Brainstorm Launches New DXD Hybrid Clocks at Winter NAMM

The new DXD-8 and DXD-16 provide a precision legacy reference clock along with PTP grandmaster clock and GPS

Anaheim, CA, Winter NAMM 2019 – Brainstorm Electronics have been providing sync solutions for media production for over 30 years and can be found in top facilities throughout the world. The company’s products are known for their robust build and reliable operation in both simple and critical applications. The new DXD-8 and DXD-16 feature a hybrid approach to sync design, incorporating a precision audio and video reference generator merged with a PTP grandmaster clock and GPS, designed to ease the transition to IP.

Both units are extremely versatile with universal outputs supporting SD and HD video sync, word clock, AES and 10MHz, that allow the user to determine exactly how to configure their sync distribution. And with support for PTP and GPS the DXD is able to keep A/V legacy equipment perfectly synchronized with a modern IP infrastructure. This can be in a new IP facility, even with a legacy island, or a legacy facility with an IP island. The hybrid approach greatly simplifies to move to IP. As a PTP Grandmaster clock, the DXD keeps a complete infrastructure locked to a single reference source.

Both the DXD-8 and DXD-16 can be remotely controlled via web browser. The DXD-8 features four reference generators, eight unique universal outputs, two external reference inputs and optional PTP, GPS and OCXO. The DXD-16 includes PTP so can act as a PTP Grandmaster with 4 independent Ethernet ports, six legacy reference generators, sixteen unique universal outputs, two external reference inputs, with optional GPS, OCXO and SDI.

Brainstorm Electronics President Bernard Frings explains the challenges that lead to the development of the new DXD range, “New standards such as AES67 and ST2110, along with other technological improvements are changing production dramatically. IP is clearly the future but going all-IP is a huge change and demands major investments so many facilities are choosing a hybrid approach for a smoother transition. The DXD line was designed to meet the sync requirements of both 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.”

Both units are available now, with the future proof PTP feature available Spring 2019 as an option for the DXD-8 and free upgrade for the DXD-16.

Brainstorm Electronics at NAMM – Featured on the plus24/Brainstorm Electronics NAMM Booth 15123 ACC North Hall Level 1 Jan 24th-27th 2019 Anaheim Convention Center

Brainstorm Electronics DXD-8 & DXD-16 Front Panels

Brainstorm Electronics New DXD-8 & DXD-16 Universal Clocks – click for hi res press version

DXD-8 front and rear panel
DXD-16 Front and Rear