VEGA-3000 IP Media Interface Adapters
Fast Track to the All-IP Media Facility
The broadcast and media industry are moving to an all-IP future, driven both UltraHD and the universal flexibility that comes from an IP based infrastructure. IP differs from media-specific Serial Digital Interface (SDI) in many inherent aspects. Accurate synchronization, high availability or low latency are some of the video-critical features that need to be reproduced in the best-effort, connectionless IP world so as to guarantee media integrity.
Advantech accompanies customers on their migration to IP-based media and works together with key partners through industry alliances such as AIMS or IP Live to help solve the technical and interoperability challenges of high-resolution IP video transport and unlock the full potential of an agnostic IP infrastructure able to support future resolutions and services.
SMPTE 2022-5/-6/-7 are the early adopted standards to transport uncompressed SDI signals over IP. The more recent VSF TR-03 recommendation goes one step further carrying audio, video and ancillary data transport over IP as separate streams without SDI encapsulation. VSF TR-03 supports SMPTE 2059 synchronization and uses AES67 for audio streams. The related VSF TR-04 enables SMPTE 2022-6 as the payload of a VSF TR-03 system where SDI and IP coexist. These two VSF recommendations are being standardize by SMPTE in the soon-to-come SMPTE ST 2110.
Sony IP Live initiative enables 4K live production over standard IP networks. It implements a near-lossless, low latency video compression codec (LLVC) to fit 4K video signals over 10GbE links. The idea of using lightweight compression to carry high-resolution video over standard Ethernet pipes is also the focus of the TICO compression technology.
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Universal Media-over-IP Adapter
The VEGA-3002 is a PCI Express interface card supporting low latency transmission of uncompressed or lightly compressed video over IP networks according to industry agreed standards. As a low power, half-length board, it is ideal for adding IP media connectivity to IT-server-based media applications, and can also optimize expansion slot usage by offering a traditional SDI interface on the same board.
The VEGA-3002 fully supports the roadmap set out by AIMS in tandem with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and can be firmware-upgraded to support additions and agreed enhancements to those standards in future. This includes “Virtual SDI” SMPTE 2022-5/-6/-7 standards, VSF TR-03 and TR-04 recommendations, AES67 audio, SMPTE 2059 synchronization, and optional virtually lossless TICO compression for UHD.
As a software-configurable board, the VEGA-3002 can support multiple application and deployment scenarios through firmware selections. This, together with the additional support for direct 3G-SDI or 12G-SDI capture and tri-level synchronization, allows a user to move their video application confidently into an IP future with minimum risk.
4K IP Live Production
Sony IP Live Production technology overcomes SDI limitations in the transition to 4K workflows by delivering noise-free switching of HD and UHD media on standard IP networks. Low latency visually-lossless compression is used to fit one 4Kp60 data streams into a convenient 10GbE link.
\The VEGA-3001 is a PCI Express interface adapter that utilizes Sony IP Live Production technology to encapsulate HD and UHD video streams together with audio and metadata from a host server into an IP stream that can be carried over commercial-off-the-shelf IP cables, switchers and routers. As a half-length board consuming under 20W, VEGA-3001 is compatible with the majority of server architectures in use today. Both transmit and receive functions are supported, while dual GbE ports and dual 10GbE ports support network redundancy schemes that can be automatically managed by Sony IP Live Production System. The VEGA-3001 can be used to add UHD Video over IP streaming capabilities to contribution equipment or editing and encoding servers that can then be deployed as part of a Sony IP Live Production System.
Virtual SDI Bridging
A key requirement for the IP media transition is a way to bridge existing SDI based cameras and equipment to an IP core, and the IP switches that implement the new connectivity. The VEGA-3000 plug-in adapter allows customers to bridge legacy SDI cameras and video equipment to the IP world using the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-5 standard to encapsulate SDI streams into IP packets. The VEGA-3000 PCIe interface card can add SDI over IP interfacing to standard servers as well as allowing users to create standalone bridges.
How it works
The VEGA-3000 is a PCI Express card implementing the SMPTE 2022 standard for video over IP bridging. It effectively creates up to three "virtual SDI" channels within a 10GbE Ethernet network link, and bridges each channel either to a physical SDI connection or to a logical server port across the PCI Express bus. When the board is configured in standalone mode, it can be installed in a small single or multiple-card enclosure to create a multi-port bridge device without the need for a host.
The VEGA-3002 is a single slot, Half-Length PCIe add-on card in terms of performing video capture, encapsulation, light weight compression and streaming to enable UHD media transport over 10GbE IP network. VEGA-3002 supports the approved SMPTE 2022-6 standard for transmitting and receiving video raw data through IP networks via RTP protocol. The SMPTE 2022-5 (Forward Error Correction for High Bit Rate Real-Time Video/Audio Transport over IP) feature is also supported by VEGA-3002 to improve resilience of bit errors and packet loss during video data transmission. As a software-configurable board, the VEGA-3002 can support multiple application scenarios and can be firmware-upgraded to support future standard enhancements, which allows users to move their server-based video applications confidently into an IP future with minimum risk. The standard allowing users deploy IP standard such as SMPTE 2022-5/6/7, AIMS/VSF recommendations with the TICO mezzanine codec, and TR-03/04 carries individual packetization of video, audio and Metadata make network more efficient.(up to 40% bandwidth saving). The VEGA-3002 Video Interface Card overcomes SDI limitations in the transition to 4K workflows by delivering low latency and support IP routing while switching of HD and UHD media on standard IP networks. Replacing purpose-specific SDI equipment with payload-agnostic IP networks, VEGA-3002 utilizes universal media-over-IP technology to packetize HD and UHD video streams over commercial-off-the-shelf IP cables, switchers and routers. The wide range of target applications that VEGA-3002 can serve includes cloud video acquisition, video over IP bridge, real-time video transfer and networked broadcast studio installations.
VEGA-3001 leverages Sony Low Latency Video Coding (LLVC) to compress and transmit live 4Kp60 video, audio and metadata over a single 10GbE link. As a standard PCI Express interface card, VEGA-3001 further accelerates the fusion of the broadcasting industry and the PC/IT industry by allowing UHD video streaming interfaces to be integrated into wellestablished server architectures, thus facilitating cloud-based broadcast workflows. The VEGA-3001 Video Interface Card overcomes SDI limitations in the transition to 4K workflows by delivering low latency and noise-free switching of HD and UHD media on standard IP networks. The visually-lossless compression used in the LLVC block is used to one 4Kp60, two 1080p60 or four 1080i data streams into a convenient 10GbE Ethernet link. Replacing purpose-specific SDI equipment with payload-agnostic IP networks, VEGA-3001 utilizes Sony IP Live Production technology to packetize HD and UHD video streams from the host into IP datagrams that can be carried along with audio and control data over commercial-off-the-shelf IP cables, switchers and routers. For more solutions, please visit Video Solutions Networks & Communications
VEGA-3000 is a single slot, half length PCIe card which performs High Definition 1080p60 video raw data encapsulating/de-encapsulating for transmission across a 10Gbps Ethernet network. Using a power-efficient FPGA from Xilinx, HVC-8800 supports the proposed standard SMPTE 2022-6 (High Bit Rate Media Transport over IP Networks), which describes the encapsulation and de-encapsulation of video to and from IP networks with RTP protocol, and proposed standard SMPTE 2022-5 (Forward Error Correction for High Bit Rate Real-Time Video/Audio Transport over IP) to improve resilience to bit errors and packet loss. VEGA-3000 operates either as a transmitter or receiver functions, selectable using a jumper on the board. The transmitter mode encapsulates video raw data from SDI input or PCI Express interface according to SMPTE-2022 and sends by 10G Ethernet to receiver card side. Conversely, in receiver mode, the card receives SMPTE-2022 packets via 10G Ethernet interface and recovers video raw data for SDI output or via PCIe interface. With an easy-to-use software development kit (SDK), VEGA-3000 is an ideal solution for system integrators to implement versatile video over IP functions in a variety of applications including cloud video acquisition, video over IP bridge, and networked broadcast studio installations. For more solutions, please visit Video Solutions Networks & Communications