Grass Valley NVISION 8500 HYBRID Series


Grass Valley NVISION routers achieve outstanding efficiency by integrating high-level functionality within a smaller space.  Grass Valley has the largest router installed base of any manufacturer due to our patented crosspoint redundancy, the least delay of any router brand and 100% coverage of all key functions. Routers are available to support 3D, 4K UHD and 8K UHD in mobile applications.


NVISION 8500 Hybrid routers combine exceptional resilience with cost, space and power efficiency to make them your ideal enterprise-class routing solution. Perfect for production and playout applications from trucks to the largest engine rooms, they offer the convenience of integrated audio processing and simplified cable management with no compromises on reliability. Available in five frame sizes with matrices ranging from 144×144 all the way up to 1152×1152 and larger. Whatever your need or function, NVISION 8500 has the right fit.

The NVISION 8500 HYBRID series also features the NVISION 8140 HYBRID 144×288 digital video/audio router.

Overview of all NVISION 8500 Router Series:


Space, power and cost saving with integrated audio processing

  • Integrated 16 channel audio de-embedding, shuffling, re-embedding and breakaway saves space, power, weight and costs
  • Audio concentrators minimize cabling, associated labor and weight

Eliminating audio to video delay problems

  • By eliminating the requirement for external audio de-embedders and embedders, the router prevents audio to video latency problems, which can be an issue in live production environments when feeding signals to an audio console

Simplified cable management with direct fiber connectivity

  • Unique, clean design provides unparalleled signal integrity and allows longer coaxial cable runs
  • High density coaxial connectors streamline cabling and lower weight
  • Direct fiber connectivity using SFP modules for 1310 nm and CDWM wavelengths
  • Ultra resilient design
  • Patented N-on-1 crosspoint redundancy
  • Front loading with hot swappable power supplies, input, output, controller and crosspoint modules, and speed controlled fans
  • Small failure block: input block is 9, output block is 18
  • Redundant power supplies, crosspoints, and control cards

Scalable for the very largest systems

  • Five frames sizes provide matrices from 144×144 to 1152×1152 and larger
  • Rectangular matrices (twice as many outputs as inputs) are ideally suited to feeding multiviewer systems

Highly flexible control

  • Integrates tightly with Grass Valley control systems and wide range of control panels for easier signal management, even in the most complex facilities

Rich facility integration

  • Exceptional integration across a facility, including with multiviewers, signal processors, master control switchers, tally management systems and production switchers

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