TV Tech Talk: SDM — A New Way to Display and Extend UHD, NDI, HDBaseT, AV Over IP Signals
Screens are essential for many tasks in a video workflow. They can be deployed at signal sources, control rooms, operations centers and distribution centers to support a variety of production personnel. To handle commonly used signal formats such as 4K SDI, SMPTE ST 2110, and NDI, displays need several different types of external converter boxes. These adapters should be connected with input and output cables, powered, configured, and mounted in a discrete location. End users and system integrators need a simple and clean remedy for this puzzle.
The smart new solution for this challenge is the Intel Smart Display Module (SDM) platform and technology. These modules plug directly into compatible displays produced by various renowned manufacturers. Because they are powered by the display and transmit their signals directly through an internal PCI-E connector, these modules eliminate the need for an external power supply or external mounting boxes. Each module provides a native connector for a given signal type, including RJ-45 for NDI and 75 ohm BNC for 4K SDI. Apantac has now released a collection of SDM interfaces based on the Intel SDM platform to support a wide range of broadcast and audiovisual applications.
Join Thomas Tang, Founder and CEO of Apantac in this animated Q + A video hosted by Wes Simpson, Founder of LearnIPvideo.com and Editor-in-Chief for TV Technology. Find out how SDMs are transforming the broadcast and AV monitor market by eliminating the need to deploy different monitors and standalone expansion and connection solutions for each application with the use of Apantac. SDM receivers for 12G UHD, HDBaseT, AV over IP and NDI. Discover the exciting new potential for deploying monitors in 4K today and in 8K in the near future.
About Apantac LLC
Apantac SARL (www.apantac.com) is a leading designer and developer of high-quality, cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, arrays, expanders, openGear solutions and signal processing equipment. The Apantac product line has been specially designed to provide users with flexible and innovative technological solutions for the broadcast and ProAV industries.
Apantac was founded in 2008 and is a privately held company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA.
For more information on Apantac’s products and services, please visit: www.apantac.com.