SMPTE ST 2110 is all about professional media over managed IP networks. Robert Welch (Technical Solutions Lead, Arista Networks) reveals the considerations and design architectures for building, maintaining and operating the all-IP real-time workflow. [bc_video video_id="5768682078001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Software and system developers have learned to minimize latency and jitter when writing to physical NICs, but what are the parameters for virtual NICs in virtual machines? This presentation by Thomas Burns (CTO, Media & Entertainment, Dell EMC) will explore select variables in hardware and software packages for virtual production. [bc_video video_id="5771900916001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Over the past 18 months, BT and the BBC have built a national broadcast network using IP transport and SMPTE ST 2022 for carriage of uncompressed video, audio and data. In this presentation, John Ellerton (Head of Media Futures, BT Media and Broadcast) and Ross Kemp (Head of Connectivity Architecture, BBC) provides some insight into this enormous project, its challenges and successes, and the ambitions for the network as the BBC progresses towards an end-to-end IP future. [maxbutton id="136" url="https://theiabm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/JohnEllerton.pdf"]
Thomas Gunkel (Market Director Broadcast, Skyline Communications) on why incorporating AI algorithms that automatically analyze data in real time are indispensable in the NMS for efficiently controlling, monitoring and orchestrating your operation
The adoption of IP technology across the whole broadcast workflow is now well underway. IP has already been used for many years for the purposes of broadcast contribution over wide area networks (WANs). The technology is now also beginning to be used in local area network (LAN) environments for transporting broadcast signals within studio- and campus facilities. In many cases though, broadcasters are initially considering a like-for-like network replacement of baseband with IP, which, for the time being, still implies higher initial cost, not least because of the need to convert the SDI output of existing equipment to IP (until all broadcast equipment becomes IP capable). There is much more to IP than simply mimicking existing baseband networks though. The seminal VRT/EBU LiveIP project (the first practical demonstration of using a multi-vendor all IP environment for live production, back in 2015-2016) made the point very eloquently: IP enables workflows to be “remote, shared and automated”. IP brings the opportunity to harmonize local and long-distance media networks around a single technology – so-called IP LAN/WAN (local and wide area network) convergence. This means that it becomes much easier to share equipment, studios and control rooms, and even production staff, across locations...
For reliable IP media operation, bandwidth needs to be reserved for flows and the network needs to be protected from unauthenticated senders and receivers. AMWA NMOS IS-06 Network Control is a publicly available multi-vendor interface specification between a broadcast controller and one or more network controllers. Find out from Thomas Edwards (VP Engineering & Development, Fox) and Subha Dhesikan (Principal Engineer, Cisco) how it allows the broadcast controller to learn about network topology, to authorize endpoints, and to allow networked media flows to move with reserved bandwidth, and it is supported by multiple network equipment companies to avoid vendor lock-in.
Increasingly based on IP, virtualization and Cloud technology, Nevion’s solutions enable the management, transport and processing of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, NASA, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT and Telefonica.
MuxLab’s new 3G-SDI/ST2110 over IP Uncompressed Extender (model 500767) provides two methods of signal extension: one riding on an IP-infrastructure running 4K AV through a 10GB Ethernet switch; and another allowing a more traditional point-to-point extension using CAT5/6 or fiber cable. In both scenarios, uncompressed resolutions up to 4K/30 are supported.
At the 2018 NAB Show in April, GatesAir introduced Intraplex IPConnect, a standalone hardware device with integrated award-winning IPConnect software for reliable, secure data transport. Previously available only as an option for IP Link audio codecs, the new device provides reliability and security for virtually types of IP data, including those from IP audio codecs, HD Radio streams and Web or SNMP-based remote-control applications. The device can be used as an IP Gateway or a LAN bridge to provide point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections.
Artel’s SMARTMedia Delivery Platform™ is the conduit to simplifying the convergence of IT and broadcast ecosystems. As a base platform supporting native IP media delivery, the SMART platform’s architecture provides feature flexibility and future functional expandability via software download.
By using the latest networking and processor technology the SMART Media Delivery Platform has achieved a high level of integration and the agility to navigate media through next-generation networks