Artel Expands Modular Video-Transport Platform, Adds Video-Over-IP Gateway

Artel Video Systems released the DL4300 12-slot chassis and the DLC410 video-over-IP gateway for its DL4000 modular video-transport platform.

The DL4300 builds on the existing DL4000 digital-video-transport system, a next-generation, modular platform offering reliable and easy-to-deploy solutions for critical video backhaul and contribution applications. It joins the DL4000 and DL4042 1RU four-slot chassis and the DL4100 single-slot portable chassis to create an array of options for any application.

The DL4300 includes all the existing DL4000 features, including on-board DL-Manager HTTP and SNMP Element Management System, a dependable passive backplane with module-to-module video connectivity, non-spaced installation, and NEBS Level 3 certification for installation in telco facilities and to ensure reliable performance in harsh environments.

The new DLC410 is a DVB-ASI and SD-SDI-over-IP gateway enabling the transport of two bidirectional video streams across a single Gigabit Ethernet IP connection. It marks the first availability of a VoIP gateway for the DL4000 platform.

The DLC410 greatly expands the DL4000 platform capabilities to include standards-based video-over-IP transport for both DVB-ASI and SD-SDI formats. Based on SMPTE 2022 standards for encapsulation and forward error correction (FEC), the DLC410 enables up to four channels of SDI and ASI video streams to be reliably transported across managed IP networks and is suited to multicasting applications.

The gateway allows two independent video channels in each direction to be transported over a single GigE connection. SDI video is transported in its entirety, including all ancillary data, and ASI video streams from less than 20 Mbps to over 200 Mbps are supported. The forward error correction enables the recovery of lost, errored, or delayed IP packets and can withstand burst outages in excess of 15 milliseconds. The SMPTE 2022 standard, which Artel helped to develop, eliminates some of the chief fears and/or complaints about reliable IP transport of SDI and ASI.

The DLC410 is designed to be simple and intuitive to configure and offers access to IP networks through convenient, rear-accessible, field-replaceable small–form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers either optically in WDM, CWDM, and DWDM wavelengths or electrically via an RJ-45 SFP.

Both the DL4300 and the DLC410 are on display in the Artel Video Systems booth (N6129) at the NAB Show. More information is available at www.artel.com.