When a TV station in the Eastern U.S. planned to add HD video services, the station’s engineering team found that it couldn’t move the higher-resolution video to its affiliate over its existing 1G station-to-affiliate link, an SDI/ASI over fiber and Gigabit Ethernet hybrid network built on Artel base fiber infrastructure.
If you’ve been following along at home, you know that the first three blogs in this “lessons learned” series dig into the benefits of PTP-aware switches in an IP environment, correct handing of PTP and synchronization in IP-based media workflows. We shift gears just a bit with this blog to look more closely at interoperability — or, making sure everything works!
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.
Did you know that our FiberLink family of fiber optic transmission products is a quarter-century old? This blog series will take a closer look at FiberLink — how it has enabled advances in professional video, and how it continues to meet the latest requirements for broadcast or corporate studios, education, stadiums and theaters, airports and transportation hubs, rental and staging, surgical or medical imaging, government and military, and more.
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.
In the 15 years since he founded FiLO Classical, recording engineer Dave Rowell has consistently garnered praise — and no small number of awards — for his artistic and technical skill in location recording and broadcasting classical music. Read how Rowell adopted a RAVENNA-based real-time AoIP solution including two Artel Quarra PTP- aware ethernet switches to keep everything perfectly synced.
Artel's documentation page has dozens of PDF files explaining how best to configure your equipment for your operations. Page through any guide, and you’ll learn exactly what to do to get you up and running. Simple and helpful screenshots allow you to get through setup quickly and successfully without necessarily understanding every switch feature so you’re pretty much good to go. But maybe you’re interested in the “why” as well as the “how”? This blog takes a closer look at three key features — IGMP snooping, QoS, and IEEE 1588 PTP — and why they are important in supporting a stable AES67 network.
In the decade leading up to 2020, we saw a flurry of work on standards that would pave the way for the industry’s migration to IP. Though many of those standards, including SMPTE ST 2110, continue to be refined and optimized, it has been more than a year since we truly began to see implementation of IP.
TVB Europe's virtual roundtable on the points of challenge and opportunity in media delivery and distribution with Rafael Fonseca, VP of product management, Artel; James Abell, distribution manager, ITV; and Bill Admans, senior vice president of operations, Ownzones.