With the launch of TesiraLUX, Biamp continues their development of networked media as a solution for distributing media across corporate networks – for collaboration/conferencing and intra-business communication applications.

And at the core of this transition is video collaboration, which is the key driver behind Biamp’s audio video bridging (AVB) solution TesiraLUX.
TesiraLUX, part of the robust Tesira platform, plays the role of a video server that allows real-time distribution and synchronization of video over the AVB/TSN ethernet network. The quality of the transmitted video can go up to 4K, with a maximum frame rate of 60 FPS, in 4:4:4 colour and at 16-bit colour depth.

An AVB encoder (TesiraLUX OH-1) is used to carry the source signal over the Ethernet network to its destination device while maintaining its quality and integrity, where an AVB decoder (TesiraLUX OH-1) delivers the perfectly synced output.

TesiraLUX has many applications across various sectors. In the hospitality industry, TesiraLUX enables distribution of high-quality audio and video, with perfect lip-sync, to screens anywhere in a hotel building or a convention hall.

In the training and education sector, TesiraLUX enables professors and instructors to record high-quality audio and video from their lessons for later use. TesiraLUX does this by interfacing directly with the lecture-capture server.


Now let’s take a look at some of the prominent aspects of TesiraLUX.

1) Bandwidth managing options Video content gobbles up the maximum amount of bandwidth and hence requires careful management. TesiraLUX offers multiple options for managing bandwidth over the network. These software-based options manage bandwidth via resolution, compression and frame-rate settings; they help users make informed choices about the content being sent over the network, leading to visually lossless transmissions. The software also has a system in place to warn users when a video stream is too large for TesiraLUX’s media ports.

2) Lip-sync capabilities With TesiraLUX, Tesira has complete control over both audio and video signal paths in a network. Its processing powers can determine exactly how long it will take for a particular signal to pass over the network, which enables a vastly superior synchronisation of audio and video, leading to a perfect lip-sync output. Its signal-coordinating powers also ensure that there is no need for manual addition of audio delays for lip-syncing.

3) Converged network enabler TesiraLUX has a low latency of less than two frames – scaling, compression and network transit included. This is due to the usage of AVB/TSN, which, when added with TesiraLUX’s bandwidth management powers, gives the user the chance to create cost-effective converged networks as opposed to costly dedicated networks meant only for AV media distribution.

4) Familiar system design In terms of system design, TesiraLUX is not reinventing the wheel. It has been seamlessly integrated with the pre-existing Tesira platform. System designers already familiar with the Tesira software design will not face a steep learning curve with TesiraLUX – the new video partitions behave pretty much in the same way as their audio counterparts. It’s just a matter of learning new tools in an already-familiar software environment. This familiarity results in saving of a lot of design time and money.

Now that you are familiar with TesiraLUX and its networked video distribution capabilities, you will be in a better position to sift through options when seeking for solutions for your media distribution needs.

For more information on how you can use TesiraLUX for networked video distribution, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at contact@actis.co.in.

(Content and image courtesy: www.biamp.com)

AV Solutions, Audio Visual Consultants at Actis Technologies India