M-GWSDIIP-6 SDI to IP gateway
What is it?
3G/HD/SD SDI to IP gateway app for SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video.
Reason to choose it...
All the features! These include being six channel, full VLAN support, redundant streaming, clean switching, sophisticated synchronising with a choice of timing sources including PTP, ten frames of video delay, unicast and multicast transmission support and signal status monitoring. Plus it's future-proof – when this functionality is no longer required you can get a different app for your MARBLE-V1 hardware.
Encapsulating SDI feeds to SMPTE ST 2022 or ST 2110 video for transport of uncompressed video over 10GbE IP networks.
Try out the M-GWSDIIP-6 VisionWeb GUI (opens in new window) – you'll see how easy it is to operate the M-GWSDIIP-6 app from your web browser, while exploring the full functionality of the product.
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- Main features
- What outputs do I get?
- What do I order?
- 3G/HD/SD SDI to IP gateway
- Software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor
- Encapsulates SDI to IP to allow signal transportation over 10GbE IP networks
- Supports SMPTE ST 2022-6 and ST 2022-7 protocols and video within ST 2110 (supporting ST 2110-10, -20 and -21 standards)
- Converts six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s SDI input connections and allows flexible assignment of the converted flows to either of the two output 10GbE IP network interfaces
- Second 10GbE network interface can be configured for ST 2022-7 redundant streaming or ST 2110 protect
- Supports 31 SDI video standards
- Full range of VLAN support
- Unicast and multicast transmission support
- Instant clean switching between SDI inputs, whatever their timing
- Choice of multiple timing sources with fail-over: PTP, two analogue Black and Burst or tri-level syncs references via Vision frame, or video input
- Know your signal is present and valid, thanks to signal monitoring and fault detection
- Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (VR06)
- Housed in Vision rack frames
- Space-saving: MARBLE-V1 media processor is a ‘double slot’ 96mm x 325mm card, with up to ten MARBLE-V1 fitting in 3U
- Flexible control and monitoring: frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SBB-4 smart button box, SNMP, ASCII and JSON protocols or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
- Five year warranty on MARBLE-V1 hardware (with product registration)
- One year of M-GWSDIIP-6 app support included, with additional years available to purchase
- This product is available to either purchase or hire, with hire pricing typically 6% of list price per week (with one week minimum hire period and £200 minimum charge)
Robust SDI to IP conversion
The M-GWSDIIP-6 IP gateway encapsulates SDI to IP to allow the transport of uncompressed video over IP networks and is the best choice for integrating SDI into an IP environment - whether this environment is ST 2022, ST 2110 or a mixture of both. It's ideal for any ST 2022 system and for ST 2110 studio environments when the video and audio are processed separately. It comes with an extensive list of features which bring multiple benefits to the broadcaster and which make it easy to get and keep IP systems working.
Supporting the SMPTE ST 2022-6 and ST 2022-7 protocols, as well as video within ST 2110, the M-GWSDIIP-6 converts up to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s SDI input connections and allows flexible assignment of the converted flows to either of the two output 10GbE IP network interfaces.
Being six channel means it saves rack space while making each channel cost-effective, and also allows the user to switch between different inputs and send to multiple outputs. This flexible internal routing removes the need for additional distribution amplifiers and routing switches. Video glitches on input source switching are avoided thanks to the clean instant switching.
IP outputs are individually selectable between ST 2022 and ST 2110, allowing conversion of the SDI to both ST 2022 and ST 2110 at the same time if required.
When used with ST 2022, all video, audio and ancillary data is transferred from the SDI input to the IP output. When used with ST 2110, the video from the SDI input is taken to the IP output. There are no ST 2110 audio or ancillary data outputs in this app.
There is a choice of fibre modules for the fibre SFP+ 10GbE IP network interfaces: either 850nm multi-mode for up to 300m or 1310nm single-mode for up to 10km.
Features include full VLAN support with no restrictions and unicast and multicast transmission support.
It's a software app
The future-proof M-GWSDIIP-6 is a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor – purpose-built GPU/CPU hardware that fits in the Vision frames.
As a system becomes all IP, less gateways are required - and apps that are bought with the hardware can be replaced with different apps as needs change, helping you make the most of your budget.
More about MARBLE-V1
Featuring a powerful CPU/GPU processor, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware has six bi-directional SDI connections and four 10GbE SFP+ network interface ports (as well as eight bi-directional discrete AES stereo channels for future products).
The software app installed determines the functionality.
The second 10GbE IP network interface can be used as the protected output for SMPTE ST 2022-7 seamless protection switching or the protect equivalent for ST 2110. It protects the stream from lost packets by creating two streams of the same data using different routing to the destination.
With the potential for networks and IP receivers to not be very tolerant to bursty traffic, the M-GWSDIIP-6 will ensure a nicely constructed IP output with a choice of traffic shaping options.
Packet shaping, which is compulsory in ST 2110 and optional in ST 2022, follows the “narrow” definition of evenly spaced packets.
Additionally in ST 2110 there is a choice per flow between TPNL and TPN to give narrow linear or narrow gapped distribution.
There is also a mode for burst packet distribution with a control for the burst rate limit. This is designed for connecting between Crystal Vision and other compatible devices that allow for a reduced transmission delay.
Instant clean switching between flows
There are six clean switches and any of the SDI sources can be routed to any output flow. Any output flow can be routed to either network.
Choice of timing sources
SDI sources are synchronised to a common reference timing source for clean switching of sources into the encapsulation flow. The framestore synchroniser makes all the timing identical and so allows for each output to cleanly switch between any of the inputs, and enables the app to give a continuous clean output when the selected input is disrupted.
The M-GWSDIIP-6 supports PTP in addition to the Vision frame's two analogue references or SDI inputs as a timing source, with user configurable options for timing source priority and redundancy. The chosen reference is the global reference source for all SDI inputs and output flows.
All references can be used with both ST 2022 and ST 2110 outputs, although PTP should be used with ST 2110 to get a time of day related RTP timestamp.
Reference redundancy offers peace of mind in case the main reference source is disrupted or needs to be taken down for maintenance, while cross-locking allows for mixed reference type and format installations if required.
There are ten options for the reference selection, selectable via VisionWeb. (See the Specification for full details.) Should the timing source at the top of the list become missing or invalid, the card will move down the list until it finds a valid timing reference source.
The output timing can be fully adjusted with respect to the chosen reference using three time-based controls (0 - 42ms adjustable in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us adjustable in 1us steps and 0 - 1us adjustable in 5ns steps), with the selected timing alignment global to all output flows.
An additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) allows compensation for any big system delays and can be configured individually for each output flow.
Monitoring your signals
Features are provided to speed up system trouble shooting, particularly helpful with IP being more challenging to debug than SDI. Comprehensive SDI, IP and PTP monitoring information is available and can be used to generate SNMP traps.
The status indications available are video present and time present, video format, video black, video frozen, video error, Reference 1 and 2 present and time present, Reference 1 and 2 format, PTP master and backup clock present and time present and audio groups present. The video black and video frozen alert can be delayed by up to 120 seconds to prevent false alarming during brief video pauses.
PTP presence and statistics (network delay, delay variation, reference offset and sync period) are monitored.
The output flows are also monitored to check for network flooding and IGMP network switch configuration problems.
13 built-in test patterns can also help with fault finding.
All control is done remotely, with a choice of remote control and monitoring options for the M-GWSDIIP-6 app running on the MARBLE-V1 media processor.
Hardware control options include an integrated control panel on the Vision 3 frame, the VisionPanel remote control panel and the SBB-4 smart button box.
Software control options include SNMP, our ASCII and JSON protocols and the VisionWeb web browser control. Try the M-GWSDIIP-6 VisionWeb demo...
16 presets can be assigned and recalled.
Save rack space
Fitting in the standard Vision frames (currently available in 3U size), MARBLE-V1 is a space-saving 96mm x 325mm card that sits in one frame slot – allowing up to ten media processors in 3U. The double slot VR06 frame rear module is used to access the inputs and outputs on the M-GWSDIIP-6 app.
M-GWSDIIP-6 app running on MARBLE-V1 media processor...
‘Double slot’ Vision card 96mm x 303mm (96mm x 325mm including finger pull)
Power consumption: 25 Watts, plus 1 Watt for each SFP+ fitted to MARBLE-V1
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
Input connections: Six BNCs for SDI
Output connections: Up to two fibre SFP+ 10GbE IP network interfaces. Choice of fibre modules: either 850nm multi-mode (for up to 300m) or 1310nm single-mode (for up to 10km)
Requires at least one SFP+ transceiver option, up to a maximum of two. Use one SFP+ to put all signals together and use two SFP+ to have main and protect or multicast and unicast on separate network interfaces
Outputs can be mixture of ST 2022 and ST 2110
Video, audio and data can be passed between SDI and ST 2022
Video can be passed between SDI and ST 2110, while audio and any other non-video data will be lost
Three 3Gb/s SDI inputs or six HD or SD SDI inputs
If the input is 3Gb/s then inputs 1, 3 and 5 should be used, and inputs/output flows 2, 4 and 6 should be disabled
270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A 3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 100m using Belden 1694A. HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281). SD cable equalisation >250m Belden 8281 or equivalent
Three 3Gb/s video over IP outputs or six HD or SD video over IP outputs
Either of the 10GbE IP network interfaces can be used to provide a protected output for SMPTE ST 2022-7 or ST 2110 seamless protection switching, which protects the stream from lost packets by creating two streams of the same data using different routing to the destination
Alternatively it is possible to have a unicast on one 10GbE interface and a multicast on the other
VIDEO FORMATS SUPPORTED
The video formats supported are 625i, 525i, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 2048x1080p23.98*, 2048x1080p24*, 2048x1080p25*, 2048x1080p29.97*, 2048x1080p30*, 2048x1080PsF23.98*, 2048x1080PsF24*, 2048x1080PsF25*, 2048x1080PsF29.97*, 2048x1080PsF30* (*= YUV 4:2:2 10 bit)
Protocols supported on network interfaces: SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7, SMPTE ST 2110-20 (uncompressed video), SMPTE ST 2110-10 (system architecture and synchronisation), SMPTE ST 2110-21 (traffic shaping), IGMPv3, ARP, ICMP ping, IPv4, IEEE802.1q, VLAN, IEEE802.3-2012 (10G Ethernet), LLDP
Packing options of the ST 2110 output are selectable per flow between BPM and GPM (Block Packing Mode or General Packing Mode)
Packet shaping (compulsory in ST 2110 and optional in ST 2022) follows the “narrow” definition of evenly spaced packets. Additionally in ST 2110 there is a choice per flow between TPNL and TPN to give narrow linear or narrow gapped distribution. There is also a mode for burst packet distribution with a control for the burst rate limit. This is for connecting between Crystal Vision and other compatible devices that allow for a reduced transmission delay
Any output flow can be routed to either network
SMPTE ST 2022-7 and ST 2110 flow protection facilitates the dual stream output
There are six clean switches
Any of the SDI sources can be switched to any output flow. The default setting is SDI 1 to Flow 1, SDI 2 to Flow 2, SDI 3 to Flow 3, SDI 4 to Flow 4, SDI 5 to Flow 5 and SDI 6 to Flow 6
VIDEO LOSS CONTROLS
The video loss/format mismatch controls allow the user to select what will happen to an output flow in the event that the input is lost or the video format does not match the specified format. The user can specify to freeze the last good frame or show a black or blue screen or 100% colour bars (with or without an initial delay of three seconds). No output can also be selected. This is independently adjustable on each output flow
The test pattern controls allow the user to override an input and force the output flow to output a test pattern including Colour Bars, Blue, Black, EqCheck, PllCheck, Pluge, Checkfield, Grey Horizontal Steps, Grey Vertical Steps, Luma Horizontal Ramp, Luma Vertical Ramp, Cycle Colour or Checker Board, or to freeze the picture. This is independently adjustable on each output flow
SYNCHRONISER AND TIMING ADJUSTMENTS
Video sources are synchronised to common reference timing source prior to output flow routers and IP encapsulation for clean switching of sources into encapsulation flow
Choice of timing options:
- PTP (SMPTE 2059-2) master and backup, via 10GbE IP network interface
- Two tri-level syncs or analogue Black and Burst references (Reference 1 and Reference 2), connected via the Vision 3 frame
- SDI video input (defaults to SDI 1)
- Chosen reference is the global reference source for all SDI inputs and output flows
There are ten options for the reference selection, selectable via VisionWeb. The hierarchy runs from left to right – should the timing source at the top of the list become missing or invalid, the card will move down the list until it finds a valid timing reference source:
(“PTP” means PTP Master>PTP Backup. “SDI” means SDI1>SDI2>SDI3>SDI4>SDI5 >SDI6, dependent on number of SDI available. “Hold” means it will hold the timing of the last good reference)
When using video reference, video inputs can be different formats but only inputs with the same frame rate as reference video will be locked to that reference. Input signals of same frame rate as reference will be locked together and locked to external reference. Inputs with a differing frame rate will be locked and maintain timing with no drift, but their sync point will be undefined (all same frame rate signals will, however, be locked to each other)
When using PTP reference, input sources of different format and/or frame rate will all be correctly locked to the PTP reference
PTP timing reference should be used when there is a ST 2110-20 output to ensure the RTP timestamp is related to the time of day. However without a PTP reference, a valid ST 2110-20 signal will still be generated using a free running RTP timestamp
When Auto relock enable is selected, the card will automatically relock when a lost reference is restored. Selecting Force lock (with Auto relock disabled) will force the synchroniser to relock after a reference is restored, and can be activated at a non-critical time to avoid video disturbance
Output timing can be fully adjusted with respect to the reference using three time-based controls: 0 - 42ms adjustable in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us adjustable in 1us steps and 0 - 1us adjustable in 5ns steps. Sub frame timing alignment to chosen reference is global to all outputs
An additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) allows compensation for any big system delays. This delay can be configured individually for each output flow
All ancillary data is passed from input to ST 2022 output. When ST 2110 output is selected, all ancillary data is discarded
LED INDICATION OF:
The current app settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required
Comprehensive SDI, IP and PTP monitoring information is available and can be used to generate SNMP traps
Checks can be performed on the following video and audio parameters:
- Video present and time present
- Video format
- Video black
- Video frozen
- Video error
- Audio group 1 present
- Audio group 2 present
- Audio group 3 present
- Audio group 4 present
Black or frozen video will be indicated by an amber LED. This alert can be delayed by 1-120 seconds to prevent false warnings during brief video pausesThe Ethernet interfaces are monitored for:
- Count of packets ignored by the app (general network traffic non-media packets, which do not require processing by the app). Jumps in 100 step increments indicate network traffic flood
- Ignored multicast packets. LED indicates multicast traffic not requested by the app is present on the Ethernet Interface, indicating incorrectly configured IGMP at the network switch
References are monitored for:
- Reference 1 and 2 present and time present
- Reference 1 and 2 format
- PTP master and backup clock present and time present
- PTP statistics – network delay, delay variation, reference offset and sync period
VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows control and monitoring using a standard web browser on a computer, tablet or phone
SNMP monitoring and control available as standard
Control using ASCII and JSON protocols
Control from integrated control panel on Vision 3 frame
Control from VisionPanel 3U remote panel
SBB-4 smart button box connects to the frame via Ethernet and provides four programmable LCD switches (which are configured for each order). The SBB-4 uses information from VisionWeb for settings. Uses Power over Ethernet so must be used with PoE enabled switch
What outputs do I get?
VR06 rear module label and connections
More about the VR06
Connectors: 6 BNCs, 1 D-Type and 2 dual LC fibre
Frame slots used: 2
Boards in 3U: 10
Why use it: It's the only rear module for the M-GWSDIIP-6
For more visual technical information, download the M-GWSDIIP-6 block diagram.
What do I order?
First you need the software app...
- IP gateway which supports SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video. Up to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s SDI input connections, with flexible assignment of the converted flows to either of the two output 10GbE IP network interfaces. Alternatively the second network interface can be configured for SMPTE ST 2022-7 or ST 2110 redundant streaming. Software app which runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor
Now choose your media processor hardware and SFP+ modules...
Next select your frame...
- Vision 3
- 3U frame with integrated control panel and smart CPU for up to 20 Crystal Vision cards from the Vision range. Includes two PSU3-VF power supplies for redundancy. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...
- Two slot frame rear module. Allows ten M-GWSDIIP-6 in 3U. Gives access to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s input connections on BNCs and two 10GbE IP output network interfaces on dual LC
Next - control. Complimentary options include the frame's integrated control panel, the VisionWeb web browser control, SNMP and our ASCII and JSON protocols. Alternatively order one of the items below...
- 3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
- Smart button box with four programmable LCD switches. It is powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet) and therefore needs to be connected to a PoE enabled switch
Finally - extended support if required...
- App support
- Purchase with M-GWSDIIP-6 app to get software upgrades for changes in
standards, new features and bug fixes plus telephone and e-mail operational support (with support for the first year included for free)
- What does it cost? Request a quote for the M-GWSDIIP-6...
- Want to hire instead? Request a hire quote...
- What controls has it got? Try out the VisionWeb demo for the M-GWSDIIP-6...
- Want more information? Get the M-GWSDIIP-6 user manual (and SNMP MIB) by signing up for the Registered Area now
- Should you buy app support? Find out more about it in the App support conditions document
- The M-GWSDIIP-6 app runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware which needs to be housed in a Vision 3 rack frame - find out more about the frame...
From the Vision frame system...
- MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware which runs Crystal Vision's software apps
- M-GWIPSDI-6 IP to 3G/HD/SD SDI gateway app for SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video
- M-GWIPIP-6 IP to IP translator app for SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video
Crystal Vision Ltd. is registered in England number 03139895. Registered office: Lion Technology Park, Station Road East, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB22 4WL, England.
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