Magellan™ Control System

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 →

Your Choice, Your Solution.

We recognize that every customer is unique. Therefore, we offer the flexibility to choose the right technology partner for your specific needs. Our integration options include cutting-edge solutions from both Arista Networks and Cisco Systems. Discover how, together, we provide customers with a reliable foundation when making their move to IP.
Arista                   Cisco

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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No Turning Back – Broadcast Industry Forges Ahead with IP
Live Event Replay

Join industry veterans from Cisco, Imagine, State Farm Stadium and Alpha as they outline the key drivers of moving from SDI to IP.

2024 Sports Broadcasting: Five Reasons IP Will Top the Leaderboard

Jimbo Haneklau looks at 5 key reasons why ST 2110 is winning across the larger landscape of sports broadcasting.

Magellan Control System – Why NMOS is the Game Changer
John Mailhot shares why NMOS is a key part of how Magellan Control System works so efficiently in IP production facilities.

Integration options from both Arista Networks and Cisco Systems.

Imagine Communications and Panasonic: Empowering Your Move to IP.

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
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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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.