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IP Broadcast Solutions
QC QA Monitoring

PHABRIX QxL is the world’s most flexible and compact, feature-rich 25GbE UHD rasterizer, conceived from the outset to meet the requirements of Professional Broadcast Media IP workflows. For real-time UHD IP workflows on 25G networks, the QxL rasterizer provides support for HD/3G 2110 and 2022-6 payloads on generic 10G/25G SFP28 interfaces.

The QxL is fully 10G/25G IP-enabled as standard, with support for JT-NM TR 1001- 1:2018, ST 2110-20 (video), 2110-30 (PCM) and 2110-31 (AES transport) audio, 2110-40 ANC media flows, all with 2022-7 Seamless IP Protection Switching (SIPS). Dual independent PTP engines on both media ports are provided for fully redundant media network operation with AMWA NMOS IS-04 discovery and IS-05 device connection management. Its flexible architecture offers in-field license upgrades for UHD/4K, HDR, PCAP, Dolby E decode, Extended UHD format support as well as engineering grade data view and ANC packet inspection tools, allowing you to tailor your system to your specific needs while retaining full flexibility for the future. A factory fitted hardware option provides RTE™ realtime SDI eye and jitter analysis with the further option of a highly advanced SDI-STRESS toolset.

The QxL IP JT-NM TR 1001-1:2018 toolset provides support for DHCP on all IP ports, unicast DNS-SD, AMWA NMOS IS-04 Discovery and Registration, IS-05 Connection management, system resource, and Network Topology Discovery using Link Layer Discovery protocol (LLDP).The QxL supports IP media as standard, an SDI I/O option provides 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI single, dual, and quad link support with optional Real Time Eye (RTE®) 12G-SDI Eye and Jitter physical layer analysis.A flexible user-friendly GUI provides up to 16 simultaneous instrument windows. Configuration presets provide rapid recall of different audio and video instrument, traffic, and workflow settings. The user interface and stereo monitoring bus are available locally in both HDMI and SDI formats with 8 channels of embedded audio. Audio is also available as 4x AES pairs. Remote operation is possible using either KVM, VNC over the management port, or as ST 2110-20/-30 flows over the 25GE media ports.

A suite of operator level IP flow health and PTP monitoring tools are provided along with warnings and alarms. For detailed analysis and debug, the new IP-Measure toolset provides advanced engineering-grade information including four 2022-7 Packet Interval Time (PIT) displays, media port network statistics, real time measurements of Flow to PTP relationships and latency plus real-time measures of 2110-21 Cinst and Vrx for both Gapped and Linear senders.The SDI options provide the advanced SDI connectivity and analysis features that PHABRIX is famous for including the unique SDI-STRESS toolset pioneered by the Qx, its smaller sibling.The QxL retains the same highly innovative and accessible user interface of the Qx, meaning that there are minimal re-training costs for existing Qx users – and that the complexities of ST 2110 and NMOS operation are presented to the user in an intuitive and accessible manner.Its latest features include a new Dolby E license offering a Dolby E 8 channel decoder, Dolby metadata display, Dolby E, D, D+, ED2 stream detection and two channel downmix metering.

Enhanced NMOS IS-04/-05 sender tools and a new 10G/25G full line rate PCAP capture tool, with programable PCAP capture. Customers know that test and measurement requirements are endlessly changing with systems evolving. They want to know that they are buying into the right platform and the roadmap and rate of innovation is important to them. Customers also want business and operational flexibility, and they now have many different requirements as their systems fragment.

This means that there is no ‘one-size fits all’ and so to address this the PHABRIX QxL is part of a series of equipment that can address these different applications – but they all have a common look and feel for operators and API for automation. The QxL is amongst the first device of its type for which SDI is an option – not part of the core. It therefore delivers an unparalleled price performance entry point for the modern HD IP broadcast ops user – with the flexibility to apply licenses for UHD over IP, QC, engineering, and HDR, to meet the evolving needs of the market, future proofing the investment.