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.
In addition to celebrating its tenth year serving the industry, at the 2018 IBC Show, Apantac will spotlight a new generation of multiviewers and KVM over IP switches.
Esports, or live gaming competitions stage before large audiences, is the latest market segment to attract the attention of professional production equipment vendors. At the 2018 IBC Show Grass Valley will host a live eSports competition on the company’s exhibit stand.
Recognising the extremities of the bell curve distribution and the impact large jitter variances have on picture and sound stability is critical. Only when this is understood, do we hope to be able to build reliable, flexible, IP infrastructures that will meet the demands of real-time broadcast facilities.
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.
Cobalt Digital Cobalt believes that a scalable and flexible approach in terminal equipment and systems offers t