Magellan™ Control System

IP/SDI Routing, Control, and Monitoring

Fast, Flexible, Reliable Control Solution for the Modern Facility

Operator-centric control system provides detailed-level view of routing signals in IP and SDI

Embark on your facility’s technology transformation from baseband to IP, meeting every investment, operational and workflow challenge along the way.

  • Leverage existing SDI infrastructure investments
  • Incorporate IP at your desired pace
  • Implement a true COTS solution based on open standards
  • Manage hybrid environments in the transition to full IP
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Workflow Example of Magellan Control System

Simplify Management and Operations ― Redefining Routing Control

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Utilize COTS IP switching to leverage the latest generation of IP routers

 Take the easiest path from SDI to IP and UHD, using your existing infrastructure

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Manage SDI and IP matrices simultaneously with a field-proven router control system

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Support a host of Imagine and third-party end-points using native and open APIs like AMWA NMOS

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Implement a fully scalable standards-based IP production or playout system

Magellan Control System ― ready for today's productions, with the scalability and flexibility for tomorrow

The Magellan control surfaces provide operators with flexible and context-aware views ― a true operator-centric control system. The underlying signal management layer of the Magellan Control System executes connection requests quickly and is easily adaptable for any user. Our application enables a well-defined, cost-effective migration, utilizing a hybrid approach that allows you to transition to a fully IP interconnected facility, at your pace.


Proven technology to orchestrate complete live production and playout systems
  • SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2022-6
  • AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05
  • Native APIs and Open Protocols
  • Supports SDI and IP Routing Environments
  • High-Availability 1+1 Redundancy
  • Implement a True COTS Solution Based on Open Standards
Integrated management environment across Imagine and third-party solutions
  • PathView and AlarmView
  • Live and Dynamic Signal-Path Display
  • Real-Time Updates and Device Alarms
  • Role-Based Combination of Controls
  • Detail View of Active Color-Coded Alarms
  • Tree-View of All Managed Devices and Available End-Points
Live operator-centric control systems making functionality
easy and intuitive
  • Dynamic Control Surfaces
  • Rich Filtering and Organization
  • Flexible Group Tagging
  • Role-Based User Rights Management
  • Comprehensive TALLY & UMD Support
  • Browser-Based Interface
  • Extensive Support of Third-Party Protocols

Imagine Communications has secured JT-NM Tested badging for AMWA NMOS for the Magellan Control System.

Our participation in this testing program reinforces Imagine’s commitment to ensuring our products are aligned with industry-accepted standards. Learn more on the JT-NM Tested Program →

Magellan Control in the Real World

Why Speed and Scalability are Essential to the NFL Network

When the NFL Network set a goal to migrate their network’s production facility to SMPTE ST 2110 IP, they looked for a robust, agile, low-latency system that would fit the way they worked and scale as they grew. The winners: Imagine’s Magellan Control System and Selenio™ Network Processor Multiviewer (SNP-MV).

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Your Ultimate Broadcast Networking Toolkit

SDI-to-IP gateway, low latency, all-IP processing, full-featured frame sync, uncompressed UHD over IP using ST 2110, HD/UHD and SDR/HDR conversions – and so much more! Learn More
SNP Hardware
Easily configurable multiviewer on one or more of SNP’s four versatile internal processors, supporting SDI and IP SMPTE ST 2110 and/or ST 2022-6, UHD, SDR, HDR and ultra-low latency. Learn More
SNP Hardware
Low-TCO, UHD-ready, ultra-scalable monitoring solution supporting compressed and uncompressed streaming formats with rich set of features for high-value production environments. Learn More
EPIC MV Hardware
Mixed-format A/V routing for SDI, hybrid or IP environments, offering highest integration of functionality ― multiviewer, sync ― and simple path to UHD, HDR, and future formats.

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IP3 Hardware
Industry-proven media workflow platform that can be run in a hybrid SDI or compressed or uncompressed IP environment, enables new channels to be launched quickly and cost effectively. Learn More
Versio Modular Playout
A lot has changed since IP-based media networks first started making headlines. Thanks to the game-changing SMPTE ST 2110 standard, you’re no longer an early adopter if you deploy IP infrastructure. It’s become mainstream. Learn More 

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