By designing and fulfilling a custom 19” rack case in only four weeks, Verotec has assisted 7th Sense to launch their new Juggler hardware-based modular pixel processing system. The system provides unlimited I/O scalability, with DisplayPort, HDMI, SDI, and Video over IP supported as both inputs and outputs with seamless full high-bit depth pixel-based colour processing, warp and blend with a bandwidth of 14GB/s. The system transfers server PCI/PCIe card processing elements into a modular hardware base, offloading valuable media server processing bandwidth. It genlocks all sources to same-frame accuracy with instant system failure fall-back over all connected devices through frame-data monitoring, lessening latency to a minimum. The company provided a custom size, thermally managed 1U 500mm deep 19" rack mounting chassis comprising formed steel base and top with extruded front and rear panels.
After supplying production quantities of the basic hardware to 7th Sense, the supply, assembly, wiring and test of the complete electro-mechanical sub-system has now been subcontracted to Verotec. Juggler is based on an FPGA motherboard, populated with mezzanine FMC cards that map the single inputs to outputs. The units as now supplied makes use of the company's comprehensive in-house abilities, with a machined and printed extruded rear panel and individual I/O panels with connectors and wiring, a power supply, thermal management, all functionally tested before despatch.