The Switch deploys eight PHABRIX QxL units to expand its playout facilities

PHABRIX has recently confirmed the sale of QxL rasterizer to the The Switch. This company is a provider of production services and global delivery of live video. They have purchased eight units specifically for its playout operation based in Burbank, Ca.

The units will support the expansion of The Switch’s playout facilities to provide 4K channel origination for live sports events. The new channels are ST 2110-based and primarily aimed at the domestic US market, but with an eye on the international market.

QxL has been designed to address the needs of professional broadcast media IP networks in a compact form factor. The product is one of the most compact IP ST 2110 rasterizer in the market and it inherits all the JT-NM Tested features, updated for real-time UHD IP workflows.

“We were impressed by the QxL,” says Robert Szabo-Rowe, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Product Management at The Switch. “They do what they need to, they have the right logging capabilities, and they do a lot of the 2110 analytics as well. They’re quality pieces of gear. We trust PHABRIX when it comes to test and measurement, so I am sure they will do well here.”

“The momentum towards 2110-based broadcast workflows is growing all the time, and we are delighted to be able to assist The Switch in ensuring its customers in the US and beyond receive continually high-quality UHD video,” comments Phillip Adams, PHABRIX, CEO.

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