The C2-2855 is described by tvONE as a high performance scaler that provides best-in-class video scaling and format conversion, with its latest feature enhancement, auto-switching, turning it into a powerful standalone device. It allows the user to connect a source and have it automatically displayed on screen without having to press any buttons, simplifying BYOD connectivity, with incoming video resolution quickly detected and analysed. According to tvONE, this new feature is particularly useful in situations where there is little or no technical supervision such as in meeting rooms, medical environments, teaching spaces or live staging events.
The C2-2855 has two other derivatives within its product family: the C2-2755 Video Scaler and the C2-2655 Scan Converter. Helping provide flexibility to the user, the C2-2855 features the ability to up/down/cross convert; the C2-2755 to up/cross convert; and the C2-2655 to down convert. Each unit can be set-up and managed using a new front panel or via computer-based control panel that allows setup in less than a third of the time of the previous generation, the company says.
The C2-2x55 series provides bi-directional conversion between a variety of analogue and digital video formats. Inputs and outputs can be SD/HD/3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, Composite Video, YC, YUV, YPbPr or RGB. An included key feature allows an image to be keyed over another and faded in and out. Five full-frame still images can be stored and switched along with five logos. Stereo audio switching is provided by an integral 4x1 audio routing switcher. Four unbalanced stereo inputs can be assigned to each of the video inputs and switched to a rear mounted analogue connector or embedded on the HDMI/DVI-U/SDI outputs. Digital audio can be de-embedded and output via the analogue connector providing digital-to- analogue conversion. It can also be assigned as an audio-follow-video (AFV) source for any of the video connectors or re-embedded onto another digital capable output