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PCAP Toolset now available for PHABRIX Qx Range

Following the V4.5 software upgrade, the PHABRIX Qx range now supports programmable full line-rate 2110 PCAP capture up to 4 GB in size!

This PCAP tool, available through the new PCAP license option, offers a range of options to capture live IP traffic on single or dual media interfaces (while in 2110 Mode).

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The PCAP toolset includes:

  • QxL with 25G full line rate packet capture / Qx with 10G full line rate packet capture
  • QxL with up to 4 GB capture file size / Qx with up to 1 GB capture file size
  • Capture to USB stick: with browser remote file access under local control (via PCAP dialog box)
  • Programmable PCAP Capture: user selectable packet size capture from 12 to 1518 Octets, truncated or full MTU packets
  • Programmable PCAP Capture: user selectable Capture Duration, File Size or Number of Packets
  • PTP or Internal Clock
  • Capture Start delay

Contact us to learn more about the PCAP toolset now available for the PHABRIX Qx range.

PHABRIX Qx Series Software Release V4.5

The latest V4.5 software release for the PHABRIX Qx Series of hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD and HDR/WCG rasterizers is here!

This free upgrade enhances the Qx Series’ existing ST 2110 NMOS toolset. It adds generation and transmission capabilities as well as enhanced configuration controls for the QxL. The release also features NMOS node status overviews plus access to an IS-05 JSON tree view for the Qx and the QxL.

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Overall new features and support for extended UHD formats include:

  • New Network Packet Capture (PCAP) Option (PHQXO-IP-PCAP) for Qx and QxL: Dual Interface 10G / 25G PCAP
  • New EUHD Option (PHQXO-EUHD) for QxL: ST 2110-20 YCbCr / RGB 444, 8- / 10- / 12-bit, 47.95P to 60P Detection and Analysis
  • Enhanced NMOS IS-04 / IS-05 Receiver Reporting Functions for Qx & QxL
  • QxL NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 Sender Capability
  • Selectable Analysis of Ancillary time code type: ATC-LTC or ATC-VITC
  • ST 2110: Selectable Audio Analyzer Flow Modes 1 x 80 Channels or 2 x 64 Channels.
  • Improved remote operation allowing screen capture while running VNC
  • Reordering of Instrument Presets in Preset Bar

And finally, the QxL can now generate and analyze 10- and 12-bit PsF ST 2110-20 formats.

Contact us for more information about this exciting new software release for the PHABRIX Qx Series!

PHABRIX video Highlights Qx Series’ flexible GUI

In their latest video, PHABRIX walks users through the Qx Series‘ flexible GUI.

Selecting, resizing and moving instruments within the Qx Series is simple! Click the PHABRIX logo in the bottom left corner to display and select all of the instruments available on the unit. Easily change the size of the instrument being displayed by double left-clicking on it. Next, drag the instrument in the position on the screen where you’d like it displayed.

Once the instrument layout is complete, save it as a preset. A unique feature of the Qx Series is that it not only remembers the selected instruments, but also the submenu options selected. To select from the submenu of each instrument, simply right-click.

See further examples in the video below:

Contact us for more information about PHABRIX Qx Series’ flexible GUI.

PHABRIX QxL Upgrade + Refurbished Stock

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Qx to QxL Upgrade

With the ‘Qx to QxL’ upgrade program, existing Qx customers can swap their Qx unit for a new QxL unit at an advantageous price!

  • All licences purchased for the Qx unit will be transferred to the new QxL unit
  • You will receive the new QxL unit before you return your Qx unit, ensuring full operational cover during the upgrade process.
  • The Qx and QxL units share the same 12G-SDI features and capabilities, but the QxL is designed to support 10/25GE IP networks & already provides 2110 generation tools.

The ‘Qx to QxL’ upgrade program will end on 31st December 2021. Orders placed late in December will ship during Q1’22, helping to bridge 2021 and 2022 budgets.

Sales Promotions

Ex-Summer Games Units: SxE & Qx01E

Get 20% OFF the base price!

All units were new when shipped in May; they will be inspected & retested and will have the full 12 months’ Manufacturer’s warranty cover. While supplies last (not applicable on software options).

Ex-Demo & Refurbished Stock: SxD, Rx1000*, Rx2000*, Qx01E**

30% discount on the list price!

* with AE and AGE modules
** from Qx-to-QxL upgrade program

Contact us for more information.

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.