Omnitek starts shipping Ultra XR Advanced ‘True’ 4K Waveform Monitor at IBC2016

Omnitek starts shipping Ultra XR Advanced ‘True’ 4K Waveform Monitor at IBC 2016

Test and Measurement pioneer, Omnitek, will be showcasing its popular 4K Ultra series of products at IBC this year from 9-13 September.  Also on show on booth 10.A24 at the RAI, Amsterdam, Omnitek’s exciting next-generation IP and design services will be available to wow audiences.

The Ultra XR, which starts shipping at IBC 2016, provides sophisticated test and measurement tools specifically designed for colour grading, post production and program QC in the 4K/UHD domain. Offering ‘true’ 4K/UHD waveform analysis, the Ultra XR provides all traditional test and measurement tools expected - picture monitor, true 4K waveform monitor, vectorscope, histograms, BT.709 / BT.2020 CIE gamut charts, sample/pixel monitor, video timing, audio meters and video / audio / ANC status instruments, all provided as standard for SD to 4K resolutions. Alongside these expected tools, the Ultra XR also provides support for 12-bit 4:4:4 SDI input formats in YCbCr, RGB, and XYZ, Wide Color Gamut RGB - ITU-R BT.2020 and High Dynamic Range (HDR) inputs - ST2084 / PQ and Hybrid Log Gamma.

Complementing the XR, the Ultra 4K Tool Box, offers tools for product design and 4K system infrastructure testing to help 4K equipment manufacturers develop and debug 4K applications with confidence. The mature 4K Tool Box has been shipping since summer 2015 and provides comprehensive diagnosis tools such as 12G-SDI Eye & Jitter analysis and full raster-video capture and playout (including ANC information).


Both the Ultra XR and the Ultra 4K Tool Box offer support for an impressive array of delivery methods and video formats, covering SD-SDI to 12G-SDI, HDMI and DisplayPort.
Rob Arnold, VP of Worldwide Sales at Omnitek, commented “IBC has always been a focal point of our year at Omnitek and we’re excited to announce that our new Ultra XR will start shipping at the show. It’s our third generation T&M product and is the cumulative effort of our engineering team with over 15 years of experience in the industry.”

Alongside Omnitek’s product demonstrations, on show from the Design Services Division is the latest Xilinx RTVE (Real Time Video Engine) reference design V4.1, demonstrating image Warp IP for Lens Distortion Correction and Blend/Stitch IP for multiple camera surround views. RTVE 4.1 also demonstrates the powerful OSVP (Omnitek Scalable Video Processor) IP Suite, featuring support for 4K. Also new, our camera ISP (Image Signal Processor) core demonstrates high-quality raw camera sensor extract and conversion. Finally, joining our existing SDI and DisplayPort display driver IP, we now have HDMI 2.0 and V-by-One cores. Omnitek IP and design services will be available for demonstration and discussion on the booth.


Omnitek’s 3G-SDI capable Advanced Waveform Monitor - the OTM1000, waveform rasterizer - OTR1001, and Picture Quality Analyser with in-service A/V delay measurement will also be on show on booth A24 in hall 10.

About Omnitek:
Omnitek was founded in 2001, specialising in video test and measurement equipment. The company is expert in the development and application of IP for FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and works closely with manufacturers of video, audio and storage products for both civilian and military broadcast, AV, imaging and telecoms markets. Through our association with industry, we have gained many years of experience in the development and implementation of equipment for test and measurement.
Omnitek also offers an IP and design consultancy service which specialises in FPGA hardware and software design for video and image processing applications in these markets.
Omnitek was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation in 2008.