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 computer industry has shown the way to a more efficient video production future.

IT-Centric Technologies Will Continue To Alter Traditional Video ProductionJanuary 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After a year like 2020, predicting the future is scary business. However there are several leading-edge technologies—many borrowed from the IT and consumer-facing industries—that certainly look to make a significant impact on video production and broadcasting in 2021. Here are some, in no particular order, that will see continued implementation and streamline production and distribution workflows. To date we’ve seen these new tools begin to alter the way video production and distribution is done, helping the industry move forward and media businesses grow, and that’s certain to continue in new and exciting ways.

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Core Insights - Agile Adaptive Monitoring For OTTDecember 16th 2020 - 09:00 AM

​With viewers demanding to watch what they want, where they want, and how they want, it’s not surprising we’re seeing an unprecedented growth in broadcaster OTT requirements. However, the change in delivery format from traditional broadcasting is providing us with some interesting challenges.

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Computer Security: Part 2 - Understanding Why Computers Work The Way They Do December 16th 2020 - 09:00 AM

To see how to make computers secure, we have to go way back to see how they work.

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Adaptive Monitoring Keeps An Eye Out For Quality While Saving Cost December 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

As the number of channels for OTT delivery continues to grow, monitoring these channels in a highly automated way has become paramount to ensuring a good Quality of Experience for the viewer. To deliver QoE that’s as good as linear TV broadcasts, the entire system—from ingest to multi-bitrate encoding to delivery to CDN—must be monitored continuously.

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Protected Transport Bolsters Signal Monitoring For Live Broadcasts Over IPNovember 25th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals are distributed over the public internet, strict protocols must be followed in order to ensure reliability and quality for every video service it supports.

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Computer Security: Part 1 - What Is Computer Security?November 12th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Computer security is always a hot topic, but what do we mean by security and why do systems seem to be ever vulnerable. Comparing hardware to software helps understand vulnerabilities in software security.

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Agile Monitoring Supports Growth Of OTTNovember 5th 2020 - 09:30 AM

To maintain high quality of experience for their customers, content providers need a way to monitor hundreds—sometimes thousands—of channels without compromising real-time error detection. In most cases, the immense scale of their service offerings makes continual visual monitoring of all streams physically impossible and error prone. To meet this need, the flexibility, scalability and agility of software-defined monitoring systems is applied to achieve unlimited multiviewer scaling and fully automated monitoring and alarming to meet this rapidly increasing need.

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Data Recording and Transmission: Part 25 - Encryption StrategiesNovember 4th 2020 - 09:00 AM

As in all systems where there are opposed ideologies, there is a kind of cold war in which advances on one side need to be balanced by advances on the other. In encryption, the availability of increased computing power at low cost made it easier to break codes, but it also made it easier to create strong codes.

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