Solid State Logic (SSL) successfully participated in the Spring 2020 JT-NM Tested program, with the HC Bridge SRC and other devices from the SSL Network I/O range included in the “JT-NM Self-Tested” catalogue for ST 2110.
As the AoIP debate continues to confuse and delight in equal measure, what is clear is different scenarios require specific solutions. So is there a solution that encompasses open standards and existing proven AoIP technologies to the benefit of all? By definition, network infrastructure (switches, routers and cables) is protocol and technology agnostic, it carries data. This is one of the primary reasons to use IP technology in a broadcast facility, the same infrastructure can carry different formats of video and audio data. Key to developments are open standards, ensuring the widest potential future interoperability. Key to real-world installations are system requirements and technology choices driven by the application, or specific usage case. The market share of AoIP technology stacks is also an important factor to consider for interoperability. At this point on the standards adoption curve for audio, the use of licenced AoIP technology stacks provides the widest guaranteed interoperability and greatest functionality when considering audio specific routing requirements.
A global social and digital media company based in North America and Europe was exploring new business ventures within China but lacked a hybrid cloud interconnect solution for the highly regulated and unique Chinese market. The Client was an existing CoreSite customer, which provided the path to a simple solution. The Client turned to Zenlayer, a Coresite Open Cloud Exchange® and co-location partner, to bridge their network gap. Using Zenlayer Cloud Networking the Client was able to deploy a complete hybrid-cloud environment across their infrastructure within just a week.
Global enterprises have distributed users, and the infrastructure conditions of the regions where users are located are often quite different. Compared to mature markets with competitive options, in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia, Brazil, the Middle East, South America and Africa – 4G networks are not mainstream. In fact, 3G and even 2G are still widely used in these emerging markets, where network speeds are relatively slow, and costs are high. For gaming companies that need to quickly seize market share, knowing how to rapidly improve user experience in distributed, complex and weak network environments is crucial for their success.
While the industry was already increasingly moving towards models of remote and distributed working in all aspects of the workflow, the events of 2020 have provided a dramatic accelerant to this trend. The requirements of Covid-mandated social distancing protocols have added to the already compelling economic arguments for remote work, and meant that media organisations are looking for solutions that can accommodate the data flows of the new IP-based broadcast ecosystem reliably and securely with the high performance criteria that broadcast video — especially live broadcast video — requires.
The Switch needed to meet the needs of the NFL Network, along with a range of broadcasters and rights holders, for Super Bowl 50 – one of the world’s biggest and most iconic sporting events
The Connect segment of the BaM Content Chain® encompasses the moving of content, whether real-time (live) or file-based, within and between facilities. This covers a wide range of products and services including IP (and SDI) infrastructure, routing, interfacing and conversion, file-based delivery as well as bandwidth and connectivity services including internet, fiber, satellite, microwave, and cellular. Connect was already one of the fastest growing segments of the BaM Content Chain®, and the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown has dramatically increased demands on connectivity; according to the most recent IABM survey, Connect is the only BaM Content Chain® segment that is still growing during the pandemic. We spoke to IABM members about the drivers of change and trends in this BaM Content Chain® block, what effects they have felt to their business as a result of the pandemic, how they are responding, and what we can expect next in this dynamic sector.
Mediaproxy Case Study: AMC Newtworks AMC Networks International (AMCNI) is the global distribution division of US cable operator and entertainment media group AMC Networks Inc. Its activities are divided across different regional territories, each with a dedicated operating unit handling multiple television channels broadcasting targeted programming, in specific languages, to countries within its region. Each channel is available on a variety of platforms to multiple devices, calling for extensive compliance monitoring to ensure output conforms to different regulatory standards and provides a consistent level of quality for viewers. AMCNI Central and Northern Europe, which covers 14 nations including Germany, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine, updated its logging and analysis system four years ago with the installation of a Mediaproxy LogServer monitor and analyzer. It is now in the process of expanding this set-up to accommodate new services.