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  • Webcode: 441018 • Mfr: PWS110RX1A
Product Highlights
  • XDCam Camcorder Compatibility
  • HDMI / 6x USB 3.0 / 2x RJ-45 / BNC Connection
  • 1920 x 1200 Max. Resolution
  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 120 GB Storage
  • 100-240 VAC Power
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PWS-110RX1A | Network RX Station

Simple, robust and affordable live streaming solution for broadcasting

Sony’s Network RX Station, the PWS-110RX1A, can be used stand-alone or with XDCAM air, our cloud-based ENG solution. Depending on the configuration, it can accept live video and audio directly from a vast array of supported camcorders and adaptors via single or dual link connection using cellular, Wi-Fi or wired networks. The Network RX Station delivers uncommonly high quality HD streams.

Key Features:

  • Stable live streaming with Sony's QoS technology
  • Cost efficient live streaming of 1080i and 720p over cellular, Wi-Fi or Wired Ethernet
  • Direct streaming from a wide range of XDCAM camcorders, adapter and mobile phones
  • Dual Link streaming
  • Remote file transfer
  • Two simultaneous SDI output streams
  • Broadcast standard connectivity
  • Intuitive web-based management GUI
  • Optional licenses to enhance your workflow with additional features

Live streaming from camcorders is very popular right now, and it’s not hard to see why. News organizations want the fastest access to breaking stories and editors want to get the fastest possible head start on incoming footage. But not all streaming technologies are created equal.

At the high end, satellite and microwave contribution work well—if you can afford the van, the antennas and the operating costs. Low-end Wi-Fi based solutions are good for providing pictures to an audience that might otherwise be left in the dark. But all too often, the video stream is marred by picture freezes, dropped frames and macro blocking. That’s why Sony developed advanced streaming with Quality of Service (QoS) for our PWS-110RX1A streaming receiver. You get maximum performance at minimum cost.

Stable live streaming with Sony’s QoS technology

Network packet loss, during streaming, can degrade image quality, cause image freezing and disrupt the audio. Sony’s Quality of Service (QoS) technology helps maintain video and audio integrity during transmission. Original Sony algorithms automatically optimize bandwidth and buffer size according to the transmission conditions.

Technologies like real-time automatic repeat request (ARQ), adaptive rate control (ARC) and forward error correction (FEC) maintain signal integrity. You get high-quality streaming without the need for manual adjustments. New H.265/HEVC transmission mode brings customer better picture quality in lower bitrate than live streaming in conventional H.264/AVC mode.

Cost efficient live streaming of 1080i and 720p over cellular, Wi-Fi or Wired Ethernet

The unit receives connections from up to 30 Sony supported Camcorders and adapters via cellular, Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet networks in a variety of broadcast formats, including 1080i and 720p. The system can handle live streams, each from 0.5 - 12Mbps.

Direct streaming from a wide range of XDCAM camcorders, adapter and mobile phones

Supported camcorders use a cellular/Wi-Fi dongle or CBK-NA1 Ethernet adapter, and non-supported devices can use the CBK-WA100 and CBK-WA101 adapters along with a cellular/Wi-Fi dongle or CBK-NA1 Ethernet adapter. XDCAM pocket, mobile application for both iOS and Android is available for sending QoS live streaming from your mobile phones.

Dual Link streaming

Utilizing 2 mobile networks, supported camcorders and CBK-WA100/101 wireless adapters can send dynamically load-balanced live streaming packets to a PWS-110RX1A receiver. This provides increased bandwidth and redundancy for when one carrier’s mobile network condition weakens, allowing the second mobile connection to carry the balance of the stream. During ideal conditions, video streaming data packets are equally aggregated among both connections/mobile networks. CBK-DL1, USB adapter enables camcorders with single USB interface to divide into two USB slots.

Remote file transfer

The PWS-110RX1A allows a user to remotely access proxy media within a supported camcorders or adapter. The remote operator then has the ability to execute a file transfer from the camcorders or adapter to an FTP server or cloud service of their choice.

Two simultaneous SDI output streams

Output up to two live streams of SDI for downstream systems such as a switcher or an ingest server. Multiple PWS-110RX1A units can be ganged together to allow additional camcorders connections and SDI outputs, all while using single user interface.

Broadcast standard connectivity

In addition to two SDI outputs, the receiver includes reference and timecode input connectors, to enable synchronization with broadcast systems.

Intuitive web-based management GUI

Web-based management GUI, Connection Control Manager software enables easy connection to camcorders and delivers efficient handling of the live streams. The software is preinstalled on the PWS- 110RX1A and presents a comprehensive GUI that can be used, for example, to view thumbnails from multiple camcorders; to control camcorder connections, transmission bit rates, and latency settings; and to monitor output from multiple PWS-110RX1A units.

Optional licenses to enhance your workflow with additional features

PWS-110RX1A is flexible platform to enhance your workflow with additional features with optional paid licenses. The following products are available now:

  • Dual Link License (PWSL-RXDL series): activates feature of receiving QoS live streaming from camcorders /adaptors with two aggregated cellular connections.
  •  Advanced Camera License (PWSL-RXAD series): activates advanced network features (HEVC QoS live streaming and Intercom features) with PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190.
  • XDCAM pocket License (PWSL-XPT series): activates feature of receiving QoS live streaming from XDCAM pocket mobile application.
  • These licenses are covered in XDCAM air subscription service in North America and Europe.

What's Included

Network RX Station
Operation manual
Operation guide
4x Screw for rack mount


Product Specifications

Network RX Station


Power requirements 100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz
Power consumption 235 W
Standby power consumption 3 W or lower
Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
Storage temperature –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Operating humidity 20% to 90% (relative humidity)
Storage humidity 5% to 80%
Mass 9.8 kg (21 lb. 9.7 oz.)
Dimensions 440 × 43.6 × 507 mm (17 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 20 in.) (width / height / depth)


Processor Intel Core i7 6700TE (2.4 GHz)
Memory 8 GBytes
SO-DIMM (DDR4) (2)
Drive (M.2) 120 GBytes
Expansion bus PCIe Gen2 8Lane (30 W) (2)

Inputs / Outputs

LAN RJ-45 (2)
1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
USB (front panel / rear panel) Super Speed USB (USB 3.0) Type A
(6, 2 on front and 4 on rear)
Front: Power delivery support (900 mA/port)
Rear: Power delivery support on bottom
right port (900 mA), not supported on
other three ports
HDMI Type A (1)
HDMI Ver. 1.4a,
1920 × 1200 maximum resolution, 60 Hz
SMPTE ST 318 compliant, HD tri-level
sync (0.6 Vp-p/75 ohms/sync negative)
or SD black burst/composite sync
(0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms/sync negative)
SDI 1 to 4 BNC (4)
HD: SMPTE ST 292-1 compliant
SD: SMPTE ST 259 compliant

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Sony PWS-110RX1A Network RX Station for Select XDCAM Camcorders

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