Switchblade LPU

Enterprise-Class
Live Production Units

Overview

When you can’t afford to compromise on your live event production you need enterprise-grade hardware and software.

The LPU series of broadcast switchers from Switchblade are rock-solid platforms for vMix production software.

Designed to fit into short-depth rack enclosures, these robust multi-source broadcasting 

Product Features

Available Systems


Below are some example platform configurations, many can be merged so that a single platform can for example be both switcher, NDI, graphics, and signage optimizing the utility of a single product. Inquire as to custom pricing.

Model

LPU1

LPU4

LPU3

Chassis Height

1U (1.75" / 44.45mm)
4U (7.0" / 177.8mm)
3U (5.25" / 133.35mm)

Chassis Depth

10" / 254mm
20.8" / 528.32
20.8" / 528.32

Processor

6-core AMD Ryzen
10-core Intel Core i9
10-core / 18-core Intel Core i9

Graphics

NVIDIA Quadro P2200
NVIDIA RTX A4000
NVIDIA RTX A4000 / A5000

Memory

16GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
32GB / 64GB DDR4

Base Storage

500GB SSD
1TB SSD
1TB SSD

Networking

1x 1GbE RJ-45, WiFi
1x 1GbE RJ-45, Optional 10GbE fiber or copper
2x 1GbE RJ-45, 2x 10GbE SFP+ (not populated)

Video Inputs

4x 3G-SDI
Up to 12x SDI or HDMI inputs/outputs
12x 3G-SDI + 4x 12G-SDI (bi- directional)

Video Outputs

None
Up to 2x SDI Outputs
2x 12G-SDI (uses 2x input channels)

Audio Inputs

1x 3.5mm line-in, 1x 3.5mm mic-in
1x 3.5mm line-in, 1x 3.5mm mic-in
2x XLR In (stereo pair), 1x 3.5mm line-in, 1x 3.5mm mic-in

Audio Outputs

1x 3.5mm line out
1x 3.5mm line out
2x XLR Out (stereo pair), 1x 3.5mm line out

Software

vMix HD
vMix 4K
vMix Pro

Max Input Resolution

1920 x 1080

4096 x 2160

4096 x 2160

Overlay Channels

4

4

4

Recorder

1 channel recording

2 channel recording

Streaming Outputs

3 RTMP streaming outputs (Facebook, YouTube, custom URL)

NDI Inputs

Unlimited inputs (depending on video and project settings)

NDI Outputs

1

4

SRT Inputs

Unlimited inputs (depending on video and project settings)

SRT Outputs

1

4

Fullscreen Outputs

1

2

Remote Callers (vMix Call)

1 caller

4 callers

8 callers

Replay Channels (vMix Replay)

N/A

1 camera

8 cameras

Titling Software Included (All Versions)

GT Designer Standard – Includes 100+ Built-In Animated Titles, Scoreboards, Tickers

GT Designer Standard – Includes 100+ Built-In Animated Titles, Scoreboards, Tickers

GT Designer Advanced – Build custom animated titles, including using layered Adobe PSD files

Color Correction

Professional color correction on every input, including lift, gamma, gain, luminance, hue, saturation with real-time vectorscope monitoring.​

Playlist

Switch between multiple live inputs or prerecorded videos without manual intervention.

Video List

Create playlists of video files to play in sequence – a great way to stream prerecorded content when your event is offline.

Scripting

N/A

Yes

PTZ Control

N/A

Yes

Starting Price

$4,495
$7,995
$15,995

LPU1

screen size

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Chassis Size

-

Weight

-

Processor

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screen size

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Memory

-

Storage

-

Video Inputs

-

Networking

-

Software

-

LPU3

screen size

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Chassis Size

-

Weight

-

Processor

-

screen size

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Memory

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Storage

-

Video Inputs

-

Networking

-

Software

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LPU4

screen size

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Chassis Size

-

Weight

-

Processor

-

screen size

-

Memory

-

Storage

-

Video Inputs

-

Networking

-

Software

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