As well as providing functionality, tangible products present the opportunity of adding worth through their aesthetic appearance, cost of manufacture and development expenditure adds to the perceived barrier to entry for other vendors, and combined with low volumes, the cost to broadcasters has been traditionally very high.
At the start of 2013, BCE at RTL City was a hole in Luxembourg’s ground and in less than four years they were on air broadcasting 35 different channels across Europe and Singapore. Costas Colombus is BCE’s Special Projects Manager and gave The Broadcast Bridge a unique insight into how they made this mammoth installation work, including describing the issues and how they overcame them along the way.
xG Technology’s newsnet solution combines IP and 2GHz BAS-licensed spectrum to increase TV newsroom and RF spectrum efficiency.
At the NAB Show NY Ross Video will introduce a new AIMS-compliant UHD-over-IP to SDI/HDMI-2.0 signal converter called Newt that will help customers migrate to an IP infrastructure by building islands in their facility that could include the company’s Raptor EDGE high-density IP/SDI media gateways as well as its XPression graphics system.
Broadcast equipment suppliers continue to add new types of IT-centric functionality to their signal distribution and playout platforms, leveraging the cost and operational benefits of COTS hardware and Software Defined Networks (SDN) as a way to attract new types of customers that increasingly require the handing of hundreds or thousands of media streams simultaneously and are looking to for a cost-effective way to do it.
With the release of an approved SMPTE 2110 standard, the video sector of broadcast and production has additional guidance for further development. The audio portion of content generation and delivery has also some guidance, but less so. Certainly AES67 is key to AoIP delivery, but what about larger audio network issues?
Lawo Well known for its broadcast TV and radio mixing consoles, Lawo has in recent years expanded int