Sirius 800

Sirius 800

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 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, 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 multiviewer

The Sirius integrated multiviewer option adds sophisticated monitoring capability, without compromising on numbers of inputs and outputs, signal processing or redundant crosspoint protection. 

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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.

The data sheet (link 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 AHP modules)
2 x 2RU chassis 2 x 2RU chassis (3 x 2RU chassis with any expansion and more than 24 Video AHP modules)  PER ROUTER FRAME – 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 FRAME – 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



Monitoring Outputs

Input and Output monitoring is available on all Sirius 800 frames, by fitting optional monitoring modules. Each monitoring output can be configured to allow monitoring of video or audio, and can monitor all inputs and outputs.

Multiviewer Outputs

Multiviewer outputs are video feeds from the input modules into a separate crosspoint array. Routing in any combination is possible, without affecting the main crosspoint array routing. All frames allow additional modules to be fi tted to give up to 140 additional outputs in addition to the core routing capacity of the router.

Integrated Multiviewer

The integrated multiviewer takes the place of multiviewer output modules and provides up to 12 SDI outputs and 48 streaming outputs from 48 signals. In addition, intelligent monitoring provides status monitoring of not just video and audio signals int he router, but also enables monitoring of external devices and alarms, plus displays of web pages.

Configurations Available    Sirius 830 Sirius 840 Sirius 850
No Monitoring or Multiviewer Outputs X X X
Output Monitoring   X X
Input/Output Monitoring X X X
48 Coax Multiviewer Outputs X X X
96 Coax Multiviewer Outputs X X X
140 Coax Multiviewer Outputs X X  
Input/Output Monitoring & 48 Coax Multiviewer O/Ps   X X
Input/Output Monitoring & 96 Coax Multiviewer O/Ps   X X
Input Monitoring & 140 Coax Multiviewer O/Ps X    
Integrated Multiviewer X X X
Input/Output Monitoring & Integrated Multiviewer X X X
48 Coax Outputs & Integrated Multiviewer X X  
Input/Output Monitoring, 48 Multiviewer Outputs & Integrated Multiviewer X X  

Sirius 850 1152 x 1152 Signal Flow

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