Macnica to Launch First AV over IP Gateway Exclusive to IPMX at ISE 2024
- 04 January, 2024
MEG1 ethernet gateway comes to market for IPMX product developers as IPMX suite
of standards moves closer to ratification.
USA: Macnica’s active involvement in IPMX product and standards development over the past several years is bearing fruits with the introduction of the AV industry’s first gateway exclusive to the IPMX suite of standards. At ISE 2024, Macnica will unveil its MEG1 IPMX to HDMI AV over IP ethernet gateway, a 1Gb/s solution that provides a direct ramp to IPMX product development for ProAV and broadcast equipment manufacturers. Macnica will demonstrate the MEG1 at Stand 5G800 in the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via
from January 30-February 3.
The MEG1 is adapted from Macnica’s proven reference design for IPMX compliant product development, supporting low-latency, synchronized transport of 4K60 4:4:4 video, audio and data, including KVM and PoE support. It is ideally suited to support lab-based research, development and testing efforts for
IP product developers preparing to bring IPMX solutions to market.
The MEG1 supports all features required for IP interoperability, including device discovery, USB and serial extension, resilient network performance, JPEG-XS compression, and subframe latency. The MEG1 offers impressive bandwidth, with the ability to send or receive IPMX compliant video streams at up to 800 Mb/s over a 1Gb connection. It also features a competitive power profile for PoE devices, and includes a scripting environment that provides additional freedom for feature development and automation.
“The MEG1 is a Macnica reference design that we have built into a complete product,”
said Andrew Starks, Director of Product Management, Macnica. “The benefit for IPMX product developers is that our design invites experimentation and extension to allow companies to achieve their product visions, and early adopters to integrate the MEG1
into their systems.”
Macnica is releasing the MEG1 at a time of strong momentum for the IPMX suite of standards, which Starks says is nearing ratification. IPMX ratification is expected to take another major step forward just prior to ISE at the VSF Standards Testing Event, which takes place late January in Munich, Germany just prior to ISE. Starks anticipates that the event, which will focus on final interoperability tests, will validate IPMX performance once and for all.
“This month’s Testing Event will help to clear the deck for preparation of final draft documents that must be reviewed and approved prior to official ratification,” said Starks. “We anticipate heading into ISE with a clear vision of what lies ahead for IPMX, and the release of our MEG1 gateway is ideally timed to help IPMX product developers rapidly bring their products to market in the weeks and months following ratification. Our goal is to build world-class components like the MEG1 that excite product developers and advance interoperability across the entire AV over IP ecosystem.”