Ross has chosen Matrox DSX LE4 SDI I/O cards for its softGear Broadcast Audio Processor. 


Matrox: Matrox DSX LE4 SDI cards now in Ross softGear Broadcast Audio Processor

The system will make use of the DSX LE4’s multi-channel audio and video relay bypass protection support to deliver four concurrent workflows – with up to 16 audio channels each – to meet demanding 24/7 broadcast requirements.

The Broadcast Audio Processor is a versatile playout application based on softGear microservice architecture running on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware. softGear’s flexible architecture is designed to accommodate current and future audio needs by allowing additional processing blocks as required.

Equipped with the Matrox DSX LE4 card’s advanced audio and failsafe features, the Broadcast Audio Processor is a robust, standalone unit with transmission path protection to integrate with any playout system. As a result, broadcasters can customise automation, master control and graphics engines.

Already integrated within the Ross XPression range of real-time motion graphics systems, the Matrox DSX LE4 line of SDI I/O cards features multiple reconfigurable inputs/outputs on a single card. These versatile developer cards capture and output video from SD to UHD, and support up to 16 channels of 16/20/24-bit embedded audio per SDI signal following the ST 272M A, B and C (SD) and ST 299M (HD) standards. Matrox DSX LE4 is said to be a useful building block for audio processors, as well for a range of other digital media equipment, such as channel-in-a-box systems, video servers, broadcast graphics systems, encoders, transcoders, multiviewers or switchers.

“To integrate Matrox DSX LE4 cards with our new Broadcast Audio Processor was an easy choice for us,” said Wojtek Tryc, product manager for softGear at Ross Video. “The SDI I/O cards provide the necessary robustness, connectivity and failsafe feature set to support the audio processing requirements our broadcast customers demand. Matrox has been our primary provider for over ten years for a reason.”

The softGear Broadcast Audio Processors will be available in August.