The eight way box (VI5698) de-embeds both HD (high definition) and SD (standard definition) video.
As with the analog and AES-3 boxes,these SDI interfaces connect to the network via an Ethernet port on the rear of the unit. Each unit has two identical ports to provide network redundancy. All versions are supplied with two RJ45 ports for copper connections (1000BASE-T for distances up to 90 m = 290 feet). Plug-in GBIC modules allow connections with 1000BASE-SX (for distances up to 550m) and 1000BASE-LX (for distances up to 10 km) are available
SDI signals can only be patched to theinputs of Zeta consoles running V1.36 orlater software