Artel Video Systems is proud to announce the release of the award-winning SMART Multimedia Delivery Platform in openGear® (SMART OG). A software-defined, four-channel auto-sense SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3G/4K-over-IP multifunction gateway, SMART OG is the first to bring the family of JPEG compression engines, including those specified in VSF TR-01, TR-07, and TR-08, onto the openGear platform. With SMART OG, users can deploy hardware once and easily change the gateway function via software update.
Artel is happy to announce that our SMART OpenGear is a Best New Hardware Infrastructure Technology winner in the 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. This official awards program recognizes the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by corporate partners of NAB Show.
If you’re a fan of pro sports in the U.S., there’s a good chance you’ve seen FiberLink fiber optic transmission products at work. This is true not only because the FiberLink line has been around since 1997 — with major additions to the line over the years — but also because it has been deployed league-wide in football stadiums and hockey arenas, and at a whole lot of baseball fields too.
Well before distance learning became a necessary part of modern educational offerings, fiber-based transport of video, audio, and data played a critical role in supporting teaching, administrative, and other vital activities — particularly for colleges and universities spread across larger campuses, or even multiple locations.
In this last of our “lessons learned” from real-world deployments, we look at diagnostics. If you’re deploying PTP-aware switches in an IP environment you’ll want proper diagnostics during staging to get everything humming along nicely. Down the road, of course, you’ll want diagnostic tools to accelerate troubleshooting, or to prevent small issues from becoming big problems.
When a TV station in the Eastern U.S. planned to add HD video services, the station’s engineering team found that it couldn’t move the higher-resolution video to its affiliate over its existing 1G station-to-affiliate link, an SDI/ASI over fiber and Gigabit Ethernet hybrid network built on Artel base fiber infrastructure.