At the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam, it was clear that when discussing the design and deployment of next generation video production and distribution infrastructures, manufacturers of the technology and processes required are now using significantly different technical terms. Now, familiar words like “encoding”, “playout” and “software defined networks’ are being replaced by computer-geek terms “Blockchain”, “Kubernetes clusters”, “Docker containers”, “software stacks” and “cyber security.”
Embracing the ‘lean engineering’ philosophy of high performing companies, such as Amazon, Google, Netflix and Tesla, will enable Grass Valley to innovate faster, and at scale.
GatesAir says its products are optimized for international markets noting that all of its Maxiva TV and DAB/DAB+ transmitters rely on the latest generation of 50V LDMOS power devices, using compact high-efficiency power supplies and Maxiva XTE exciter technology with real-time adaptive correction (RTAC) to ensure maximum performance.
Heading into the 2018 IBC Show, vendors are jockeying to help support a broadcast industry that has seen—at least in the U.S.—widespread consolidation and an ever-increasing content race that have reduced equipment budgets and merged disparate technology infrastructures. The show will be full of software-based technologies that leverage the cloud and various services (SaaS) for the ultimate in flexibility and scalability to help navigate this challenging time.
Terrestrial broadcasting is the focus of the TeamCast IBC 2018 exhibit, including announcing several significant business successes and new products.
There’s been a lot of talk about the resource efficiencies related to remote operations for live production, but the cost of bandwidth to connect all of the disparate locations continues to make this way of working prohibitive for most second-tier producers.
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