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Sierra Video 1208V3xl 12x8 RGB Matrix Switcher. IP Control. 450MHz.

The Sierra Pro XL routing switchers are a full featured series of high bandwidth routing switchers for RGBHV, RGBS, component video (RGB/YUV) and s-Video (Y/C) signals. Each frame size can be ordered as a 5-channel (RGBHV), 4-channel (RGBS), ...
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    Sierra Video
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  • $3790.00
  • Shipping info
    We offer free ground shipping on every purchase of $300 and more for US.
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    Sierra Video


12x8 YUV Matrix Switcher

  • Size - 19” (3U)

The Sierra Pro XL routing switchers are a full featured series of high bandwidth routing switchers for RGBHV, RGBS, component video (RGB/YUV) and s-Video (Y/C) signals. Each frame size can be ordered as a 5-channel (RGBHV), 4-channel (RGBS), 3-channel (RGB/YUV) or 2-channel s-Video (Y/C) system, with or without balanced stereo audio. Each frame size can also be ordered with high bandwidth video boards in place of the H and V or composite sync boards so video can be input into all channels (or levels) of the routing switcher.

RGB Video Feature

  • High Bandwidth - 450MHz (-3dB) fully loaded.
  • Very Low Crosstalk - -80dB @ 1MHz, -47dB @ 100MHz, -30dB @150MHz.
  • Matrix Mapping™ Universal Breakaway Switching - This unique Sierra Pro XL feature provides independent switching of every level of every R, G, B, H, V, left and right audio input on the routing switcher. You can switch a single level or any combination of levels. For example, you can input a composite video signal on the R level of input one and an s-Video (Y/C) signal on the G and B levels of input one, then switch only the composite video signal on the R level, only the s- Video Y and C signals on the g and B levels, or switch all three levels together.
  • Room Grouping Capability - Several inputs may be grouped and operated independently of other input groups onthe routing switchers. This allows one routing switcher to be used for multiple “rooms” where the control system for each room will address only the inputs and outputs assigned to that room.
  • Video Follow Sync™ Switching - The H and V channels of an RGBHV signal are switched in advance of the RGBvideo channels of the signal to provide clean, glitch-free switching between most non-synchronous sources.
  • Qwik Adjust Knob™ Rotary Control Interface - This user-intuitive knob along with the 80 character LCD display provides quick and convenient setup, adjustment and signal switching.
  • Video Mute Capability. - Switches to “no source” for blank display.

Sync Features

  • Sync Reporting - The routing switcher can capture and report the input sync rates for each input signal. Those rates can be read using Sierra Video's TyLinx Pro™ Router Control Software or the Host port protocol.
  • Input Detection - Reshapes and re-squares the sync to return the output to the correct TTL level.
  • Selectable Termination - 510 or 75ohm (each input).
  • Genlock Input - Looping external sync input for vertical interval switching.

Analog Audio Features

  • Audio Type - Balanced or un-balanced stereo on terminal blocks.
  • Input (Level) Adjustment Capability (-8dB to +20.5dB) - For each input via RS-232, front panel, and TyLinx Pro Router Control Software.
  • Output (Volume) Adjustment Capability (Mute, -59.5dB to +15dB) - For each input via RS-232, front panel, and TyLinx Pro Router Control Software.
  • No Zipper Effect - Sierra Pro XL routing switchers employ zero crossover chip technology which eliminates the annoying “zipper sound effect” associated with digital volume controls.
  • Audio Mute Capability.
  • Crosstalk - <80dB @1kHz.

Control Features

  • Local Front Panel Control With 80 Character LCD Readout.
  • RS-232/422.
  • RS-485 - For optional remote control panels.
  • Supports TCP/IP Protocol - Rear panel RJ-45 connector
  • WEB Browser Control
  • TyLinx Pro Router Control Software and TyLinx Pro Net™ Net work-Enabled Router Control Software.

Other Features

  • Downloadable Firmware Updates
  • Optional Control Panels - Programmable, single bus and XY.
  • Redundant Power Supplies - Optional in 16 x 16, 16 x 8, and 8 x 16 models
    Standard in 32 x 32, 32 x 16, and 16 x 32 models
  • UL & CE Approvals


RGB Video

Bandwidth 450MHz @ -3dB
Video Gain Unity
Crosstalk -80dB @ 1MHz
-47dB @ 100MHz
-30dB @ 150MHz
Switching Speed Deterministic


Video Level 0.2V to 5Vpp
Impedance 75ohm
Return Loss <-30dB @5MHz
Connector Type BNC


Video Level 0.2V to 2.5Vpp
Impedance 75ohm
Return Loss <-30dB @5MHz
Connector Type BNC

Stereo Audio

Input Adjust Range +20.5dB to -8dB
Output Adjust Range +15dB to -59.5dB and fully off (MUTE)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.5dB (typical -3dB @ 120kHz) (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 96dB (20Hz to 20kHz unweighted) (unity gain)
Crosstalk (All Inputs Hostile) <-80dB @ 1kHz (Unity Gain)
<-60dB @ 10kHz (Unity Gain)
IM & THD (20Hz to 20KHz) THD: <0.025% (20Hz - 20KHz @ +4dBu) (unity gain)
IM: <0.025 SMPTE-DIN @ +4dBu (unity gain)
<0.01% CCIF @ +16dBu (unity gain)


Max Source Level +24dBu
Impedance 20kohm Differential Mode
10Kohm Single ended Mode
Connector Type 5-pin terminal block for balanced or unbalanced operation


Max. Source Level +24dBm balanced
+18dBu unbalanced
Impedance 100kohm Differential Mode
50ohm Single ended Mode
Connector Type 5-pin terminal block for balanced or unbalanced operation

Control Features

Local Front Panel Control 80 Character LCD Readout.
Control Panels Supports SCP programmable control panels, XY & single bus control panels
Serial General purpose 9-pin D-sub connectors
Switchable RS-232 or RS-422
2 on 32x32 models, 1 on all others
9600, 38400, 115200 baud
Serial Protocols SVS host, simple Kramer, and select others
RS-485 Mini-XLR for optional control panels
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, full-duplex, RJ-45 connector
Ethernet Protocols ARP, ICMP, Telnet, TCP/IP, HTTP
Web Server For control


Rack Unit Size / Frame

8x4, 8x8, 12x4 & 12x8 3U
16x8, 16x16 & 8x16 6U
32x16, 32x32 & 16x32 (Video) 9U
32x16 & 32x32 (Audio) 3U


8x4, 8x8, 12x4 & 12x8 19" x 11" x 5.25" W, D, H
16x8, 16x16 & 8x16 19" x 18.5" x 10.5" W, D, H
32x16, 32x32 & 16x32 (Video) 19" x 16.5" x 15.5" W, D, H
32x16 & 32x32 (Audio) 19" x 17" x 5.25" W, D, H
Mounts in a standard 19” rack
Depth measurements do not include front panel hardware or rear cabling
Power 90-240V AC, 50/60Hz (< 150 Watts)
Redundant Power Supply Optional in 16x16, 16x8 & 8x16
Standard in 32x32, 32x16 & 16 x 32 models
Storage Temperature -40° to 150°F
Operating Temperature 30° to 100° ambient
Humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing
Warranty 7 years


Free Ground Shipping
We offer free ground shipping on every purchase of $300 and more for US and US territory. Please choose "Free Ground Shipping (UPS/USPS)" option at checkout.

UPS Ground
UPS provides up-to-date tracking information. Ground service takes anywhere from 2-7 working days for delivery depending on destinations.UPS Ground does not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays.

USPS Priority Mail/USPS Express Mail For all shipments shipped via USPS, we offer 'DELIVERY CONFIRMATION' number with each package. Difference between tracking number provided by UPS vs USPS Delivery Confirmation number is: Delivery Confirmation status is updated when the delivery has been made or when the package has made it through major USPS stations.

Air Shipment
Air shipments, Overnight, 2nd day and 3 day select methods offer guaranteed delivery time for your shipment. If you are in hurry or in need for the items on schedule, select one of these methods. Up-to-date tracking information is provided with each Air Shipment. BZB Express has the right to choose between Air shipments to meet or reduce delivery time. For guaranteed delivery of multiple items with expedited shipping, please contact our customer service representative for personalized assistance to get your items delivered to you when you need them.

International Customers
We offer shipping via USPS/UPS for our international customers. You can find different shipping options during checkout.

Most items ordered from BZB Express will be shipped out from our California Warehouse. Will-Calls are only allowed with Appointment Only - Please call Customer Service to set one up between the hours of 9am to 6pm PST.


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Money orders: and personal checks or company checks (may take up to 10 days to clear).
Wire Transfer: ( Bank Transfer ) only for the amount over $500. Contact us for the bank details.
Phone Orders: To place a phone order please call 1.888.660.2962 or 1.916.246.6263 and one of our Customer Service Representatives will take your order (8:00am - 6.00pm PST).

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We Offer A 60-Day Money Back Guarantee: 
Our main goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with our service and products. If, for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 60 days of the purchase date for a full refund. Our 60-day money back guarantee applies to all of the products we sell, except for: TVs and monitors 20" and larger, Special Order merchandise, or any item indicated as non-returnable. Shipping is not refundable. Prior to returning your purchase, a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number will be provided to you.

Refunds on returned items will be issued in the same payment form as received from the customer at the time of purchase. Once we receive the product and it passes inspection, we will credit your account. Please allow 3 - 6 business days for a credit to appear on your account.

If the item was sent back to us for an exchange, please allow 3 - 5 business days for the replacement to be processed.

No Returns/Exchanges on the following:

TVs and monitors 20" and larger
Special Order merchandise
Any item indicated on the website as non-returnable

For more information see our official Return Policy