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14 Tuesday 17.09.13 theibcdaily Q&A

Jean-Baptiste Lorent Product & marketing manager, IntoPIX

Has IBC come at a good time for the electronic media industry? Why?

IBC comes at a good time to confirm the 4K/UHDTV evolution in our industry. Everybody is particularly interested to look at realistic solutions for this new ecosystem and IBC gives a snapshot of where we are today. Both the production and the distribution workflows are involved by this change.

What do you think are the key developments in, or threats to, your market sector at the current time?

Moving to 4K/UHDTV will require important investments. The current crisis is affecting our industry and broadcasters will look at smart, affordable and simple solutions to offer a better

experience and image quality to the viewers. HEVC is very promising for HD and UHDTV distribution, JPEG 2000 is today the most optimised intra- frame codec to manage HD and UHDTV resolutions in the production chain.

Why should delegates visit your stand at IBC? Beside our new and smart JPEG 2000 solutions for Ultra-HD 4K/8K, bayer compression, low latency SMPTE2022 and low cost FPGAs, we have introduced a new ultra-light compression technology TICO that preserves higher resolutions (4K, 8K) with pristine quality in existing systems or pipeline bandwidth. The intoPIX TICO codec is very small in FPGAs (no external memory), very powerful in CPU or GPU and visually lossless from 2:1 to 4:1 – with only a single pixel line latency. A smart way to move from HD to UHDTV. 10.D31

Luna pushes all the right buttons Luna landing: Snell's new router control panel range offers a choice of LED or LCD models Snell By Michael Burns

Snell is showcasing substantial enhancements to its routing hardware. This includes the IBC debut of the Luna Series of 1RU router control panels, compatible with all current Snell routers.

Four LED panels include a high-density version with 78

button keys, 72 of which can be configured as source or destination keys for increased flexibility. Two LCD panels include a rotary encoder control knob for user-friendly paging. The Luna Series models feature an ultra-shallow rack mounting depth of less than 50mm, with a variety of power options. Also on show are

enhancements to the Sirius 800 family of enterprise-class

routing switchers and the Vega asymmetric router. The Sirius range now offers frame synchronisation on its Advanced Hybrid Processing (AHP) input and output modules. The resulting architecture is said to enable synchronisation, clean switching, and independent routing and processing of audio/video signals with no restrictions on signal formats, timing, or number of audio

channels. A line synchronisation mode allows retiming and clean switching with minimal delay. An audio phasing control ensures constant delay and guaranteed co-timing of multichannel audio for all ‘same format’ signals. The Vega asymmetric router can now inlude an AES digital audio I/O card. The new rear module has 24 bidirectional and user-programmable ports available with either balanced

D-type connectors, or unbalanced HD-BNC connectors. Features include AES data rates up to 96KHz, full channel routing capability, and data rate conversion on all ports.

Each rate converter can be independently enabled or bypassed. In addition, Vega can now be configured as an all-audio router, or with a mixture of SDI video and AES audio. 8.B70

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