Building and operating IP networks is much more than just about saving money on infrastructure costs. Its success is deeply rooted in the ease of flexibility, scalability, and inter-connectivity that it can provide. And one of the greatest benefits of IP is that the protocol and underlying hardware is independent
It was late 2007, after seeing a Drobo in action at a trade show, that I bought one. It could handle up to four 3.5-inch hard drives of any capacity and automatically backed up redundant data without the user having to configure complex RAID arrays. That was revolutionary at the time,
Consultant Tony Orme has developed a multi-part series, now exceeding 25 articles, on the topic of moving to IT platforms. In many facilities, IT staff engineers are being merged with video engineers for system installations and maintenance. One challenge is that the IT people may not understand video principles as well
If you are a celebrity watcher, Sky News has the online artificial intelligence technology for you. The British broadcaster will use cloud-based machine learning technology from AWS Elemental to help viewers identify those in attendance at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor during its online coverage of the upcoming UK r
Sport is an area that has driven broadcast television production both financially and technologically over the past 20 years. New techniques have been developed to enhance the coverage for viewers at home, including super slo-mo cameras, close miking and special graphics. With such individual elements now well established the focus is
Despite all the fuss about 4K UHD television, producers of live sports and entertainment productions in the U.S. are finding that a 1080p at 59.94 fps HD signal delivered with high dynamic range (HDR) is more pleasing to the consumer’s eye. When compared to a 4K SDR picture, HD H
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) has morphed into Mean Time Before Obsolescence (MTBO). You may have a device that is barely two years old but what if the manufacturer tells you it is obsolete? It cannot be repaired and the replacement version will not fit within the original cage. What
Connecting a fiber system with correct polarity is the key to a successful installation. However, there is no “right” way to approach fiber polarity. Each manufacturer usually provides its own fiber polarity solution. Here’s some guidance.
When purchasing Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a network cables, buyers may notice an AWG specification printed on the cable jacket. AWG is a standardized system for describing the diameter of the individual conductors that make up a cable. But what does wire gauge mean?