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***Embrionix live update and IP auto discovery tested in real situation - 2016-01-29

Laval, Quebec (January 29th, 2016) — Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced emSFP products have successfully tested auto discovery, live update in real life situation. In concert with other broadcast manufacturers, the auto discovery of the emSFP was a great success at the AMWA interoperability workshop that took place at the BBC facility, the second week of January.

“There are many reasons to be convinced about transitioning to an IP infrastructure. Expendability and flexibility are clearly understood and well perceived added value, but, how do you ensure that the system will simply work like it used to be with SDI? With SDI, the simple connection of a cable between two devices sufficed to establish signal interoperability. No such thing is possible with IP unfortunately. With IP, beyond the cable interconnection, the configuration of IP addresses at origination and destination devices is required to establish signal flow connection . For centralized operation, the control system must manually map all these IP addresses in order create the source and destination list, then control natively each destination device to perform routing of signals.” Explained Louis Caron, Director of product management at Embrionix.

Embrionix devices equipped with the auto discovery feature use IT discovery paradigms such as mDNS, DNS-SD, DHCP which is similar to the ‘Bonjour’ protocol. “One of the latest AMWA initiative uses IT paradigms to do the auto discovery and the discovered devices will tell the centralized discovery control system their capabilities and formats supported. The SDI to IP emSFP successfully achieved this during the workshop” added Louis.
“A simple live upgrade process allows emSFP to virtualize the IOs, enabling customers to choose between different encoders, encapsulators, decoders and decapsulators functions without changing the hardware of the emSFP” added Louis.

Embrionix will be showcasing this technology in the major Interop events and trade shows (NAB and IBC) in 2016. Our modules will also be used in major events this year, demonstrating the flexibility and possibilities around our SFP and emSFP modules.


About Embrionix

Embrionix provides a new approach in the product interface market for broadcast manufacturers. Embrionix designs and builds innovative, advanced SFPs, advanced video SFP, Restful SFP to close the gap between IP, 12G UHD-SDI, 6G UHD-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI fiber optic deployments, 12G UHD-SDI, 6G UHD-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI coaxial deployments, and emerging technology deployments, such as HDMI, composite video, and Ethernet. 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 headquarter is based in Laval, Quebec. Embrionix sales, representative, 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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