ASTRODESIGN IPMX AV Over IP Gateway Features Macnica SoC Solution

Feb. 1, 2024
ASTRODESIGN’s IA-1568 IP featuring Macnica’s ME10 SoC will be showcased at ISE 2024.

Macnica will be coming in strong with its MEG1 along with the company’s first IPMX ethernet gateway made in conjunction with ASTRODESIGN at ISE 2024. ASTRODESIGN will showcase its IPMX AV over IP Gateway featuring Macnica’s full-stack ME10 SoC solution at stand CS650 at the event. The product is dubbed the IA-1568.

“ASTRODESIGN specializes in real-time digital signal processing technology for several industries, and manufactures a wide range of video, audio and measurement products and solutions for use in broadcast and AV environments, including live event venues.” The company has a wide range of product lines from IP Gateways to support 8k video transmission to JPEG XS compression in SMPTE ST 2110 systems. These products were primarily made for usage in the Japanese market.

In 2023, ASTRODESIGN became an AIMS Alliance member to partner with companies like Macnica to advance IPMX product development. This included making a new IP Gateway for IPMX systems that would also aid ASTRODESIGN in expanding into new business regions, primarily North America and Europe. As ASTRODESIGN and Macnica had worked together in the past, the former company decided to partner with Macnica to develop the IA-1568. Macnica ME10 SoC provided ASTRODESIGN a 1G AV over IP solution for low-latency transport of 4K60 4:4:4 video, coupled with a compact design that fits within the IA-1568’s 1RU hardware design.

“The Macnica ME10 SoC transports HDMI 2.0 4K 4:4:4 video, audio and control data over 1Gb networks in a compact 23x23mm form factor. Ideal for use in larger production runs or within compact product designs, the ME10 supports key functions for IPMX interoperability (device discovery and registration, network resiliency, subframe latency and more) and provides a customizable API and web interface to all IPMX product developers.”

Sean Yoshioka, Sales General Manager, International Business Division at ASTRODESIGN, “anticipates pairing the IA-1568 IP Gateway with ASTRODESIGN’s 8K camera to move 4K video to monitors and display systems inside production studios and stadiums, though this represents just one of many potential use cases.”

ISE 2024 is taking place January 30th February 2nd at with Macnica exhibiting its products at stand 5G800. ASTRODESIGN anticipates that the device will

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