What Does PCI 4.0 Offer? September 26th 2019 - 01:00 PM

When, in May 2019, AMD announced their Ryzen Zen 2 architecture, beyond the amazing performance offered by the new Series 3000 microprocessors, they announced the new chips would support PCI 4.0. Although I was pretty confident the step from 3.0 to 4.0 meant 2X greater bandwidth, I decided it was time to learn more about the…

In Pursuit Of A Better Live Production Switcher September 4th 2019 - 01:00 PM

Like many critical professional equipment categories, live production switchers (“vision mixers” to many overseas) have undergone a transformation based largely around the implementation of software-defined features and multi-layered capabilities that allow the operator to do more. When EVS introduced its Dyvi switcher in 2017, it boasted a software-defined architecture - basically a s…

Building On IP COTS August 14th 2019 - 12:30 PM

Transitioning to IP improves flexibility and scalability, both of which are achievable using COTS IT equipment. But can COTS solve every challenge? Or does broadcasting still have some unique and more demanding requirements that need further attention? In this article, we look deeper into the specifics of IP networks for…

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What Is The Role Of NMOS In ST2110 Adoption? November 20th 2019 - 09:00 AM

At the recent IBC conference, vendors were showing ST2110 compatible products. The IP pavilion was there to demonstrate how it all works nicely together, all interoperable, etc. There were sessions to introduce and provide the information and knowledge to implement ST2110. And a few announcements about new facilities and mobile…