World-class solutions for SMPTE compliance verification
Manufacturers and system integrators are increasingly faced with the challenge of having to quickly verify compliance to a growing list of SMPTE standards in order to support their customers’ workflows.
Test and measurement instruments must be able to process the growing list of SDI and IP standards with efficiency. Final commissioning of equipment installations, pre-shipment verification and product design verification processes require cost effective and automated instruments that can be relied on.
With so many industry changes taking in place in parallel, the shift from SDI to IP, SDR to HDR and SD/HD to UHD, and many still in a development stage, it’s a challenging time for manufacturers. Our role at PHABRIX is to ensure that their test and measurement equipment helps them to adapt to and navigate this new terrain whilst maintaining compliance to evolving standards.
Fast, automated 12G-SDI physical layer analysis
The Qx Series’ physical layer toolset offers fast 12G/2x6G/6G/4x3G/3G/4xHD/HD-SDI physical layer testing, with its RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) Technology instantly highlighting any SMPTE compliance issues. Built-in automation control allows testing to be performed faster, more reliably and at lower cost.
A REST API is available for automated control and monitoring over a network offering integrated control, monitoring and automated manufacturer testing.
Advanced SMPTE IP Standards Compliance
PHABRIX’s Qx and Sx TAG instruments have been successfully ‘JT-NM Tested’ as end points underlining the company’s commitment to demonstrating SMPTE IP standards compliance.
The Qx and Sx TAG’s IP toolsets support SMPTE ST 2110 (-20, -30, -31, -40), ST 2022-7, ST 2059 (PTP), plus AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05.
Handheld instruments for advanced physical layer and compliance testing
For manufacturing environments demanding a high level of portability, PHABRIX’s Sx Series offers hybrid IP/SDI testing, as well as advanced physical layer testing. The instant, RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology available in the SxE speeds physical layer testing and delivers automated measurements and logging for key parameters. The Sx Series supports over 350 formats for compliance monitoring as well as offering a TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing.
Single instrument 2K/3G/HD/SD rack-mount solution for compliance testing
Available in 2U and 1U rack mount profiles, the Rx is already installed in many broadcast manufacturers around the world. With its combined video and audio toolset, the Rx offers faster intermittent fault diagnosis with video and audio capture with automated triggering, up to 4 channel physical layer simultaneous analysis for testing SMPTE compliance issues as well as a TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing.
APPLICATION NOTE: Quality and Compliance
One of the most important aspects of program creation and delivery is ensuring that the actual program content complies with the myriad of ITU / EBU / SMPTE codes of practice, network requirements and legislative restrictions that differ from one country to the next and from one broadcaster to the next.
The PHABRIX Rx range allow multiple instruments to be displayed on screen at the same time. This makes the Rx ideal for quality control suites as all aspects of the program can be viewed and monitored simultaneously.