VB440 IP Probe

Bridge Technologies
Bridge Technologies

The VB440 IP probe provides a breakthrough for the monitoring and analysis of high-bitrate broadcast media traffic as defined in ST2110 and ST2022-6 for core broadcasting networks, production studios, master control centres and outside broadcast vehicles and venues. It enables production teams to continuously survey all layers of media transportation on an IP network and facilitates quick rectification of potential problems, helping to maximise Quality of Service (QoS).

IP packet behaviour analytics is an essential real-time need when dealing with the modern infrastructures capable of transporting uncompressed ST2110 video and audio. With a production environment dominated by operations personnel and non-movable deadlines, enabling the total understanding of advanced connectivity with the use of advanced paradigms recognised by staff to give accurate and meaningful information on par with an audio meter or a waveform/vector-scope, utilized by the industry since the beginning of broadcast.

With support for interface speeds from 10, 25, 40, 50 and up to 100 Gigabit on dual interfaces, even the largest of media networks can be accommodated with analysis of SD, HD, HD HDR, 4K, 4K HDR and 8K. ST2022-7 redundancy is also monitored and analysed when connected to both primary and secondary networks. PTP is provided with ST2059-2 clock analysis, clock source detection/listing and clock accuracy and class, providing troubleshooting and continuous monitoring of this critical infrastructure in a production network – including accurate path-delay for individual flows. The VB440 can accommodate eight simultaneous users, from local or remote locations over secure https. It features a user interface provided by an HTML-5 standard web browser, and can be provided with Instrument View aluminium kits in broadcast form factors that enable touch screen operation. This gives production teams access to an analytics solution for large numbers of streams and multiple resolutions in real-time and in parallel in multiple locations.

Product Specs

Industry-leading video data throughput
SD, HD, 4K and 8K over IP
HTML5 web based interface displays
NMOS Compliant
PTP, ST2059-2 clock analysis
Dual Ethernet 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G interfaces
Packet analysis and behaviors displayed with high speed accuracy
Full waveform/vector-scope consisting of Rec.601, 709 and 2020 compatibility
AES67 audio formats, analysis of transport format, channels, sample rate, bitrate
Instrument View Engine, provides deep analytics displays for the VB440 Appliance

Form factor 1RU: H (43mm (1.7″) W (437mm (17.2″) D (503mm (19.85″)
Weight: 20Kg (44 lbs)
Operating Temperature Range: 5℃ – 35℃ (41℉ – 95℉)
Non-Operating Temperature Range: – 40℃ – 70℃ (-40℉ – 158℉)
Operating Relative Humidity Range: 8% – 90% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Relative Humidity Range: 5% – 95% (non-condensing)
Power Supply: 400W Redundant PSU
Power Efficiency: 94%
Voltage: 100-240 Volt AC
Input Frequency: 50-60Hz

RTP Errors average, min/max per flow
CRC Errors average, min/max per flow
IAT average, min/max per flow
Bitrate average, min/max per flow
PTP delay average, min/max per flow
Average Packet rate
DSCP QoS parameter setting per flow
Packet TTL (TimeToLive) per flow

VB440 IP probe
Full motion Video/Audio/Colour accuracy
Low latency
Highly flexible, embedded code into HTML5
Any uncompressed media source
Dual 100 Gbit interfaces
Status, Video, Audio, Packet Loss, Waveform Vectorscope
SD, HD, 4K and 8K over IP
Monitor ST2110, ST2022-6/7, ST2059-2 & NMOS

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