Thatcham, UK – 14 June 2023: Broadcast test & measurement innovator, PHABRIX, has announced that live video technology company EVS has purchased two of its 25G IP ST 2110 QxL rasterizers. Globally recognized as a leader in live video for broadcast and new media productions, EVS will use the class-leading rasterizers to analyze video generated by its products during quality control (QC) tests.
With a distinguished track-record in sports, news and entertainment, EVS’ solutions enable content creators to deliver live content to billions of viewers every day – and in real-time. The reliability of its live production, media asset management and media infrastructure solutions is therefore paramount, which means that the technology employed to analyze their performance also needs to be second to none.
Several factors contributed to EVS’ recent decision to update its video analysis inventory with a pair of QxL rasterizers from PHABRIX, including: the need to analyze both SDI and IP ST 2110 signal quality (the existing rasterizer was SDI-only); and the increased requirement for the analysis of HDR (High Dynamic Range).
The deal for the two rasterizers was arranged via PHABRIX reseller and distribution partner TEVIOS. The QxLs are now in use at EVS’ quality control facilities and are being deployed to undertake a wide range of analytical tasks in QC, as confirmed by EVS Broadcast Equipment Software Test Supervisor Benjamin Coulée.
“We are mostly using the QxLs with different test patterns to feed our servers and then analyze what’s going out from our playout,” he reveals. “They are also being employed to generate audio frequencies. Primarily we are using analyzer waveforms and vectorscope, although with the recent purchase of an HDR license we are also analyzing HDR using the CIE Chart. We’ve found the units to be extremely capable for analyzing both SDI and ST 2110 signal quality, and measuring delay as determined by the ST 2022-7 standard.”
Phillip Adams, CEO, PHABRIX, comments: “EVS remains a watchword for live video quality around the world, so naturally we are delighted that they have chosen to invest in two of our acclaimed QxL rasterizers. With the need to accommodate more formats and workflows seamlessly, the need for a flexible UHD-25G rasterizer that can address the requirements of broadcast media IP networks, as well as SDI, is evident to see. That’s why the QxL has been in constant demand since we launched it in April 2020, and it’s great to know that EVS is now using the product during its vital QC processes.”
PHABRIX is a world leader in broadcast test and measurement, with a full range of portable and rackmount systems for rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring, and product development. Technology strengths include IP video stream generation and analysis, advanced HDR/WCG visualization, and ultra-responsive physical layer analysis. The product portfolio includes the top-of-the range Qx Series for hybrid IP, 4K/UHD, and HDR/WCG signal generation, analysis, and video/audio monitoring. The advanced, rackmount Rx range provides fast intermittent fault diagnosis in 3G/HD/SD-SDI environments, using video capture and remote access. For applications demanding ultra-portable instruments, the company also offers the award-winning Sx range. PHABRIX maintains its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the UK. PHABRIX is a member of the Leader Electronics Corporation group of companies. www.phabrix.com
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EVS is globally recognized as a leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions. Our passion and purpose are to help our clients craft immersive stories that trigger the best return on emotion. Through a wide range of products and solutions, we deliver the most gripping live sports images, buzzing entertainment shows, and breaking news content to billions of viewers every day – and in real-time.
The company is headquartered in Belgium with over 600 employees in offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com
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