Sony Electronics will highlight its continued commitment to efficient and powerful IP-based solutions with its range of “IP Live” solutions. Sony developed its Live Element Orchestrator in collaboration with Skyline Communications (Belgium). Sony adopted Skyline’s DataMiner, an end-to-end management and orchestration solution, as a core technology. DataMiner has been adopted by numerous media companies and organizations globally
Among the new additions to Sony’s growing line up of IP-based products will be the company’s Live Element Orchestrator, its first system orchestration solution designed to improve production system availability, increase workflow efficiency through more effective utilization of production resources, and to reduce system downtime. Sony is also launching two new SDI-IP converter boards—the NXLK-IP50Y and NXLK-IP51Y—which both offer support for the SMPTE ST 2110 standard and optional HDR compatibility.
Resource sharing across multiple locations
Scheduled to be available in June 2019, the Live Element Orchestrator provides overall system management of an IP-based production system. By supporting major industry protocols, both Sony and third-party solutions will be equally supported. The solution enables a central point for configuration and monitoring with production resources shared across multiple locations.
Complete system supporting SMPTE ST2110 in HD and 4K
To support the industry’s transition to IP, Sony continues to support open standards and interoperability. At Sony’s NAB booth, visitors will see a complete IP Live production system that supports the SMPTE ST 2110 standard both in HD and 4K.
Other equipment supporting the SMPTE ST 2110 standard include: Sony’s XVS series of production switchers with 100G IP interface boards; HDC series of cameras; as well as two new SDI-IP converter boards – the NXLK-IP50Y and NXLK-IP51Y.
The NXLK-IP50Y provides 8x 1.5/3G-SDI ports (bi-directional) and 2x SFP28 ports for redundant network connection. Alternatively, the NXLK-IP51Y provides 2x 1.5/3G-SDI ports, 2x 12G-SDI ports (both bi-directional). Future upgrades of both converters will offer optional up/down conversion, as well as HDR/SDR conversion. The NXLK-IP50Y will be available in July. The NLK-IP51Y will be available by the end of 2019.