Artel Video Systems is gearing up for a big opportunity to demonstrate some of its top products on perhaps the grandest world stage.
The Westford, Mass.-based tech firm will be demonstrating SMPTE ST 2110-30 and AES67 compatibility, highlighting the interoperability and audio-over-IP accuracy of the Quarra 10G PTP Ethernet switches, in the IP Showcase at IBC2018.
The Quarra family of PTP-enabled switches offers IEEE 1588-compliant timing and synchronization. The switches support SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2059-2, permitting interoperable use of IP-based media equipment with conventional genlocked SDI equipment. The Quarras are RAVENNA AES67- and QSC-approved and Dante-tested. Quarra switches are designed for audio and video broadcast, telecom, defense and security, finance, and other IT applications in which accurate timing and control are required.
“As broadcasters migrate to IP, standards-based solutions that provide service continuity, interoperability, and accurate synchronization are imperative for mission-critical media feeds,” Artel VP/Product Management Rafael Fonseca said. “Participation in the IP Showcase validates the efforts of vendors like Artel and industry organizations in developing standards-based IP solutions and specifications to meet these needs.”
AIMS Board Chair Michael Cronk added, “The transition to IP is underway, and the progress we’ve made toward standardizing IP infrastructure and operations in the media industry has only happened because so many organizations have come together and devoted time and effort to the cause. The IP Showcase is a physical manifestation of that progress, and we’re thrilled to see all the companies that have embraced IP technology and chosen to put their efforts on show for IBC visitors to experience.”
The IP Showcase has been a part of IBC since 2016 and has played a key role in helping the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP. The event is hosted by major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Video Services Forum (VSF).
Industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will gather at the IP Showcase at IBC2018 to provide instructional and case-study presentations and an array of IP-based product demonstrations highlighting the benefits of, and momentum behind, the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications. The IP Showcase will feature equipment displays and product demonstrations that emphasize everything industry vendors have achieved in support of IP standards and specifications. Meanwhile, the IP Showcase Theatre will be the destination for educational presentations, a vital element as the industry progresses through the phases of IP adoption.
The IP Showcase will take place in Rooms E106 and E107 at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2018, Sept. 14-18. The Quarra will be featured in the “Choose from a Wide Range of IP Audio Devices with Compatibility Between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30” demonstration.
Also, Artel will feature the Quarra in an interoperability and audio-over-IP demonstration in Stand 5.A65.