IBC 2019: Telos Alliance SDI AoIP node brings IP power to TV
As the successor to the SDI xNode, the Telos Alliance SDI AoIP Node continues the company’s commitment to bringing the power and flexibility of Audio over IP to broadcast television.
“Radio broadcasters caught on to the nearly endless benefits of networked audio nearly two decades ago and haven’t looked back since,” said John Schur, president, Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group. “Television is now on the same path, aided by emerging standards such as SMPTE ST 2110. For most facilities, the transition from SDI to IP will be a gradual one, and products such as our SDI AoIP Node will help ease that transition.”
The SDI AoIP Node features two independent 3Gb/s HD/SD-SDI inputs and outputs. Up to 8 audio pairs from either or both SDI inputs can be de-embedded and converted to AES67, where they become available as network sources for monitoring, distribution, or loudness control via the Linear Acoustic AERO.8000 Processing Engine. Up to 8 audio pairs of the networked audio can then be re-embedded (and pair shuffled if desired) back into two independent SDI outputs.
By offering support for 3G video standards, the SDI AoIP Node stands ready to integrate into UHD facilities. Installations built to SMPTE ST 2110 standards will appreciate its AES67 I/O, which natively supports SMPTE ST 2110-30, including 2-channel streams with a 1ms packet time.
Dual Ethernet ports are included, one for AES67 and another for networked remote control via an intuitive, platform- and browser-agnostic web-based user interface. Dual internal redundant auto-ranging power supplies are standard as is a Telos Alliance two-year limited parts and labour warranty.