Broadcast Solutions

Multimedia Broadcasting Solutions

Discover new horizons in improving bandwidth and reducing latency of your broadcast solutions with our hardware design, AI-powered broadcast FPGA and comprehensive backend and frontend development services.

Whether you want to develop audio and TV broadcasting equipment or other 8K and 4K TV streaming solutions – Promwad is here to assist you in creating cost-effective, scalable systems with real-time analytics.

What We Do for Our Clients

IP cores for media streaming & ProAV →

– SDI-to-IP solutions
– Streaming routers and mixers
– AV processing acceleration
– Encoding, decoding, transcoding

Hardware & firmware
for modular systems →

– openGear frames
– Hot-swappable cards
– Fibre transportation solutions           
– Cross-bridges & interfaces

Software Solutions →

– Camera control systems
– Multiview displays
– Dashboard control systems
– AI-powered analytics
– Cloud-based media streaming platform

Want to discover how we can advance your broadcasting solutions with our engineering expertise?

Services We Provide

Software with AI-powered content analytics
Software for Pro AV and broadcasting equipment
Design of openGear-compliant hardware, firmware and software
Hardware and firmware design for cross-bridging and interfacing for Pro AV and multiview display hardware
FPGA design and firmware development for audio and video processing and transport

Our Expertise in Broadcast Solutions

Audio & video transportation

We help you to:

  • Increase bandwidth for 8K and 4K live TV streaming with perfect quality
  • Ensure uninterrupted streaming and video-on-demand services with data loss protection, smart buffering and storage solutions
  • Minimise glass-to-glass latency for live streaming and interactive applications with a presence effect

Our expertise:

  • SDI-to-IP conversion with SMPTE ST 2110 and IPMX
  • IP cores from Xilinx and Intel
  • Cost-efficient network-attached storages (NAS) with high capacity and reliable backup redundancy
  • Transcoding full-HD, UHD, and HDR via FPGA accelerators
  • Audio processing, mixing and transporting
  • Components of fibre transport infrastructure

openGear-compliant hardware, firmware, and software

​​Tasks we cover:

  • Enhance scalability and interoperability of digital TV broadcasting equipment through the openGear standards, ensuring compatibility with third-party streaming and data processing solutions.
  • Enable multi-channel operations, easy reconfiguration, scaling, and rapid replacement with hot-swappable openGear cards.
  • Launch easy remote control of your network streaming, processing and storage resources.

Our expertise:

  • Design of openGear boards for compact multifunctional systems with hot-swappable cards.
  • Firmware development for frames and cards.
  • Dashboard software for remote control.

Cross-bridging and interfacing for proAV and multiview display hardware

Our standard tasks:

  • Connect and control multiple streaming sources, processing resources, and storages
  • Convert between AV interfaces
  • Project streams on multiview display boards
  • Accelerate multi-stream processing
  • Manage routing and remote access

Our expertise:

  • Video and audio cross-bridges, frame grabbers
  • FPGA-based hardware accelerators for capturing, processing, encoding, transmitting, and displaying audio and video signals
  • ProAV hardware interfaces, including control panels, processors, and multiview displays
  • Network-attached storage (NAS) interfaces, such as IP-to-NVMe and IP-to-UFS
  • Routers and wireless interfaces

Software for dashboards and multiview displays with AI-powered content analytics

Challenges we address:

  • Establish seamless remote control of your streaming and processing tools.
  • Integrate AI-powered streaming content analytics.
  • Launch scalable streaming service for millions of users.

Our AI analytics expertise:

  • Media content categorisation, advertisement filtering, and personalisation.
  • Harmful content detection and censorship.
  • Specific content segment retrieval and analysis.
  • Sports analytics.

Why Promwad

Make the most of broadcast technology with Promwad’s experts.

19 years on the market

3M+ people use products that we developed

100+ engineers and managers are in the company

Broadcast Solutions

Our video solutions were used on world championships

ISO 9001 compliance

Our Case Studies

openGear-based projects

16x channel 3G-SDI-to-IP fibre extender

We developed a schematic design, PCB layout and firmware for a high-end processing board with the Virtex UltraScale FPGA. The card allows transporting 4 x 12G-SDI or 4 x 4 3G-SDI streams via SDI over a single fibre strand.

Key features:

  • 4-16 ch of SDI inputs
  • 4 x fibre CWDM-SFP12G output
  • 4 x SFP4 25G optical ports
  • 4x 4 х 3G-SDI ports
  • 16 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM
  • QDRII+ onboard memory
  • Demo FPGA firmware for major blocks
  • FPGA reconfiguration via CAN bus
  • Remote control through a custom dashboard
openGear FPGA processing board

Dual-channel HDMI-to-IP transceiver

We designed a transceiver to manage HDMI streams with the ability to duplicate, mix, switch, or merge content using picture-in-picture modes.

Key features:

  • 2 x HDMI I/O
  • Support for 1G and 3G over RJ45 for seamless signal transmission
  • Transmitting/receiving IP signals through the SMPTE ST2110 standards
  • FPGA-driven processing, handling up to 4K video streams
  • NMOS discovery
  • H.264 encoding/decoding

Video formats:

  • (HD) 1920x1080i 50, 59.94
  • (HD) 1280x720p 50, 59.94, 60

Additional features:

  • 1x RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
  • Web client support for remote network setup and configuration
Multiport HDMI-to-IP сonverters

SMPTE 2110 SDI-to-IP Tx/Rx Transceiver

We've designed a two-module solution for ultrafast broadcasting and storage of 4K video streams captured by professional cameras installed in a harsh environment:

  • The first module is an SDI-to-IP converter card based on the Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGA and Xilinx SMPTE ST 2110 IP cores.
  • The second module is a 10Gb/sec network-attached storage (NAS) based on multiple SSD drives connected via a SAS expander powered by the Lattice CertusPro-NX FPGA.

Both modules are openGear-compliant and hot-swappable. They can be installed into the openGear-compliant frame and controlled via a web dashboard. The hardware and software provide device automatic identification over a network and remote operator control via the Internet.

Key features:

  • 8x 3G-SDI inputs
  • HDMI output (Full HD, 4K)
  • SMPTE ST 2110 IP transceiver
SMPTE 2110 SDI-to-IP Tx/Rx Transceiver

12G Multiviewer with SDI and HDMI outputs

This card transfers 4 independent SDI video sources to a single display, allowing simultaneous monitoring of various SD and HD formats and frame rates.

Each view on the display supports overlays, including custom labels, audio metres, and more.

The card has SDI and HDMI outputs for monitoring professional SDI displays, projectors and large TV screens.

Key features:

  • 4х 3G-SDI inputs
  • HDMI multiview outputs
  • 1 x HD-SDI output
  • 12G SFP+ fibre output
12G Multiviewer with SDI and HDMI inputs

Software development

Platform for broadcasters

We have off-the-shelf server software for operators and broadcasters who aggregate video streams on their servers and distribute them to their clients. 

Our ready-to-go solution

  • Receives and transcodes video
  • Creates profiles and serves subscribers
  • Monitors all transmitting/receiving devices
  • Manages their settings;

Video streams can be transmitted to TVs, set-top boxes, and mobile devices.

This software allows digital TV operators to receive streams from CCTV cameras in various regions.

Platform for broadcasters

Application for PRO camera

Tasks completed:

  • UI\UX design
  • Application development + web version 

Tech stack: 

C\C++, Qt for WebAssembly, GStreamer, ffmpeg


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Virtual audio mixer

We developed a cross-platform Qt-based application for MacOS, Windows, and Linux.

What our solution does

  • Mixes 6 inputs to 4 outputs across 4 buses for versatile audio source mixing: music, videos, IP calls, and IP radio can be mixed and sent to different audio outputs.
  • Supports 8 mono microphones, 2 stereo hardware channels, and 12 stereo virtual channels simultaneously.
  • Compatible with pro audio DAWs and various audio interfaces: MME, Direct-X, KS, WaveRT, WASAPI, and ASIO.
  • Enables connections to musical instruments and supports VST/VST3 plugins.
Virtual audio mixer

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AI-powered content analysis and filtering

We developed a state-of-the-art neural model based on YOLO 5 and 8 to identify specific behaviours in video streams, such as smoking, mobile phone use, and mask-wearing.

The model was trained on over 12K labelled images and optimised to reduce processing latency by ten times.

Our solution helps to filter targeted advertising and enable video censorship and content categorisation.

AI-powered content analysis and filtering


Firmware development for serial and GPI fibre transceiver

We developed firmware for a long-haul fibre optic link transmitter with serial and GPI connections.

The project was implemented for Lynx Technik AG, a German company that designs high-quality products for professional A/V and broadcasting.

Key features:

  • RJ45 connector with the RS232/422/485 interface
  • SFP module
  • MCU with USB functionality from Microchip
  • 10-layer, 1.3mm thickness PCB
  • Standard loss FR-4 material
  • HDI 2-N-2 technology

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Firmware development for serial and GPI fibre transceiver

Professional 4K camera viewfinder

The designed viewfinder captures raw video from a professional camera using the 3G-SDI interface (60Hz frame rate, UHD format).

Then, it transmits this raw data to the host x86 processor via a PCIe link and displays the processed video stream on a 4K display through the DisplayPort interface.

4K camera viewfinder

Bi-directional Quad Link 2SI/SQD development

We've developed a compact 3G/12G SDI gearbox to convert SDI input into Ethernet packets transmitted over the fibre network.

Our team used Semtech cable equalisers and cable drivers to build the physical layer of the SDI interfaces. Video conversion was implemented on the Intel Cyclone 10 GX FPGA, which we enhanced with an 8 Gbit DDR3L for a memory buffer.

From the software side, the device supports both SQD and 2SI modes to facilitate the following SDI video stream conversions.

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Bi-directional Quad Link 2SI/SQD development

12G-SDI Converter

We developed a schematic design, ​a PCB layout, and IP cores ​for the SDI streams gearbox.

Key features:

  • Cyclone-10-GX-based design​

  • 12G-SDI to 4x3G-SDI ​

  • 4x3G-SDI to 12G-SDI​

  • 2SI/SQD modes


Video decoding and output to the TFT panel

We designed а cost-effective video processing solution based on the Lattice ECP FPGA and tested its prototypes. Our team developed FPGA firmware for receiving video streams from various sources ​via Ethernet/DSI/HDMI. 

Key features:

  • Video parallel RGB interface​
  • LVDS display interface​
  • CSI + SDI interface​
  • FPGA embedded Ethernet switch ​(up to Gigabit Ethernet)​
  • Lattice ECP5, Variscite iMX8 module​
  • Converter of parallel video interface to LVDS/CSI​
  • Unified for the ECP family ​
  • Fits low-cost Lattice ECP chips​
Video decoding and output to the TFT panel

Our Engagement Models

Time & Material

– Payments for actual hours worked
– Regular reporting of time and results
– Regular communication with the team
– Connecting / disconnecting engineers on request
– Flexible development process

Dedicated Team

– Fixed monthly costs
– Custom-built team with specific competencies
– Fully dedicated engineering team
– Comprehensive IT infrastructure
– Max efficiency for complex projects


– Budget control
– Reduced risk
– Flexible resource allocation
– Clear scope
– Predictable timeline
– Quality control

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