can be displayed
on DVI/RGB outputs with true flexibility: The
PixelNet TeamMate output node can drive a single
window on a single screen, multiple windows on a
single screen, or an entire display wall. If audio is
desired, attach a PixelNet Audio output node—it
will find and play any audio signal presented by a
source connected to an audio-capable PixelNet
input node.
Step Three Connect the input and output
nodes through a PixelNet Switch. Next, connect
StreamCenters to decode and display streaming
IP sources—each one can handle 32 streams. Add
more to handle thousands of streams. Switches
can be stacked for larger installations, augmented
by a 10G backbone switch where needed. All
connections between nodes and switches are
accomplished using inexpensive CAT6 cables
up to 100 meters in length. If longer distances
are required, fiber solutions can extend PixelNet
transmission distances to miles.
Step Four Manage it all with Jupiter’s PixelNet
Domain Control (PDC) software running on
a server connected to the PixelNet Switch. A
second server running PDC can be added for full,
automatic redundancy.
Powerful, Modular.
PixelNet DVI Input Node
DVI and Analog RGB Input Node
for PixelNet®
• Captures signals up to 2048x1200 resolution
and up to 165 MHz
• Captures analog or digital progressive scan
RGB signals
• Provides analog-to-analog and digital-to-digital
loop-through
• Choice of external (loop-through) or internal EDID
• Automatic format detection for Plug-and-Play
simplicity
• Dual Gigabit PixelNet ports
• Supports two PixelNet windows
PixelNet Analog HD Input Node
Analog High Definition Video Capture
for PixelNet®
PixelNet 3G-SDI Input Node
Serial Digital Video Input Node
for PixelNet®
• Analog component inputs (YPrPb)
• Supports 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI
• Handles all standard and high definition video
formats, 480i to 1080p
• Handles SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M,
and SMPTE 424M signals
• Automatic format detection for Plug-and-Play
simplicity
• Automatic format detection for Plug-and-Play
simplicity
• Advanced video de-interlacing, scaling, and
noise reduction
• Reclocked loop-through output
• Dual Gigabit PixelNet ports
• Dual Gigabit PixelNet ports
• Captures stereo and 5.1 audio
• Captures stereo and 5.1 audio
• Supports two PixelNet windows
• Supports two PixelNet windows
• Optional rack mount tray
• Optional rack mount tray
• Optional rack mount tray
Quad SD Input Node
Quad Standard Definition Video Input
for PixelNet®
• Handles composite and S-Video standard
definition video via CVBS-Y/C
PixelNet Audio Output Node
Superb Audio From PixelNet® SDI
and Analog HD Nodes
PixelNet TeamMateTM Output Node
Flexible Display Node
for PixelNet®
• Output either digital or analog signals
• Output both analog (RGB) and digital (DVI) signals
• Supports PAL and NTSC encoding formats
• TOSLINK port (S/PDIF), BNC connector (S/PDIF
or AES3id), and two analog TRS 1/4” jacks
• Supports output resolutions up to 2048x1200
pixels and up to 165 MHz pixel rate
• Four BNC inputs, configurable as 4 composite
or two S-video
• Frequency Response: 4Hz - 22KHz (48 KHz
sampling), 4 Hz - 44 KHz (96 KHz sampling)
• Displays up to 64 PixelNet sources in freely
scalable windows
• Supports up to eight PixelNet windows
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -100dB
• Can be a discrete output or part of a display wall
• Dual Gigabit PixelNet Ports
• Dynamic Range: 110dB
• Frame-sync for perfect visualization in large walls
• Optional rack mount tray
• Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003%
• Dual Gigabit PixelNet ports
• Optional rack mount tray
• Optional rack mount tray
• Add Warp/Blend Nodes if using projectors
Patents pending. Jupiter Systems, the Jupiter logo and PixelNet are registered trademarks of Jupiter Systems. PixelNet Domain Control, StreamCenter, Fusion Catalyst,
ControlPoint, and SVS-8 are trademarks of Jupiter Systems. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Copyright ©2013 Jupiter Systems. Printed in U.S.A.
REV.201-305
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