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PHABRIX at NAB Show New York 2019

Newbury, UK – 1 October 2019: PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions will demonstrate its full range of hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD and HDR/WCG instruments at the NAB Show New York from the 16-17th October 2019. PHABRIX will join its authorized distributor AVBB on booth #N929.

Hybrid IP/SDI analysis and monitoring for SMPTE 2110 and 2022-7 workflows
PHABRIX will show the latest ST 2110 developments to its flagship Qx Series, offering the latest hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement tools. The Qx family (Qx 10G IP and QxL 25G IP) offers ST 2110 (-20, -30, -31, -40), two-port ST 2059 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and ST 2022-7 seamless protection.  It provides the simultaneous monitoring of 1 video, 2 audio and 1 ANC data flow in up to 16 active and scalable windows. The two audio flows each support up to 10 channels at 1ms and up to 80 channels at 125us packet time with either PCM or AES3 Transport. The core feature set also includes operator status information for PTP, 2022-7 seamless reconstruction and the timing relationship of flows to PTP.

The new Qx ST 2110 advanced engineering IP measurement features include the measurement of ST 2110-21 network compatibility and virtual receiver buffer models, advanced PTP to Flow timing and latency measurements, as well as Inter-Packet Arrival Times for all flows that contribute to the ST 2022-7 seamless reconstruction.

The new TR-1001-1 toolset available on the Qx rasterizer provides support for AMWA NMOS IS-04 Discovery and Registration and IS-05 Connection Management with DHCP, DNS Service Discovery, LLDP, SDP and PTP System Resource.

PHABRIX’s handheld Sx TAG provides support for SMPTE 2110 (-20, -30, -40) encapsulation and decapsulation with ST 2059 PTP. Its new features include SDI to IP and IP to SDI gateways for both ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 as well as the ability to generate an analog reference output slaved to the ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6 IP input.

Advanced SDI interface stress testing
PHABRIX will also be demonstrating the Qx Series’ new SDI-STRESS option, providing an advanced toolset for SDI interface stress testing. Together with its fast, automated 12G-SDI physical layer analysis employing RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology, SDI-STRESS provides a world-class solution to SMPTE compliance verification of 12G/4x3G/2x6G/6G/3G/HD-SDI interfaces. The SDI physical layer toolset now includes indication of DC offset, overshoot, undershoot, full and windowed eye amplitude histograms with Peak or Shorth Mean measurements, jitter amplitude histograms, SDI jitter insertion (10Hz to 10MHz, 0.01UI up to 128UI pk-pk), transmitter eye amplitude adjustment (+/-15%), risetime, pre-emphasis, signal invert and mute controls 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 Analyzer tool, all under REST API control. Test results can be transferred to USB memory stick using the new USB file manager. In addition, the proposed SMPTE pathological test pattern for SDI rates up to 12Gbit/s is provided operating in conjunction with a new Pathological EQ/PLL condition detector with real time trigger over GPI out.

Broadcast QC
First shown at IBC 2019, the Qx Rasterizer family now provides on-screen display of ANC Timecode and SCTE 104 triggers. Accurate display of dual language support of OP47 and 608 in 708 Closed Captions is provided using two picture windows.  AFD and Safe Area graticule and window are now provided as standard.

AV Delay Generation and Analysis
AV Delay Generation and Analysis, a new option available on all PHABRIX’s handheld Sx instruments and the Rx Rasterizer, offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of audio to video differential delay through a broadcast system. The AV Delay Generator produces an adapted EBU Tech 3305 AV Sync ‘clapperboard’ Test Pattern and is compatible with third party AV delay analysers including the LAWO V_pro8.  The Rx is capable of simultaneously analysing up to 16 channels of audio.  The handheld Sx range is capable of analysing 2 channels of audio and the SxA, SxE and Sx TAG can also be used to measure up to 1 second of overall video or audio latency/delay.

PHABRIX CEO, Phillip Adams, said, “PHABRIX’s Qx rasterizer and handheld Sx TAG offers an unbeatable solution for hybrid IP/SDI environments. With recent success at the IBC 2019 AMWA NMOS TR-1001-1 and SMPTE 2110 JT-NM Testing Interop in Wuppertal, Germany, we’re looking forward to demonstrating all the advanced capabilities we have to offer to the North American market at NAB Show New York.”