It has always been an important issue for the broadcast and video production industry to handle a wide array of signals at the optimal efficiency. Responding to this, Sony has introduced a new-generation "hybrid" routing system, the IXS-6000 Series. Comprising two models IXS-6700 and IXS-6600, the series can handle not only SD and HD video signals, but also audio and RS-422A within a single chassis. This gives both space - and cost-saving benefits. The IXS-6000 Series of routers are equipped with a common Ethernet interface, allowing a sophisticated, yet easy-to-configure network-based control system to be established. The well-proven Sony S-BUS interface is also provided to enable easy integration into existing routing systems. Another advantage is the unique integration with Sony MVS-8000A and DVS-9000 switchers, bringing a number of great benefits such as bidirectional operational control, source name exchange and tally management. Packing these features into a compact chassis, the IXS-6000 Series Routing System is not only cost effective, yet a smart solution for installation into a broad range of facilities, including those limited by space.