NEP UK boosts IP and 4K test and measurement capabilities with PHABRIX Qx
“We’ve been using PHABRIX test and measurement solutions for around four years,” said Rob Newton, Director of Engineering & Technology, NEP UK & Ireland. “We originally installed them when we were switching from traditional waveform monitors to rasterizers; we were doing more and more 4K work and PHABRIX was the obvious choice to ensure fast and reliable media analysis. The Qx is a compact and cost-effective, yet extremely comprehensive solution and its flexibility to work across IP, 4K and HD-SDI is fantastic.”
Qx is the world’s first fully flexible rasterizer for hybrid IP/SDI analysis and video/audio monitoring, offers the latest hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement tools for environments that require 4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G-SDI), HD-SDI as well as SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-7, ST 2059 (PTP), AMWA NMOS IS-04, IS-05* and ST 2022-6 formats.
NEP UK now has Qx rasterizers installed in 10 trucks and five flypacks, supporting projects in both IP and 4K, including at Wimbledon 2019. Four of the flypacks will be travelling to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup starting later this month.
“We use PHABRIX solutions for all of our high profile, high end projects as we know they have the feature set and reliability that we need, particularly as the IP requirement starts to grow,” added Newton. “The Qx is very intuitive compared to other rasterizers on the market, our engineers find it very easy to use thanks to its intuitive, user-defined instrument layout with 16 simultaneous windows displayed. It’s also a pleasure working with the PHABRIX team, they are very responsive and always listen to our suggestions or queries.”
PHABRIX Managing Director, Phillip Adams, said, “With this rapidly evolving technology landscape, reliable and future-proofed test and measurement solutions have never been more important. PHABRIX and NEP UK have a fantastic long-standing relationship and we are delighted NEP UK has once again selected our Qx rasterizers as they continue to stay ahead of the curve.”
PHABRIX is a world leader in broadcast test and measurement, with a full range of portable and rackmount systems for rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring, and product development. Technology strengths include IP video stream generation and analysis, advanced HDR/WCG visualization, and ultra-responsive physical layer analysis. The product portfolio includes the top-of-the range Qx 12G for hybrid IP, 4K/UHD, and HDR/WCG signal generation, analysis, and video/audio monitoring. The advanced, rackmount Rx range provides fast intermittent fault diagnosis in 3G/HD-SDI environments, using video capture and remote access. For applications demanding ultra-portable instruments, the company also offers the award-winning Sx range. PHABRIX maintains its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the UK.
For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. Our services include remote production, specialty capture, RF and wireless video/audio, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, post production, connectivity and transmission, premium playout and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 4,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in 87 countries on all seven continents.