CBC/Radio Canada Selects Embrionix

Embrionix has announced that its new 25GE monitoring and conversion solutions have been chosen by CBC/Radio-Canada for the new Maison de Radio-Canada 418,000-square-foot broadcasting center in Montreal.

In 2018, CBC/Radio-Canada also chose Embrionix gateways for all of the new facility’s HD/UHD IP/SDI conversion requirements.

Maison de Radio-Canada will be home to production and postproduction activities for CBC/Radio-Canada’s French services national and English services regional TV, radio, and digital services. This state-of-the-art facility includes 14 studio floors of various size, six TV control rooms, and 18 radio studios. Its massive master control and playout room is designed to accommodate 40 TV channels, 40 web channels, and 160 radio channels.

“With such a massive new undertaking as the buildout of Maison de Radio-Canada, we must be both flexible and forward looking,” said François Legrand, senior director, Core Systems Engineering, CBC/Radio-Canada. “With this in mind, Embrionix offers us the most seamless solution for 25GE single-stream SMPTE ST 2110 IP UHD-to-HDMI 2.0 conversion with full SMPTE ST 2022-7 hitless redundancy.”

Embrionix brings 25GE compatibility to its entire IP solutions portfolio. The company’s compact emVIEW, emFUSION-3, and emFUSION-6 IP gateways can now be ordered with 25GE emSFPs inside, and as either single or multimode, greatly reducing the cost of migrating to UHD. Additionally, the new Embrionix 25GE emVIRTU all-IP processing platform enables unprecedent media processing capability in just 1 RU.