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.
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.
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.