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NAB exhibits opened at 10 a.m. on Sunday. It wasn’t the usual heathy 100,000+ crowd, but it was an excited and healthy 52,000. Courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 1April 29th 2022 - 12:30 PM

Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.

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TDM Mesh Networks - A Simple Alternative To Leaf-Spine ST2110: Application - Eurovision Song ContestAugust 18th 2021 - 09:00 AM

With over 4000 signals to distribute, transfer and route, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) proved to be this year’s showpiece for Riedel’s TDM based distributed mesh networked system MediorNet. Understanding the intricacies of such an event is key to realizing why TDM is such a powerful solution.

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TDM Mesh Networks - A Simple Alternative To Leaf-Spine ST2110: Knowing What To ChooseAugust 11th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Broadcasters are no longer faced with the binary choice of going down the SDI or IP routes. The hybrid method of using TDM (Time Domain Multiplexing) combines the advantages of distributed networks with IP and SDI to deliver a fully integrated solution that helps broadcasters working across multiple technologies.

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TDM Mesh Networks: A Simple Alternative To Leaf-Spine ST2110. Pt1 - Balancing Technical RequirementsAugust 4th 2021 - 09:00 AM

IP is well known and appreciated for its flexibility, scalability, and resilience. But there are times when the learning curve and installation challenges a complete ST-2110 infrastructure provides are just too great.

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The Vault transfer station uses VCRs retrieved from retirement in the station attic.

Building A Local TV Station ArchiveApril 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Never trust the adhesive holding tape to the hub of a 40 year-old ¾-inch videocassette.

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The Sponsors Perspective: SpycerNode Harnesses High Performance ComputingSeptember 29th 2020 - 09:00 AM

In 2018, ​​Rohde & Schwarz announced a new multi-user shared access storage system called SpycerNode. It offers a radically different approach to coping with broadcast & media storage requirements. In this article, we take a closer look to see how its approach differs and where this might add value to broadcasters, content owners and facilities.

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The Road From CES Leads To NABMarch 6th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Following the myriad of transitions in media production and distribution, is a combination of new technologies that create media and ones that support the consumption of media. Since the creation of media is mostly intended for the audience, the technologies needed to create the media are pretty important even while the consumer has no idea what it takes.

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The Beginning Of A New DecadeFebruary 28th 2020 - 09:00 AM

While I am not one to wax nostalgic, the last decade was a pretty exciting one in media technology. HD-SDI came into its own in the early aught (00) years, mobile and wireless media, OTT and streaming all became mainstream. IP and file based media production was introduced and standardized (SMPTE ST2110) however, let’s not forget 3G, 12G, 4K, 8K, UHD and HDR. Whew! Plus VR & AR, eSports and 3D (oops) and the world got cloudy.

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