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4K HDMI 60fps 4:4:4 HDMI to IP Transmitter/Receiver Board

Fully integrated board that enables ultra-low latency audio/video over IP. The transmit and receive boards features up to 4K/UHD over 1GbE, 2.5GbE and 10GbE Ethernet cable with compression using the Colibri,  VC-2 HQ, JPEG 2000 or another codec.

When HIGH QUALITY, NO LATENCY & CUSTOMIZATION matters

 

Wide Area of Applications

Same Board – Both Transmitter and Receiver

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All The Features You Need

Zero Latency

• Invisible ultra-low latency (less than 3ms)

Supports Various Video Codecs

• In-house development video codec IP (Colibri, JPEG 2000, VC-2)
• Our platform is built for integration with other codec

Low power with PoE or PoE+

• Ease of Installation and use of PoE built-in safety features
• Reliability even in the face of a power loss

Secure & Reliable Transmission

• AES 256 Encryption for maximum security
• HDCP compliant
• Enterprise grade 802.1x Authentication
• Scalable forward error correction to support poor IT Infrastructure

Maximum Compatibility Using Standard AV Transport

• SMPTE 2110 open standard AV Transport
• Uncompressed audio through AES67 protocol

HDR Support

• Supports passthrough for popular HDR standards such as Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR+, HLG

Field Upgradable

• Over-the-air updates for already installed units

Any Resolution

• Choose the screen resolution for your needs
• Scale to fit different aspect ratios

Ultra-fast Switching

• Create powerful visual experience, with the ability to switch seamlessly between video sources

Advanced Digital &
Analog Audio Transmission

• Supports all HDMI2.0 Multichannel Digital Audio standards including Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS HD®, DTS:X®, and uncompressed linear PCM
• Audio downmixing from Multichannel Digital Audio to Analog Stereo

USB Device Connection

• Full passthrough support of USB HID and Mass Storage classes

Easy Setup

• Integrate to your control system using our robust API
• Customizable Web UI interface

Supports 1GbE, 2.5GbE and even 10GbE!

Businesses need to be ready for future expansion: with incoming new multispeed devices, their wired network needs to expand its reach and scope to support speeds greater than 1 Gigabit.

 

That is why VIPER offer the speed that is needed by the connected device and provides the adequate speed.

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HIGH QUALITY VIDEO OVER 2.5GbE

WITHOUT SCRAPPING EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE

It includes:

  • • Introducing the 2.5GbE system
  • • The high-resolution video advantage 
  • • 2.5GbE gives you a choice of video codec
  • • More multiview combinations
  • • AVoIP Encoder/Decoder for 2.5GbE

Typical Use Cases

FLEXIBLE NETWORKING FOR 4K VIDEO AND AUDIO

4K KVM

Complete the  system designs by incorporating USB peripherals (Mice, keyboards, cameras etc.) to the desired needs.

  TRUE 4K MULTIVIEW

Multiview application with  many video channels (as many simultaneously streams you need) without  requiring a lot of extra memory is possible if the Colibri codec is chosen.

The Multiview compositing pipeline is executed in the compressed domain. This means that the compressed slices are read from the stream buffers and are combined to create a compressed stream for the chosen output resolution.

A single Colibri decoder instance is therefore enough, keeping the resource usage at an extremely low level.

Note: The slices in the above image are larger than in reality for the purpose of visualizing the slice boundaries.

4K VIDEO WALL WITH IMAGE SPLIT OVER MANY DISPLAYS

Ideal Video Codec for VIPER & AV over IP

High-end image and video compression IP core for professional applications. Scalable and flexible to match the specific constraints of each application (latency, image format, performance).

 

It support various image resolution, frame rate and latency constraints and are also suitable for very complex systems with very high image resolution (4K/8K or more) or ultra-low latency.

100% Image Quality

Examples

4K60fps over 1GbE (1.65 bits/pixel)

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The Viper OEM solution is not only a state-of-the-art solution for transporting HDMI over IP, but also the fastest path for manufacturers to release a compelling product to their customer base.

 

The on-board SoC FPGA firmware and the CPU software can both be customised to match the desired needs.

Jean-Marie

Jean-Marie Cloquet

CTO
Silex Insight

Zero Latency

Invisible Ultra-low Latency

The latency of an AV over IP system is typically measured from the HDMI input of the transmitter to the HDMI output of the receiver. In this example, the embedded features of Viper are being used. The measurement could be done with dedicated test equipment, but in the below example the embedded features of Viper are used to make the setup simpler.

The transmitter and receiver are connected to each other via the IP network made up of a 1G switch. The goal of this test setup is that it uses the receiver to generate the audio and video HDMI stream that feeds the transmitter input. The latency measurement is done within the receiver device. The device generates a specific audio/video pattern that it is able to detect when it comes back after the transport over IP.

The receiver calculates then the delay between the instant when the pattern is generated on the HDMI output, and the instant it is received in return over the Ethernet interface including the decoding and image processing in the receiver.

The measurements clearly show consistent very low latency around 5 ms or less in all tested use cases. The latency slightly increases with a lower bitrate. This is due to the network stream buffering method implemented at the decoder that guaran- tees smooth streaming. The buffer size represents a larger video stream duration at lower bitrate. It can also be noticed that the frame rate has a very small impact on the latency, for example, comparing 30 fps vs 60 fps. This is possible because all the video processing and encoding data path only uses very few lines of the video.

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HOW TO ACHIEVE ZERO LATENCY

AUDIO/VIDEO STREAMING OVER IP NETWORK

 

 

It includes:

  • • Definition of the latency for audio/video transport
  • • Highlights of the usual architecture challenges 
  • • Analysis regarding the video compression 
  • • Actual latency measurements

SPECIFICATIONS

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