Imagine launches compact Platinum video router


Michelle Clancy

| 19 August 2015

Imagine Communications has launched a compact version of its Platinum IP3 28RU high performance router.

The router delivers the same integrated routing and processing capabilities of larger models, in a space-saving 15RU form factor. It supports Ultra HD (UHD) signals, and is targeted for mobile and broadcast production environments.

"Imagine Communications has accomplished an impressive résumé of firsts with our Platinum router line," said Steve Reynolds, CTO at Imagine Communications. "The IP3 was among the first routers in the broadcast industry with internal mux/demux capabilities, a truly integrated multi-viewer and integrated frame sync. The Platinum IP3 28RU was the first to enable multi-frame expandability with no disruption to on-air operations. With the introduction of the Platinum IP3 15RU, we are bringing our global customer base – broadcasters, media companies, mobile production truck operators and cable headends – the same market-leading functionality, reliability and resiliency in a smaller frame size."

The Imagine Communications family of Platinum routers plays a central role in the company's IP transition strategy, enabling media companies to preserve and leverage investments in baseband infrastructure through a hybrid SDI-IP environment. The Imagine Communications Magellan SDN Orchestrator simultaneously manages Platinum routers and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Ethernet switches, to support a migration of operations to an IP-enabled environment.