Broadcast Pix Intros BPswitch IX Integrated Production Switcher with Expanded IP Connectivity

Broadcast Pix introduced the newest model in the BPswitch integrated production switcher product family, BPswitch IX. Designed for productions that rely on IP-based workflows and remote cameras, BPswitch IX features six network inputs that support NDI and RTSP sources.

BPswitch IX is designed for auditoriums, stadiums, conference rooms, and other facilities equipped with remote cameras that are switched from a central control room. Along with two SDI/HDMI inputs (including one analog input for legacy sources), it can receive up to six IP camera feeds. The native 1080p/60 system seamlessly integrates MPEG-2, H.264 and other streaming formats in the same production, and provides SDI, HDMI, analog and streaming outputs.

When used with the optional Broadcast Pix Commander touchscreen control interface, BPswitch IX allows browser-based control with full-motion video and complete access to all sources and workflow tools using a mobile device and a standard internet connection. Commander’s simplified controls help non-technical personnel easily switch live productions, add titles, insert clips, and control robotic cameras. Broadcast Pix’s BPNet IP ecosystem delivers the system’s control-over-IP capabilities securely and with low latency.

Like other BPswitch models, BPswitch IX offers eight channels of clips and graphics, as well as three keyers with DVEs. Plus, the integrated NewBlueNTX multi-layer 3D motion graphics CG includes hundreds of templates to simplify lower-thirds, bugs, animations, rolls, crawls and effects. Other built-in workflow tools include program recording, clip and graphic stores, file-based macros, ClearKey chromakey and Virtual Studios virtual sets and customizable BPview multi-view.

Priced at $9,995, BPswitch is expected to ship in Q3 2019, and will be upgradeable to 4K in the future.

Here are all the detailed specs.