APC Time announces a new distribution partnership with Artel Video Systems.
APC’s specialist time and frequency synchronisation experts add the Quarra line of PTP compliant network switches to its existing line of high precision, market-leading timing technologies.
For more than 30 years, Artel Video Systems has been a leading global provider of broadcast-quality media transport solutions for direct fibre, IP, and managed optical networks. A pioneer in the industry, Artel developed the first commercially available video-over-fibre video transport platform.
A true pioneer in the industry, Artel has been recognised with many prestigious awards int eh broadcasting field, including an Emmy for reliable transmission methods for live contribution and distribution TV links and an IABM Broadcast and Media Award for outstanding technical innovation.
Mark Broadhead, APC Smartwave Sales Director
Our specialist time and frequency synchronisation division have over 15 years of expert knowledge and experience helping customers to design and specify critical IT networks within the UK and Ireland. Adding Artel as a manufacturing partner will benefit not just our customers from the broadcast industry, but those operating in finance, IT, telecoms and power.
Artel’s Quarra PTP Ethernet switches provide leading-edge precision timing protocol switch technologies and have become de-facto standards for the AES67/ SMPTE ST-2059-2 (IEEE1588) audio market interoperates with solutions meeting the proposed SMPTE 2110 video standards.
The range – consisting of 1Gbps and 10Gbps switches – offers end-users an excellent solution for delivering real-time media IP networks. As the broadcast industry continues to migrate towards all-IP networks, providing reliable solutions to manage IP-based workflows becomes paramount to maintaining efficiencies and ensuring the delivery of mission-critical multimedia streams.
The carrier-grade Ethernet switches provide some of the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588v2 timing capabilities, with the range being ideal for pro AV, audio, video, broadcast, defence/security, finance, utilities, telecom and enterprise IP.Quarra PTP switches