The Matrox ConvertIP DSS SDI/IP converter from Matrox Video has been proven compatible with Panasonic’s all-IP KAIROS live video production platform.
Panasonic validated the compatibility in its test lab. The converter makes it possible to integrate traditional SDI signaling and processing into a SMPTE ST 2110 environment, bridging the gap between the KAIROS and SDI devices.
With ConvertIP DSS in the KAIROS workflow, users of the platform can drive SDI monitors or ingest SDI signals into their vision mixer during live productions and traditional broadcasts, said Matrox.
The integration is particularly key for traditional broadcast facilities that are transitioning from SDI infrastructures to ST 2110 infrastructures, added the company. ConvertIP DSS can connect the KAIROS to existing SDI monitoring devices, such as multiviewer monitors or programme feed monitors. In the event that HDMI monitoring is required, the ConvertIP DSS’ sister product, ConvertIP DSH, can be used to convert an ST 2110 UHD signal and output a full 2160p UHD signal to an HDMI monitor.
“Panasonic has a long-standing relationship with Matrox Video, and we have worked together on many broadcast projects over the years. Validating the compatibility of these two solutions was very logical,” said Kageyuki (Kenny) Fujimoto, lead manager of KAIROS Alliance at Panasonic. “By verifying this interoperability, we’re giving our partners the confidence to offer the ConvertIP device as a 2110 converter that will work with our KAIROS — ensuring there will be no unwelcome surprises in the middle of a live event.”