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Pacific Products
VistaMax™
Networkable Audio Management System
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Digital/Analog Connectivity To The MAXXXX!
As a facility manager, you have been tasked
with maximizing your facility and studio
capacity — within budget constraints. Not to
mention dealing with the crisis “du jour“
like the console in studio “A” being down or
your management announcing that another
radio station will be operating from your complex.
incorporates a unique distributed approach
that provides connectivity where you need it.
• standalone routers
VistaMax is modular, scalable and
configurable to meet the current and
future needs of your operations.
• distribution systems
• long multi-pair bundles of inter-room wiring.
For example, a minimally configured
VistaMax frame can be located in a talk
studio and configured to provide the audio
and logic connections for local signals such
as microphones and amplifiers. A larger,
maximally configured VistaMax frame or
frames can be placed in the technical core
for connection to shared input sources and
the multiple outputs in the facility. The
distributed frames are interconnected with
fiber optic and/or CAT-5e cables.
This architecture also allows for the
separation of physical control surfaces from
the input, output, mixing and control of
non-adjacent sources and destinations, and
moves these functions into a networkable
structure of audio acquisition, routing,
control and distribution.
Today more than ever, managers are looking
for solutions on how to leverage the
equipment that they currently operate
to do more for their talent, stations and
their bottom line. And the answer to this
conundrum could well be a networkable audio
management system from Harris Broadcast.
VistaMax can start with a single BMXdigital,
or VistaMax enabled console and grow to
become the total audio distribution and
management system for an entire facility.
What Is VistaMax & What Can It Do?
Networkable Audio Management
Shared Resources
Revolutionary Concept
VistaMax is a networkable audio management
system that provides the ability to always
connect sources and destinations to the
Digital Console
system via the shortest physical path,
eliminating or greatly reducing the need for:
In today’s consolidated broadcast
environment speed is of the essence.
Harris’s revolutionary concept, VistaMax
RadioMixer
Control Room
with Digital Console
Control Room
with Analog Console
In-Room Audio
Sources &
Destinations
Additional
Mics & Control
Panels
Mic Pre/
Processor
Mic Control
Panels
Monitor
Amp
Talk Studio
Dual Source Selector
In-Room Audio
Sources &
Destinations
HP Jack
& Vol Ctrl
Headphone
Amp
Dual Source Selector
Terminal Room
Console Worksurface
Additional
HP Jacks
Production/News Edit
BMXdigital Control Rooms
One or More VistaMax Frames
BMX Control Room "n"
BMX Control Room 3
In-Room Audio
Sources &
Destinations
System Interconnects
BMX Control Room 2
ISDN
Codecs
Sat.
Receivers
Digital
Delivery
System
Intercom/
IFB I/O
BMX Control Room 1
Source/Destination Selector
Source/Destination Selector
Terminal Room
Engineering Office
In-Room Audio
Sources &
Destinations
VistaMax Link (optical or
CAT-5e, carries up to 64
audio channels with logic)
(Up to 2km
length using
optical fiber)
Standard Ethernet
LAN cable (CAT-5)
Discrete I/O wiring (analog
and/or digital audio and
bi-directional logic)
Main and Aux.
Outputs and
Monitoring
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You don’t need it tomorrow or an hour
from now - you need it now! You don’t
have the time or resources to rebuild
studios that meet new requirements. With
VistaMax’s shared resource concept, your
facility can be quickly reconfigured for any
program or format change. Compared to
competitive products, VistaMax provides a
more modular approach to system design
allowing each installation to be adapted
to your facility’s unique requirements with
fewer physical plant changes.
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VistaMax Frame (Rear Panel)
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This is an important issue since a talk radio
format has very different needs than a
music-oriented format. The reconfigurability
of the integrated console system allows the
broadcaster to instantly make available any
audio sources in the system to a given
studio. In fact some stations will be able
to use the same studio for different
formats in different day-parts.
With VistaMax there are virtually no limits
on expandability. Audio is connected once,
but available for simultaneous use at all
(and future) studio locations within the system.
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Looking at a 15-studio set-up in a
central facility, one source shared with
each studio would require at least 16
stereo audio connections in your current
set-up compared to one with VistaMax.
And considering that the average 15-studio
facility might have 25 shared sources then
VistaMax in your facility would require 735
fewer connections.
Easy Upgradeability
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1 Analog I/O Card
7 VistaMax Link – CAT-5e Interfaces
32 analog inputs & 32 analog outputs
VistaMax Benefits and Features
16 AES/EBU inputs & 16 AES/EBU outputs
Each bi-directional connection carries
up to 64 digital audio channels with
associated logic to/from other VistaMax
frames and to Net Card-equipped
BMXdigital consoles
• Reduces time and cost of installation
3 HUB Card–Six VistaMax Links
8 VistaMax Link – MT-RJ Optical Interfaces
(One or more per frame) Six CAT-5e I/O
& external AES Reference Input standard,
five MT-RJ Optical I/O (opt.)
(On the -2 version cards) Carries the same
signals as the CAT-5e connections, but can
connect devices up to 2km apart
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9 LAN Interface
• Totally integrated, networked system
that allows autonomous console
operation when needed
• Enhanced flexibility of studios
by allowing resource sharing
• Leverages existing equipment with
modular, incremental approach
• Easily expanded and reconfigured
for format changes
• Centralizes appropriate wiring in a
technical core while allowing local
connections to equipment normally
located in a studio or control room
• Smooth migration from dedicated
analog studios to a digital,
networked infrastructure
2 Digital I/O Card
Logic I/O Card
32 isolated logic inputs & 32 isolated
logic outputs
5 Controller Card
(Ethernet) Ties the VistaMax frame to
a LAN for remote editing, monitoring,
and control of the VistaMax system
10 Dual Power Supply Inputs
(One per frame, with a second
installed for redundant operation)
LAN connection interface
Built-in power supply coupler for
redundant operation
6 96-PIN Euro Connectors
11 Status Indicators
User input and output connections for
analog, digital, and logic signals
12 Backup Batteries
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VistaMax Audio Management System Specifications
Specifications
Test Conditions:
Frequency Response
• 0 dBu corresponds to an amplitude of 0.775 volts
RMS regardless of the circuit impedance. This is
equivalent to 0 dBm measured into a 600 ohm
circuit for convenient level measurement with
meters calibrated for 600 ohm circuits. Noise
specifications are based upon a 22 kHz
measurement bandwidth. The use of a meter
with 30 kHz bandwidth will result in a noise
measurement increase of approximately 1.7 dB.
Analog Input to
Analog Output
• Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N) is measured
at a +18 dBu output level using 1 kHz or a
swept signal with a 22 kHz low pass filter.
• Analog outputs at >1k ohm load
• FSD = Full Scale Digital, +24 dBu
• Typically Configured Frame contains a mix
of Analog, Digital and Logic I/O cards in all
available slots.
Analog Line Inputs and Outputs — VistaMax
Analog I/O Card (32 Analog I/O per card)
Input Impedance
>40 k ohms, balanced
Input Level Range
Software selectable,
-12 dBu to +12 dBu
Maximum Input Level
+24 dBu
Dynamic Range
1k ohms minimum
Nominal Output Level
Software selectable,
-2 dBu to +10 dBu
Maximum Output Level
+24 dBu
Reference Level
+4 dBu (-20 dB FSD)
Signal Format
AES-3, S/PDIF (input only)
AES-3 Input Compliance
24-bit sample rate
conversion available,
software selectable
AES-3 Output Compliance 24-bit
Digital Reference
48 kHz
Output Sample Rates
48 kHz system
referenced; Selected
outputs switchable to
44.1kHz Crystal (internal)
or AES-3 (Ext. local
reference) via
software selection
Processing Resolution
Conversions
Latency
24-bit fixed with
extended precision
accumulators
A/D 24-bit, Delta-Sigma,
128x oversampling on
all digital inputs; D/A
24-bit, Delta-Sigma,
128x oversampling
<1.6 ms, analog input
to analog output
Cooling
Convection cooled,
no fans
AC input
IEC power cord, one
per power supply
Analog Input to
Digital Output
107 dB referenced to FSD
DC output
Keyed multi-pin connector
Digital Input to
Analog Output
weighted to FSD
105 dB referenced to
FSD, 108 dB “A”
VistaMax Frame Power Requirements
Digital Input to
Digital Output
138 dB
Analog Input to
Analog Output
<0.005%, 20 Hz to
20 kHz, +18 dBu input,
+18 dBu output, 22 kHz
filter bandwidth
Digital Input to
Digital Output
<0.00016%, 20 Hz
to 20 kHz, -20dB
FSD input, -20dB FSD
output, 20 kHz filter
bandwidth
Digital Input to
Analog Output
<0.005%, 20 Hz to
20 kHz, -6dB FSD input,
+18 dBu output, 22 kHz
filter bandwidth
Adjacent Analog
Inputs or Outputs
Typically Configured
VistaMax Frame
220 watts at 90-240
VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise
>95 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Logic I/O (32 Logic I/O per card)
Logic Inputs
Opto-isolated, floating
or referenced to internal
+5 Vdc or Ground
via dipswitch
Logic Outputs
Opto-isolated, floating
or referenced to internal
+5 Vdc or Ground via
dipswitch. Outputs
configurable for Pulse
or Continuous, Open
or Closed operation,
software selectable.
Crystal (internal) or
AES-3 (external) at
48 kHz ±100 ppm
Internal Sample Rate
+48 VDC at 7.0 Amp,
redundant power
supply optional
103 dB referenced
to FSD, 106 dB “A”
weighted to FSD
Crosstalk Isolation
Digital Inputs and Outputs — VistaMax Digital
I/O Card (16 AES/EBU, 32-channel I/0)
Output to
VistaMax Frame
Analog Input to
Analog Output
Output Source Impedance <3 ohms balanced
Output Load Impedance
Power Supply
+0 dB/-0.5 dB,
20 Hz to 20 kHz
VistaMax High Speed Link
Copper
CAT-5e compliant
cabling, 100 meter
maximum distance
Optical
MT-RJ compliant, 2km
maximum distance,
multimode fiber
optic cable
VistaMax Frame Environment
Frame Cooling
Convection cooled,
no fans
Ambient Temperature
Less than 40º C at rack
face air inlet, typically
configured frame.
VistaMax Frame,
rack mount
15.75” (9 RU) x 19.0”
x 9.5” (H, W, D)
Universal 48 Volt power
supply, rack mount
3.5” (2 RU) x 19.0”
x 11.5” (H, W, D)
VistaMax High Speed Links
Each Link in the VistaMax system carries up to
64 24-bit audio channels in each direction. Just
to make things interesting, associated with each
audio signal, are a few hundred logic control
signals. The VistaMax Link operates at the modest
rate of 155.52 Mb/sec. This allows great flexibility
in the use of optical and/or copper links. It's your
choice, depending on your application needs.
Copper is quick, easy, low cost and familiar. It is
great for running short distances, between racks
and rooms, typically up to 100 meters. It has
transformer isolation similar to 10/100 BaseT,
and it uses ubiquitous RJ-45 connections with
unshielded twisted-pair CAT-5e wiring.
Optical is ideal for longer link distances up to 2km.
If an even longer reach is required, our engineers
have some custom solutions for that too.
VistaMax uses the MT-RJ Connector System. This
combines the speed and reliability of fiber optics,
with the installation convenience of copper. Two
opposing optical paths are supported on a single
connector, via a zipcord optical cable. This widely
supported system offers the best combination of
quick and easy installation, small size, performance,
and availability.
The MT-RJ connector uses a familiar press-torelease mechanism similar to RJ-45 modular plugs.
The connector provides ample strain relief to allow
a sturdy, reliable patch cord. And it's polarized to
ensure proper connections. The connectors
work with standard indoor and outdoor
optical fiber cables. There is a wide
selection of premise wiring
solutions commonly
available for MT-RJ
connectivity.
Specifications are subject to change. For a complete listing of the most current specifications, please visit our Website at www.broadcast.harris.com.
Broadcast Communications Division | 4393 Digital Way | Mason, OH USA 45040
phone: +1 513-459-3400 | email: [email protected] | www.broadcast.harris.com
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