LYNX Technik Showcases Video over IP Technology Outlook at IBC 2017

LYNX Technik AG will be demonstrating a Video over IP technology preview of an IP-based infrastructure using its greenMachine®platform and APPs at IBC 2017 stand 8.C70.

 

LYNX will also be using IBC as an opportunity to have an open conversation with its customers and partners about its Video over IP technology outlook and implementation of current and evolving standards; SMPTE 2022-6/7 and 2110. In addition, LYNX Technik will be discussing its current and future Video over IP product development activities.

 

“We are embracing the development of innovative signal processing solutions for IT-based broadcast infrastructures,” comments Sebastian Schaffrath, Chief Technology Innovation Officer at LYNX Technik. “We’ve spent a great deal of time analysing the technical recommendations and standardization efforts and we are committed to working with our customer base to address their concerns and challenges as the IP transition continues.”

 

LYNX Technik will be at IBC 2017, stand 8.C70 showcasing a live demonstration of its commitment to Video over IP initiatives.

PHABRIX launches SMPTE 2110 IP signal generation and analysis at IBC2017

PHABRIX will launch SMPTE 2110 IP signal generation and analysis instruments for its Qx range, along with enhanced HDR visualization capabilities and strengthened support for audio generation, plus moving test patterns.

PHABRIX-Qx-12G-Generator-and-Analyser

The new IP decapsulation/encapsulation option for the Sx TAG portable range will also be debuted at IBC2017, along with 2K-SDI monitoring and a more versatile, dual instrument display with the Rx 2000 rackmount generator/analyser.

 

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Dejero Demonstrates New Connectivity and Video Transport Solutions At IBC 2017

Visitors to enjoy ‘IBC firsts’ including EnGo Vehicle Mount Kit, updated Dejero Core software, and live HEVC demonstrations

 

Dejero will be demonstrating its latest innovations in the field of IP network blending at IBC 2017 (stand 12.B42) and how it can support newsgathering and remote broadcasting as the industry transitions towards IP.

Visitors to the Dejero stand can experience the Dejero Gateway in-vehicle mobile connectivity solution. Dejero Gateway allows crews working on location to send and receive large files and access their newsroom or media asset management systems, as well as cloud services used for collaboration. Dejero provides reliable, fast, and secure access to the public Internet and private networks using high-bandwidth blended network technology. Reporters can complete stories on location by securely accessing systems, searching and downloading archived footage, editing their stories, and uploading completed packages ready for air without having to return to the station—saving valuable time, and enabling them to move on to their next assignment.

Dejero is also demonstrating a novel implementation of HEVC that provides greatly improved picture quality in low bitrate environments, especially when combined with real-time adaptive bitrate control and Dejero’s auto transport technology. This combination ensures the best possible picture quality, even when bandwidth is limited. Visitors to the Dejero stand can also learn how applying this technology in low delay, live transmission environments requires additional considerations to best leverage the benefits.

GMIT Launches Enhanced RelayCaster for Live Content Contribution over Public Internet at IBC 2017

At IBC 2017, GMIT GmbH (stand 7.E25) will introduce the latest version of RelayCaster for content contribution over public IP networks and CodecCaster for high-density live transcoding.

RelayCaster

 

The new version of RelayCaster features integrated SDI/HDMI input and encoding – features which add further value to this remarkably cost-efficient live content contribution platform.

 

With RelayCaster, reliability of contributing and distributing live content via unmanaged networks is significantly improved, as packet loss issues are efficiently resolved. RelayCaster enables the replacement of expensive, dedicated links or contracts with CDN service providers. In contrast to these services, RelayCaster is not limited to certain regions or data centers. RelayCaster enables distribution of content across any distance, to any place that is reachable by Internet infrastructure. With optional encryption, data streams will be protected between all senders and receivers.

RelayCaster targets live content producers & aggregators as well as live content service operators and OTT operators. It extends the reach of live streams to a global scale, harnessing the power of the internet as a flexible and cost-effective means of content contribution and distribution.

“Eventhough it is utilizing the public, unmanaged IP networks, RelayCaster enables secure and reliable data contribution,” commented Dr. Marco Lohse, Director of R&D IP Gateways at Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT GmbH. ”It empowers users to create flexible and scaleable do-it-yourself content delivery networks and by doing this it offers unbeatable levels of OPEX using internet capacity in such a creative way.”

High density live encoding

Also being showcased by GMIT GmbH at IBC 2017 is CodecCaster. This system is a turn-key solution for real-time transcoding, offering high-performance and high-quality IP-based format conversion and bitrate reduction for MPEG transport streams. CodecCaster fully supports transcoding and transrating to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. The output of DVB compliant and OTT streams is also supported. In addition, audio pass through and audio transcoding for AAC, MPEG audio and Dolby Digital Plus is available.

The new version of RelayCaster, together with CodecCaster, are shipping immediately and can be purchased through channel partners and Rohde & Schwarz sales agencies worldwide.

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CRALTECH launches new compact Multiviewers

Professional easy to use 4K Modular Multiviewer

The 4craft is a compact (1RU) 4K Multiviewer with superior quality 10 bit image processing engine with low processing delay. The modular design allows to create custom solutions of up to 16 inputs (3G/HD/SD SDI) and up to 4 outputs (3G/HD/SD SDI), and display all inputs on-screen simultaneously in any size and position.

4K Modular Multiviewer video processor

Up to 6 layouts can be stored in the 4craft. 4craft is an easy to use Multiviewer with Dual Functionality front keyboard and encoder for quick control and fast configuration of the equipment. With compact and Lightweight 1 RU Aluminium design, 4craft is a fanless and energy-efficient Multiviewer that grant low temperature while working.

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LYNX Technik Makes 12G SDI for 4k a Reality at IBC 2017

LYNX Technik AG shines a focus on 12G SDI for 4k/UHD workflows at IBC 2017, stand 8.C70.

Ultra high definition (UHD) requires a system that can transfer data at a rate of 12 Gbps, over a single coaxial cable or optical fiber. At IBC, LYNX Technik will be showcasing its 12G SDI portfolio that is optimized for 4k Ultra HD broadcast applications and video processing. The three new products expand LYNX Technik’s existing 12G SDI technology platform, which currently include fiber transmitters, receivers and transceivers.

With its entire 12G portfolio, LYNX Technik is helping broadcasters provide end users with a more immersive TV viewing experience.

Highlighting the 12G lineup, is greenMachine titan, a new member of the award-winning APP-based solutions from LYNX Technik. For 4k/UHD applications, titan accepts either 4x 3G SDI (quad link) or 12G SDI (single link) inputs. Plus, conversion between single link and quad link 12G SDI signals is possible using greenMachine APPs. Titan also offers an optional 12G SDI fiber I/O. APPs for greenMachine titan that support 4k/UHD include: frame synchronization, embedding / de-embedding, up/down conversion and more.

A new universal 12G SDI reclocking distribution amplifier (model: DVD 1417) for the yellobrik series is suitable for SDI video up to 12G for carrying 4K video on a single cable. Built with high quality components that LYNX Technik is known for, the DVD 1417 auto-detects an SDI input up to 12G and passes it directly to seven outputs.

Lynx DVD1417 A2G-SDI Distribution Amplifier

A new dual channel 12G reclocking distribution amplifier (model: DVD 1423) accepts a single input and offers 3 outputs (per channel). This compact, general purpose, dual channel reclocking SDI distribution amplifier is suitable for any SDI/HD-SDI video signal up to 12G for 4K applications.

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ROHDE & SCHWARZ ACQUIRES MOTAMA TECHNOLOGY

GMIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Munich-based technology group Rohde & Schwarz, has acquired the technology of Motama GmbH. The acquisition will expand the Berlin-based company’s product portfolio for interruption-free transmission of audio and video content in IP networks.

The acquisition will enhance the expertise of Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT GmbH in the growth market of live online content distribution. Headquartered in Saarbruecken, Motama is a pioneer in the field of professional transmission via unmanaged IP networks. The Saarbruecken-based company’s RelayCaster protocol is a solution that minimizes packet losses to enable the quality-of-service (QoS) conditions required for interruption-free transmissions.

Hannes Strobel, Vice President Monitoring & Headend, at Rohde & Schwarz and Managing Director of GMIT, says “RelayCaster technology represents a major expansion of our Broadcast and Media Division’s current portfolio in the field of interruption-free transmission, and will impact future applications. RelayCaster gives us the benefits of a fully established product in a highly promising market.”

Marco Lohse, founder and Managing Director of Motama GmbH, adds, “Our technology will make a valuable contribution to Rohde & Schwarz achieving its ambitious objectives. The structures and potential within Rohde & Schwarz offer optimal opportunities for the continued development of our products. Our customers will also benefit.” The acquisition will provide Motama customers with the financial security of a well-established technology group – an important basis for long-term partnerships with an additional focus on investment security. It is very important to Rohde & Schwarz and Motama that existing customers and partners be fully supported by GMIT GmbH.

RelayCaster and other Motama products are now available from GMIT GmbH as independent product solutions. Motama technology will be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media portfolio and can be used for new software solutions and cloud environments. Motama GmbH products and technology will remain available through existing sales partners and also be integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio for worldwide marketing via the Rohde & Schwarz sales network.

Marco Lohse, who established the company in 2005, will retain primary responsibility for growth and development of the product line as the Director of R&D IP Gateways at GMIT GmbH, a position he will assume effective June 1, 2017.

LYNX Technik’s greenMachine Wins Another Award

LYNX Technik AG announces its greenMachine® is the recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2017 NAB Show by TV Technology.

NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

“The products nominated for the Best of Show program, now in its fourth year, provide an outstanding overview of new technology on the show floor and shine a spotlight on the very best,” said NewBay Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

greenMachine TEVIOS

greenMachine titan, LYNX Technik’s second hardware platform for the greenMachine solution was honored with the Best of Show award. Titan is a four-channel hardware device that complements the existing greenMachine callisto, a two-channel signal processing hardware appliance. Titan simultaneously processes four 3G/HD/SD-SDI video streams or a single 4K/UHD video input. It offers up to 12G processing support (3840 x 2160 @60 Hz) and also provides the functionality to convert between single-link 4K video (12G) and quad-link 4K video (4x3G).

Titan and all greenMachine hardware are compact self-contained general purpose A/V processing platforms designed to host a wide variety of applications or APPs.

Being fully APP driven, the greenMachine titan will enable a smooth transition from an HD to UHD world. Broadcasters can use titan with their 3G-infrastructure today and upgrade to 4K-12G with a mouse-click.

Full functionality of the greenMachine titan is designed and built by the user stringing together APPs from the LYNX greenStore®. APPs are modular and function-specific and can be mixed and matched to reconfigure greenMachine to suit virtually any application. As new APPs will be constantly added to the greenStore, this enables the hardware investment to be easily adapted into new applications as required… making greenMachine truly future-proof.

Join us for our “Video measurement challenges explained” free technical seminar

PHABRIX and TEVIOS are pleased to invite you to our FREE seminar “Video measurement challenges explained”

During this FREE seminar we will review the different existing and future standards as well as the precautions to take while handling HDR, UHD and SDI over IP signals.

Agenda :

09:15 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 Introduction by PHABRIX founder & Managing Director Phil Adams (PA)
and brief overview to PHABRIX Sx & Rx Product ranges by Nicola Milburn (NM)
09:50 How to handle UHD Signals in an SDI World
Measurement challenges explained with live demonstrations. (PA)
11:00 HDR and IP – More measurement challenges explained, including
an introduction to HDR variants and the SMPTE 2110 standard. (PA)
11:45 Brief introduction & demo of the PHABRIX Qx Hybrid product (NM)
12:00 Sandwich lunch & hands-on demonstrations

When : Thursday 11th of May 2017

Where : Machelen (full address to be confirmed after registration)

RSVP : event@tevios.eu (seats are limited)

Looking forward to see you !

TEVIOS

LYNX Technik Launches H.264 Streaming & Recording yellobrik

LYNX Technik AG announces a new yellobrik, an SDI/HDMI to H.264 encoder for live streaming & recording.

The PEC 1864 H.264 encoder provides a solution for users to simultaneously stream content while recording it, an ideal solution for delivering, streaming and archiving content efficiently and affordably. The module houses two independent encoders; a stream encoder and a record encoder. Users can stream content with simultaneous recording, stream-only, or record-only. The independent encoders support different quality settings for the streamer and the recorder. For example: a user may wish to simultaneously stream content directly to the web in lower quality due to limited bandwidth, and record at a higher master quality for further editing or archiving.

The yellobrik accepts either an SDI or an HDMI input supporting up to 3G (1080p @60 Hz) and compresses it using the H.264 encoding standard. It supports a variety of popular streaming outputs including RTMP for streaming to Content Delivery Networks. Using this streaming format, a user enters their CDN log-in credentials into the yellobrik’s web-browser based GUI, and streams the content live on their CDN Channel; e.g. Wowza, YouTube, Facebook.

The PEC 1864 also supports RTP/RTSP streaming, TS over UDP and TS over RTP. These three steaming formats can be configured as unicast or multicast. A forward error correction (FEC) can be activated for the TS over RTP stream. In addition, the PEC 1864 supports the HLS (HTTP Live) streaming protocol.

The module records to a micro SD memory card or USB stick as a .mp4 or .ts.

Two channels of audio are deembedded from the incoming video signal, which can then be embedded into the streamed and/or recorded video signal. An alternative audio source is provided via the stereo audio input.

Each video encoder includes a region of interest (ROI) scaler, enabling the user to crop the image and stream/record only that portion of the image. Users can even insert a logo into the content stream, ideal for branding & copywriting content and when the Content Delivery Network provider doesn’t provide a logo insertion tool.