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The BPS-2020 digital bypass switcher is an 8×1 switcher for digital video (SD or HD) and digital audio signals. Designed for use in conjunction with the Utah Scientifi c MC-2020 Master Control Switcher, the BPS-2020 provides a compact, reliable means for switching alternate signals into the program feed, thus bypassing the various elements in the master control signal chain.


The BPS-2020 is housed in a 2RU frame with redundant power supplies. The BPS-2020 frame holds the 8-input video
switcher board with on-board control logic, an optional video DA board to provide looped copies of each input if required, and one or two audio switch boards, each of which will handle two AES signal streams.


The optional clean-quiet switch module increases the usefulness of the BPS-2020 by ensuring that switch transitions between synchronous inputs are clean, preventing disruptions in downstream equipment. With this option installed, the BPS-2020 can be used anywhere that clean switching of SDI signals (SD or HD) is required.

Technical Specs

• Eight or Sixteen Inputs — SD/HD Digital Video and up to four AES levels
• Optional Clean-Quiet Switch Module
• Dual redundant power supplies are standard equipment
• Optional input loop-through feature (8-input model only)
• Space-saving 2 RU package
• Multiple options for remote control
• Hard Bypass Relay ensuring signal passage in the event of power loss

Video Inputs:

8 or 16 (per SMPTE 259 or SMPTE 292)
Video Return Loss:

< 15dB at 1.485Gb/s
Switch Point Timing Control:

Referenced to the vertical interval of the current output signal
Video Outputs:

2 ea (PGM and Monitor )
8 Regenerated loop-throughs of the inputs (Optional)
Digital Audio Inputs:

110 Ohm, Balanced
8 per level, 2 AES/EBU levels per switch card
Digital Audio Outputs:

110 Ohm, Balanced
1 per level
Mechanical Dimensions:

19”W x 13” D x 3.5”H (2 RU rack mount)

Control Panel Port: RJ-45 (CAN-Bus)
Inter-frame Control: RJ-45 (RS-422)
Serial Port: DB-9F Subminiature 9-pin D connector with female pins.
Tally Connections: DB-9F Subminiature 9-pin D connector with female pins.
GPI Control: Terminal Strip w/ removable mating block
MC-500 Control Port: DB-50F Subminiature 50-pin D connector with female pins.
Video Connections: BNC
Audio Connections: DB-25F Subminiature 25-pin D connector with female pins.


Temperature: 10-40°C
Relative Humidity: 0-90% (non-condensing)

AC Power:

110 / 240VAC
50 / 60 Hz
Chassis consumption is 35 VA max.
Dual redundant power supplies are standard equipment

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