As part of the company’s focus on ‘Software-Defined IP Solutions’ at this year’s NAB convention, FOR-A announced a partnership with premiere IP transport provider Media Links and network time synchronisation professional Seiko Solutions Inc. to create an end-to-end IP contribution and production ecosystem. The collaboration will provide low-latency IP contribution including the option of JPEG XS compression and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for the precise synchronisation of video and audio signals in hybrid IP-baseband systems. This IP-based contribution solution will be connected to FOR-A’s new IP/SDI multi-purpose signal processor for a complete and seamless workflow.
The company demonstrated its latest solutions at the 2022 NAB Show.
“This partnership brings together three industry-leading companies to create an effective and reliable end-to-end IP workflow solution with precise synchronisation for today’s production environments,” said Satoshi Kanemura, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “We are proud to be part of this important collaboration to help improve live productions that rely on traditional and IP-based sources.”
The new workflow combines some of the latest technology from Media Links, Seiko Solutions and FOR-A. FOR-A’s new advanced signal processor (to debut at NAB 2022) will provide all types of conversion and synchronisation of IP signals – as transported across wide area networks by the Media Links MDP3020 MAX IP media gateway and distribute those signals under the highest accuracy of PTP synchronisation – secured by Seiko’s PTP Grandmaster clock.
As part of Media Links’ 100G IP solution portfolio, the modular Media Links MDP3020 MAX Media Gateway is designed for mission-critical IP transport of digital television signals in the most demanding and challenging applications. It employs SMPTE standards for video signal transmission and supports JPEG 2000 and JPEG XS compression, as well as hitless switching for highly reliable IP transmission. “Our secure and low latency IP contribution platform will fit seamlessly inside this end-to-end IP ecosystem,” said Al Nunez, President, Media Links, U.S..