Telestream today announced the new SPG9000 Synchronization and Reference System, which offers a wide range of powerful features and capabilities designed to solve the complex signal timing and timing issues that plague hybrid SDI/IP video installations and Today’s IP around the world.
The SPG9000 is Telestream’s most advanced synchronization product to date. Among its many timing and synchronization tools, the SPG9000 provides two independent 1G/10G IP ports over which Precision Time Protocol (PTP) messaging – widely used in IP video standards such as ST 2110 – can be sent between all clocks and all devices on separate networks to keep them in sync with any device designated as the Grandmaster clock reference. The SPG9000 can serve as a grandmaster, leader or follower. Accurate timing can also be established using the SPG9000’s built-in dual-band multi-system Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver which can use the world’s best satellite constellations as clock sources, better meeting market needs. global.
“As the video industry migrates from SDI to IP-based platforms, the need for a hybrid environment capable of mixing IP-based video, audio and ancillary data signals with SDI will persist for years to come,” declared Charlie Dunn, SVP, Video Testing, Synchronization and Quality Assurance Business Units. “With a comprehensive feature set that includes dual PTP lanes and a variety of GNSS reference clock sources, the SPG9000 is uniquely positioned to address the concerns and challenges of IP/hybrid video installations worldwide.”
As the latest product to join the Telestream Video Test & Synchronization portfolio, the SPG9000 will launch with the following features:
Two independent 1G/10G ports for PTP
PTP (Precision Time Protocol) network configurations supporting dual leader, dual follower, and follower+leader configurations
Analog genlock input and multiple black and timecode outputs for legacy and hybrid SDI/IP installations
Built-in multi-system dual-band GNSS receiver that establishes timing based on NAVSTAR GPS, Russia’s GLONASS, EU’s Galileo, China’s BeiDou and/or Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS).
An ordinary clock mode allows the system to dynamically switch between leader and follower modes. And when used as a standby Grandmaster, the SPG9000 stays in sync with the active Grandmaster without requiring a GNSS or Black Burst connection.
The SPG9000 is also equipped with full test signal generation capability that covers both IP and SDI, which can be optionally enabled with a software license enabling the following features.
Multiple video/audio/data test signal generators for formats ranging from SD to HD/2K to UHD/4K
Video, audio and auxiliary data generators for four independent multi-rate SDI outputs (270M, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G)
Two 10G/25G Ethernet ports for ST 2110 test signal streams with ST 2022-7 redundancy
NMOS (Networked Media Open Specifications) management of IP sender configurations.
Note: Signal generation will be available soon after as an upgradeable firmware license where no hardware modifications are required.
Unlike less advanced devices, the SPG9000 has a designated active power supply as well as an inactive standby power supply for redundancy. This architecture means that the two power supplies are not used at the same rate. As such, they do not age at the same rate, thus minimizing the risk of both failing at virtually the same time. Additionally, there is a secure web interface for remote operation and a “REST-style” HTTP API for easy integration.
“With its high-capacity PTP, GNSS and dual 1G/10G ports, among other capabilities tailored to the synchronization requirements of the global IP/hybrid video community, the SPG9000 is one of the most powerful signal synchronization solutions and the most comprehensive on the market today,” said Dunn.
Telestream unveils the SPG9000 at IBC 2022, taking place September 9-12, 2022 at RAI Amsterdam. Customers can place orders for the instrument and its options in September 2022.