At the heart of virtually every IP infrastructure and its inherent IT network is a software layer that acts like a conductor to make sure the system is working smoothly. Some call it the orchestration layer because it instructs each device to do what it needs to do and exactly
From capture, through production and onwards to delivery, handling multiple formats simultaneously is a core challenge for broadcast workflows. Thankfully there will be plenty of technology options on show at IBC to facilitate even the most complex requirements.
The reality of the adoption of IP based workflows is that most broadcasters are running hybrid infrastructure that combines SDI, IP and IP enabled cloud and there will be plenty at IBC to help smooth the hybrid transition.
As remote production, multi-site teams and content storage & delivery all increasingly rely on cloud-based infrastructures, the technology required to build cloud-based systems is maturing at a rapid pace. ‘The Cloud’ is literally going to be everywhere at this years show.
In 1865, James Clerk Maxwell published “A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field.” It postulated that electric and magnetic fields travel through space as waves moving at the speed of light in the same medium, leading to his prediction of radio waves.