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Generate, Analyze & Measure with PHABRIX IP Solutions

PHABRIX offers a range of IP solutions, perfect for those developing, installing, commissioning and utilizing SMPTE ST 2110 and 2022-6 IP and SDI systems. More specifically, PHABRIX provides their QxL rasterizer (UHD/4K facilities and R&D environments), Qx (Full UHD/HD-SDI support) and SxTAG (IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog applications).

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QxL : UHD/4K over IP for 25GE applications

  • Supports up to ST 2110 UHD/4K payloads on 25G IP networks with 2022-7 and dual PTP
  • 2110-20/30/31/40 flows with Class C audio (80 channels of audio in a single flow)
  • Supports ST 2110-20 2K/HD, 4K/UHD video, 2110-30/31 PCM/AES audio, and 2110-40 Ancillary (ANC) flow generation
  • Powerful IP Measurement toolset option
  • Inherits JT-NM tested processing from Qx
  • JT-NM AMWA NMOS IS-04 & IS-05 support
  • 12G capable SDI I/O options with Physical Layer SDI analysis (Eye & Jitter)
  • Remote monitoring via VNC. KVM extender supported. Automated control via REST API.

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Qx : HD/3G over IP for 10GE applications

  • Optional ST 2110-20/30/31/40 HD/3G payload support for 10G IP networks with 2022-7 and dual PTP
  • Class C audio support (80 channels of audio in a single flow)
  • Powerful IP Measurement toolset option
  • JT-NM AMWA NMOS IS-04 & IS-05 support
  • JT-NM Self Tested Spring 2020 (2110 and NMOS)
  • HD/3G-SDI payloads as standard (additional payloads optional)
  • Physical Layer SDI analysis (Eye & Jitter) option
  • Remote monitoring via VNC. KVM extender supported. Automated control via REST API.

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SxTAG : 3G/HD/SD Generation, Analysis, Gateway for line-checking applications

  • Portable line-checking tool for testing ST 2110 & 2022-6 IP streams
  • ST 2110 & 2022-6 content generator and analyzer toolset for 10GE IP applications
  • Tx/Rx instrument windows for network configuration & monitoring
  • JT-NM Self Tested Spring 2020 (2110 and NMOS)
  • SDI-to-IP and IP-to-SDI gateway functionality for working across SDI/IP boundaries

Contact us for more information about PHABRIX IP solutions.

SCTE 104 capabilities in PHABRIX Qx Rasterizers: VIDEO

The following video demonstrates the SCTE 104 capabilities in the PHABRIX Qx Series. More specifically, it features the QxL rasterizer.

SCTE-104 messaging is used throughout the broadcast industry as the standard method for including specific program automation signals and markers in video. Examples include program parts and commercial breaks.

Monitoring of SCTE-104 messages in the Qx and QxL is supported for both conventional SDI interfaces and 2110-40 and 2022-6.

Contact us for more information about the SCTE 104 capabilities in the PHABRIX Qx Series of rasterizers!

5 Reasons Sx TAG IP is ideal for ST 2110 Test & Measurement

The Sx TAG by PHABRIX offers incredible versatility in a handheld device! With its SFP, SDI and analog I/O, it is ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog test & measurement, plus AES eye analysis. Discover five reasons why the Sx TAG IP is the ideal tool for ST 2110 test & measurement:
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1. Ideal for checking IP 2110/2022-6/2022-7, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog signals
The Sx TAG’S SFP+ cage supports coaxial and optical 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and 10G-IP I/O. Coupled to the TAG’s existing SDI, CVBS, AES and balanced audio I/O a vast array of signal generation, analysis and conversion capabilities are provided including encap/decap of ST 2110-20/30/31/40 flows to/from an SDI gateway with ST2059 PTP, AMWA NMOS IS-04/IS-05/IS-08, as well as ST 2022-6 and even the ability to generate an analog reference locked to ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6.
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2. Extensive Video Analysis Toolset
With simultaneous signal generation and analysis, its built-in core toolset includes a multi-format waveform, vectorscope and video display, plus data view and VANC/ANC inspector. Over 350 formats are supported for compliance monitoring. Signal generation offers 32 test patterns, including pathological.
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3. AV Delay Generation and Analysis
AV Delay Generation and Analysis offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of Audio to Video differential delay through a broadcast system. The tool provides a realtime update of the differential delay between the video content and the selected audio channel pair to measure the propagation (latency) or pipeline delay.
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4. Multi-channel audio analysis
The Sx TAG features support for 16-channel audio metering and bitstream generation and analysis of Dolby E, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus. Embed a single external 48kHz synchronous AES stream into the generated video stream, as well as extract embedded audio and export it via the AES output.
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5. Ultra portable, rugged design 
The Sx TAG offers great mobility with a lightweight, rugged aluminium case with integral, high quality screen for instrument display and video monitoring. The generator/ analyzer operates via rechargeable lithium battery for up 2 hours, and can also be powered by the mains to offer flexible operation around facilities.
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Contact us for more information about the Sx TAG IP by PHABRIX!

Advanced ST 2110 IP Generation in PHABRIX Qx Series!

In their latest VP.3 software release, PHABRIX adds support for new SDI & IP standards, as well as advanced ST 2110 IP Signal Generation for their Qx Series.

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More specifically, the QxL IP generation tools now support ST 2110-20 2K/HD, 4K/UHD video, 2110-30/31 PCM/AES audio, and 2110-40 Ancillary (ANC) flow generation. As part of this extensive toolset, QxL customers can now simultaneously generate Test Signal and User Interface (GUI) video & audio flows.

ST 2110 IP signal generation toolset also includes:

  • 2110-20: Support for wide range of HD/2K, UHD/4K, YCbCr/RGB, 422/444, 10/12-bit signals
  • 2110-30/31: Four 80-Channel PCM/AES audio flow generators, 125µs or 1ms Audio packet time
  • 2110-40: ANC flow generation linked to new timecode generator with control of ATC and Keep Alive packets
  • 2110 Timecode Generator (ATC_LTC, ATC_VITC, PTP Locked)
  • 2022-7 seamless protection support for all 2110 flows generated or analysed

Contact us for more information about advanced ST 2110 IP generation in the PHABRIX Qx Series!

Expanded 2110 & 2022-6 Functionalities in Sx TAG IP

The latest version of the PHABRIX Sx TAG IP incorporates 2110 & 2022-6 emSFP updates from Riedel.

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New features now available for the Sx TAG include:

NMOS IS-08 Audio Channel Mapping for up to 16ch 2110-30 (PCM) & 2110-31 (AES3) formatted Audio
• Updates for NMOS IS-04 & IS-05

Thanks to these innovations, Sx TAG has become the first handheld 2110 / 2022-6 test equipment.

The NMOS feature set is configurable with Riedel MN SET software. Quickly monitor devices & signals, configurations, and upgrades with this software. In addition, route individual flows or logical sources with the intuitive control panel. As a PHABRIX Sx TAG customer, get MN SET directly from the PHABRIX website.

Existing Sx TAG IP devices will be upgraded to the latest 2110 and NMOS formats.

Contact us for more information about the expanded 2110 & 2022-6 functionalities of Sx TAG IP.

PHABRIX Promos: 50% OFF Hardware & FREE AV Delay!

As part of their Summer of Sports promos, PHABRIX is offering 50% off an SxTAGC when purchased with an SxE as well as free AV Delay on new Rx Series & Sx Handheld orders.

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Get 50% off the hardware pricing of an SxTAGC when purchased alongside an SxE! This offer is perfect for individuals requiring SDI & analog workflow solutions in a portable form factor. To futureproof the investment, 2022-6 and 2110 can be added to the SxTAGC with an IP SFP and software licence.

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Additionally, any new Rx Series rackmounted rasterizers (Rx 500, Rx 1000, Rx 2000) or Sx Handheld (SxA, SxD, SxE, SxTAGC) orders placed receive AV Delay option free of charge. AV Delay analysis measures audio to video differential delay through a broadcast system.

This promotion ends on June 15th.

Contact us for more information on the PHABRIX Summer of Sports promos.

New 2110 IP Generator Instrument for PHABRIX QxL

PHABRIX releases QxL version 4.2: the QxL rasterizer now generates the user interface (GUI) as a 2110 flow, making the GUI viewable from anywhere!

V4.2 allows the QxL to simultaneously generate and analyze SMPTE 2110/2022-7 video & audio flows. It can generate two sets of video & audio 2022-7 flow pairs as part of the generator license:

  • Test pattern as a flow: 1 x ST 2110-20 (video) and 4 x ST 2110-30/31 (audio) with 2022-7
  • Monitor output (GUI) as a flow: 1 x ST 2110-20 (video) and 1 x ST 2110-30/31 (audio) with 2022-7
  • Up to seven flow pairs (14 flows) from generator and monitor output.

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Contact us for more information about the new 2110 IP Generator Instrument for PHABRIX QxL.

PHABRIX QxL – 25G IP Rasterizer Wins Silver at DMW Awards 2020!

The QxL – 25G IP Rasterizer by PHABRIX receives silver for IP Broadcast Solutions at the Digital Media World Awards 2020. The QxL supports IP media as standard while offering SDI as an option.

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Flexible and compact, this 25GbE UHD rasterizer meets the requirements of 10GbE/25GbE IP workflows. This IP-enabled rasterizer supports JT-NM TR 1001-1:2018, 2110-20 (video), 2110-30 (PCM audio), 2110-31 (AES audio), and 2110-40 (ANC) media flows. It also provides fully-redundant media network operation thanks to 2022-7 Seamless IP Protection Switching (SIPS) and independent PTP slaves on each media port.

The QxL toolset supports DHCP on all IP ports. It also offers unicast DNS-SD, AMWA NMOS IS-04 Discovery and Registration, IS-05 Connection management and Network Topology Discovery using LLDP. The user-friendly GUI offers 16 user-configurable windows for rapid visualization of various workflow and traffic configurations.

Most importantly for HD IP broadcasting, an SDI I/O option provides 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI single, dual and quad link support making it one of the first devices of its kind for which SDI is an option, and not part of the core. It features optional Real Time Eye (RTE) 12G-SDI Eye and Jitter physical layer analysis. Furthermore, licenses can be added in order to accommodate UHD over IP, QC, engineering and HDR.

Contact us to learn more about the QxL  – 25G IP rasterizer by PHABRIX!

50% OFF PROMO on Sx TAG by PHABRIX!

As part of their Winter Sales Promo, PHABRIX is offering 50% off the hardware pricing of an Sx TAG when purchased alongside an SxE!

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These handheld, portable devices are perfect for those looking for SDI & Analog workflow solutions. The SxE is a portable 3G/HD/SD generation solution offering advanced SDI physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter) and monitoring. It is ideal for video technology manufacturing and live production applications. The Sx TAG, on the other hand, is a highly versatile tool for diagnosing audio, visual and IP issues.

Offer valid until the 15th of December. Discount applicable on the Sx TAG only.

Contact us for more information on the PHABRIX Sx TAG winter promo!

The PHABRIX QxL 25G IP Rasterizer is now shipping!

Released in April 2020, the QxL 25G IP UHD ST 2110 rasterizer by PHABRIX is now shipping!

 

Considered the world’s most compact, feature-rich 25G IP UHD ST 2110 rasterizer, the QxL is flexible and meets the needs of professional broadcast media IP networks. Not to mention, it contains the same JT-NM Tested features of the Qx. Furthermore, this 10G/25G IP enabled rasterizer supports JT-NM TR 1001-1:2018, 2110-20 (video), 2110-30 (PCM audio), 2110-31 (AES transport) and 2110-40 (ANC media) flows. It also features 2022-7 SIPS and independent PTP slaves for fully-redundant media network operation.

The QxL toolset supports DHCP on all IP ports. It also offers unicast DNS-SD, AMWA NMOS IS-04 Discovery and Registration, IS-05 Connection management and Network Topology Discovery using LLDP. The user-friendly GUI offers 16 user-configurable windows for rapid visualization of various workflow and traffic configurations.

Most importantly, the QxL features the same accessible user interface as the Qx. Therefore minimal re-training costs exist for current Qx users.

Contact us to learn more about the PHABRIX QxL rasterizer!