NTP Technology Bridges Broadcast Audio Gaps
The audio-routing and format conversion company showcases its scalable solutions for broadcast audio at IBC2019 (booth B52, Hall 8). These broadcast audio solutions revolve around the same core – the Penta 720 and Penta 721– and their highly scalable nature make them fit right into post production for broadcast as well as transmission chains.
There are many ‘gaps’ when it comes to joining a wealth of different audio formats in a complex routing system. Key in broadcast systems is of course the SDI format, and since the Penta 720 supports this, it can be configured to act as a dedicated SDI bridge, connecting to and converting between: SDI-Dante, SDI-MADI and SDI-AES.
Bridging between SDI and Dante is particularly interesting these days with so many broadcasters moving toward IP audio solutions. Key features and benefits in this context include embedding/de-embedding Dante audio in up to 16 SDI signals, direct audio exchange between SDI-signals, support for 3G, HD and SD-SDI, optional audio delay up to 128 seconds, silence detection and PPM on all inputs and outputs, and router control (e.g. ProBel control protocol).
The 1RU Penta 721 offers the same flexibility as the Penta 720, but without the option to install additional I/O cards. On the other hand, it is highly portable and it bringing it to different locations at a broadcast facility – and perhaps plug directly into an AoIP network – would work seamlessly.
Finally, Penta 720 and Penta 721 units along with dedicated control panels can be coupled to create facility-wide solutions. NTP Technology invites IBC-attendees to visit their booth in Hall 8 for more detailed info.