Television Test & Measurement instruments on display at annual NAB shows reveal where the TV industry and broadcast technology trends are headed. The 2017 NAB Show will continue to uphold that tradition.
Engineering, IT and Operations teams responsible for the delivery of high quality content will require new tools and solutions that are optimal in a hybrid IP and SDI environment. At the 2017 NAB Show, Tektronix will showcase end-to-end solutions that ensure content quality, signal integrity, and regulatory compliance in both.
The economics of the media and entertainment industry require that broadcasters and CDNs deliver a quality product every time to every screen so that viewers are provided with the best possible experience. This means engineers must be able to easily measure key signal parameters to be sure the signal meets delivery requirements.
Munich-based IRT has introduced professional broadcast TV QC analyser software for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) that includes full MXF validation.
Tektronix has added Macnica’s video-over-IP technology into Prism, a new media analysis platform designed to smooth broadcasters’ transition from SDI-based to IP-based infrastructures.
In the last article, we looked at Quality of Service in IT networks. 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 the benefits of sending audio over IP.