IP Multiviewers

IP Multiviewers

For production, playout and general monitoring solutions


For production, playout and general monitoring solutions

SAM offers a full range of IP based Multiviewers covering all of your monitoring needs. These include pure software based IP Multiviewers, desktop viewers for remote operational monitoring, modular card and physical chassis based types. 

A Pure Software IP Multiviewers on COTS hardware

  • MV-805-32 (Sold as an Appliance)
  • MV-805-16 (Sold as an Appliance)
  • MV-805-4 (Sold as Software Only)

Available as a pure software download (805-4) to run on standard off the shelf IT hardware or as a SAM supplied appliance(805-32/16) the MV-805 Software-Based IP Multiviewer allows up to 32 3G inputs and 8 outputs. Compliant with VSF TR-04, TR-03, SMPTE 2022-6/7 and SMPTE 2110 standards allows compatibility not only with SAM equipment but also all those that subscribe to the AIMS objectives. The MV-805 is intended for monitoring areas with the highest expectations of performance and capabilities. These include full integration with control and monitoring systems, design and layout capabilities as per other SAM Multiviewers, hardware control panel integration and tally/mnemonic integration using industry standard protocols. Support for 2022-7 path redundancy means SDI levels of reliability are maintained. Enabled with 25/50/100GBe interfacing.

MV-805 datasheet

Router Chassis based IP Multiviewers

Some environments such as network operating centres (NOC’s) or playout operation centres require massive multi-channel monitoring with sometimes hundreds of channels being managed.  SAM SDI Sirius routers are capable of accepting IP sources directly and using their built in Multiviewers with those IP signals.  By using the MV-800 or MV-850/830 variants to the MV-8 series the Sirius router can offer IP Multiviewers in massively dense and secure configurations, plus offer significant standard audio and video routing in parallel.

For example the Sirius 850 can offer 576 inputs supplying 180 Multiviewer outputs at 3Gb/s/HDMI in addition to the 1152 video router outputs.  This is all in the same physical chassis.  Please ask your SAM representative for more details.

Desktop based IP Multiviewers

The MV-8 series of Multiviewers work hand in hand with the companion desktop product the MV-800-DT over IP networks.  By accepting the H264 streams generated by any of the MV-8 series products for any of the multiviewer input sources (over IP or SDI) users can create full function desktop based multi-views right at their workstation.

Coupling this product with the intelligence offered by SAM’s Media Assurance solutions means monitoring centre cost of operations can be thoroughly and efficiently re-modelled.  Ask your SAM representative about the potential for these technologies in your facility.

SAM Multiviewers have been designed to offer significant benefits in any broadcast environment


Live Production
  • Multiple quad splits plus multitile screen layouts (12 x HD to 3 x 4K UHD outputs)
  • UMD and tallies from routing, switchers and third party controllers
  • Integration with third party tally systems
  • Dynamic and static UMDs
  • Clock / timers
  • Multi-channel monitoring and exception alarming for early detection of errors
  • With the Sirius 800 Multiviewer and Sirius 800 Advanced Hybrid Processing (AHP) a common operator control interface for
    AHP and the multiviewer allows an operator to re-arrange or adjust audio tracks.
  • Multi-channel monitoring of video and audio
  • Closed caption and subtitle status
  • Configurable alarms and alerts on failure
  • Customize display by adding channel logos, labels, clocks (with configurable offsets)
  • Display automation playlists, monitor opt-out feeds etc

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