Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - DELTACAST successfully passes NAB 2020 JT-NM Tested program
The Joint Task Force on Networked Media – aka JT-NM – coordinates the industry transition to IP.
One year ago, the task force launched a new initiative called JT-NM Tested program, to provide the actors of the IP move with a catalog of products and components interoperable with each other through their respective compliance to the SMPTE ST2110 standards ecosystem.
In conjunction with its participation to NAB 2020, DELTACAST decided to take part in the JT-NM test session of March 2020, which has hopefully been maintained under some form, despite the COVID-19 crisis. Actually, the coronavirus outbreak made it necessary to cancel the JT-NM Tested validation event at Houston, and therefore JT-NM created a specific badge for this session essentially based on self-submitted results.
DELTACAST presented its DELTA-ip-ST2110 product to the JT-NM test program, and is proud to announce that it successfully passed all the relevant tests, and obtained the Self-Tested in Accordance with JT-NM Test Plan for SMPTE ST 2110 badge.The JT-NM test session demonstrated the perfect interoperability of the DELTA-ip-ST2110 cards, not only from a pure ST2110-20 (video), ST2110-30 (audio) and ST2110-40 (ANC) perspective, but also on a series of other system aspects, some of them being even part of the JT-NM TR-1001 recommendation. Last but not least, an important part of the test set was dedicated to PTP (ST2059-2) handling.
Since ever, DELTACAST dedicates lots of energy to the quality, robustness, testing and interoperability of its products. Initiatives like the JT-NM Tested program are hence completely in line with the DELTACAST strategy, and constitutes a very good opportunity for our engineers to confront their design to 3rd party equipment, real life use cases and infrastructures, and to the judgement of their peers!
That March 2020 test session was an important step in the evolution of DELTACAST ST2110 products. Next steps include the introduction of our next generation of ST2110, 25 GbE, IP cards, as well as new announcements around the DELTACAST IP Virtual Card. Stay tuned, and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any specific need in that direction!
Sponsored by the JT-NM and administered by top User organizations and entities, the EBU, CBC, IRT, BBC R&D, the JT-NM Tested program offers prospective purchasers of IP based equipment greater, more documented insight into how vendor equipment aligns to the SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE ST 2059 standards, JT-NM TR-1001-1 and AMWA NMOS specifications and to Cybersecurity practices listed in EBU documents.
Vendors who submitted self-tested results in accordance with JT-NM Tested test plans and agreed to make their results public are listed, along with their products’ self-tested results in the JT-NM Tested Report. This report is available online at https://jt-nm.org/jt-nm_tested.
The report describes the test criteria and testing methodology, and lists the specific hardware and/or software versions of the products that were self-tested.
While vendor self-testing is not a certification program, it provides a snapshot in time of how vendor equipment performs when tested in accordance with test plans developed by the JT-NM. (These test plans are public and freely available at the JT-NM website listed above.)
The goal of this program is to provide prospective purchasers and users with information that may be useful as they evaluate products for use in IP-based facilities.