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.
Delegates will build practical networks hands-on to deliver unicast video streams across routed and switched networks. The resilience of the network to deliver video streams at layer 2 (spanning tree / rapid spanning tree) will be compared and contrasted practically with the failover of routing protocols at layer 3 (OSPF routing protocol). Layer 3 switches will be used for interconnecting networks and typical commands required for these exercises will be covered on the course.
Tim Felstead, Head of Product Marketing, SAM Tim examines the process Broadcast Centre Europe went through and how over the course of 2015 and 2016 they examined the market and chose SAM as primary supplier of an IP routing and production system. [maxbutton id="98" ] [maxbutton id="99" ]
In parallel with the development of SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA has been developing registration, discovery, and connection management tools needed to build IP-based workflow systems more rapidly. This talk by John Mailhot (CTO, Networking & Infrastructure, Imagine Communications) covers the IS-04/05 specifications and how they integrate into routing control environments. [bc_video video_id="5768697132001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
The economic and performance advantages of IT technologies over traditional baseband infrastructure equipment for routing video signals are too compelling to ignore. The writing is on the wall. The broadcast and media industry is transitioning to IP. That means that media professionals must choose between an open or proprietary path to an all-IP plant.
Stan Moote presents at the Technical Breakfast at Broadcast Asia 2017 – is there more to it than IP?