Analog Way’s Pulse2 is a mixer and matrix switcher that’s based on its Midra platform. Pulse2 adds several improvements over the original Pulse, including a size increase — it’s now housed in a 2RU enclosure — with better air circulation and cooling. It now has eight seamless inputs and 14 input plugs: 4x universal analog, 4x DVI-D, 4x HDMI and 2x 3G-SDI plugs and offers something Analog Way is calling CleanCut — the ability to fade through black or loss of sync. EDID management is included for six of the eight inputs.
Pulse2’s two outputs are matrix and can be scaled. It has features such as pan, zoom, edge blending, fade, dissolve, cut, wipe, slide, audio breakaway, audio delay and balanced stereo outputs, plus internal test patterns for setup and two frame layers with background and foreground positions. Analog Way claims that preset management has also been improved. In addition, Pulse2 offers “Swap and Split” — the ability to switch between a PIP and a live background source (Swap), or the display of two PIPs side-by-side on a colored or frame background (Split).