Technology writer, Peter Suciu
, of TV Technology
wrote this piece regarding IP work flows.
IP in the Spotlight at NAB Show
Throughout its informational sessions and on the show floor, a main focus of the 2017 NAB Show will be the broadcast industry’s transition to IP. One focal point will be the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (formerly BEC), which has been designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, as well as media technology managers, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers, distributors, engineering consultants, and R&D engineers to address the pressing issues that face the industry.
This includes the ongoing transition to IT- and IP-based systems, with an emphasis on next-generation systems that are being adopted throughout the media-delivery ecosystem.
In addition to the conference sessions, the show will feature demonstrations of the convergence of IP for broadcast and examples of interoperability at the IP Showcase on the show floor. Sponsored by eight organizations including AES, AIMS, IABM, JT-NM members AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, as well as the Media Networking Alliance (MNA), the IP Showcase will play host to companies demonstrating dozens of new products.
“No doubt, the most exciting IP event at NAB 2017 will be the showcase,” said Thomas Edwards, vice president of engineering and development for Fox Networks Engineering and Operations. “Similar to the IBC IP Interoperability Zone, this booth in the North Hall of the LVCC is supported by the major players and will have about 40 companies showing IP interoperability. It goes a step beyond IBC, because it will concentrate on transport using the new SMPTE ST 2110 draft standard, as well as systemization with AMWA IS-04 registration and discovery and SMPTE ST 2059 PTP timing.”
The showcase, located in Booth N4824, “will show that NAB is really an association of bridge builders,” said Al Kovalick, founder of Media Systems consulting in Silicon Valley and cloud columnist for TV Technology
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