Ross Video Unveils Newt UHD-over-IP to HDMI-2.0 Converter

October 26 2017, 02:50
At NAB New York, Ross Video unveiled Newt, a revolutionary new species of AIMS-compliant point-of-use IP signal converters, and the world's first UHD-over-IP to HDMI-2.0 converter. The solution reinforces Ross’ commitment to IP with future-proof investments with a solution that easily adapts to rapidly changing environments. Newt supports open control protocols such as NMOS IS-04 and IS-05, EmBER+/RAVENNA, Dante/SAP, and DashBoard, responding to evolving IP media infrastructures.

With Software Defined Production (SDP), Newt easily adapts to multiple uses and functions as the IP landscape unfolds. The simple device can go anywhere, thanks to flexible mounting options and studio-quiet operation. Housed in a compact 5” by 6” robust enclosure, Newt is ideal for use in both inside and outside studio environments.

Ideal for monitoring applications, Newt supports a variety of the latest IP transport standards, including the full SMPTE ST 2110 suite in terms of system timing and definitions, uncompressed active video, PCM digital audio, AES3 transparent transport, and SMPTE ancillary data. It also supports SMPTE ST 2022-7 for seamless protection switching, and features HD/3G and Quad-link UHD-over-IP, as well as 16 audio channels per SDI interface, with HDMI 2.0 output. Audio over IP is fully AES67 compliant, with L16, L24 and Dolby pass-through. Network interfaces include two 10GbE (SFP+) ports, plus one Gigabit Ethernet connection for dedicated control (RJ45). The device features a locking power connector for improved reliability, and provides system timing and reference as PTP Slave (SMPTE 2059, AES67 and IEEE-1588 default profiles), and SMPTE ST 2059-1.

“As the broadcast industry migrates to IP, the need to convert signals into and out of the edges of the IP production network becomes paramount. Even as broadcast and production workflows transition to support native IP interfaces, monitors are still using some form of baseband input, and there is a need to convert baseband cameras to IP,” states Nestor Amaya, Director of IP Solutions and Infrastructure Product Marketing, Ross Video. “Newt addresses this challenge by providing a point-of-use throwdown box that lets users monitor their signal chain using current displays, and to convert SDI outputs from cameras to IP.”
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