Brainstorm Electronics announces the release of version 2 firmware update for the DXD line of universal clocks adding new features that include PTP, GPS and LTC functions.
In the era of media over IP, PTP (Precision Time Protocol) has become important as it is the sync standard for AES67, SMPTE 2110, Dante and Ravenna. The DXD can now be a PTP Grandmaster locked to its internal crystal or to an external reference including WC, Video Sync or 10 MHz. It can also be a PTP Slave locked to an external Grandmaster.
In addition, version 2 brings support for the Brainstorm GPS receiver (DXD/GPS) that can be installed inside the DXD. GPS provides an accurate source for clocking and for Time-Of-Day and also enables remote DXD units to be locked and in phase with one another when referenced to GPS.
Version 2 also offers an optional LTC package that includes two timecode generators. Each can be set as a Time-Of-Day timecode generator or as a simple Run/Stop/Cue generator locked to the DXD reference, at any standard format or rate. Parameters are included for the Daily Jam per ST-2059.
Flexible, reliable and easy to use, the unique DXD-8 and DXD-16 keep traditional equipment relying on Black Burst or Word Clock synchronized with an IP network or vice versa.
“The DXD line was designed to meet the sync requirements of multiple environments by combining traditional legacy sync (word clock, AES black, video Black Burst or Try-Level sync) with IEEE1588 PTP (Precision Time Protocol) and GPS,” states Brainstorm Electronics President Bernard Frings. “IP is clearly the future but a smooth transition is needed.”