Kondor Facility Routing System
The facility router is at the core infrastructure of a modern tele-production facility. As the entire facility depends on
the router, quality, reliability, redundancy and support are of primary importance. These criteria are taken into
account in the Talia Kondor, a 7th generation router design using the absolute latest technology. The Kondor ensures
optimum signal transparency, redundancy and hot swappability to keep your signals
clean and your plant operating 24 hours a day. Additionally, Ross provides free 24
hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year technical support to help you through challenges
you might encounter at any time.
Kondor Facility Router
Kondor is available with the widest possible range of matrix
types available. These matrices can be combined freely to
build a system tailored to the exact needs of your application.
Any Card. Any Slot.
> Wide Range of Configurations
√ 32x32 to 256x256 Matrix Sizes
Kondor routers are available in a wide array of configurations. Ross
provides a list of standard configurations to simplify budgetary planning,
however configurations specific to your requirements can be easily put
together. Please contact Ross Video with your router requirements for a
> Wide Range of Matrix Types
√ Serial Digital Video
√ AES/EBU Digital Audio
(Synchronous or Non-Synchronous)
√ Analog Video
√ Analog Audio
√ Machine Control (RS-422)
12 Rack Unit > 128 x 128 SDI
> Unique Options
√ D to A Output Board (Analog Converted Outputs)
The Kondor features unique options such as the SDI D to A Output Board
which provides 8 monitoring quality analog composite outputs from an SDI
> Future Proof Design
√ HDTV Matrix Core for SDI Matrices (I/O Card Swap for HDTV Upgrade)
√ Super Flexible Architecture for Best Expandability
√ No ZIF Connectors, Active Rear Modules or Fixed Backplane
Kondor Routers are designed to maximize your investment over the long
run with a future proof architecture. The architecture of the system is such
that radical change of the configuration can be achieved. This enables
future growth while protecting the initial system investment.
Kondor enables easy conversion to HDTV with all SDI matrices shipping
with an HDTV matrix switching core.
AES/EBU and machine control matrices are built on a flexible crosspoint
architecture that allows future adaptation via reprogramming of the matrix
Geneos Router Control System
The Geneos Control System is a robust and powerful configuration and control system for the Kondor Router. The
control system uses a realtime kernel that executes instructions continuously and keeps both the main and back-up
controller in sync. Dual redundant control provides instant, automatic changeover in the case of a master controller
failure or removal of the master controller board.
Tie-Line Management is the ability to interconnect router levels such as HDTV and SDI and switch the
interconnecting tie-lines automatically. This feature is useful in distributed routing and hybrid
HDTV/SDI/Analog facilities. Resource management enables set up and management of hierarchical access
for efficient sharing of expensive resources such as A-D converters or HD upconverters.
A unique feature of Geneos is it’s ability to reconfigure only portions of the system while leaving the rest of
the configuration unchanged. This allows simple changes, like the addition of a control panel with virtually
no impact to the system.
There are a wide range of Geneos control panels that will integrate with your
Kondor system. Additional panels are being added to the line, so be sure to
check the website or call Ross Video for the latest list of control panels.
> Advanced Features
√ Tie-Line Management
√ Resource Management
√ Virtual Routing
> Wide Range of Intuitive, Configurable Control Panels
√ Geneostat Windows Network Based Controller
√ RCP-SN Spin Knob Control Panel
√ RCP-251 X-Y Control Panel
√ RCP-K Kameleon Fully Configurable Control Panels
Geneostat Control Panel
The Geneos Windows based configuration
software is intuitive and powerful.
Geneostat Windows Network Based Status & Control
Geneostat is a “status only” version of Geneos. It allows viewing of
system set-up and status of the Kondor Router from a Windows
based P.C. over an Ethernet network. Also provided is a Windows
based control panel to allow source/destination switching.
RCP-SN Spin Knob Control Panel
The RCP-SN "Spin Knob" is a good master panel for the technical
shop or where access to advanced functions are required.
RCP-251 X-Y Control Panel
The RCP-251 is a good, cost effective X-Y or cut-bus control panel.
RCP-K / RCP-SK1/ RCP-SK3
Kameleon Fully Configurable Control Panels
Ever wish that you could invent your own control panel? Now you
can! The Kameleon panels are designed to be completely flexible in
their configuration. Every button and display can be configured to
the function you desire via the Geneos configuration software.
Kookuburra Tally & Under Monitor Display System
Kookuburra is a tally and under monitor display system that fully integrates with Geneos, Kondor and other Ross
products such as Synergy production switchers. The Kookuburra master controller connects to the Geneos controller
and is kept up to date with cross point status changes. These changes are then communicated to the under monitor
displays(UMDs) and GPI tally outputs that are connected to the Kookuburra master controller. There is a
comprehensive range of UMD panels with both rack, and front monitor mounting options available.
UMD LED Display
Main CPU Redundant CPU Option Slot
Geneos Rack Frame includes both main, and redundant controllers.
Windows is a
Trademark of Microsoft
Preconfigured systems are shown below to simplify budgeting and system design. Many additional
configurations are possible. Please contact Ross Video with your specific requirements for a consultation.
32x32 64x32 64x64 96x96 128x128 192x192 256x256
HDTV Reclocking K2-32x32-H-R K2-64x32-H-R K2-64x64-H-R K2-96x96-H-R K2-128x128-H-R K2-192x192-H-R K2-256x256-H-R
SDI Non-Clocking K2-32x32-S K2-64x32-S K2-64x64-S K2-96x96-S K2-128x128-S K2-192x192-S K2-256x256-S
SDI Reclocking K2-32x32-S-R K2-64x32-S-R K2-64x64-S-R K2-96x96-S-R K2-128x128-S-R K2-192x192-S-R K2-256x256-S-R
Analog Video K2-32x32-V K2-64x32-V K2-64x64-V K2-96x96-V K2-128x128-V K2-192x192-V K2-256x256-V
Analog Stereo Audio K2-32x32-AA K2-64x32-AA K2-64x64-AA K2-96x96-AA K2-128x128-AA K2-192x192-AA K2-256x256-AA
AES/EBU Non-Synchronous K2-32x32-D-N K2-64x32-D-N K2-64x64-D-N K2-96x96-D-N K2-128x128-D-N K2-192x192-D-N K2-256x256-D-N
AES/EBU Synchronous K2-32x32-D-S K2-64x32-D-S K2-64x64-D-S K2-96x96-D-S K2-128x128-D-S K2-192x192-D-S K2-256x256-D-S
Machine Control K2-32x32-C K2-64x32-C K2-64x64-C K2-96x96-C K2-128x128-C K2-192x192-C K2-256x256-C
> Ross Video Technical Services
√ Technical Support
√ Technical Training
√ Extended Warranties
A complete range of technical services is available from Ross Video to ensure that your Kondor Installation is a success.
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Commissioning may be purchased to assist your staff in finalizing your
configuration and bringing your Kondor system on-line. Once your Kondor
installation is complete, Ross technical personnel visit your site to assist with
system configuration and provide a system orientation.
Technical training can be provided at the Ross Video factory in Iroquois, Ontario or
on-site at your location. Technical training will teach your engineering staff the
technical details of the system you have purchased. Signal flow, system
configuration and routine maintenance procedures are some of the topics covered.
Kondor comes equipped with a 5 year comprehensive warranty. Extended
warranties are available for an annual fee.
Technical advice is available free for the life of your router simply by telephone, fax
or email to Ross Video.
Ross Video Limited
P.O. Box 220, 8 John Street
Iroquois, Ontario, Canada K0E 1K0
Tel: (613) 652-4886
Fax: (613) 652-4425