Analog Way announces Eikos, a high-resolution a multi-layer mixer seamless switcher with four scalers. Particularly suited to rental and staging applications as well as advanced integrations, the unit offers up to 12 inputs including four fitted with SDI and two with DVI-D. With 100% digital processing, it outputs digital and analog signals in DVI and VGA (RGBHV) simultaneously with a selection of many formats from HDTV to Computer 2K. Three operating modes include multi-layer mixer, 12x2 seamless native matrix, and QuadraVision.
In multi-layer mode, using its full-frame and logo memory, the unit can display up to six layers: three live sources, one frame and two logos. Up to two PIPs can be displayed on a live background or three on a still background. Live layers can be customized by the users with various attributes: borders, movements, zoom, cut, fade, wipe, slide, and smooth move. Several other new effects can be combined during transitions (circle, size up and down, depth effects, flying PIP, flying zoom, crop, and more). The unit uses one output as a preview and the other main output for the audience. In addition to a classic preview, a still mosaic full preview function is onboard for monitoring of the sources by displaying simultaneously still images of the 12 sources.
In seamless native matrix mode, the unit offers a 12x2 scaled native matrix with true seamless switching. The switch between any of the 12 inputs can be in cut or fade and synchronized on the two outputs, and up to two 2 PIPs can be added on a still background. A mirror function allows to display a PIP sent on the first output on the second output. The PIP size and position are automatically restored on the second display, reducing the number of manipulations for the operator.
QuadraVision mode allows the display of four computer or video sources on the main output. The display of the four windows can be done according to four different preprogrammed presets with different window sizes and positions available. Different effects and transitions are also available to manage the windows (zoom, cut, fade, wipe, slide, smooth move, and more).
Eikos also comes in a Light Edition, Eikos LE.