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Embrionix adds frame synchroniser to SMPTE ST 2110 gateways

Embrionix will be at IBC2018 with its SDI-to-IP (SMPTE ST2110) miniaturized emSFP, emVIEW and emFusion gateways that now offer frame synchronisation technology on encapsulation. 

The option allows broadcasters to eliminate the costs and time involved in frame syncing signals before the IP system and ensures free-run SDI signals are aligned with the system’s PTP. The frame sync will also address challenges between non-Epoch-aware equipment and Epoch-aware generators ensuring the alignment of non-genlocked SDI cameras and remote feeds.

“Adding a Frame sync block to our already-dense, low-footprint gateways is a result of listening to the challenges our customers face during their transition to IP and integrating their feedback into one single gateway,” said Embrionix president Renaud Lavoie. “These software-designed modules are like a Swiss army knife  ̶  allowing our customers to repurpose each miniaturized gateway into a processor, up/down/cross converter, multiviewer or encapsulator with frame sync, depending on their changing needs.”

The SDI to IP emSFP-Gateway family provides multiple practical interfaces to bridge SDI signals into IP. The modules are based on a small form factor (SFP+ / SFP28) that can either be installed inside a standard 10GE or 25GE IP switch or within the Embrionix 25GE emMODULAR aggregation frame, drastically simplifying the gradual integration of IP and SDI equipment.

Embrionix also announced that it is now shipping its miniaturised emSFP SMPTE ST2110 IP-to-SDI gateways with clean and quiet switching. For broadcasters transitioning to IP, the new patent-pending technology provides smooth switching of any IP signal between sources for a stable viewing experience.

“This low-footprint clean switch illustrates our ongoing commitment to developing technologies that empower a sustainable move to IP,” added Lavoie.