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NEXX - 3RU Frame

Compact Processing Capable Routing Platform

Just like the 5RU that came before it, the 3RU offers flexibility and growth in a smaller formfactor. With about half the depth of the 5RU, this 3RU is designed to fit into tight spaces like Flight Packs and Mobiles. The crosspoint and modules are all accessible on the rear of the frame. Truly 3RU with the power supplies and fans built into the frame. Other equipment can be stacked directly on top or below the NEXX.

All modules on the 5RU are available on the 3RU. Containing three modular slots with interchange-able cards. On the NEXX-IO-C1 ingest 32x32 12G-SDI with optional frame sync, MADI, and TDM. Monitor those inputs using the built in Standard Multiviewer on the NEXX-IO-C1 or our NEXX-670 module for a full featured Multiviewer. Alternatively, take the NEXX-670 for 2110, 32x32 at 3G or 16x16 at 12G, or as a UDX for up, down, cross conversion, VPROC, audio DSP, HDR conversion, and more. Go further with our NEXX-SCORPION module where you can directly ingest Dante, HDMI, and more utilizing our large catalog of dual slot Scorpion MIO modules.

The NEXX frames feature interchangeable hot swappable crosspoints. Allowing you to take the NEXX crosspoint in the 5RU and put it into the 3RU, supporting all slots.

NEXX proudly uses our MAGNUM control system providing traditional control panel coupled with MAGNUM-TALLY and VUE for advanced local or remote context oriented user interfaces.

Features & Benefits

  • Fully Modular Router
  • Support for SD/HD/3G/6G/12G data rates
  • 270MB ASI Support for routing
  • Support for mixed concurrent data rates
  • Independent Audio Crosspoint allowing native audio shuffling
  • Compact 3RU frame including Cooling and Power Supplies
  • Hot swappable Crosspoints, Fan Trays, PSU, & Modules
  • Support for 3RU and 5RU NEXX crosspoints.
  • Control is made simple with MAGNUM Unified Control System

3RU Frame

  • 3 IO slots
  • Mix and match any module in any slot location
  • Load disturbing power supplies
  • Auto detecting suppled voltage
  • Front to left side cooling
  • Adaptive fans that dynamically adjust speed & loudness based on ambient temperature
  • Hot swappable fan trays and power supplies

Hybrid Crosspoint

  • Rear accessible module
  • Hot swappable card
  • Separate Video & Audio Crosspoints enabling audio shuffling anywhere on the frame
  • Supporting over 6K x 6K channels of mono audio
  • Upholds quality with true 12G traces through the video crosspoint without losing IO
  • Main and Redundant control SFP ports
  • Supports Pal and/or NTSC

Fully Populated NEXX 3RU with 3x SDI Module Capabilities

  • 96x96 Embedded 12G Inputs
  • 96x 3G frame sync or 48x 12G frame sync*
  • 3x3 TDM & 3x3 MADI
  • Or 6x6 MADI
  • 12 Standard Multiviewers

*-3G and 12G frame sync can be configured per group of 8 inputs and mixed on the same module

Please see the NEXX-5RU product page for more information regarding the NEXX-IO-C1 with the Standard Multiviewer.

For the Advanced Multiviewer or 2110 functionality please see the NEXX-670 product page.


Video IO

  • SD-SDI (270MB/s), SMPTE 259M-C
  • ASI (270MB/s), DVB-ASI
  • HD-SDI (1.485GB/s), SMPTE 292M
  • 3G-SDI (2.97GB/s), SMPTE 424M
  • 6G-SDI (5.950GB/s), SMPTE ST 2081
  • 12G-SDI (11.88GB/s), SMPTE ST 2082

Redundancy & Protection

  • Passive main interface/backplane
  • Redundant control
  • Redundant power supply
  • Swappable hybrid crosspoint
  • Swappable fan tray module

Frame Ethernet Interface

  • 4x RJ-45 SFPs, control and monitoring

Protocol for Third-Party Control

  • Quartz
  • Image Video
  • TSL 5.0

Reference Timing

Switching Reference Analog 525/625
信号电平 1V p-p ±3dB
阻抗 75 Ω


Height 5.25" (133mm) 3RU
Width 19" (483mm) rack mount
Depth 16" (406mm)


电压 Auto-ranging, 100-240V 50/60Hz
Power per Module 1200 watts @ 100V AC, 1250 watts @ 110V AC, 1500 watts @ 230V AC

Ordering Information

NEXX-3-32x32-PKG1 NEXX 3 RU base package 1 including a 3RU frame capable of supporting 3 IO slots. Populated with one video routing and control XC engine and a single 32x32 IO module for video/audio routing.

Module Ordering Options

NEXX-IO-C1 NEXX high-density FPGA accelerated IO processing hardware with HDBNC connectors, additional NEXX-IO feature keys required.
NEXX-670 NEXX high-density FPGA accelerated IO processing card that is 670-X30-HW-v2 based hardware with 4xQSFP ports for IP and an additional 8xHDBNC output ports(future) that fits into one slot on any NEXX frame. This is only hardware, additional applications/feature keys are required.
NEXX-3-PS NEXX 3RU power supply, hot-swappable and load-sharing
NEXX-3-XC1 NEXX high-density video and audio XC module, sized to support the 3 slots in the NEXX-FR-3RU

License Ordering Options for NEXX IO

NEXX-IO-FK-32x32 License Key to enable 32x32 3G SDI on one NEXX-IO module
NEXX-IO-FK-FSE License Key to enable Frame Sync on one NEXX-IO module, supporting 32x3G paths and up to 16xUHD +8x3G signals with the NEXX-IO-FK-UHD
NEXX-IO-FK-UHD License Key to enable 12G-SDI for single wire support for one NEXX IO module. NEXX-IO-C1 can support up to 32x32-UHD or 24x24-4K +8x8-2K
NEXX-IO-FK-MV1 License Key to enable one MV display on a NEXX IO module, each MV supports up to 16 grid-based windows, with audio, UMD, and tally support. Each NEXX-IO-C1 module can support up to 4mV display License keys.

MAGNUM License Options

MAGNUM-SK-NEXX Magnum software key to add support for a single fully populated NEXX Router frame. This key supports one MAGNUM cluster.