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PHABRIX CEO Reveals Portable QxP Rasterizer in Latest VIDEO

PHABRIX is set to ship their QxP “portable QxL” rasterizer this November!

Introduced at IBC 2022, the QxP is the newest addition to the Qx line of rasterizers by test & measurement manufacturer PHABRIX. The original Qx focused on SDI and 10G ethernet. Next came the QxL rasterizer which works with UHD signals with 25G IP & 12G SDI. It addressed the need for 25G ethernet and followed the momentum of 2110. And finally the QxP is the portable version of the QxL.

The flexible & robust QxP comes in a 3RU form factor with battery V-Plate option for fully portable single/dual/quad SDI operation up to 12G-SDI copper, and SDI or 10/25G ST 2110 with NMOS over mono-mode/LR or multi-mode/SR fibre using industry standard SFPs.

The highly flexible power arrangement provides auto-changeover between integral IEC Mains (internal PSU), External 4 pin DC PSU or via the optional camera battery V-plate. Enjoy anywhere from 2 to 4 hours of battery life.

The new chassis has a built-in speaker as well as a 1920 x 1200 LCD screen with multi-touch and integral button controls.

Additional features include:

  • Support for SMPTE ST 2110
  • ST 2022-7 seamless protection at up to 4K 25G, ST 2022-6 & 12G-SDI
  • New Waveforms
  • Wide range of YCbCr and RGB formats

Contact us for more information about the QxP portable rasterizer by PHABRIX.

Thanks for visiting IBC 2022!

And just like that another IBC is behind us! Thank you to everyone who came and visited us & our incredible partners. It was an exciting weekend filled with new broadcast & telecom solutions:

PHABRIX introduced their new QxP “portable QxL” rasterizer.

Lynx Technik took home a “Best in Show” award for their AI based Instant Dialogue Cleaner.

AVT also won “Best in Show” for the new video function on their MAGIC Telephone Hybrids.

Nixer highlighted multiple professional AoIP solutions, including their RS32 Change-Over Switch and their RP64.

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And finally Media Links launched its 4K JPEG-XS version of the MDP3020 MAX™ IP Media Gateway.

Contact us to follow-up on any of the exciting product launches from IBC 2022!

Exciting Product Releases at IBC 2022!

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The innovative technology and content event IBC 2022 will take place the 9th – 12th September at the RAI in Amsterdam!

Many of our partners will be there, highlighting their latest broadcast and telecom solutions. PHABRIX will be showcasing the new QxP “portable QxL” rasterizer. Nixer’s RL256 will be available for demo. Lynx Technik will have the instant dialogue cleaner IDC 1411 on display. And that’s only the beginning! Come visit their stands to experience more:

PHABRIX – Test & Measurement – 10.C01
Nixer – AoIP Monitoring Solutions – 8.F93
Lynx Technik 
– yellobrik Integrated System – 10.A10
AVT
– Telephone Hybrids, audio Codecs & DAB – 8.F76
Media Links
– Media contribution over IP – 1.C45
TAG VS
– Probing/Monitoring – 1.C30

Contact us to schedule a meeting during IBC 2022!

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!