Enterprise Routing 200+

Enterprise Routing 200+

Enterprise multi-format router with flexible architecture and 4K & IP support


A High performance router for every application

Enterprise level Sirius 800 is a family of multi-format, expandable routers that offers unmatched performance, flexibility and reliability. Built on a flexible architecture with a range of frame options from 288 x 288 right up to 2304 x 2304, Sirius 800 routers offer complete I/O flexibility covering SDI, AES, MADI, 4K 12G and IP.

Built-in processing

The Sirius 800 benefits from AHP building-in functionality that would otherwise require extensive external modular infrastructure - including audio processing, frame synchronization, clean and quiet switching, video and audio delay and audio sample rate conversion. AHP also includes Input Embedding - a unique, innovative technology from SAM, which typically delivers 30% more usable ports for a given frame size.

Integrated multiviewers

The Sirius integrated Multiviewer series adds sophisticated monitoring capability, without compromising on numbers of inputs and outputs, increasing physical rack space, signal processing or redundant cross point protection. The internal MV-800 uses additional dedicated cross point cards so doesn’t reduce the core routing capability or consume outputs unnecessarily. For example, if you buy a 288x288 Sirius video router and add 12, 24 or 36 Multiviewer outputs the 288 routing outputs are maintained independently. In addition the Multiviewers can be coupled with the innovative MV-800-DT desktop version so office or deskbound operators and engineers can produce PC screen multiviews of any source running to the Sirius 800 Multiviewers. This is true of the entire MV-8 series Multiviewers, offering customer new levels of monitoring flexibility, density and operational efficiency.

SD/HD/4K SDI Today – plus a ready-made pathway to IP

In modern broadcast routing systems where there are video and audio signals over a number of different transport mediums, it’s important to know you can transition to IP  at a speed that’s right for your business. By selecting SAM’s IP Routing System and Sirius 800 routers you can transition from pure baseband to IP routing at your pace.

SAM’s Sirius routers are a core infrastructure investment typically offering an operating lifetime over 10 years. Supporting a hybrid approach to the IP transition, SAM’s Sirius 800 enables combined IP and SDI routing control. Other core features of the series, including built in Multiviewers, advanced hybrid processing (AHP), complete operational security not to forget excellent control systems, are maintained through the migration. Contact SAM to find out how you can use our Sirius 800 routers plus the wide variety of other IP enabled products to help you embrace the IP transition.

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Sirius 800 allows any combination of signal formats and processing, with no limitations on signal timing or synchronization, and no compromises on redundancy, monitoring or expansion capability. This flexibility allows systems to be configured ranging from simple video only routing, through to powerful hybrid video and audio systems (with any combination of embedded and discrete audio).

Optional processing capability can be assigned to individual channels, allowing processing where it is needed. Combining multiple racks of embedding and processing equipment into a single chassis saves space, cost and power, and increases overall system reliability.

Our data sheet (below) covers the outline operation and detailed performance specifications, covering

  • System outline, sizes, resilience
  • System architecture
  • Monitoring options
  • Expansion
  • Signal types and interfaces
  • Hybrid router architecture and control concepts
  • Module specifications, including signal performance and Advanced Hybrid Processing options

Sirius 800 System Outline Details


Sirius 800 is available in four frame configurations:

  Sirius 830 Sirius 840 Sirius 850  Sirius 850 dual frame 
Video capacity  288 x 288    576 x 576 576 x 1152 1152 x 1152
Audio capacity 9216 x 9216 18432 x 18432 18432 x 18432 18432 x 18432
Router frame 15RU   27RU 34RU 2 x 34RU
External PSU chassis
(120V nominal power)
1 x 2RU chassis
(2 x 2RU chassis with more than
12 Video AH
2 x 2RU chassis 2 x 2RU chassis
(3 x 2RU chassis
with any
expansion and
more than 24 Video AHP modules)
2 x 2RU chassis
(3 x 2RU chassis
with any expansion
and more than 24
Video AHP modules)
External PSU chassis
(230V nominal power)
1 x 2RU chassis 1 x 2RU chassis
(2 x 2RU chassis
with more than
36 Video AHP modules)
2 x 2RU chassis PER ROUTER
2 x 2RU chassis
Video redundancy 1 + 1 4 + 1 4 +1   4 + 1 
Audio redundancy 1 + 1 1 + 1  1 + 1  1 + 1 (2 off) 

Redundancy and Resilience

All systems support:

  • dual redundant PSUs
  • dual redundant controllers
  • redundant video crosspoints
  • redundant audio crosspoints

Video crosspoint size: 288 x 288
Audio crosspoint size: 36,864 x 18,432

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