TICO-powered 4K over 10GbE with DELTACAST and GRASS VALLEY @ IBC 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 - TICO-powered 4K over 10GbE with DELTACAST and GRASS VALLEY @ IBC 2017

Amsterdam, September 15, 2017

This year again, DELTACAST will showcase its TICO products on the TICO ALLIANCE booth 10D31 at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam.

DELTACAST manufactures a wide range of cost-effective video cards used by OEMs to create professional broadcast solutions and products. 

TICO is a lightweight and low-latency compression technology allowing the transport of UHD content on existing video infrastructures and video networks. DELTACAST portfolio includes products which support TICO over SDI as well as over IP.

At the TICO ALLIANCE booth 10D31, DELTACAST will showcase its TICO IP video capture card.

This product will be connected to the GRASS VALLEY IPG-3901, from which it will receive 4K/UHD video over a 10GbE connection, to be visualized on a 4K screen.

The Densite IP Gateway (IPG-3901) from GRASS VALLEY, a BELDEN Brand, is designed to help broadcasters bridge hybrid SDI/IP production environments as they make the transition to IP-based transport. The IPG-3901 cards offer a TICO support option and convert real-time, uncompressed, baseband video using SMPTE 2022-6 protocol for distribution over 10 GigE networks, and vice versa. The gateways support any mix of 3G/HD/SD-SDI production workflows over IP networks. This demonstration shows a perfect interoperability of the TICO equipment from GRASS VALLEY and DELTACAST.

We are in a transition period between SDI and IP and it is not obvious to determine how long this transition will be”, says Christian Dutilleux, CEO of DELTACAST. “TICO is a very interesting opportunity in this context and we are very proud to propose it to the market and to interoperate with majors like GRASS VALLEY”.

With the visually lossless 4:1 TICO compression technology, broadcasters are able to move 4K signals across their existing SDI networks, making it easier for them to implement their IP transitions at a time that makes sense for them,” said Daniel Collin, Product Manager, Interfaces, Grass Valley. “In the IBC demonstration with DELTACAST, we are showing how this technology is impacting hybrid workflows.


GRASS VALLEY empowers customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. We help them create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, providing innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers.