Artel Video Systems announced that its Quarra series of PTP-aware managed IP switches has now been installed in facilities across Asia, Europe, and North America in radio and television broadcast stations, multimedia/multiplatform production facilities, live performance environments, and other general switching applications requiring PTP.
As a leading designer and supplier of audio broadcast mixing equipment, Calrec offers solutions that help radio broadcasters to engage audiences in innovative ways. The rising popularity of streaming services has increased competition and made interactive engagement with listeners an increasingly important capability for these broadcasters.
Immersive audio has always had the potential to make broadcast and AV content more engaging, but the industry’s current shift toward media over IP (MoIP) is making this format much more accessible to content creators and distributors. Supported by a flexible, scalable IP infrastructure, broadcasters can use immersive audio to extend the creative possibilities open to them and to transform the way their audiences experience content. They can take their programming to a new level.
Earlier this year, Calrec specified Artel Quarra switches as part of an audio-over-IP (AoIP) project for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). Working with its local distribution partner, Jolly Pro Audio, Calrec completed a fully remote commissioning of two new Type R radio stations for RTHK and demonstrated that broadcasters can continue adoption of media over IP even within their current business continuity schema.
Many switches offer full PTP support. What you may not know is Artel’s Quarra PTP Ethernet switches are also a boundary clock. Why is it important that your PTP switch has the ability to act as a boundary clock rather than just a transparent clock?
Immersive audio is fast gaining traction in broadcast and the shift to IP has made it easier for broadcasters to handle the increased signal flow. Recent times have forced broadcasters to be more creative and innovative, and even though live sports took a hiatus, great steps have been taken to bring viewers engaging content. Learn how infrastructures are being optimized and new technologies are being implemented that are relevant now and in the future.
Thanks to the media and entertainment industry’s shift to IP, immersive audio is truly making the scene. Immersive audio formats have been employed successfully in the cinema, theater, and performing arts center, and now the time has come for immersive audio in live broadcasts.
The transition to IP is complex, but a few simple considerations can help you avoid some rough spots along your journey. We’ve created this shortlist of advice based on our experience guiding customers into the IP realm. Take a look and see if any ideas change your thinking or address a challenge you haven’t yet tackled.