Development of the 4K/IP Switcher System LPS (Live Production Suite) Reduce operational cost with remote operation using IP transmission.
Compatible with a mixed SDI/IP environment due to the combination of functional units.
April 8th, 2019
Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation is pleased to announce the development of a new-concept broadcasting switcher system series, called the LPS（Live Production Suite), which is compatible with 4K resolution and IP transmission (ST2110 compliant) and offers the flexibility and scalability to construct a system according to user needs. The series is scheduled to be commercialized sequentially from October 2019.
MoIP (Media over IP) allows the user to break loose from the restrictions of transmission distances by using an IT infrastructure consisting of IP connection equipment and the Internet. Therefore, cost effective remote operation from a broadcasting station without using a local studio, such as a broadcasting van, is expected. It also offers superb 4K/8K resolution and high bit rate data transmission capabilities, and is positioned as the main broadcasting transmission system of the future. On the other hand, SDI transmission is mainly used with current HD broadcasting systems, so a system operation that shifts to IP transmission while using SDI equipment was required.
The newly developed LPS (Live Production Suite) has unitized each of the functions that configures the switcher, such as the Gateway (input/output), Cross-point, ME and System Manager. The units are selected and combined to construct the switcher. There are two types of Gateway units – IP and SDI – and by combining them, a system configuration is achieved that is compatible with both IP and SDI input and output and satisfies user environments and needs.
Panasonic believes that MoIP (Media over IP) is a solution that will make the operation of a broadcasting station more efficient and enhance image quality, and has actively promoted it. By developing high-end broadcasting equipment that is compatible with IP transmission and 4K/8K images, Panasonic continues to contribute to the development of the broadcasting industry.
The prototype will be exhibited at the NAB Show that will be held in Las Vegas, USA, from April 8 to April 11, 2019.