NovaStar VIP Drive 83R Nova Protocol Video Wall Mapper/Switcher

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NovaStar VIP Drive 83R Nova Protocol Switcher

VIP Drive 83R Nova is a streamlined all-in-one video wall mapper/ switcher for use with the Novastar video control protocol. With three inputs, eight outputs, it will map your video wall, switch your video source, and handle sending/receiving via fiber for long transmissions, eliminating the need for individual mappers and video switchers. With onboard genlock via BNC connector, VIP Drive 83RNova can synchronize with the whole video system, including cameras, switchers, and additional VIP Drive 83R Nova products for larger systems.


  • Video wall processor that outputs video signal to any Novastar video panel (including F2, F3, F4IP, F5IP, F6 Strip IP, and Vivid 4)
  • Specialized receiver card rotation function allows the VIP Drive 83R Nova to individually rotate video panels in the Smart-LCT mapping software
  • Automatically detect connected video panels/strips in the Smart-LCT mapping software without the need to manually input panel/strip resolution
  • Powerful standalone mapping configures most video walls without a computer
  • Custom MAPPING function makes setting up your wall fast and easy with on-screen visual feedback
  • Using the onscreen controls, you can individually rotate each port
  • Specialized on-screen mapping overlay makes mapping fast and easy by identifying the port and order of each video panel live, while video continue to play in the background
  • Supports Dual-link DVI, HDMI 1.4, and 6G-SDI for flexibility in various applications
  • 4 etherCON video outputs support full HD at 2.6 million LED resolution
  • Works with NovaLCT-Mars and Smart-LCT software for complex configurations and panel calibration
  • Compact 1U packing eases transportation and integration into your existing setup
  • Fiber output for all 8 ports of the processor (primary and backup)
  • Mode selection in menu allows the processor to function as both a regular sender via
  • Ethernet to your screen, a fiber sender to send fiber to your fiber converter, and a fiber converter to receive fiber in from another fiber sender
  • New Genlock input and loop supports synchronizing multiple VIP processors in a screen
  • Dual, redundant power supplies ensure absolute stability


  • Power Connection: Edison (Local) plug to IEC
  • Power Input: IEC
  • Cable Length (power): 5 ft (1.5 m)
  • Video Input: Dual-link DVI-I (VESA standard, 1080i, HDCP support)
  • Video Input: HDMI (EIA/CEA-861 standard, meeting HDMI-1.4 standard, HDCP support)
  • Video Input: 6G-SDI (480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i/p)
  • Video Output: Neutrik® etherCON® (8)
  • Video Output: SFP-LC Fiber optical (2) (SFP fiber module not included)
  • Genlock Input: Blackburst via locking BNC
  • Genlock Loop Output: Blackburst via locking BNC
  • Linking Connection: USB
  • Software Connection: Front/Rear USB
  • Backup/update Connection: Front/Rear USB

  • Control
  • Control Protocol: NOVASTAR
  • Maximum Supported Input Resolution: 3840 x 1080
  • Maximum Supported LEDs: 5,242,880
  • Remote Control: NovaLCTMars PC software via front/rear USB (1)
  • Supported Video Standards (Dual-link DVI): DVB-ASI
  • Supported Video Standards (HDMI): HDMI 1.4, and DVB-ASI
  • Supported Video Standards (6G-SDI): SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE ST-2081 (proposed), SMPTE 259M compliant
  • Color Space Supported (DVI): RGB 4:4:4
  • Color Space Supported (HDMI): RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2
  • Color Space Supported (6G-SDI): RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:2:2

  • Electrical
  • Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (auto-ranging)
  • Power and Current: 40 W, 0.33 A @ 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Power and Current: 40 W, 0.19 A @ 208 V, 60 Hz
  • Power and Current: 40 W, 0.17 A @ 230 V, 50 Hz

  • Certifications
  • IP Rating: IP20, dry location

  • What's Included
  • VIP Drive 83R Nova
  • Rubber feet (4)
  • IEC power cord
  • USB cable
  • HDMI signal cable
  • Cat5e Ethernet cable
  • Warranty Card


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