The updated versions will allow customers to scale their IP deployments cost-effectively by using any of the Ultrix frame sizes.
Ross Video has announced new versions of its routing and AV processing platform Ultrix. The new versions of Ultrix-FR1 and Ultrix-FR2 frames will now support the Ultrix IP blade.
In addition, the new Ultrix-FR1 and Ultrix-FR2 frames feature the same omni-cooling architecture found on the Ultrix-FR5, for even more efficient heat dissipation and improved performance in cramped conditions or challenging production environments.
Ultrix was first announced at NAB 2016. The 1RU and 2RU versions (Ultrix-FR1 and Ultrix-FR2) were subsequently joined by a 5RU version (Ultrix-FR5) in 2018. Ultrix is a software-defined solution, which means that additional features can be added to the product via a simple software license.
In 2019, Ross enhanced the capabilities of the Ultrix-FR5 by launching Ultrix IP, an IP blade that makes all the processing power of Ultrix available to 2110 streams.
Commenting on the updated Ultrix variants, Todd Riggs, Marketing Product Manager for Connectivity, said: “We were very pleased to launch Ultrix IP earlier this year, providing our customers with a high-performance solution for connectivity in the IP domain. With the launch of these two new style frames, we’re giving customers greater choice and even more cost-effective ways to begin building their IP and/or hybrid production facilities”.