Articles You May Have Missed – May 24, 2017

Engineers, operators and technology managers need to understand IP technology. The depth of knowledge will vary depending on job title, but everyone in this industry needs to begin making the knowledge transition now. The Broadcast Bridge is your source for the latest in IP and IT technology for media professionals.

Video and audio bring a new dimension to monitoring for the IT department. Not only are we concerned with how to measure aspects of the video and audio signals, we also must analyze the time it takes for an IP packet to arrive at a destination. IT networks use packet analysis tools such as Wireshark to look closely at the packets, and IPerf is used to find absolute maximum data rates of network links. Learn more about these tools and the measurement process in Tony Orme’s tutorial, Understanding IP Networks - Packet Delay Monitoring.”

Consultant Tony Orme has posted almost 30 additional tutorials in his on-going training series on The Broadcast Bridge website. They can be found by searching for “Tony Orme” in the homepage search box.

In this new series of Bruce's Shorts videos, Security-What Does That Mean? Bruce Devlin examines computer security. There are many aspects to security and in this video, Devlin introduces the topic of security in preparation for more detail in upcoming episodes.

The importance of security was recently emphasized with the computer ransom attacks across the world. With more than 200,000 computers affected, IT and media managers were reminded they have no more important task than protecting their company’s assets.

In this video tutorial, Devlin begins with questions about access, authentication and authorization. Security is about trade-offs between cost and security and there is no such thing as perfect security. It is always a compromise.

Learn what you must do to protect your site—and maybe your job. 

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