Quantum Elite

HDCP-Compliant Scalable Videowall Processing System
Key Features
  • Scalable videowall processing for large videowalls with up to 28 displays or more
  • Card frame videowall processing system available with 8 or 15 slots
  • Scalable, field-expandable systems: Extron field staff can add cards or cascade card frames to add more inputs and outputs
  • Integrates easily into a diverse array of 4K environments such as lobbies, auditoriums, and simulation
  • Supports 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, RGB analog, HD component, and standard video input signals
  • Two input 3G-SDI card accepts SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI signals from 270 Mbps up to 2.97 Gbps
The Extron Quantum Elite
Model Version Description Part #
QEC O2HDMI Two Output HDMI Card Call
QEC I12VID 12 Input Video/S-Video Card Call
QEC I2RGB Two Input Analog RGB/YUV Card Call
QEC I2DVI Two Input DVI Card Call
QEC I2HDMI Two Input HDMI Card Call
QEC I2SDI Two Input 3G-SDI Card Call
S3 Product Commissioning Product Commissioning Services Call
Quantum Elite 615 6U/15 Slot Card Frame Call Retired
Quantum Elite 408 4U/8 Slot Card Frame Call Retired
QGE 100 Quantum Graphics Encoder Call Retired
QEC O2 Two Output DVI/RGBHV Card Call Retired

The Extron Quantum® Elite is an HDCP-compliant, scalable, expandable videowall processor configurable to support a variety of input, output, and windowing capabilities. It features high performance video scaling capable of producing very high quality images. The Quantum Elite offers two card cages that support various combinations of input and output cards for 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, RGB, HDTV or video sources. Each HDMI or DVI-I dual output card supports up to 128 video/graphic source windows, and multiple Quantum Elite card cages can be cascaded to create very large display arrays. A dedicated, high-speed video/graphic bus maintains real-time performance even under heavy loading of inputs.

Designed for 24/7 operation, the Quantum Elite provides a high performance, high reliability display processing solution for monitoring valuable infrastructure and assets.

The Quantum Elite maintains optimal full frame rate performance with a high speed 10 Gbps RAPT - Real-Time Asymmetric Packetized Transfer video/graphic bus that allows large numbers of inputs to be processed while preserving real-time control response and image performance. The scaling capability of the output cards allows up to 128 windows per output card. The combination of input cards for 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, RGB, or video, and the ability to cascade multiple processors together provides a high degree of scalability.

When used in conjunction with HDCP-compatible displays, the HDMI input and output cards allow the display of HDCP-encrypted content on the videowall. A green window with an alert message will be displayed if HDCP-encrypted content is sent to a non-HDCP compliant display.

A variety of display scenarios can be pre-programmed or created on-the-fly using Quantum Elite Control Software, an intuitive control interface for setup and system operation. The software can be accessed from the available Extron QC 101 E compact controller, or installed on a dedicated PC. Quantum Elite Control Software allows flexible videowall configuration for presenting many sources at small sizes, a few at large sizes, or many other combinations. All of this is complemented by high performance image scaling technology, which accurately preserves the original image quality at all window sizes.

System reliability is significantly enhanced through use of a ruggedized operating system. The Quantum Elite is available with removable flash storage or a removable hard disk drive, depending on the model.

The Quantum Elite is delivered as a factory-configured, modular system and is available in different frame options. The product can be sized to the needs of a current application and then expanded as requirements evolve.

These advantages make the Quantum Elite ideal for all types of surveillance, presentation, and visualization applications, whether traffic, security, military, or process control.

Features

Note: Part numbers and pricing for complete system configurations are available. Please contact your Extron customer support representative for more information.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
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Specifications

Quantum® Elite Series
 NOTE     The Quantum Elite 615 has 15 slots for factory-installed input or output cards, and the Quantum Elite 408 has 8. Each slot can accommodate up to 12 S-video or composite video inputs, 2 analog RGB or component video inputs, 2 DVI inputs, 2 HDMI inputs, 2 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs, 2 RGB or DVI outputs, or 2 HDMI outputs.
Video input — composite and S-video — QEC I12VID
   Number/signal type 12 S-video, composite video
   Connectors 2 female 26-pin HD (included adapter allows input on 24 female BNC connectors)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.1 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz
Video processing — QEC I12VID
   Digital sampling 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Sync — QEC I12VID
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Video input — QEC I2RGB
   Number/signal type 2 analog VGA-WUXGA RGBHV, RGsB, HDTV, component video
   Connectors 2 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and for G of RGsB
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for Pr and Pb of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.3 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz to 75 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video processing — QEC I2RGB
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 205 MHz standard (RGB, component video)
   Colors 16.78 million
Sync — QEC I2RGB
   Input type RGBHV, RGsB, bi-level or tri-level component video
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV
0.6 Vp-p for component video tri-level sync
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
   Impedance 2.2k ohms for H and V
   Max. input voltage 5 Vp-p
   Polarity Positive or negative
Video input — QEC I2DVI
   Number/signal type 2 digital VGA-WUXGA RGB single link DVI
   Connectors 2 female DVI-I (analog signals are not supported)
   Horizontal frequency 31 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 85 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
   Formats RGB digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0
Video processing — QEC I2DVI
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 165 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video input — QEC I2HDMI
    NOTE     *Appropriate HDMI to DVI cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input/output.
   Number/signal type 2 single link HDMI (or DVI*)
   Connectors 2 female HDMI type A (analog signals are not supported)
   Signal type Single link HDMI (or DVI*)
      Digital video RGB digital video (DVI and HDMI standards) or Y, Cr, Cb digital component video (HDMI standard)
      EDID and DDC Supports Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) and Display Data Channel (DDC) data using DVI and HDMI standards. Factory or custom EDID tables are user selectable.
      HDCP Compliant with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) using DVI and HDMI standards
   Horizontal frequency 31 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 85 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP
   Equalization Automatic
Video processing — QEC I2HDMI
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 165 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Video input — QEC I2SDI
   Number/signal type 2 3G/HD/SD-SDI
   Connectors 2 female HD-BNC (HD-BNC to female BNC adapters are included.)
   Data rates 270 Mbps to 2.97 Gbps
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 67.5 kHz
   Vertical frequency 23.98 Hz to 60 Hz
   Resolution range 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
   Formats YCbCr digital component video
   Return loss <-15 dB @ 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
   Input cable equalization Automatic for up to -30 dB of cable loss
      3G-SDI 60 meters (200 feet) using Extron RG6 cable
45 meters (150 feet) using Extron RG59 cable
      HD-SDI 120 meters (400 feet) using Extron RG6 cable
90 meters (300 feet) using Extron RG59 cable
      SDI 150 meters (500 feet) using Extron RG6 cable
120 meters (400 feet) using Extron RG59 cable
       NOTE     The transmission distance varies depending on the signal resolution and on the type of cable.
   Standards SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
Video processing — QEC I2SDI
   Maximum data rate 2.97 Gbps
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color
   Colors 16.78 million
Video input — QGE 100 (remote hardware)
   Number/signal type 1 analog VGA-UXGA or digital VGA-WUXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, single link DVI
1 analog or digital loop-through
   Connectors 2 female DVI-I
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 31 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz to 85 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200*
*1920x1200 is accepted for DVI single link, reduced blanking only
   Formats RGB, digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0
Video processing — QGE 100 (remote hardware)
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Sync — QGE 100 (remote hardware)
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV
0.3 Vp-p for RGsB
   Impedance 2.2k ohms for H and V
   Max. input voltage 5 Vp-p
   Polarity Positive or negative
Video processing — QEC O2
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — QEC O2
   Number/signal type 2 scaled RGBHV or single link DVI
   Connectors 2 female DVI-I (analog and digital signals are both active)
   Nominal level 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Vertical frequencies 50 Hz, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2, 800x6001,2, 848x4801,2, 1024x7681,2, 1152x8701,2, 1280x7681,2, 1280x8001,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7681,2, 1366x7681,2, 1440x9001,2, 1400x10501,2, 1408x10501,2, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10501,2, 1920x12001,2
HDTV: 720p1,2, 1080p1,2
1 = at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz
   Standards DVI 1.0
Sync — QEC O2
   Output type RGBHV
   Output level 2.4 Vp-p for RGBHV
   Output impedance 2.2k ohms
   Polarity Positive or negative
Video processing — QEC O2HDMI
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — QEC O2HDMI
   Number/signal type 2 scaled single link HDMI (HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 2 female HDMI type A
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolutions 640x4801,2, 800x6001,2, 848x4801,2, 1024x7681,2, 1152x8701,2, 1280x7681,2, 1280x8001,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7681,2, 1366x7681,2, 1440x9001,2, 1400x10501,2, 1408x10501,2, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10501,2, 1920x12001,2
HDTV: 720p1,2, 1080p1,2
1 = at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP
Communication — processor/decoder/Scaler
   Ethernet ports 1 female RJ-45 connector for control, networked
2 female RJ-45 for media transfer (QGE 100 sources)
   Ethernet data rate Control port: 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
      Quantum Elite 615 Media I and II ports: 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
      Quantum Elite 408 Media I: 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
Media II: 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol 
      Control port IP, TCP
      Media ports IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP
   Ethernet default settings 
      Control port Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address = 192.168.254.254
Subnet mask = 255.255.0.0
Gateway = 0.0.0.0
DHCP = not supported
      Media ports Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
Media I IP address = 192.168.254.252
Media II IP address = 192.168.254.253
Subnet mask = 255.255.0.0
Gateway = 0.0.0.0
DHCP = off
   Storage 
      Quantum Elite 615 C drive: 512 MB, solid state drive
D drive: 256 MB, solid state drive
      Quantum Elite 408 80 GB (1 IDE drive partitioned for C and D drives)
   Internal operating system Microsoft® Windows® XP® embedded
   Program control Extron Quantum Elite control/configuration software for Windows
    NOTE     The operating system is hard-coded into the Quantum Elite and Windows updates are not required. The C drive, which contains the operating system, is write protected to prevent unauthorized access.
Communication — setup and troubleshooting
   Number/signal type 
      Quantum Elite 615 1 analog VGA-UXGA RGBHV local monitor
2 USB
1 PS/2 keyboard
      Quantum Elite 408 1 analog VGA-UXGA RGBHV local monitor
2 USB
1 PS/2 mouse and keyboard
   Connectors 
      Quantum Elite 615 1 female 15-pin HD
2 USB type A
1 female PS/2 (6-pin mini DIN)
      Quantum Elite 408 1 female 15-pin HD
2 USB type A
1 female PS/2 (6-pin mini DIN) (Breakout cable to 2 PS/2 connectors is included.)
   USB standards USB 2.0, low speed
General
   Power supply 
      Quantum Elite 615 Internal
Input: (2*) 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz power supplies
*A redundant power supply is standard.
      Quantum Elite 408 Internal
Input: (1) 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz power supply
   Power consumption 300-500 watts (varies with configuration)
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 85%, noncondensing
Operating: +35 to +95 °F (5 to +35 °C) / 10% to 85%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fans, front to rear
   Thermal dissipation 300-1350 BTU/hr (varies with configuration)
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions (per unit) 
      Quantum Elite 615 10.5" H x 17.1" W x 19.3" D (6U high, full rack wide)
(26.7 cm H x 43.3 cm W x 49.0 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and handles. Width excludes built-in rack ears.)
      Quantum Elite 408 7.0" H x 17.1" W x 19.3" D (4U high, full rack wide)
(17.8 cm H x 43.3 cm W x 49.0 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and handles. Width excludes built-in rack ears.)
   Product weight 
      Quantum Elite 615 Without boards: 48 lbs (21.8 kg)
Fully loaded: 56.7 lbs (25.7 kg)
      Quantum Elite 408 Without boards: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
Fully loaded: 41.5 lbs (18.8 kg)
      Boards 0.3 lb (0.6 kg)
   Shipping weight 
      Quantum Elite 615 Without boards: 60 lbs (27 kg)
Fully loaded: 69 lbs (31 kg)
      Quantum Elite 408 Without boards: 47 lbs (21 kg)
Fully loaded: 53 lbs (24 kg)
      Boards 2 lbs (1 kg) per board
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, FCC Class A, KCC
      Environmental Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE.
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(8.1-061714-D16)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Model Height Width Depth Weight
    QEC O2HDMI 9.75" (24.8 cm) 16.0" (40.6 cm) 3.0" (7.6 cm) 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
    QEC I12VID 3.0" (7.6 cm) 9.75" (24.8 cm) 16.0" (40.6 cm) 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
    QEC I2RGB 3.0" (7.6 cm) 9.75" (24.8 cm) 16.0" (40.6 cm) 1.4 lbs (0.64 kg)
    QEC I2DVI 3.0" (7.6 cm) 9.75" (24.8 cm) 16.0" (40.6 cm) 1.4 lbs (0.64 kg)
    QEC I2HDMI 9.75" (24.8 cm) 16.0" (40.6 cm) 3.0" (7.6 cm) 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
    QEC I2SDI 9.75" (24.8 cm) 16.0" (40.6 cm) 3.0" (7.6 cm) 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)

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