Sony is growing its IP Live Production System solutions with further support for SMPTE ST 2110 in both HD and 4K.
The company’s new XVS-9000 switcher, which launches in October, will support both IP and 12G-SDI – the same as the XVS-8000, XVS-7000 and XVS-6000. For IP Live, a series of new 100G IP interface boards will enable SMPTE ST2110 support.
The HDCU-4300 camera control unit will also support SMPTE ST 2110 through the HKCU-4001 Option Board. All products will be available from January 2019 in HD and will add 4K support from May 2019 through a software update.
Sony is further investing in Networked Media Interface, its IP-based transmission technology, of which transport specification has been standardised by ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Business) as ARIB STD-B73 1.0.
The company will also continue to work with AMWA to support the NMOS IS-04 and NMOS IS-05, as well as the 12G-SDI interface. Sony Live Production System all carry both IP and 12G-SDI interfaces.
“The industry transition to IP has been driven in no small part by wide collaboration,” said Norbert Paquet, head of product management, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Sony has been leading this journey and we continue to actively invest in shaping the IP landscape to offer customers the best systems, services and support they need to unlock IP’s full potential. By enhancing our Live Production offering, with new support for SMPTE ST 2110 in both HD and 4K, we’re giving our customers ecosystems and technologies they need for their future.”