Panasonic and Lang drive SMPTE ST2110 IP transmission standard

Lang AG, a service provider for professional video applications in Europe, has announced its commitment and continued investment in SMPTE ST2110-compatible products from Panasonic Connect Europe, increasing the deployment of the open and flexible IP-based video transmission standard.

Panasonic has developed numerous SMPTE ST 2110-compatible products as part of its portfolio. Customers of Lang can rent or buy this technology for their events and productions, and benefit from new application possibilities based on standardised IP protocols and infrastructures.

“Thanks to the open and manufacturer-independent protocol family around SMPTE ST2110 and the IPMX based on it, there are completely new possibilities for IT-based video distribution. Panasonic’s broad product portfolio helps us and our customers to experience the benefits of this new technology in a wide range of applications,” says Pascal Ertl, product manager image processing & event IT at Lang.

“We believe the SMPTE ST2110 standard will continue to play an increasing role as a core technology in the industry and will be a key element in the development of new cameras and vision mixers,” said Justus Künanz, sales engineer at Panasonic Connect. “Panasonic supports SMPTE ST2110 and its full breadth of applications, from broadcast applications to compressed JPEG XS. Panasonic not only scales the devices in the network, but also by supporting a wide range of AVoIP formats across the different application areas.”

Panasonic announced a partnership with JPEG XS technology provider IntoPIX at NAB 2023.

Products in the Lang portfolio include the AW-UE160 4K PTZ camera, the first compact PTZ camera in the industry to support SMPTE ST2110, the AK-PLV100 4K studio camera featuring a Super35 sensor, which will be compatible with SMPTE ST2110 and IPMX in the near future, and the AK-UCU600 camera base station, which is compatible with SMPTE ST2110 with the AK-NP600 option board.

 As a hybrid system, the Kairos IT/IP platform supports established baseband signals as well as SMPTE ST2110, providing a migration path to IP-based formats. The live switching system supports far more than 100 SMPTE ST2110 channels for highly efficient live productions. Also added to the Lang portfolio is the AK-HC3900 studio camera, which features heavily in the corporate sector, is also now compatible with SMPTE ST2110 with the purchase of a firmware update.

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