Nestor A. Amaya – President, Coveloz Technologies Inc My router is on life support. It will not be around much longer. Should I replace it with an IP switch? How could the AIMS roadmap help me today? How about next year? When we transitioned from analog to SDI, things got worse before they got better. When will IP be the better choice? [maxbutton id="126" ] [maxbutton id="127" ]
Thomas Gunkel (Broadcast Market Director, Skyline Communications) reviews a practical example of a SMPTE ST 2110 UHD OB-truck and the challenges in monitoring its infrastructure and the media-over-IP flows. The presentation explores the most relevant KPIs in an ALL-IP environment, looks at SMPTE ST 2022-7 and PTP monitoring explains how to resolve multicast flow topology in combination with label management and how to present such aggregated data to an operator. [bc_video video_id="5770521129001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Nestor A. Amaya (President, Coveloz Technologies Inc.) presents a detailed look at the control and management of IP Infrastructures inside a media facility including registration and discovery, connection management/control and Quality of Service (QOS). [maxbutton id="136" url="https://theiabm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NestorAmaya.pdf"]
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...