Routing Control


At a glance

Integrated, Powerful Control

Great hardware is only as good as the control system running it. Ultricore is a fully featured connectivity control system that goes beyond traditional routing configuration and control. It is designed to handle all the usual router requirements as well as harnesses the power of Ultrix,

a new breed of modern connectivity platform which is much more than just routing and includes major features like audio and video processing, multivewers, IP processing, routing and more. Ultricore makes it quick and easy to configure a system and gives your staff an intuitive and powerful set of controls to make operations run smoothly.

Feature Rich

System discovery, database creation, HW/SW panel configuration all done from one UI.

Easy Systemization

Native routing control support for Probel SW-P-08, GVG Native, NV9000, and TSL 3.1, 4.0, and 5.0 for Multiviewer tally makes Ultricore powered systems easy to work with 3rd party control and automation.

Integrated Design

Use same routing workflows regardless of transport to enable easier integration in hybrid operations – SAME logical configuration – SAME control surfaces – SAME operator confidence.


Ultricore & Advanced Control

                                                                                                                                The industry is going through rapid change with new signal standards and network topologies. It is critical that even with these changes the ease and reliability of workflows is maintained. Ultricore BCS is built on decades of experience in optimizing and understanding user workflows and has been designed to harness the best of these emerging technologies. The result is a powerful, scalable, control system that is easy use and can grow as your needs evolve.

  • Optional Powerful SW License that runs on the NEW Ultricore BCS System Controller • Scalable based on the number of streams required for control in the system
  • Use same routing workflows regardless of transport to enable easier integration in hybrid operations:
    • SAME logical configuration, SAME control surfaces, SAME operator confidence

  • Optional Tie-Line Manager license for Ultricore-BCS
  • Supports shortest-available, multi-hop automatic path finding
  • Works in conjunction with Ultrix-IP / Ultricore-IP to route SDI or IP Video seamlessly
  • Allows tie-lines between all supported router types (Ultrix, NK, supported 3rd party matrices)
  • Connect between sites or expand system I/O
  • Simple, DashBoard based tie-line configuration and status/monitoring GUI (table based)

ROSS Direct (Using Ultricore IP)

  • Ultricore IP discovers, registers, and exposes multicast streams
  • Streams added into the Ultrix database as available ports
  • Control & configuration with Dashboard and/or Ross control panels
  • 3rd party router control via GVG, Nvision, and Probel protocols

When is Ultricore BCS Required?

Ultrix FR1, FR2 and FR5 router frames ship standard with the complete version of the Ultricore control system within the frame. System configuration and discovery, database editor, salvo editor, and customizable software panels are all included. This integrated version is great for small systems, as it does not require the use of a central controller.

For larger or more sophisticated systems (including all Ultrix-FR12 frames), the Ultricore BCS 2RU central controller provides support for larger routing databases, greater client connections as well as enhanced control and connectivity capabilities. Ultricore BCS allows you to scale your control to include multiple frames, tielines, IP routing, and distributed routing systems.

System Connection Basics

There are many ways to build the connectivity of a routing system. Included here are some of the more common system designs that are used for building Ultrix systems. These layouts are not exhaustive, but are meant to provide guidelines to follow when configuring a system. Please contact us for more information on specific system designs.


PSU External External
Connection Capacity 100 Connections 25 DashBoard and 50 HW panels concurrently
IP Control SW license, 5RU only

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