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.
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.
This annual event covering three days at the EBU headquarters in Geneva brings together 150 professionals from the public broadcast sector and increasingly the private sector as well. In addition to those attending in person, the EBU streams the event live with high production values, interactivity and excellent video and sound quality.
In past years there was more of a deep dive in to the various video formats and specifications in development, SMPTE 2110 and compression algorithm for example. This year similar technology was included but an increased emphasis was placed on operational aspects and developments beyond signal formats. Separate tutorials were provided for more in-depth explanations.
Overall there is a sense that traditional broadcasters are waking up to the realities of modern television which is increasingly on-line and social media driven.
This report provides a brief summary of each session. On request more information can be provided on specific presentations, most have been made available directly after the event.
Philippe Guerinet (Director of International Sales, Solid State Logic) discusses how audio over IP solutions have been developed to meet TV Production requirements and have been integrated into digital infrastructures that include early video over IP deployments. This presentation will describe two such installations; at Canal Factory (a Canal+ production facility) in Paris and at YouTube’s studios in London, and discuss the evolution of IP technologies as they converge on the SMPTE 2110 standards. [bc_video video_id="5728114680001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Antony David – CEO, Solid State Logic Antony explains the benefits of AOIP networks and why those implemented today will mesh with the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04 standards. An example of a fully networked multi-room production facility at a major European broadcaster will illustrate these points and the capabilities. [maxbutton id="134" ] [maxbutton id="135" ]
Ievgen Kostiukevych (IP Media Technology Architect, European Broadcasting Union) provides the concept of a full-stack interoperable AoIP implementation, and discusses future-looking ideas and concepts.
Sonifex is a UK based manufacturing company producing technical audio equipment for radio and TV broadcasters across the world. Started in 1969, Sonifex is historically known for making radio ‘cart’ machines in the 1980’s and more recently for its Redbox line of audio and video ‘fix-it’ interfaces.
The company has progressed its technology from traditional analogue to digital and now to IP based networked audio. Focussing on RAVENNA AES67 and more recently Dante®, Sonifex’s new focus is to redesign its product range to take advantage of the benefits that AoIP brings
The IABM theaters – go beyond IP This article originally appeared in the IABM Journal, issue 105 which is available to view online here Written by IABM CTO Stan Moote [caption id="attachment_50419" align="alignleft" width="201"] IABM CTO Stan Moote[/caption]This whole transition to IP had the industry on pause. Many expansion plans, technology refreshes and budgets were postponed, suspended or put in a ‘wait and see’ holding pattern. Not only was this dreadful for IABM members’ top line, it also hurt the industry as a whole by permitting competitors to come in and steal eye-balls from long-established facilities. IABM decided to take on a mandate to help get things back on track through educating the industry on the realities of real-time video and audio over IP at major trade events and online. “The fear of the unknown about real-time video over IP, cyber- security and the survival of SDI put the industry on- hold. To dispel this apprehension, we started up IABM Theaters – they are all about education for all levels of individuals across vendors, installation experts and strategy professionals,” says Peter White, IABM CEO. Starting out at the NAB Show 2017, in conjunction with the IP Showcase, the IABM theater...
Antony David – CEO, Solid State Logic, explains the benefits of AOIP networks and why those implemented today will mesh with the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04 standards. An example of a fully networked multi-room production facility at a major European broadcaster will illustrate these points and the capabilities.
A case study from Mick DeValck (Director Technology and Operations at VRT) on a successful project that proves doing things differently makes sense.