Software Integration

Understanding how to make different vendors software operate coherently is critical to achieving the smooth operation of real-time broadcast facilities, especially with the new emergence of IP infrastructures. Discover who is achieving this and how.

Recent Software Integration Content

The Move Towards Next Generation PlatformsJuly 25th 2019 - 03:42 PM

Whenever I’m asked about my opinion on the transition to IP, I always state that the impact can’t be appreciated until its history is understood. This brings into context the need for broadcasters to educate and surround themselves with those who have in depth knowledge and understanding of the subject.

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Rohde and Schwarz PRISMON – Multiviewer & audio/video monitoring solution.

Taming The Virtualized BeastJuly 24th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Without doubt, virtualization is a key technological evolution focus and it will empower many broadcast and media organizations to work differently, more efficiently and more profitably.

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Data Recording and Transmission: Part 10 - The Hard Disk Drive – Increasing DensityJuly 10th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The hard disk drive rapidly converged on the concept of one head per surface with all of the heads moving together on a common positioner.

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Essential Guide: IP – A Practical ApplicationJune 27th 2019 - 10:00 AM

As broadcasters accelerate IP migration, we must move from a position of theory to that of practical application. Hybrid solutions to integrate SDI, AES, MADI, and IP will be needed for many years to come, even with green field sites, as broadcasters seek a steady and methodical transition.

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As usual ANGA COM 2019 was held in Cologne, Germany.

Low Latency Streaming, Cybersecurity and RDK Major at ANGA COMJune 20th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Although nominally dedicated to cable, ANGA COM also illuminates trends common to the whole pay TV industry and in the 2019 event just gone, there was a strong focus on cybersecurity security and low latency streaming. The other major theme with more of a cable focus was the resurgence of RDK originally developed by Comcast to expedite migration to IP for cable TV operators through standardization of core components in set top boxes and broadband gateways for the connected home.

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Data Recording and Transmission: Part 9 - The Hard Disk DriveJune 19th 2019 - 01:00 PM

We call them hard disks to distinguish them from floppy disks. As the latter have practically died out as a result of progress in solid-state storage such as flash memory, it is probably not necessary to specify that disks are hard anymore, but tradition is a powerful thing.

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For broadcasters and production companies, a local archive with direct access to big files has become the preferred solution.

Assessing The Benefits Of Disk Versus Tape For Long-Term ArchivesJune 18th 2019 - 11:00 AM

With the advent of higher resolution video (HD, 4K and 8K), immersive audio (stereo, Dolby Atmos and Fraunhofer Institute’s MPEG-H), 3D, virtual reality and metadata, media files are increasing in size, putting an unending stress of storage requirements for broadcasters and production companies.

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Should I. Or, Shouldn’t I. Upgrade, That IsJune 17th 2019 - 09:00 AM

NAB ramp up. A period where articles about new cameras arriving in the next year appear almost daily. I’m sure many shooters as they skim or read these stories can’t help but consider whether the time has come to upgrade their cameras.

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