READING, U.K. — Sept. 1, 2010 —Snell today announced the release of the Sirius 830, the newest member of the company's acclaimed Sirius 800 series of large-scale, multi-format expandable routers. At 16RU, the Sirius 830 offers a more compact 288 x 288 frame size for mid- to large-scale studio or OB productions, with the ability to add an additional 144 independently controllable outputs for connection to Snell's MV-Series or any third-party multiviewer solution. The new router will be on display during IBC2010 at Snell's stand, 8.B60.
Like all routers in the Sirius 800 family, the Sirius 830 features high-performance crosspoint modules for flexible routing of SD, HD, ASI, 3Gbps, and embedded audio signals. Optional redundant crosspoints use intelligent path monitoring, which in the event of a failure can automatically switch to the redundant path and issue a user alarm through Snell's system-wide Centra control and monitoring application. The intuitive touch-screen interface on the Sirius 830's front panel allows quick and easy access to a comprehensive range of status and diagnostic information. All this information can be linked to Snell's Centra system, allowing remote access to the same information, or through the Centra rules engine for automatic re-routing of signals — making the routing system truly self-healing. Snell's unique Catsii technology provides immediate indication of router input and output status, and four independent monitoring outputs enable users to monitor signal health at both the input and output stages of the Sirius 830.
"In a highly compact package, the Sirius 830 delivers all of the industry-leading functionality that our Sirius 800 Series is known for, including expandable, multi-format capabilities; extremely flexible control operations; easy integration with multi-vendor systems; and comprehensive video and audio routing based on a flexible and cost-effective modular approach," said Alan Smith, product manager at Snell. "The Sirius 830 is ideal for all sizes and applications — from simple edit suites, through OB trucks, to large switching centers and playout facilities — and of course, the system is backed by Snell's world-renowned reputation for outstanding quality, reliability, and service."