Telestream is launching the SPG9000 timing and reference system, which it says offers a broad range of powerful features and capabilities designed to solve the complex signal timing and synchronisation challenges of hybrid SDI/IP and IP-based video facilities.
The company said the system provides two independent 1G/10G IP ports over which Precision Time Protocol (PTP) messaging can be sent between all clocks and devices across separate networks to keep them synchronised with whatever device is designated the Grandmaster clock reference.
The SPG9000 can serve as a Grandmaster, Leader, or Follower, added Telestream. Accurate timing can also be established using the SPG9000’s integrated dual-band multi-system Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver.
The SPG9000 also comes equipped with a comprehensive test signal generation capability that covers both IP and SDI, both of which can be optionally turned on with a software license enabling the following functionality:
- Multiple video/audio/data test signal generators for formats ranging from SD to HD/2K to UHD/4K
- Video, audio, and ancillary data generators for four independent multi-rate (270M, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G) SDI outputs
- Two 10G/25G Ethernet ports for ST 2110 test signal streams with ST 2022-7 redundancy
- Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) management of IP sender configurations.
“As the video industry migrates from SDI to IP-based platforms, the need for a hybrid environment capable of mixing IP-based video, audio, and ancillary data signals with SDI will persist for years to come,” said Charlie Dunn, SVP, Video Test, Synchronisation and Quality Assurance Business Units. “With a comprehensive feature set that includes dual PTP pathways and a variety of GNSS reference clock sources, the SPG9000 is uniquely positioned to address the concerns and challenges of the world’s IP/hybrid video facilities.”