Macnica Introduces System on Chip Version of AV Over IP Transport Module — AV.technology
Built for AIMS’ new IPMX set of open standards and specifications for AV over IP, Macnica’s ME10 innovation condenses its full-stack MPA1000 module into a compact SoC form factor for high-volume product developers
Macnica, specialist in live video over IP transport technologies, announces a new innovation for ISE 2020 that brings its interoperable, open-standards approach to a broader customer base. To be introduced at ISE 2020, the new ME10 SoC is a 4K AV over 1Gb System on Chip provides a complete, interoperable AV over IP solution for high-volume product developers, or those requiring a more compact AV over IP OEM solution to fit very specific product dimensions.
The ME10 SoC is a full-stack solution that offers all of the same features and benefits as Macnica’s flagship MPA1000 AV over IP module, including the transport of HDMI 2.0 4K60 4:4:4 video, audio and control data over 1Gb networks. Both innovations represent Macnica’s pursuit of bringing interoperability and open standards to AV environments, and transitioning products and facilities to IP.
Importantly, both Macnica innovations are built for IPMX, the just-announced AV over IP initiative from the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). IPMX, short for IP Media Experience, is designed specifically for the commercial AV industry as a collection of open standards and specifications that provide an interoperable AV over IP multi-vendor solution. IPMX covers functions such as device registration and discovery, copy protection and security.
Because IPMX is built on the established transport standards in broadcast, including ST 2110-22, it provides support for compression. Macnica is offering support for JPEG-XS compression in the ME10. The open nature of these standards and specifications ensure that adopters remain in control of their future, regardless of future industry developments.
The ME10 brings the same value proposition and feature set as the MPA1000, including:
- 4K60p 4:4:4 video transport over 1Gb networks: The inclusion of JPEG-XS-based compression brings superior quality over widely available, low-cost 1Gb networks, without the expense of special AV network switches.
- Sub-frame latency: This critical feature for KVM applications benefits from compression and timing technologies, assuring ultra-low latency from source to destination.
- Integrated control: The ME10 includes a customizable web UI and RESTful API to control and configure its behavior, including registration and discovery processes of network nodes, video and audio settings, and control of streams.
The SoC design comes in a compact 23×23 mm package, removing the MPA1000’s memory and board. This provides more flexibility and reduces cost for specialized product developers, while leveraging the same proven software development kit and intuitive web user interface.
“The ME10 SoC makes it possible for high-volume product developers to bring IPMX products to market,” said Andrew Starks, Director of Product Management, Macnica. “As IPMX continues to evolve, product developers can be confident that the ME10 will be compliant. Interoperability is the key strength of the ME10, and that’s why we are excited about IPMX. With the ME10, specialized product developers gain access to the IPMX market of interoperable products, along with the performance and flexibility they need at a far lower cost per unit. Along with the MPA1000, Macnica has an interoperable transport solution to meet any manufacturer’s AV over IP product line requirements.”