25G-FR160x160 / 25G-FR120x120 / 25G-FR160x80 / 25G-FR80x160

Up to 160x160 crosspoint 25G Hybrid matrix frame

Part No: 9121 0001 (FR160x160), 9121 0002 (FR120x120),
              9121 0003 (FR160x80), 9121 0004 (FR80x160)


  • Multilayer signal management – signal switching in 3 dimensions
  • 160x160, 120x120, 80x160, 160x80 video crosspoint versions
  • Independent switching of audio, video and controls
  • USB KVM extension
  • Built-in 320 port 100 Mbit Ethernet switch with one gigabit uplink
  • Dual redundant CPU processor boards for fail-safe operation
  • Hot-swappable components
  • RS-232 bi-directional transmission and control
  • IR and CEC transmission
  • Intuitive GUI interface
  • Room Management
  • Front panel touch screen
  • Advanced error handling and logging with time code
  • TCP/IP Ethernet control (multiple connections)
  • Advanced EDID Management
  • HDCP compliant
  • Combine non-HDCP and HDCP capable I/O boards in the same frame
  • Redundant power supplies – 24/7 secure operation
  • Supports former LW protocols
  • Barco Encore and Vista (Christie) Spyder compatible
  • Hybrid Modular technology


The 25G-FR160x160 frame handles up to 160 input and 160 output ports, making this frame one of the largest on the market. This frame manages the signals on 8 different layers: the signals are switched in 3 dimensions.
25G Hybrid Routers can transmit video signals up to 4K resolution, support all 3D formats, handle forward and return audio, transmit USB-KVM, Ethernet, bi-directional RS-232, IR and CEC signals. The intuitive graphic user interface makes controlling the matrix very easy and allows access to all functionality. Lightware’s proprietary Advanced EDID Management is included in the frame, which is also HDCP compliant.

Each board which contains electronic components are hot swappable which makes changes of the configuration quick and easy and this also contributes to 24/7 operation without delays. Redundant power supplies and CPU board are also available for this frame for fail safe operation in mission critical applications. The 25G CPU stores the settings of all boards and send backups for the second CPU. If the first CPU fails, the second takes over automatically with the same settings. With redundant power supplies N+1 and N+2 redundancies are avalable.

This frame is configurable with 120x120, 80x160 and 160x80 crosspoints as well. Software upgrade for these frames is available to optionally raise the capacity up to 160x160 at a later stage.

Graphical User Interface


25G Hybrid matrices have a built-in JAVA-based graphical user interface which eases system control, setup, maintenance and troubleshooting. It is accessible via LAN, RS-232 and the front panel touch screen.

25G Hybrid matrices have a built-in front panel touch screen capable of showing the 25G control software with full control options. Unit information, crosspoint setup and witching, EDID Management, Room Management, maintenance, troubleshooting and every other tool is available on the front panel display.


Room Management


As the maximal crosspoint area in the 25G Hybrid routers is a large switching plane, we have introduced ’Room Management’. A room could be a conference room, meeting room or network operation center (NOC) – in essence, whatever you want it to be.

All these rooms can be programmed with their own sources and destinations, but also can share some resources if required. If, for example, you want to prohibit an operator in one room from accidentally making switches in another, the maximal crosspoint area can be divided in smaller virtual matrices called ’rooms’.

Third party controllers will see only the crosspoints assigned to them. In this example a remote control device located in the Conference room controls the 24x32 matrix area, while the touch panel system in the Meeting room has access to a 32x32 matrix area. These controllers do not know anything about the rest of the system. However, as you can see, the two mentioned matrices overlap meaning both controllers also share common resources.


25G-FR160x160 specifications


Media layers
Video compatibility: DisplayPort 1.1, HDMI 1.4 with 3D, Single & Dual-Link DVI, 3G-SDI
Audio: 3 layers – embedded, forward and return audio channels
Audio compatibility: S/PDIF 7.1, 5.1 Dolby Digital, DTS Audio, HDMI 1.4 embedded audio (with ARC), stereo and multichannel PCM
Ethernet: 100 Mbit/port (total 320) with 1 Gigabit uplink
USB KVM: USB HID crosspoint and extension
RS-232 & IR: Control for all devices through the matrix
CEC: According to the HDMI standard


Ethernet: Redundant control (one for each CPU)
Ethernet control: Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-TX (Auto-negotiation)
RS-232: Redundant control (one for each CPU)
RS-232 Baud rate: Selectable baud rate (9600, 38400, 57600, 115200) (default:57600)
Room Management: Unlimited rooms
3rd party control: Vista Spyder and Barco Encore compatible


Connectors (frame)
Ethernet control: 2 x RJ45 (1-1 per CPU)
RS-232 control: 2 x 9 pole D-sub (1-1 per CPU)
Ethernet layer: 2 x RJ45 - 1 Gigabit uplink for Ethernet
SMPTE 269M Alarm output: 1 x BNC
Power: 4 x IEC-320 C-20


Redundance & Reliability
CPU: Dual redundant
Hot swappable: Each I/O board / CPU / fan tray / PSU / etc.
Power supplies: Maximum 6 PSUs
PSU redundancy: Up to N+2
MTBF: 30.000 hours


Video crosspoint size: From 8 x 8 up to 160 x 160
Power: 100 - 240 V AC
Power consumption: 300 W (typ) - without I/O boards
Power consumption: 2000 W (typ - depends on current configuration) - with I/O boards
Enclosure dimensions: 446(482) W x 640 D x 1866 H mm
High in rack units: 42U
Temperature: 0°C to +50°C operational, -40°C to +70°C storage
Humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing
EMI/EMC compliance: Yes, EN 55022 Class B
RoHS compliance: Yes


Format compatibility of the separate audio layers

 Audio Format  Embedded Audio  Forward Audio  Return Audio
 LPCM (up to 8 channels)  ✔  ✔ (up to 2 channels)  ✔ (up to 2 channels)
 Dolby Digital (AC-3, up to 5.1 channels)  ✔  ✔  ✔
 MPEG1 (Layer 1 and Layer 2)  ✔    
 MPEG1 Layer 3  ✔    
 MPEG2  ✔    
 AAC  ✔    
 DTS (up to 5.1)  ✔  ✔  ✔
 DTS ES (5.2 or 6.1 channels)  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC)  ✔    
 One Bit Audio  ✔    
 Dolby Digital Plus (Enhanced AC-3, up to 7.1 channels)  ✔  ✔ (up to 5.1 channels)  ✔ (up to 5.1 channels)
 Dolby Digital EX (5.2 channels)  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Dolby Digital Surround EX (5.2 channels)  ✔  ✔  ✔
 DTS-HD (up to 7.1 channels)*  ✔    
 Dolby Digital TrueHD (MAT, MLP, up to 8 channels)  ✔    
 Direct Stream Transport (DST)  ✔    
 WMA Pro  ✔    


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