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IP production showcased at IBC 2017

Real-time IP will be one of the big themes in Amsterdam, as the show organisers plan a dedicated IP showcase featuring kit from over 40 vendors.

Real-time IP production is set to take off in the next few years, with wholesale adoption of the technology by media and broadcast companies. Offering ease-of-use, cost savings and interoperability between broadcast and telecoms equipment, IP is being embraced by a wide range of companies.

The partners behind the IBC IP showcase – AES, AIMS, AMWA, EBU, IABM, MNA, SMPTE, and VSF – have come together to deliver a one-stop destination where everyone from broadcast/IT engineers and CEOs to TV producers can learn everything they need to know to unlock the full potential of using IP for real-time media.

40+ vendors showcased

More than 40 vendors will work together to demonstrate real-world IP interoperability based on SMPTE ST 2110 final draft standards and AMWA NMOS specifications – a single set of common IP interoperability standards and specifications that are unleashing the flexibility and efficiency of IP in real-time media.

To prove the ease of use of the kit, as well as interoperability, the demonstrations are divided into logical application pod, including live production signal flows, contribution and playout signal flows.

Multi-view monitoring

As part of the event, Rohde & Schwarz is showing its Prismon IP-based monitoring and multi-viewer solution. The system supports a whole range of standards and can monitor multiple signals in real-time, automatically detecting dropouts and content errors.

Also on display will be VirtuWall a cloud-based supplementary service to Prismon, from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary, GMIT. The service works by transmitting monitoring data from remote Prismon systems in secure form over a mobile service, allowing technicians to assess errors via remote access.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. 1st September 2017.