NAB 2015 Tech: Ross Video’s openGear
Ross Video | Booth N3906 | Website: www.rossvideo.com
Ross Video and Embrionix jointly announced today that they will be showing openGear modules that provide SMPTE ST-2022-2/TR-01 compliant, JPEG 2000 (J2K) over IP transport using new Embrionix J2K decoder Small Form Factor Pluggable Transceiver (SFP) technology.
Ross plans to offer a new line of openGear J2K products based on this technology as the new SFPs become available from Embrionix. These openGear modules will provide high-quality, low-latency video connections between locations connected via IP transport, providing a good solution for links from remote venues, between studios and across campuses.
“These modules will provide a nice complement to our live production focus. They fill a need of many of our clients to move real time video over IP networks while maintaining quality and keeping latency low,” said Eric Goodmurphy, director of infrastructure products for Ross Video. “Since we already use SFP modules on our existing base-band uncompressed fiber portfolio, it is proving relatively easy to adapt these to IP by simply plugging in these new Embrionix SFPs and integrating software control.”
The patented fiber Ross Lock feature will be maintained on these modules. Ross Lock provides a blind-mate fiber connection on the rear of the openGear frame, keeping active components off the rear and allowing quick hot-swap of modules from the front while ensuring signal integrity is preserved at the fiber connection.
“We are excited to partner with Ross Video in the development of SDI to IP SFPs – such as J2K IP transport. We see a good synergy between the Embrionix SFPs and the popular openGear platform,” commented Renaud Lavoie, CEO of Embrionix. “Ross’ ability to quickly implement this technology is an example of the power of our modular SFP solutions.”