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***Embrionix and Ross Video to demonstrate JPEG2000 IP transport in OpenGear - 2015-04-09

Product demonstration NAB2015

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 [Iroquois, Ontario, Canada] – Ross Video and Embrionix jointly announced today that they will be showing openGear modules that provide SMPTE ST-2022- 2/ TR-01 compliant, JPEG 2000 (J2K) over IP transport using new Embrionix J2K decoder Small Form Factor Pluggable Transceiver (SFP) technology.

Ross plans to offer a new line of openGear J2K products based on this technology as the new SFPs become available from Embrionix. These openGear modules will provide high quality, low latency video connections between locations connected via IP transport, providing a good solution for links from remote venues, between studios and across campuses.

“These modules will provide a nice complement to our live production focus. They fill a need of many of our clients to move real time video over IP networks while maintaining quality and keeping latency low,” noted Eric Goodmurphy, Director of Infrastructure Products for Ross Video. “Since we already use SFP modules on our existing base-band uncompressed fiber portfolio, it is proving relatively easy to adapt these to IP by simply plugging in these new Embrionix SFPs and integrating software control.”
The patented fiber Ross Lock feature will be maintained on these modules. Ross Lock provides a blind-mate fiber connection on the rear of the openGear frame, keeping active components off the rear and allowing quick hot-swap of modules from the front while ensuring signal integrity is preserved at the fiber connection.
“We are excited to partner with Ross Video in the development of SDI to IP SFPs - such as J2K IP transport. We see a good synergy between the Embrionix SFPs and the popular openGear platform,” commented Renaud Lavoie, CEO of Embrionix. “Ross’ ability to quickly implement this technology is an example of the power of our modular SFP solutions.”
Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Embrionix is showcasing its new J2K (JPEG2000) SFP technology in the North hall, NAB booth 1617, located within the Cisco pavilion (CM IP). As well, Embrionix will have a presence in more than 40+ booths at NAB this year, demonstrating the flexibility and possibilities around SFP and emSFP modules.

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About Embrionix

Embrionix provides a new approach in the product interface market for broadcast manufacturers. Embrionix designs and builds innovative, advanced SMPTE VIDEO SFPs to close the gap between fiber optic deployments, coaxial deployments, legacy composite deployments and emerging technologies, such as HDMI and SDI to IP SFPs. By leveraging its core competencies in video broadcast, the company provides SFP modules (emSFP) with the highest level of flexibility to major broadcasters in the industry. Embrionix headquarters are based in Laval, Quebec. Embrionix sales offices, representatives, and distribution offices are located in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, South America, Germany, France, Israel, and Japan. For more information on pricing and availability, please visit or contact our sales team by E-mail

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