Adds More Uncompressed IP Inputs and Outputs to Dolphin Integrated Channel Device - Enables Destination Time Switching Without Glitches or Delays - Avoids the Need for Additional Switching Hardware
Weybridge, UK — August 23rd, 2018 — On stand 8.B68 at IBC Pebble Beach Systems will be showcasing its Dolphin integrated channel device with enhanced uncompressed IP functionality, thanks to the integration of the award-winning Matrox X.mio5 Q25 network interface controller (NIC) card.
Daniel Robinson, Head of Product Development at Pebble explains why the integration of the new card is significant:
“Dolphin already offers multiple I/O options to cater for the diverse requirements of our growing user base. A wide range of standards and protocols are supported including SDI, uncompressed and compressed IP, and NDI. Integrating the new X.mio5 Q25 SMPTE 2110 NIC card now enables multiple SMPTE ST 2110 UHD streams for uncompressed IP whilst, crucially, not increasing the load on the CPU. This significantly enhances the flexibility of Dolphin for uncompressed IP playout architectures. When the number of inputs is limited, users can encounter glitches and delays when switching between incoming streams. Thanks to the increased number of inputs this NIC offers, multiple uncompressed IP transport streams can be fed to Dolphin concurrently so that when the input is switched, the stream is already running and ready for a seamless changeover. This destination time switching also means that the additional switching hardware is not required.”