QED Spyder X20 rack

1 x Spyder X20, UPS, DVI matrix, 6 x DVI/Ethernet fibre transmitters


The Christie Spyder X20 is a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs.

The Spyder X20  provides users with a 20 megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, mix and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices – quickly and easily.

It is easy to deploy and install because of its advanced architecture and reduces the amount of wires, boxes and rack space traditionally required because everything is all in one unit.

The Spyder X20 offers a unique architecture that allows for a resolution and video format-independent environment. Users are no longer restricted to the resolution of a single computer or video source, or a single display destination. Multiple displays can be combined to generate an enhanced resolution to exceed what any single display can support.

With its 20 megapixel bandwidth, the Spyder X20 can drive multiple displays to achieve higher brightness and enhance image quality and resolution than has been historically possible.

Spyder X20 can be used in many different environments with any display device (projectors, plasma screens, LED walls, rear projection cubes, etc.) or any combination of display devices.


20 mega pixel bandwidth
Internal matrix switching
Integrated source monitoring
True, live preview capabilities, with online editing
Sources can be in preview and program
Intuitive user interface
Universal input/output capabilities
Built in conversion for analog/digital, interlaced/progressive, resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate
Seamlessly routes any source to any user-configurable output
Single point of control for all processing and signal distribution functions
Small form factor (4RU)
Simple cohesive control through front panel functionality, Vista Control software and external control via Ethernet or serial port
Redundant hot swappable power supplies
Unsurpassed, proprietary scaling, image quality
Virtual software enables you to build configurations and program without hardware
Supports widescreen and single screen destinations within the same unit
Enables unrestricted window and picture-in-picture (PIP) placement
Allows any input to operate as a native high-resolution channel, scaled PIP, scaled background or key Channel

Technical Specification

Input Number 16 Inputs total - 8 Supporting composite, S-Video, Component Analog, HDSDI, SDI and 3G SDO (SMPTE 424M) - 8 Supporting Progressive DVI and Progressive RGBHV
Input Signals Analog RGB, composite, component
DVI, single-link and dual-link (8 inputs are dual-link capable)
Pixel Clock

DVI Inputs (2) -Digital DVI per DDWG 1.0 on DVI-I connector

Resolutions Up to 2560 x 1600 (any resolution greater than 2048 x 1200 uses 2 input channels)
Scan Rates Up to 120Hz dependant on pixel clock rate maximum
Output Number 8 @ (< 2048x1200) or 4 @ (2560x1600) or combination
Output Signals Analog RGB, component
DVI, single-link and dual-link (4 outputs are dual-link capable)
Output Pixel Clock Analog up to 165MHz, DVI up to 265MHz
Output Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600 (any resolution greater than 2048 x 1200 uses 2 output channels)
Output Scan Rates Up to 120Hz dependant on pixel clock rate maximum
Control & Networking RS232 In/Out
Ethernet (10/100) & Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Enhanced Feature Sets Independent aspect ratio and frame rate setup
Aspect ratio conversions
Integrated source monitoring
Built-in image capture
Output rotation (portrait)
Advanced 'auto-sync' functionality
Optional stereoscopic support
Bitmap borders
Window titling
Power Requirements Operating Voltage: 100 VAC to 240 VAC @ 50/60Hz
Max Current: 9.0 A @ 100VAC
Max Power: 900 W
Dissipation: <750 BTU/hr
Operating Environment Temp: 40 to 95° F (5 to 35° C)
Humidity: 20 - 80% non-condensing
Dimensions Size: 4RU
Dimensions:(L x W x H): 21.9 x 17.3 x 7.0" (556 x 439 x 178 mm)
Shipping dimensions:(LxWxH) 32.3 x 25.5 x 15.0" (820 x 648 x 381mm)
Volume: 2652 cubic in
Weight: 59 lb (27 kg)
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