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PHABRIX Touts SMPTE 2110, HDR, 4K/UHD and SDI Stress Tools at IBC

PHABRIX showcased it expertise with the latest in IP, HDR, 4K/UHD and SDI-stress toolsets for its flagship Qx Series of instruments. Also on stand were multiple ST 2110 interoperability demonstrations with some of the industry’s leading vendors.

PHABRIX highlighted its new line of hybrid IP/SDI generation, analysis and monitoring tools for SMPTE 2110/2022-6 workflows at IBC 2018. 

The company's Qx now offers support for SMPTE 2110 (-10, -20, -30 and -40) with PTP and ST 2022-6, making it an unbeatable solution for next-generation hybrid IP/SDI environments. New stream and network analysis tools include a Packet Profile Generator (PPG), with an advanced toolset for stress testing video networks, and Packet Interval Timing (PIT) analysis for rapid diagnosis of issues such as packet congestion. PHABRIX showed a series of IP interoperability demonstrations featuring its Qx rasterizer and handheld Sx TAG together with technology from Arista, Mellanox, Nevion and Trilogy.

The Sx TAG is ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and analog test & measurement applications that require true mobility and ease of use. It provides SMPTE 2110 and 2022-6 IP encapsulation/decapsulation using 10GE IP SFP+ modules.

The Sx TAG is ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and analog test & measurement applications that require true mobility and ease of use. It provides SMPTE 2110 and 2022-6 IP encapsulation/decapsulation using 10GE IP SFP+ modules.

The Qx provides an innovative, fully configurable user interface, allowing users to adapt the display for their preferred working practice. It can also be controlled remotely, offering analysis, monitoring and automated testing from any location. The instrument employs VNC technology (Virtual Network Computing) to deliver up to 16 simultaneous scalable instrument windows remotely with network access to event logs, screenshots and user presets.

The Qx Series’ has a new SDI-STRESS option that provides an advanced toolset for SDI interface stress testing. Along with its fast, automated 12G-SDI physical layer analysis employing RTE (Real-Time Eye) technology, engineers have a world-class solution to SMPTE compliance verification of 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI interfaces.

The Qx toolset includes SDI jitter insertion (10Hz to 10MHz, 0.01UI to 16UI), eye amplitude adjustment (+/-10%), pre-emphasis, signal invert and mute features operating with either the video pattern generator with pathological overlay as source or a new PRBS Signal Generator (PRBS7, 9, 15, 23, 31), coupled to a new BERT Analyser tool. In addition, a new Pathological EQ/PLL condition detector with real time trigger over GPI out is provided

Adding to this comprehensive PQ HDR toolset, the Qx Series also now offers support for Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), S-Log3 and SR Live, enhancing the visualization and analysis of 4K/UHD and HD content.

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