January 2013 – Analog Way is pleased to introduce the NeXtage 16 (Ref.NXT1604), a brand new powerful high-end AV Processor. Based on Analog Way’s new LiveCoreTM platform, the NeXtage 16 offers state-of-the-art live processing and Soft Edge Blend capabilities for top-notch presentations.
NeXtage 16 (Ref.NXT1604) is a high-end Seamless Switcher with dedicated live processing, designed with a rugged reinforced chassis and hardware for demanding live events. Equipped with 16 Scalers, 8 seamless inputs and 2 main outputs, NeXtage 16 offers 28 input plugs: 4 x HDMI, 6 x DVI-D, 2 x DisplayPort, 8 x 3G-SDI and 8 x Universal Analog. With 4 independent true seamless layers per output, as well as an independent Native Background layer included for Soft Edge Blending or individual screen modes, NeXtage 16 is an exciting tool to create impressive shows.
Versatile connectivity and extensive set of formats
The switch between any of the 28 input plugs can be operated in instant Clean Cut. The NeXtage 16 also offers unique connectivity through a SFP Cage to receive a large choice of Optical SFP modules per output. The device can handle any source from composite video, up to 2560x1600 (DVI Dual-Link available). It also outputs a variety of formats, including HD-TV and Computer format up to 2560x1600.
NeXtage 16 features a Full Preview with all PIPs available, as well as a customizable Live Source Mosaic Monitoring on an independent output. All sources and layers can be displayed in real time on the Program, the Preview and the Live Source Mosaic Monitoring output.
A powerful new platform
The new LiveCore platform was designed by Analog Way to deliver powerful live processing and true Seamless Switching. The 16 Scalers ensure an easy, intuitive, and powerful use of the NeXtage 16.
The 4 true Seamless scaled layers per output can be controlled individually in time and transition. All layers are uniformly considered, meaning any source can be fully resized, resulting in higher creativity. Up to 50 frames and 50 logos can be easily stored in the NeXtage 16 memory via a USB plug. They are all fully resizable and support all settings and transitions of the layers. A Native Background allows creative customization and addition of a fifth layer on either or both outputs.
The NeXtage 16 offers associative modularity: up to 4 units can be used to produce multiple widescreen solutions with Soft Edge Blending or Hard Edge (horizontal and/or vertical).
User-friendliness and comfort of operation
The NeXtage 16 can be controlled directly from its front panel or using a Web Remote Control Software.
The front panel offers a large TFT color display with a new graphic user interface allowing monitoring of sources directly on the front panel’s screen.
In order to help users prepare sophisticated shows quickly, Analog Way designed a new optimized web-based Remote Control Software (Web RCS). The Web RCS offers a user-friendly graphic interface that can be run virtually anywhere on any computing device. An intuitive dashboard allows operators to fully prepare any show with the support of a Wizard mode indicating all steps to follow for a perfect setup of the machine.
Through the Web RCS, the NeXtage 16 supports Remote Services and quick setup cloning via a USB plug.
Remote Support and Assistance is also available: Analog Way’s Technical Support team can connect remotely to the machine (web access necessary) to support users upon request.
Franck Facon, MarCom Director at Analog Way, states: “The NeXtage 16 demonstrates Analog Way’s ambition to offer premium systems beyond the well-established Di-VentiX series. Thanks to the new LiveCoreTM platform and its Web User Interface, the NeXtage 16 brilliantly combines high performance and user-friendliness”.