eBook:  Preparing for Broadcast IP Infrastructures

February 14th 2019 - 12:45 PM
by Tony Orme, Technology Editor at The Broadcast Bridge

This FREE to download eBook is likely to become the reference document you keep close at hand, because, if, like many, you are tasked with Preparing for Broadcast IP Infrastructures.

Supported by Riedel, this near 100 pages of in-depth guides, illustrations, diagrams and workflows, covers all the key elements you need to be aware of. PLUS real end user case studies from the broadcast and media industries. Although the subject of IP is highly technical, and the detail can be arduous to absorb, Tony Orme has managed to balance delivering the hard core technical information required, with insights and anecdotes gained from designing, managing and delivering large broadcast to IP transition projects himself.

Transitioning to IP is a technological challenge and the need to gain greater understanding before embarking on the IP journey is understandable. Broadcast engineers must learn many new disciplines and a completely new way of thinking. But transitioning to IP opens many fantastic opportunities and any engineer looking to future proof their career must embrace IP technology now.

This eBook provides knowledge through example of how to progress audio, video, and control to IP. Geared towards broadcasters who are transitioning piecemeal, each section contains a real-life case-study demonstrating the practical aspects of making IP work whilst maintaining existing live SDI, MADI, and AES transmissions.

For the first time in the history of television, broadcasters are grappling with the concept of distributing sample accurate synchronous video, audio, and control over variable latency asynchronous IP networks. Understanding the critical relationship between packet distribution and timing is key to making reliable IP infrastructures operate as well as working in tandem with existing traditional infrastructures.

Many engineers accept they must use non-blocking Ethernet switches. But what exactly is a non-blocking switch? And why are they critical in television but not necessarily required in office IT infrastructures?

This eBook digs deep into the technology and answers these questions. We expose the inner workings of an enterprise grade Ethernet switch and explain how Virtual Output Queues deliver the tight packet timing needed to maintain low latency in networks.

Security is fast becoming a hot topic in broadcasting circles. But what does it mean to be secure? Who is responsible for security? And do firewalls provide all the protection we need? Delving into security, this eBook explains the concepts behind security and provides an incredible insight into this new and emerging discipline.

PTP timing is probably the most important aspect of broadcast IP infrastructures. It is so fundamental to reliable operation that if it doesn’t work accurately whole parts of video and audio playback could freeze without warning. This eBook builds from first principles on how PTP works in a broadcast IP network and what you need to do to deliver reliable and efficient timing.

Download this Riedel supported eBook today. Learn and understand, from practical experience and real-life working case-studies, how to reliably transition to IP.

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