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JT-NM Self-Test results for PHABRIX’ Qx Rasterizer & Sx TAG

Various PHABRIX solutions successfully self-tested against the criteria for AMWA NMOS TR-1001-1 and SMPTE 2110 at the JT-NM Spring 2020 self-test. The products that self-tested include the Qx rasterizer and handheld Sx TAG.

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The JT-NM Tested Program shows how various IP-based equipment aligns with the SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE ST 2059 and AMWA NMOS TR-1001-1 standards and requirements. The Qx ST 2110 “JT-NM Self-Tested” core IP feature set provides operators with ST 2110 confidence status monitoring. Furthermore, it is designed for HD IP ST 2110/2022-7 AMWA NMOS and ST 2022-6 environments. The Sx TAG, on the other hand, offers support for modern broadcast IP systems with JT-NM Self-Tested encapsulation and decapsulation. A built-in synchroniser supports hybrid operation, allowing asynchronous SDI sources to be locked to PTP for ST 2110 encapsulation.

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Advanced visualization, analysis and monitoring tools for your HDR/WCG workflows

TEVIOS is proud to share PHABRIX’ latest updates involving HDR/WCG and its Qx Series :

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While offering more engaging and realistic viewing for audiences, HDR and WCG also bring additional challenges with respect to the management of video brightness and color space for broadcasters and technology manufacturers.

To address these issues the PHABRIX Qx Series of rasterizers offer an advanced set of visualization, analysis and monitoring tools for HDR and WCG enabled facilities.

Comprehensive HDR Analysis Toolset

The Qx Series advanced HDR toolset includes a signal generator, CIE chart, Luma false color highlighting or “heat map”, and cd/m2 (nits) scales and markers on the waveform monitor.

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False Color Highlighting

A programmable ‘Heat Map’ to highlight luminance zones allowing for the quick identification of Highlights, Shadows, Skin-tones and Out-of-range regions, with 7 simultaneous programmable color overly bands and the ability to select pre-configured presets for both SDR and HDR in addition to the creation of custom user defined preset layouts.

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A Wide Range of Test Patterns

An extensive set of test patterns include BT.2111 HDR color bars for HLG, PQ, and SR Live as well as a full set of SDR 709 patterns mapped via ‘display light’ to each of the four HDR formats for line checks, comparative monitor set-up and the evaluation of HDR to SDR converters.

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Extensive Format Support

All the main broadcast SDR and HDR production formats are supported: Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) BT.709, BT.2020 as well as HDR BT.2100 HLG, PQ and Sony S-Log3 and SR Live.

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QxL UHD 25G PHABRIX rasterizer named Best in Show

The QxL UHD 25G IP Rasterizer by PHABRIX Ltd. won Future’s 2020 Best of Show Special Edition Award!

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The award, presented by TV Technology, highlights the QxL – the world’s most flexible UHD-25G rasterizer. The QxL addresses the needs of professional broadcast media IP networks in a compact form factor. It includes the Qx’s JT-NM Tested features while supporting JT-NM TR 1001-1:2018, 2110-20 (video), 2110-30 (PCM audio), 2110-31 (AES transport) and 2110-40 ANC media flows. This 25G/10G IP enabled rasterizer provides fully-redundant media network operation all with 2022-7 Seamless IP Protection Switching (SIPS) and independent PTP slaves.

Thanks to Link Layer Discovery protocol (LLDP), the toolset provides much needed support for the user. Moreover, IP media interfaces are included while 12G-SDI media interfaces with SDI Eye and Jitter measurement are optional add-ons. The GUI provides up to 17 user-configurable windows with various presets plus a comprehensive set of quality control tools.

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Upgrade the PHABRIX Rx Rasterizer with AV Delay Analysis

With the AV Delay option for PHABRIX’s Rx rasterizers, audio-video delay is measured through a broadcast workflow.

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Real-time updates of the differential delay between the video and audio channels (up to 8 pairs) are measured and displayed thanks to the AV Delay option. Using positive (+), negative (-) and zero (0) measurement indicators, users are able to see if the audio pulse is lagging, ahead of, or completely in sync with the video. The differential delay is measured in 0.1ms steps with an operating range of +/-400ms.

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Additional features include compatibility with all Rx supported video formats and frame rates on SDI. It also supports measurement of two AV Delay test patterns. These include EBU Tech 3305 and LAWO V_line AV Sync. Plus, the upgrade works with PHABRIX Sx AV Delay pattern generation and measurement.

The AV Delay option is available on the PHABRIX Rx 500, Rx 1000, Rx 2000, SxA, SxD, SxE and Sx TAG instruments.

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Phabrix highlights its versatile Sx TAG: Portable hybrid IP/SDI + Analog Generation with Video/Audio Monitoring!

Fast becoming the “Swiss army knife” of broadcast engineers, the Sx TAG by Phabrix is a highly versatile tool for diagnosing audio, visual and IP issues.

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Sx TAG, with its SFP, SDI and analog I/O, is an incredibly versatile handheld device. Ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog test & measurement and AES eye analysis, Sx TAG is for applications demanding true mobility and ease of use.

Sx TAG uses 10GE IP SFP+ modules developed by Embrionix to provide support for SMPTE ST 2110-20/30/40 encapsulation/decapsulation with ST 2059 PTP, SDP and NMOS plus SMPTE ST 2022-6 encapsulation/decapsulation.

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Additional hybrid IP/SDI features include SDI to IP and IP to SDI gateways for ST 2110/20/30/40 and ST 2022-6. It also has the ability to generate an analog reference output slaved to the ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6 IP input.

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PHABRIX to showcase toolset for SDI interface stress testing!

PHABRIX demonstrates the Qx Series’ new SDI-STRESS option at NAB 2019 booth N4508. The SDI-STRESS option provides an advanced toolset for SDI interface stress testing. Alongside the automated 12G-SDI physical layer analysis employing RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology, the SDI-STRESS creates a world-class solution to SMPTE compliance verification of 12G/4x3G/2x6G/6G/3G/HD-SDI interfaces.

The SDI-STRESS toolset includes full and windowed eye amplitude histograms with Peak or Mean measurement of eye amplitude. Additionally, it includes SDI jitter insertion (10Hz to 10MHz, 0.01UI to 16UI), eye amplitude adjustment (+/-10%), risetime, pre-emphasis, signal invert and mute controls operating with the video pattern generator with pathological overlay as source or a new PRBS Signal Generator (PRBS7, 9, 15, 23, 31), coupled with a new BERT Analyzer tool.

A new Pathological EQ/PLL condition detector with realtime trigger over GPI out is also provided all under REST API control.

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Phabrix to demonstrate Hybrid IP/SDI analysis & monitoring at NAB 2019

At this year’s NAB Show, Phabrix will launch a V3.0 software release for its Qx rasterizer, which offers the latest hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement tools. The Qx now supports SMPTE 2110 (-20, -30, -31, -40), ST 2059 Precision Time protocol (PTP) and two-port ST 2022-7 seamless protection. It also provides simultaneous monitoring of 1 video, 2 audio – supporting up to 16 channels each at 1ms and 125us with either PCM or AES3 Transport – and 1 ANC data flow for up to 16 active, scalable windows. The newest features include operator status information for PTP, 2022-7 seamless reconstruction and the timing relationship of flows to PTP.

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In its upcoming release and demonstration at NAB, the Qx ST 2110 advanced engineering features include the measurement of ST 2110-21 network compatibility and virtual receiver buffer models, advanced PTP to Flow Timing data view, as well as Inter-Packet Arrival Times for all flows contributing to the ST 2022-7 seamless reconstruction.

The Qx rasterizer, alongside PHABRIX’s handheld Sx TAG provides a solution for hybrid IP/SDI environments. Sx TAG offers support for SMPTE 2110 (-20, -30, -40) encapsulation and decapsulation with ST 2059 PTP. The new features include SDI to IP and IP to SDI gateways for both ST 2110 and ST 2022-6, plus the ability to generate an analog reference output slaved to the ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6 IP input.

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Visit PHABRIX at NAB 2019 booth N4508.

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