The Flashlink 3G-IP-MUX-8-SFP is an 8 channel SMPTE2022-6/ VSF-TR04 compliant video over IP converter and multiplexer product.
Its main application is to provide conversion between baseband and IP for 3G, HD and SD-SDI signals for in-studio usage. The product has 8x 3G,HD and SDI-SDI capable video ports, where 2 are inputs, 2 are outputs and 4 can be individually configured as inputs or outputs. This flexibility makes the product well suited for many applications. One of the output channels can also be setup as an SDI reference output timed from the PTP source removing the need for separate sync distribution to cameras, routers or switchers.
The product supports PTP, allowing downstream equipment to adjust the latency according to the timing information tagged in each stream. The outputs also uses this timing information to compensate for network latency and lock the output phase to the PTP reference.
The product is built with a small output buffer that corrects switching errors of aligned streams in the network. However, full frame alignment of streams is expected done either at the ingest point, or as a central resource in the network.
Flashlink also provides extensive change-over portfolio enabling full 1+1 redundancy connectivity towards mission critical components. And the Flashlink SP&D offering provides useful and extensive functionality towards the baseband connectivity making Flashlink the go to solution for IP to baseband edge conversion.