Like the whole broadcast and media technology market, the audio market is currently going through a transition to IP driven by the need for increased efficiency through automation and virtualization. Moreover, as skillsets change at customer organizations, audio technology suppliers are rolling out solutions designed for multi-platforms supporting next-generation audio formats (i.e. immersive audio). Over the past few years, audio over IP (AoIP) has become the top technology priority for audio technology buyers as evidenced by our latest Buying Trends survey.
We have seen in recent years that the user community is resistant to adopting new technologies unless there is a clear demonstration of interoperability between vendors’ implementations. This is evident from the large number of plugfests that have been held for technologies like IMF, ST 2110, AES67 and ST 2059 suites of standards. There are also efforts such as the NMOS ‘incubator’
to get multiple suppliers together to test concepts before the specifications are designated as ‘stable’.
IABM has released a new Audio Business Report for members, looking at the current state of the industry and identifying the key drivers of change as the audio market goes through a radical transition.
The Audio Technology Business Report aims to identify major strategic drivers of change in the audio technology business. The purpose of this report is to enable IABM member companies to discover emerging trends in the audio technology sector, including buying, selling and technology development trends.
Last year, Ben Schwarz, the owner of CTO innovation, and Jérôme Blanc, EVP Compression Products at Anevia, co-authored an eBook about why low latency is important. Streaming live events was one big driver.
Now, part 2 of the eBook – the quick tech tour that explains how to achieve it – is out. It explains how to reduce latency to less than 5 seconds. It delves into new technology trends in OTT such as virtualisation, edge processing, and MEC, and the impact they have on latency and delay.
This 2 day course builds your understanding of how images and sound are turned into audio and video signals then passed along the end-to-end broadcast chain from acquisition through production distribution and delivery.
Scott Griffin – SVP Engineering, M&E, Diversified There are numerous Audio-over-IP formats that have been adopted by the major manufacturers, each with its own strengths and weaknesses when applied to different scenarios. From MADI, Livewire and Cobranet to Dante, Ravenna and AES67, this session looks at real world integrations from recent projects and hear about some of the challenges and advantages. [maxbutton id="122" ]
Andreas Hildebrand – Technology Evangelist, ALC NetworX Andreas describes the basic principles of AES67 and the commonalities, differences and constraints defined in SMPTE ST 2110 with respect to synchronization and transport of audio essence streams. [maxbutton id="136" url="http://issuu.com/iabm/docs/andreashildebrand?e=18770765/52900381"] [maxbutton id="137" url="https://bcove.video/2eFUTTy"]
Montgomery Scott (Star Trek) famously said, “You’ve got to use the right tool for the job, lad.” This session takes this lesson to heart. Patrick Killianey (Network Applications Engineer, Yamaha Commercial Audio Division) will examine the needs of audio and video separately, discussing how open standards represent different opportunities to each trade and how they cooperate with private solutions – each being the “right tool” in different situations. Simple network infrastructure structural models will also be shown that lend themselves to quick maintenance by the teams that operate the A/V systems. [bc_video video_id="5771674132001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Why is there a separate SMPTE ST 2110-30 standard from AES67? Are AES67 devices compatible with SMPTE ST 2110-30? Why is there a SMPTE ST 2110-31 standard? This presentation from Leigh Whitcomb (Architect, Imagine Communications) is a deep dive into the SMPTE ST 2110-30, 31 and AES67 audio and will answer all these questions. [bc_video video_id="5778584378001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]