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Sierra Video Ponderosa 64 4848 HDR-64 48x48 HD/SDI (to 3G) with redundant PSU

Product Code: 4848 HDR-64
Condition: Used
  • £24,495.00
  • (£29,394.00 inc. VAT)
  • RRP £24,830.00
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Feature-rich and format-flexible, the Ponderosa multi-format routing switcher is the premiere 3Gbps HD routing switcher for critical broadcast, production, and post-production facilities. Expandable by 8 input and/or 8 output increments, Ponderosa grows as your HD needs grow. Choose a matrix size that fits your needs – up to 64x64 in only 4RU, 128x128 in 8RU. Ponderosa’s multi-rate video boards handle standard serial digital video signals and HD serial digital video signals, and its modular design allows video I/O boards to be added on-site, minimizing the system’s downtime by eliminating the disruption of factory modifications. Companion analog and digital audio options are available for both frames.

Ponderosa offers a comprehensive array of configuration options to meet your workflow needs, including fiber optic I/O boards, analog-to-digital, and digital-to-analog video cards. Ponderosa routing switchers provide intelligent reclocking with a microprocessor that analyzes the data rate of incoming signals. If the rates are within range of standard 270Mbps or 2.97Gbps data rates, Ponderosa will optimize the signal to its target rate. If the data rate of incoming signal is outside typical 270Mbps or 2.97Gbps data rates, like MPEG-2, Ponderosa will allow the signal to pass without interruption.

Reliability and rugged construction makes Ponderosa an ideal hub for video in live staging events where equipment must work right the first time, every time.

8x8 to 64x64 3G HD−SDI Modular Matrix Switcher in a 4RU 64x64 Frame.

The Sierra Ponderosa Modular HD-SDI Routers are ideal for Mission Critical applications. All boards are fully accessible from the front of the router and the back plane is completely passive. This ensures minimal downtime in the unlikely event of a failure. The Ponderosa is available in 4RU 64x64 or 8RU 128x128 frame sizes and is expandable by 8 input and/or 8 output increments, allowing the Ponderosa to grow with your HD needs. Call your Kramer representative for a custom price quote for I/O size and options that meets your application.


Max. Data Rate - 3Gbps.

HD-SDI/SDI - Multi-format flexibility with intelligent reclocking options.

Modular Configurations - Expand by 8 input and/or 8 output increments using any of the following Input/Output board options:

- 3G HD-SDI input/output cards (Coaxial BNC)

- Fibre optic input/output cards (Single Mode LC)

- A-to-D Input card (Coaxial BNC) for conversion of Comosite NTSC/PAL to 270Mbps SDI

- D-to-A output card (Coaxial BNC) for conversion of 270Mbps SDI to composite NTSC/PAL

Front Loading & Hot-Swappable Modules - Video I/O boards, Crosspoint board, CPU board, and power supplies.

Completely Passive Back Panel With No Active Components To Fail.

7 Year Warranty.

Control Features

MediaNAV™ Advanced Control Interface as Standard - Browser based GUI with user access control, control of multiple Sierra Multi-Viewers, Routers and control panels. Touch and click compatible for devices such as Tablets and Smartphones.

Ethernet - Supports TCP/IP protocol via rear panel RJ-45 connector.

RS-232/422 Serial Control

RS-485 to Sierra Hardware Control Panels.


RPS - Optional Redundant Power Supply

Fan Sled - Required if RPS is not Installed.


Fiber Input Module - 8-Input Fiber Optic Module.

BNC Input Module - 8-Input BNC Coax Module.

A-D Input Module -  8-Input Analog to Digital Module. (Composite NTSC/PAL to 270Mbps SDI).


Fiber Output Module - 8-Output Fiber Optic Module.

BNC Output Module - 8-Output BNC Coax Module.

D-A Output Module - 8-Output Digital to Analog Module. (270Mbps SDI to composite NTSC/PAL).

Remote Control Panels - Via RS-485.

Companion Audio

Companion Audio Frames - Use Yosemite 64x64 (3RU) & 128x128 (6RU) Audio Frames for mono and stereo audio.

Yosemite 64 Frame - 8 Configurations - 

- Mono: 32x32 to 64x64 by 32 input and/or 32 output increments.

- Stereo: 16x16 to 32x32 in 16 input and/or 16 output increments.

Yosemite 128 Frame - 28 Configurations - 

- Mono: 32x32 to 128x128 by 32 input and/or 32 output increments.

- Stereo: 16x16 to 64x64 in 16 input and/or 16 output increments.

Front Loading & Hot-Swappable Modules

7-Year Warranty


Ponderosa 64 Frame - 8x8 to 64x64 in increments of 8 Inputs and/or 8 Outputs.

Ponderosa 128 Frame - 8x8 to 128x128 in increments of 8 Inputs and/or 8 Outputs

Sample Configurations Are Below

3232HDR-6432x32 3G HD-SDI Matrix Switcher in a 64x64 Frame.
Redundant Power Supply. 4RU.
4848HDR-6448x48 3G HD-SDI Matrix Switcher in a 64x64 Frame.
Redundant Power Supply. 4RU.
6464HDR-6464x64 3G HD-SDI Matrix Switcher in a 64x64 Frame.
Redundant Power Supply. 4RU.


HD-SDI Video

Data Rates19Mbps - 2.97 Gbps
Multi-FormatSMPTE 424, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 259, SMPTE 344M, SMPTE 292M, DVB-ASI, ITU-R BT.601
Jitter< 0.2 UI


Video Level800mV p-p +/-10%
Impedance75 Ohm
Return Loss< -20dB up to 2.97GHz
Cable Equalization Range0-100 meters for SMPTE 292M, 424, or 372M, Belden 1694A 
0-300 meters for all other standards, Belden 1694A
Connector TypeBNC


Video Level800mV p-p +/- 10%
Impedance75 ohm
Return Loss 
Rise/Fall Times< 0.4 nsec for 270 Mbps SDI and < 135 psec for HD-SDI
Connector TypeBNC
Fiber Optic ModuleModules accept 8 fiber optical connectors
Connector TypeLC
Fiber TypeSingle mode
Wavelength1310 (nm)
Data Rates50Mbps – 3Gbps
Min. Optical Input/Output Power-5dBm
D to A Output Module 
Return Loss< -30db @ 5 MHz
Differential Gain+/- 0.3 % @ 3.58 MHz or 4.443MHz
Differential Phase+/- 0.5 Deg @ 3.58 MHz or 4.443 MHz
Connector TypeBNC

Control Features

Serial3 general purpose 9 pin-D
Each switchable RS-232 or RS-422
9600, 38400, 115200 baud
Serial ProtocolsSVS host.
Ethernet10/100 Base-T, full duplex
RJ-45 connector
Ethernet ProtocolsARP, ICMP, TCP/IP, Telnet, HTTP
Web ServerWith MediaNAV™ Router control interface as standard
Control PanelsSupports full line of SCP remote control panels
Legacy SVS Product Control25 pin-D J1 expansion port, up to 8 additional signal levels


Rack Unit Size/Frame4RU up to 64x64
8RU up to 128x128
Dimensions6464 Frame: 19”W x 7”H x 20 3/8”D
128128 Frame: 19”W x 14”H x 20 3/8”D
Mounts in standard 19” rack
Depth measurements do not include front panel hardware or rear cabling
Power90 VAC -> 240 VAC auto-detecting
< 150 Watts for 64x64 Frame
Redundant Power SupplyOptional
Storage Temperature-40° to +150° F
Operating Temperature30° to 100° F ambient
Humidity10% to 90% non-condensing
Warranty7 years
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