Well before distance learning became a necessary part of modern educational offerings, fiber-based transport of video, audio, and data played a critical role in supporting teaching, administrative, and other vital activities — particularly for colleges and universities spread across larger campuses, or even multiple locations.
In this last of our “lessons learned” from real-world deployments, we look at diagnostics. If you’re deploying PTP-aware switches in an IP environment you’ll want proper diagnostics during staging to get everything humming along nicely. Down the road, of course, you’ll want diagnostic tools to accelerate troubleshooting, or to prevent small issues from becoming big problems.
Like many industries, healthcare has come to rely heavily on high-resolution imaging and secure high-bandwidth transport of media over longer and longer distances. All of these requirements have made fiber optic cabling — and products from the Artel FiberLink® family — a great fit for medical facilities and applications.
Why are our FiberLink products found in government and military installations including submarines, training centers, rocket launch facilities, aircraft carriers, UAVs, and field operations in active war zones?
So far in this blog series, we’ve examined the importance of PTP-aware switches in an IP environment, as well as correct handling of Precision Time Protocol (PTP) data to ensure proper timing and synchronization. In this third post, we look at networking and transport — the actual movement of video, audio, data, control, monitoring, intercom, and other signals over the IP network.
The first blog in this “lessons learned” series took a close look at how important it is to use a PTP-aware switch when implementing IP-based media workflows. In this second installment, we’ll focus more on IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) itself and how to handle PTP configuration and data correctly.
When you hear about the audio industry’s migration to IP, the “classic” implementation that comes to mind is that of either a greenfield application or a complete equipment replacement. Either response is valid, given that many of the initial implementations highlighted were just these kinds of projects: entirely new builds undertaken by high-profile media organizations.
At a recent meeting of Artel engineers, we decided to collect some “lessons learned” stories. We figured we’d share these stories — focused around IP-based media workflows — in case they can help you to prevent unwanted downtime or avoid a painful failure.