The Cloud Way of Signal Processing – LYNX Technik Introduces AIR Processing at IBC 2018, 8.C70

With LYNX AIR (All Independent Remote) Processing the company will premiere a cloud-based signal processing solution, that will enable its users to leverage the full potential of their production power. At the stand in hall 8,C70, the company will showcase a system for signal processing without any hardware needed.

AIR Processing separates the processing from the physical hardware, thus enabling the customers to use their full creative potential without thinking about bandwidths, processing power, FPGA/CPUs or scalability. With AIR signal processing is happening in the cloud, with no additional hardware needed.

With the introduction of the greenMachine® in 2016 and its software-based signal processing approach, AIR is the next step in treating video signals by separating the hardware from the software even further and transferring the processing into the cloud. This approach offers several benefits to the users.

Because of its overall system design users don’t have to worry about scalability. You need more processing power? No problem, just rent more. Further advantages are the remote attitude and the system’s flexibility for there is no need to ship hardware from one site to the other. AIR makes device changes easy and effortless without ever touching any piece of hardware in the CAR; it is all in the cloud. Users benefit from reduced costs during productions because no extensive hardware has to be installed and by paying only for what they really use – exact to the minute. It comes without saying that AIR can be managed from remote using a sophisticated and web-based GUI running on all end-user devices.

Visitors have the chance to see LYNX AIR Processing live at IBC at the LYNX Technik stand in hall 8, C70.

LYNX Technik AG at IBC With New Products and Cloud Processing Solution

On display are new modules for the yellobrik® interface, RFR 1218, a new yellobrik rackframe as well as new APPS for the greenMachine® titan platform. As a world’s first, LYNX will showcase LYNX AIR, a new cloud-based signal processing solution that marks LYNX’ move into cloud-based processing without any hardware used.

With the introduction of yellobrik C_EH_1911 LYNX continues its path in offering its customers future-proof solutions for today’s and tomorrows broadcast and media workflows by adding a SMPTE 2110 to HDMI SDI converter to its yellobrik product family. The C_EH_1911 yellobrik works as a bridge between SMPTE ST 2110 video over IP signals and HDMI, thus closing a gap in IP-based video production environments. The converter enables easy and seamless integration of HDMI displays or any other HDMI capable device into SMPTE ST 2110 environments.

At IBC LYNX will show a new version of its well-known rackframe solutions. The RFR 1218 is the answer to common usage of converter modules in large quantities as infrastructure and mission-critical entities. By using a 19” rack tray the RFR 1218 allows for more converters to be added to one unit, increased rack-depth and offers better accessibility for the whole tray. The RFR 1218 is equipped with RJ45 Ethernet ports acting as USB to Ethernet bridges, and giving access to all mounted yellobrik converters used in the rackframe. This new feature enables the network control of all yellobrik modules by using a central web-based GUI.

As a world’s first, LYNX will showcase LYNX AIR, a new solution for cloud-based signal processing. With AIR LYNX takes a step into separating the processing power from the physical hardware. Employing LYNX AIR customers can benefit from various advantages when working in remote productions. All processing is done in the cloud, and no physical hardware is needed or has to be moved from one site to the other. Further benefits are nearly endless scalability when it comes to processing power and reduced costs because customers pay only for what they really use – exact to the minute.

Furthermore, LYNX will introduce two new APPS to the greenMachine® platform. The MADI APP and the HDR APP both run on the greenMachine titan. The greenMachine titan MADI APP offers 64 inputs and 64 outputs on an optical fiber SFP connector basis. MADI APP furthermore expands greenMachine’s internal audio matrix by 64 inputs and 64 outputs (MADI IN and MADI OUT). The greenMachine titan HDR APP provides conversion of SDR to HDR and HDR to SDR signals and is fully configurable using LYNX greenGUI for setting the relevant parameters.

LYNX Technik AG will be at IBC Show in Amsterdam from September 14 to18 in hall 8, stand C70.

AIMS Membership Swells to 96 Members Following MNA Merger

Since the organization’s merger with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) was announced late last year, more than 20 companies have joined AIMS.

The following companies have joined AIMS since the MNA merger, bringing the total number of member organizations to 96: ALC Networx, Attero Tech, Alteros Inc., Axis, the BBC, Bosch, Digigram, Direct Out, DongGuan 3G Audio Technology Co. Ltd., Focusrite, Genelec, Hangzhou Linker Technology, Luminex, LYNX- Technik, Mellanox, Merging Technologies, Ningbo Soundking, QSC, Suzhou FITCAN, TOA, Ward-Beck Systems, Wheatstone Corporation, and Yamaha.

The former MNA organization was focused on AES67 interoperability, and its membership included companies doing business in the broadcast, professional audio, pro AV, and installation markets. After a two-year history of collaboration, the MNA and AIMS memberships voted to merge last December and form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and entertainment industry. The new joint organization has retained the AIMS name and is governed by the existing AIMS bylaws. Through the merger, former MNA members are now working through AIMS on adopting common methodologies for transport, registration and discovery, connection management, and other areas of interoperability.

“Like AIMS, MNA members were committed to adopting a standards-based approach to interoperability. In their case, it was interoperability between various IP-based audio networks via the use of AES67, and they made tremendous strides toward that goal,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. “By merging with AIMS, these companies are having even broader impact on the industries they serve — and they’re a driving force behind true industry-wide AV IP interoperability across the broadcast, installed systems, and live sound markets. We’re proud to welcome former MNA member companies to the AIMS fold, and with their input we’re continuing to expand our influence across a larger cross section of the media and entertainment industry.”