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.
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.
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.
From the moment Artel receives a PO or a request for delivery, the company’s operations team is hard at work doing all it takes to get the job done and do it right. Responsible for assembly, testing, packaging, and shipping, operations drives delivery of the products essential to customer success.
Cablenet operates a next-gen hybrid fiber-coaxial network that supports broadband and HDTV services. In a project designed to augment this network, Cablenet sought to link to stadiums across Cyprus to two remote production sites to bring content to the network hub and on to the headend. They wanted to introduce Media over IP into the network, position themselves to use SMPTE ST2022-7 redundancy as an option in the future, and avoid the cost of Satellite links in spans where Wave Division Multiplexing didn’t meet the loss budget.