Audio over IP (AoIP) technology is being applied to a wide range of broadcast products at an increasing rate. Routing has been a key target for implementation and during the 2018 NAB Show, Danish manufacturer NTP Technology introduced Dante/AES67 AoIP versions of its Penta 720 and 721 interfaces.
Following numerous private conversations and panel discussions at the recent 2018 NAB Show, it’s become clear that broadcasters are being challenged like never before to hold the line on CapEx spending while delivering more content across their linear platforms. Because of this tricky scenario, the NAB’s annual convention was bristling with technology that helps create content easier, in a highly collaborative way, to spread the expense and manpower.
Dubbed as flexible and cost-efficient, the 12G-SDI routing is for high resolution, high frame rate and deep color productions.
All TAHOMA Multiviewers provide capabilities for full audio support, dynamic UMD and tallies, advanced on-screen display of borders, tally, clock, logos, as well as Ethernet connection for full configuration and external control.
EVS is embarking on a company wide engineering initiative to transition many of its hardware-based live production products to software-defined processing modules that address all of the various elements of live production; a space EVS has been a major player in for many years.
The traditional broadcast equipment industry is in a state of flux, with continual consolidation on the media customer side impacting M&A on the vendor side. The IABM recently reported a slight increase in sales but a worrying decline in profit growth, running at 75.9% of the December 2016 level. On the cusp of NAB 2018, IABM CEO Peter White shares his perspective on where the market is now and where it is headed.