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Matrox Video and STAGETEC to Demonstrate New Control System for Simplified ST 2110 and IPMX IP Signal Management at IBC2023
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Matrox Video and STAGETEC to Demonstrate New Control System for Simplified ST 2110 and IPMX IP Signal Management at IBC2023

MONTREAL — Aug. 30, 2023 — Video technology innovator Matrox® Video and signal management solution provider STAGETEC today announced a joint demonstration at IBC2023 to launch STAGETEC's Stagenet 1.0 IP signal management control software, which makes IP management easy. The demonstration — featuring Stagenet 1.0 and Matrox ConvertIP DRH converters in a 1 Gb/s network environment — will show video professionals how they can overcome the complexity of IP signal management and transition to IP operations without network engineering expertise or dedicated staff to manage the network infrastructure.

"People will see that you can deploy high-quality, low-latency installations with no expertise required. With Matrox ConvertIP and Stagenet, IP signal management doesn't have to be complicated, and you don't need to hire specialized staff," said Rehman Leigh, Stagenet Specialist, STAGETEC.

The Technology

Stagenet is a control software system that makes IP signal management accessible for non-IT experts through an intuitive user interface. In the background, Stagenet takes care of a wide range of technical aspects of IP signal management, including:

  • Controlling network devices and signal flow.
  • Setting up stream format in IP senders.
  • Managing multicast addresses.
  • Setting up the IP receiver.
  • Controlling baseband-related parameters, such as microphone preamplifiers.
  • Monitoring all of the above.

Stagenet also can act as a base for traditional broadcast control systems, meaning operators can let go of complex IP details and let Stagenet take care of them.

Matrox ConvertIP baseband-to-IP converters make it possible to integrate new AV-over-IP technology, including JPEG XS and IPMX, into existing video infrastructure while leveraging 1G workflows — perfect for an ultra-low-latency experience. ConvertIP Series devices enable interoperable, flexible, and scalable IP-based video production, delivering lossless, zero-latency 4K signals across the network.   

Together, Stagenet and ConvertIP provide the flexibility and scalability needed to deploy high-quality, low-latency JPEG XS/ST 2110/IPMX IP video installations.

The Demo

In the demonstration featuring JPEG XS compressed video, Stagenet 1.0 will link all video devices over a 1 Gb/s network. Visitors will see how Stagenet 1.0 enables comprehensive command over Matrox ConvertIP units, which will govern video distribution across the entire stand. Beyond managing video screens, Stagenet will seamlessly integrate all audio devices by STAGETEC and Merging Technologies across the stand and will also manage Arista switches, unifying components into a single system. Through Stagenet's highly intuitive browser-based user interface with automatic detection, attendees will be able to easily add new devices without needing any technical skills to find new signals. Stagenet prioritizes user convenience.

IBC2023 attendees are invited to experience the simplicity of the Stagenet/ConvertIP workflow for themselves on STAGETEC Stand 8.A95.

"Brodcast engineers are looking for ways to successfully incorporate ST 2110 into their operations," said Daniel Maloney, Technical Marketing Manager, Matrox Video. "Now they can easily and effectively convert, monitor, mix, integrate, and manage both IP and baseband signals with the combination of Stagenet management and Matrox ConvertIP."

More information about Stagenet is available at www.stagetec.com. More information about Matrox Video and its products is available at video.matrox.com and video.matrox.com/en/products/infrastructure/convertip-series.

About STAGETEC

STAGETEC provides individual IP signal management solutions for audio and video, interfaces as well as mixing console systems, which are ready for use within a very short time, with almost no configuration effort, and are characterized by reliability, ease of use, high operational safety and thus reduction of operating costs and all this "Made in Germany."