Matrox Convert IP ST 2110 Signal Management FAQs

In the blog post, "Your AV Signal Management Questions, Answered," Matrox addresses key queries regarding their ConvertIP transmitters and receivers, shedding light on their diverse applications and advantages.

One of the standout features is that SDI signals sent over IP do not require conversion back to SDI at the output. This is possible due to Matrox's commitment to open standards. It's crucial to ensure compatibility in terms of signal timings and resolution between the different signal types.

IPMX, like SMPTE ST 2110, allows the separate management of audio, video, and ancillary data. This approach streamlines user experience and promotes seamless interoperability. What's noteworthy is that IPMX builds upon established ST 2110 standards, ensuring ease of use and compatibility.

Both IPMX and ST 2110 support a range of workflows, including both compressed and uncompressed formats. This flexibility empowers users to tailor their approach to specific requirements. ConvertIP products offer comprehensive support, encompassing ST 2110 and IPMX in various formats, including uncompressed, JPEG-XS compressed, and a 1G Pro AV-friendly compressed format.

For user rights management, the ConductIP media routing application introduces a tiered system with Administrator, Super Operator, and Operator levels. Administrators have complete control over accounts, while Super Operators and Operators are granted varying degrees of access and control over rooms and devices.

In terms of network redundancy, ConvertIP can simultaneously dual stream across primary and backup networks, ensuring zero disruption in the event of network issues, thanks to the implementation of the ST 2022-7 protocol.

In the realm of HDR support, ConvertIP offers versatility, allowing the conversion of HDR sources to ST 2110 without compromising the HDR content. Similarly, ST 2110 HDR sources can be converted to HDMI or SDI for display on compatible monitors.

While ConvertIP provides a single output, it can be easily integrated with products like Matrox QuadHead2Go for multi-screen configurations, offering enhanced display capabilities.

Regarding audio support, ConvertIP, at its launch, offers seamless integration with uncompressed audio, with support for eight channels on HDMI and 16 channels on SDI. For more advanced audio transport, users can reach out to Matrox for information on Dolby E support.

The applications for ConvertIP are diverse, encompassing critical roles in broadcast, media, and environments where low latency and lossless content are paramount. These applications span various industries, including live events, stadiums, control rooms, healthcare, and more. Notably, in medical environments, ConvertIP enables state-of-the-art solutions for simulation, training, collaboration, and monitoring, leveraging existing infrastructure to deliver cutting-edge performance.

Read the full blog post from Matrox HERE

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