M-GWIPIP-6 IP to IP translator
What is it?
IP to IP translator app for SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video.
Reason to choose it...
It's unique! Designed for making adjustments to IP flows, the flexible M-GWIPIP-6 is the product to help you solve those IP challenges. Plus it's future-proof – when this functionality is no longer required you can get a different app for your MARBLE-V1 hardware.
Any applications where you need to make changes to network settings – such as network address translation, unicast to multicast address translation and protocol conversion. Plus it's great for creating media firewalls.
Try out the M-GWIPIP-6 VisionWeb GUI (opens in new window) – you'll see how easy it is to operate the M-GWIPIP-6 app from your web browser, while exploring the full functionality of the product.
Need extra features?
This software-based platform makes it easy for us to add additional features to the M-GWIPIP-6 to solve the particular problem you've got. Just get in touch!
Got a question?
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- Main features
- What outputs do I get?
- What do I order?
- IP to IP translator - now shipping
- Software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor
- De-encapsulates and re-encapsulates video (up to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s) between up to four bi-directional 10GbE IP network interfaces
- Supports SMPTE ST 2022-6 and ST 2022-7 protocols and video within ST 2110 (supporting ST 2110-10, -20 and -21 standards)
- Ideal for applications such as network address translation, unicast to multicast address translation, for setting firewall restrictions and for protocol translation between any of the input formats and any of the output formats
- Supports ST 2022-7 redundant streaming or ST 2110 protect
- Tolerant of any input packet distribution, and includes output traffic shaping
- Supports 31 video standards
- Full range of VLAN support
- Instant clean switching between input flows, whatever their timing
- Choice of multiple timing sources with fail-over: PTP and two analogue Black and Burst or tri-level syncs references via Vision frame
- Know your signal is present and valid, thanks to signal monitoring and fault detection
- IP flow monitoring including packet loss, duplicated packets and packet delay variation
- Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (VR05)
- Housed in Vision rack frames
- Space-saving: MARBLE-V1 media processor is a ‘double slot’ 96mm x 325mm card, with up to ten MARBLE-V1 fitting in 3U
- Flexible control and monitoring: frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SBB-4 smart button box, SNMP, ASCII and JSON protocols or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
- Five year warranty on MARBLE-V1 hardware (with product registration)
- One year of M-GWIPIP-6 app support included, with additional years available to purchase
- This product is available to either purchase or hire, with hire pricing typically 6% of list price per week (with one week minimum hire period and £200 minimum charge)
The way to solve IP problems
Broadcasters are discovering they have all
sorts of new issues to solve using IP – and the M-GWIPIP-6
could be the ideal product to solve them. Perfect for situations where different IP areas are connected together, it's ideal for any ST 2022 system and for ST 2110 studio environments when the video and audio are processed separately. It comes with an extensive list of features which bring multiple benefits to the broadcaster and which make it easy to get and keep IP systems working.
With the ability to make changes to network settings, the M-GWIPIP-6 de-encapsulates and re-encapsulates video (up to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s) between up to four bi-directional uncompressed 10GbE IP network interfaces, with flexible assignment of the flows to the networks.
The M-GWIPIP-6 supports the SMPTE ST 2022-6 and 2022-7 protocols, as well as video within ST 2110. IP inputs and outputs are individually selectable between ST 2022 and ST 2110, allowing use with both protocols at the same time if required.
There is a choice of fibre modules for the fibre SFP+ 10GbE IP network interfaces: either 850nm multi-mode for up to 300m or 1310nm single-mode for up to 10km.
The M-GWIPIP-6 includes full VLAN support with no restrictions.
What can you use it for?
The M-GWIPIP-6 has the flexibility to be useful in many applications.
It can be used for network address translation – ideal for connecting systems with conflicting IP addresses.
It can be used to translate unicast addresses to multicast addresses – useful for those who want to distribute IP encapsulated video flows.
It can be used for protocol conversion between any of the input formats (ST 2022-6, ST 2022-7, ST 2110-20 and ST 2110-20 protect) and any of the output formats (ST 2022-6, ST 2022-7, ST 2110-20 and ST 2110-20 protect). When used with ST 2110 on the input or output, only the video is transferred from input to output.
It can be used as a media firewall providing security isolation – ensuring that only the media payload is transferred between two VLANs. For more information on this application, read our media firewalls white paper...
It's a software app
The future-proof M-GWIPIP-6 is a software app that runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor – purpose-built GPU/CPU hardware that fits in the Vision frames.
Apps that are bought with the hardware can be replaced with different apps as needs change, helping you make the most of your budget.
More about MARBLE-V1
Featuring a powerful CPU/GPU processor, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware has six bi-directional SDI connections and four 10GbE SFP+ network interface ports (as well as eight bi-directional discrete AES stereo channels for future products).
The software app installed determines the functionality.
With the potential for networks and IP receivers to not be very tolerant to bursty traffic, the M-GWIPIP-6 will ensure a nicely constructed IP output with a choice of traffic shaping options.
Whatever the packet distribution on the input, traffic shaping on the output will ensure that any downstream devices will accept the flow.
Packet shaping, which is compulsory in ST 2110 and optional in ST 2022, follows the “narrow” definition of evenly spaced packets.
Additionally in ST 2110 there is a choice per flow between TPNL and TPN to give narrow linear or narrow gapped distribution.
There is also a mode for burst packet distribution with a control for the burst rate limit. This is designed for connecting between Crystal Vision and other compatible devices that allow for a reduced transmission delay.
Instant clean switching between flows
There are six clean switches. Any of the input flows can be routed to any output flow. Any output flow can be routed to any of the four network connections.
Choice of timing sources
Video sources are synchronised to common reference timing source for clean switching of input flows to output flows. The framestore synchroniser makes all the timing identical and so allows for each output to cleanly switch between any of the inputs, and enables the app to give a continuous clean output when the selected input is disrupted.
The M-GWIPIP-6 supports PTP in addition to the Vision frame's two analogue references as a timing source, with user configurable options for timing source priority and redundancy. The chosen reference is the global reference source for all input flows and output flows.
All references can be used with both ST 2022 and ST 2110 outputs, although PTP should be used with ST 2110 to get a time of day related RTP timestamp.
Reference redundancy offers peace of mind in case the main reference source is disrupted or needs to be taken down for maintenance, while cross-locking allows for mixed reference type and format installations if required.
There are five options for the reference selection, selectable via VisionWeb. (See the Specification for full details.) Should the timing source at the top of the list become missing or invalid, the card will move down the list until it finds a valid timing reference source.
The output timing can be fully adjusted with respect to the chosen reference using three time-based controls (0 - 42ms adjustable in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us adjustable in 1us steps and 0 - 1us adjustable in 5ns steps), with the selected timing alignment global to all output flows.
An additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) allows compensation for any big system delays and can be configured individually for each output flow.
Monitoring your signals
Features are provided to speed up system trouble shooting, particularly helpful with IP being more challenging to debug than SDI. Comprehensive SDI, IP and PTP monitoring information is available and can be used to generate SNMP traps.
The status indications available are video present and time present, video format, video black, video frozen, video error, Reference 1 and 2 present and time present, Reference 1 and 2 format, PTP master and backup clock present and time present and audio groups present. The video black and video frozen alert can be delayed by up to 120 seconds to prevent false alarming during brief video pauses.
PTP presence and statistics (network delay, delay variation, reference offset and sync period) are monitored.
The IP flow monitoring on the input flows includes network error, packet loss, duplicated packets, packet delay variation, Ethernet interface ignored packets and Ethernet interface ignored multicast.
13 built-in test patterns can also help with fault finding.
All control is done remotely, with a choice of remote control and monitoring options for the M-GWIPIP-6 app running on the MARBLE-V1 media processor.
Hardware control options include an integrated control panel on the Vision 3 frame, the VisionPanel remote control panel and the SBB-4 smart button box.
Software control options include SNMP, our ASCII and JSON protocols and the VisionWeb web browser control. Try the M-GWIPIP-6 VisionWeb demo...
16 presets can be assigned and recalled.
Save rack space
Fitting in the standard Vision frames (currently available in 3U size), MARBLE-V1 is a space-saving 96mm x 325mm card that sits in one frame slot – allowing up to ten media processors in 3U. The double slot VR05 frame rear module is used to access the inputs and outputs on the M-GWIPIP-6 app.
M-GWIPIP-6 app running on MARBLE-V1 media processor...
‘Double slot’ Vision card 96mm x 303mm (96mm x 325mm including finger pull)
Power consumption: 25 Watts, plus 1 Watt for each SFP+ fitted to MARBLE-V1
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
Input and output connections: Up to four fibre SFP+ 10GbE IP network interfaces. Choice of fibre modules: either 850nm multi-mode (for up to 300m) or 1310nm single-mode (for up to 10km)
Requires at least one SFP+ transceiver option, up to a maximum of four. Use one SFP+ to put all signals together, use two SFP+ to have main and protect or multicast and unicast on separate network interfaces and use three or four SFP+ to further separate flows
Inputs can be mixture of ST 2022 and ST 2110
Outputs can be mixture of ST 2022 and ST 2110
Video can be passed between ST 2022 and ST 2110, while audio and any other non-video data will be lost
Three 3Gb/s video over IP inputs or six HD or SD video over IP inputs
If the input is 3Gb/s then flows 1, 3 and 5 should be used and flows 2, 4 and 6 should be disabled
Packet distribution is not important as variable input buffer will compensate for any timing irregularities. Any traffic shaping option from ST 2110-21 can be used, or packets can come from a device which does not meet the shaping requirement of ST 2110-21
Any network can be routed to any input flow
A protect input for SMPTE 2022-7 seamless protection switching or the equivalent protect input in ST 2110-20 can come from any of the 10GbE IP network interfaces. This protects the stream from lost packets by creating two streams of the same data using different routing to the destination. Flow analyser handles the analysis and reconstruction of the protected stream. Any IP input can come from any of the 10GbE IP network interfaces and can either be multicast or unicast
Three 3Gb/s video over IP outputs or six HD or SD video over IP outputs
Any of the 10GbE IP network interfaces can be used to provide a protected output for SMPTE ST 2022-7 or ST 2110 seamless protection switching, which protects the stream from lost packets by creating two streams of the same data using different routing to the destination
Alternatively it is possible to have a unicast on some network interfaces and a multicast on others
VIDEO FORMATS SUPPORTED
The video formats supported are 625i, 525i, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 2048x1080p23.98*, 2048x1080p24*, 2048x1080p25*, 2048x1080p29.97*, 2048x1080p30*, 2048x1080PsF23.98*, 2048x1080PsF24*, 2048x1080PsF25*, 2048x1080PsF29.97*, 2048x1080PsF30* (*= YUV 4:2:2 10 bit)
Protocols supported on network interfaces: SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7, SMPTE ST 2110-20 (uncompressed video), SMPTE ST 2110-10 (system architecture and synchronisation), SMPTE ST 2110-21 (traffic shaping), IGMPv3, ARP, ICMP ping, IPv4, IEEE802.1q, VLAN, IEEE802.3-2012 (10G Ethernet)
Packing options of the ST 2110 output are selectable per flow between BPM and GPM (Block Packing Mode or General Packing Mode)
Packet shaping (compulsory in ST 2110 and optional in ST 2022) follows the “narrow” definition of evenly spaced packets. Additionally in ST 2110 there is a choice per flow between TPNL and TPN to give narrow linear or narrow gapped distribution There is also a mode for burst packet distribution with a control for the burst rate limit. This is for connecting between Crystal Vision and other compatible devices that allow for a reduced transmission delay
Any output flow can be routed to any of the four network connections
SMPTE ST 2022-7 and ST 2110 flow protection facilitates the dual stream output
There are six clean switches
Any input flow can be switched to any output flow. The default setting is Input 1 to Output 1, Input 2 to Output 2, Input 3 to Output 3, Input 4 to Output 4,
VIDEO LOSS CONTROLS
The video loss/format mismatch controls allow the user to select what will happen to an output flow in the event that the input is lost or the video format does not match the specified format. The user can specify to freeze the last good frame or show a black or blue screen or 100% colour bars (with or without an initial delay of three seconds). No output can also be selected. This is independently adjustable on each output flow
The test pattern controls allow the user to override an input and force the output flow to output a test pattern including Colour Bars, Blue, Black, EqCheck, PllCheck, Pluge, Checkfield, Grey Horizontal Steps, Grey Vertical Steps, Luma Horizontal Ramp, Luma Vertical Ramp, Cycle Colour or Checker Board, or to freeze the picture. This is independently adjustable on each output flow
SYNCHRONISER AND TIMING ADJUSTMENTS
Video sources are synchronised to common reference timing source for clean switching of input flows to output flows
Choice of timing options:
- PTP (SMPTE 2059-2) master and backup, via 10GbE IP network interface
- Two tri-level syncs or analogue Black and Burst references (Reference 1 and Reference 2), connected via the Vision 3 frame
Chosen reference is the global reference source for all input flows and output flows
There are five options for the reference selection, selectable via VisionWeb. The hierarchy runs from left to right – should the timing source at the top of the list become missing or invalid, the card will move down the list until it finds a valid timing reference source:
(“PTP” means PTP Master>PTP Backup. "Hold" means it will hold the timing of the last good reference)
When using video reference, video inputs can be different formats but only inputs with the same frame rate as reference video will be locked to that reference. Input signals of same frame rate as reference will be locked together and locked to external reference. Inputs with a differing frame rate will be locked and maintain timing with no drift, but their sync point will be undefined (all same frame rate signals will, however, be locked to each other)
When using PTP reference, input sources of different format and/or frame rate will all be correctly locked to the PTP reference
PTP timing reference should be used when there is a ST 2110-20 output to ensure the RTP timestamp is related to the time of day. However without a PTP reference, a valid ST 2110-20 signal will still be generated using a free running RTP timestamp
When Auto relock enable is selected, the card will automatically relock when a lost reference is restored. Selecting Force lock (with Auto relock disabled) will force the synchroniser to relock after a reference is restored, and can be activated at a non-critical time to avoid video disturbance
Output timing can be fully adjusted with respect to the reference using three time-based controls: 0 - 42ms adjustable in 0.1ms steps, 0 - 100us adjustable in 1us steps and 0 - 1us adjustable in 5ns steps. Sub frame timing alignment to chosen reference is global to all outputsAn additional ten frames of video delay (adjustable in one frame steps) allows compensation for any big system delays. This delay can be configured individually for each output flow
All ancillary data is passed from input to output only when both the input and the output of a flow is ST 2022. When ST 2110-20 is used in the input or output of a flow, the ancillary data is discarded
LED INDICATION OF:
The current app settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required
Comprehensive video, IP and PTP monitoring information is available and can be used to generate SNMP traps
Checks can be performed on the following video and audio parameters:
- Video present and time present
- Video format
- Video black
- Video frozen
- Video error
- Audio group 1 present
- Audio group 2 present
- Audio group 3 present
- Audio group 4 present
Black or frozen video will be indicated by an amber LED. This alert can be delayed by 1-120 seconds to prevent false warnings during brief video pausesThe following IP parameters are monitored for input flows:
- Network error
- Packet loss
- Duplicated packets
- Packet delay variation. Shown as the skew (difference in time of packet arrival) between the main and protected input, and also as the min and max nano second gap between the packets on each input
The Ethernet interfaces are monitored for:
- Count of packets ignored by the app (general network traffic non-media packets, which do not require processing by the app). Jumps in 100 step increments indicate network traffic flood
- Ignored multicast packets. LED indicates multicast traffic not requested by the app is present on the Ethernet Interface, indicating incorrectly configured IGMP at the network switch
References are monitored for:
- Reference 1 and 2 present and time present
- Reference 1 and 2 format
- PTP master and backup clock present and time present
- PTP statistics – network delay, delay variation, reference offset and sync period
VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows control and monitoring using a standard web browser on a computer, tablet or phone
SNMP monitoring and control available as standard
Control using ASCII and JSON protocols
Control from integrated control panel on Vision 3 frame
Control from VisionPanel 3U remote panel
SBB-4 smart button box connects to the frame via Ethernet and provides four programmable LCD switches (which are configured for each order). The SBB-4 uses information from VisionWeb for settings. Uses Power over Ethernet so must be used with PoE enabled switch
What outputs do I get?
VR05 rear module label and connections
More about the VR05
Connectors: 4 dual LC fibre
Frame slots used: 2
Boards in 3U: 10
Why use it: It's the only rear module for the M-GWIPIP-6
Also used for: No other products
For more visual technical information, download the M-GWIPIP-6 block diagram.
What do I order?
First you need the software app...
- IP to IP translator which supports SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video. Ideal for applications such as network address, unicast to multicast and protocol translation (ST 2022-6 to ST 2022-7 or ST 2110-20 main to protect). Features up to four network interfaces each carrying up to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s streams. Software app which runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor
Now choose your media processor hardware and SFP+ modules...
Next select your frame...
- Vision 3
- 3U frame with integrated control panel and smart CPU for up to 20 Crystal Vision cards from the Vision range. Includes two PSU3-VF power supplies for redundancy. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...
- Two slot frame rear module. Allows ten M-GWIPIP-6 in 3U. Gives access to up to four bi-directional 10GbE IP network interfaces on dual LC which can be configured as inputs or outputs as required
Next - control. Complimentary options include the frame's integrated control panel, the VisionWeb web browser control, SNMP and our ASCII and JSON protocols. Alternatively order one of the items below...
- 3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
- Smart button box with four programmable LCD switches. It is powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet) and therefore needs to be connected to a PoE enabled switch
Finally - extended support if required...
- App support
- Purchase with M-GWIPIP-6 app to get software upgrades for changes in standards, new features and bug fixes plus telephone and e-mail operational support (with support for the first year included for free)
- What does it cost? Request a quote for the M-GWIPIP-6...
- Want to hire instead? Request a hire quote...
- What controls has it got? Try out the VisionWeb demo for the M-GWIPIP-6...
- Want more information? Get the M-GWIPIP-6 user manual (and SNMP MIB) by signing up for the Registered Area now
- Should you buy app support? Find out more about it in the App support conditions document
- The M-GWIPIP-6 app runs on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware which needs to be housed in a Vision 3 rack frame - find out more about the frame...
From the Vision frame system...
- MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware which runs Crystal Vision's software apps
- M-GWSDIIP-6 3G/HD/SD SDI to IP gateway app for SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video
- M-GWIPSDI-6 IP to 3G/HD/SD SDI gateway app for SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110 video
Crystal Vision Ltd. is registered in England number 03139895. Registered office: Lion Technology Park, Station Road East, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB22 4WL, England.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 497049 E-mail: email@example.com