Stagebox will showcase its SMPTE 2059 timing and AES67 audio capability at IBC as part of the IP Interoperability Zone (Hall 8, Stand D10).
As one of the first products available to combine high quality video transport with an IEEE1588 timing capability, Stagebox now includes an SMPTE2059 mode, the standard adopted by the video broadcast market to replace analogue genlock and provide accurate studio timing over IP infrastructure. With the latest firmware release option, it can now support SMPTE 2022 as well as separate streams for video, audio and data.
“Being successfully deployed by the BBC as early as 2013 at the Glastonbury Festival, Stagebox is a broadcast production technology that has always been ahead of the game. Stagebox continues to blaze a trail in the video over IP landscape as technical interoperability becomes more commonplace thanks to the Joint Task Force on Networked Media,” comments Mark Scott-South, Managing Director of L2Tek, the licensee for Stagebox.
In a Stagebox-enabled production environment, high-quality 100Mbps AVCi programme content is made instantaneously available across a local or wide area network, integrating seamlessly into the post-production workflow in a format that allows direct editing or storage without loss of quality through transcoding.
With interoperability from over 30 diverse companies including Stagebox, visitors to the IP Interoperability Zone at IBC can engage directly with the advances in timing, transport, and registration and discovery. In the same zone, visitors can watch a live TV production embracing this technology and see the unified standards roadmap in action thanks to Belgian broadcaster VRT in conjunction with EBU.
“Even just a few months ago, the whole field of IP and interoperability was an alphabet soup of seemingly unrelated organisations,” said Michael Crimp, CEO of IBC. “By creating a dedicated zone at this year’s IBC, we are delighted to make a space to show what has been achieved and the standards around which everyone can group.”
Stagebox is an innovative broadcast connectivity solution that includes a camera-mounted device that brings the Ethernet to broadcast cameras. The licensee for Stagebox is L2Tek, a manufacturers’ representative and distributor specialising in electronics hardware, software and semiconductor IP for the broadcast, professional video, IPTV, surveillance and industrial imaging markets. In addition, the company offers design services based on extensive experience in these sectors.