MuxLab’s new 4K/UHD extender can be linked to a 10GbE switch, allowing users to establish connectivity between broadcast cameras, mixers and displays.

MuxLab’s new extender supports 4K/UHD and IP productions

SMPTE ST-2110-ready, the extender aims to resolve media companies’ concerns on uncompressed transmission over IP networks

Following the approval of the first standards within the SMPTE ST 2110 suite, MuxLab has developed an extender that is designed to support uncompressed transmission over IP networks for both studio and live productions.

The new SDI over IP 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) extender (model 500767) is able to connect cameras and other video sources to multiple displays. The equipment can be linked to a 10GbE switch through individual transmitters and receivers to support point-to-point and multipoint-to-multipoint configurations. Using the 10GbE switches with fibre stack ports, video signals can be distributed over greater distance extensions between sources and sink devices.

An IP-based configuration supports sources and displays that are within the same IP infrastructure, while a virtual matrix of broadcast cameras, mixers, displays and other equipment can be interconnected and rearranged from a central location.

Joe Teixeira, director of product development, MuxLab, concluded: “MuxLab aims to help integrators and broadcasters achieve a constant signal delivery by implementing SMPTE ST 2110-ready equipment adhering to the new SMPTE standard. This extender provides flexibility and delivers uncompressed video with no latency, which is fundamental in this industry.”

Alternatively, the 4K/UHD extender is able to support point-to-point configurations by connecting a transmitter to a receiver. HD/3G/6G-SDI sources and sink equipment can be extended up to a distance of 400m through multi-mode fibre cable, or up to 30m using CAT 5/6 cable.

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