French state broadcaster Radio France has completed a successful integration of its radio news production with that of public news channel franceinfo.
IP-based technologies are becoming mainstream in broadcast and production applications and are quickly taking the place of traditional SDI configurations. This is especially the case when it comes to KVM (keyboard, video and mouse). High performance IP-based networks enable KVM solutions to bring real time, accurate video operation to users, allowing them to switch between machines, regardless of distance and location.
The 10-port DCX1000, model is available with a small but equally powerful digital cross rail. The additional device provides a quick, safe and cost-effective switching of HD videos, audio and USB signals and transmits all video content without any compression or delay.
In the last article, we looked at the monitoring packet delay in real-time. In this article, we continue the theme of looking at a network from a broadcast engineers’ point of view so they can better communicate with the IT department, and look at FEC (Forward Error Correction).
Copyright infringement is a big problem for broadcasters transmitting Hollywood block buster films. Compromising film revenues, unscrupulous staff can easily copy films to USB disc drives and distribute them illegally on BitTorents and other public distribution systems.
The DKM KVM switch and extender now supports 4K, 2160P60 transmissions over a single fibre cable. This extends the application of the KVM system to UHD applications. The modular nature of the DKM allows existing systems to be upgraded to new video formats by addition of the appropriate new cards.