Artel Video Systems today introduced the FiberLink ST 2110 Gateway, which bridges SDI interfaces to JT-NM-tested SMPTE ST 2110 IP media streams.
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.
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.
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.
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.