Imagine Communications Introduces Compact Platinum IP3 Router
Imagine Communications released a compact version of its Platinum IP3 28RU router. The new router delivers the same integrated routing and processing capabilities of the larger model in a 15RU form factor. The market-ready Platinum IP3 15RU will debut at IBC2015.
The new router, future-proofed to support Ultra High Definition (UHD) signals, is well suited for mobile and broadcast production environments and is designed for high-quality routing of all signal types.
“Imagine Communications has accomplished an impressive resume of firsts with our Platinum router line,” said Steve Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer, Imagine Communications. “The IP3 was among the first routers in the broadcast industry with internal mux/demux capabilities, a truly integrated multiviewer and integrated frame sync. The Platinum IP3 28RU was the first to enable multi-frame expandability with no disruption to on-air operations. With the introduction of the Platinum IP3 15RU, we are bringing our global customer base – broadcasters, media companies, mobile production truck operators and cable head-ends – the same market-leading functionality, reliability and resiliency in a smaller frame size.”
Signal distribution in any media operation relies on the highly dependable routing of mission-critical signals. The Platinum IP3 is the only router in the industry that protects audio, video and multiviewer signals in a single-frame solution. Both the 28RU and 15RU versions of the IP3 support redundant crosspoints, delivering the assurance of always-available signals that broadcasters demand.
The Imagine Communications family of Platinum routers plays a central role in the company’s IP transition strategy, enabling media companies to preserve and leverage investments in baseband infrastructure through a hybrid SDI-IP environment. The Imagine Communications Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator simultaneously manages Platinum routers and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Ethernet switches, providing an operationally transparent and carefully orchestrated migration of operations to an IP-enabled environment.