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NTP Bridges to SDI with Penta

NTP brings its Penta 720 and Penta 721 to the show.

Gentofte, Denmark (September 12, 2019)—At IBC 2019, NTP Technology is showcasing scalable broadcast audio solutions centered on the same core, the Penta 720 and Penta 721, that helps bridge between SDI and other digital transports.

According to the company, there are many gaps when it comes to joining different audio formats in a complex routing system. Key in broadcast systems is the SDI format. Since the Penta 720 supports SDI, it can be configured to act as a dedicated bridge, connecting to and converting between SDI-Dante, SDI-MADI and SDI-AES.

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Key features and benefits in this context include embedding/de-embedding Dante audio in up to 16 SDI signals; direct audio exchange between SDI-signals; support for 3G, HD and SD-SDI; optional audio delay up to 128 seconds; silence detection and PPM on all inputs and outputs; and router control (e.g. ProBel control protocol).

The 1RU Penta 721 offers the same features as the Penta 720, but without the option to install additional I/O cards. On the other hand, it is portable and could be taken to different locations at a broadcast facility and plugged directly into an AoIP network.

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Penta 720 and Penta 721 units along with dedicated control panels can be coupled to create facility-wide solutions.

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