Category Archives: IP Networking

Chinese Broadcaster To Contribute, Distribute HD, UHD Games With Harmonic Tech

Chinese Television System (CTS) will rely on a video contribution and distribution solution from Harmonic during the 29th Summer Universiade, Aug. 19-30, in Taipei, Taiwan, the company announced today.

CTS will use the gear to transmit live HD video content, as well as HEVC-encoded UHD during the grand opening and closing ceremonies, from the various sports stadiums and facilities in Taipei to its international broadcast center for IP network distribution to television stations, the company said.

The Universiade is organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) as a worldwide multi-sports event for university athletes.

More information is available on the company’s website.

Maryland Public TV Prepares For IP Migration

Maryland Public Television has deployed a Utah Scientific Utah-400 Series 2 hybrid enterprise router at the core of its recent facility upgrade, the company announced.

The new router will enable the broadcaster to make an “inevitable” migration to IP operations, said Chuck Heffner, VP or broadcast systems. However, like many broadcasters, Maryland Public Television doesn’t have the resources “to make a wholesale, overnight switch to IP,” he said.

The hybrid IP-baseband design of the router was one of the reasons the broadcaster selected the new switcher.

The Utah-400 replaces two legacy routers that were about 17 years old.

Systems integrator Digital Video Group designed, sold and installed the router.

More information is available on the Utah Scientific website.

Calrec, Net Insight Partner On Remote Production

Net Insight and Calrec have announced a strategic partnership to simplify live remote productions.

As part of the partnership, Net Insight’s Nimbra platform will be integrated with Calrec’s RP1 remote production engine to make connectivity for contribution easy and provide quality-assured transport and precise control of audio mixes.

The companies have worked together to optimize Calrec’s Hydra2 audio and control protocols with the Nimbra platform to enable connectivity on site with no sync issues. Calrec’s RP1 remote production engine provides a variety of interface formats, including SDI and AES67, which can be transported alongside control data across the Nimbra platform, the companies said.

More information is available on the Net Insight website.


Audinate Releases Dante Firmware Update

Audinate has released a major update of Dante firmware, version 4.0, for Brooklyn II Dante modules.

The new firmware provides support for Dante Domain Manager (DDM), performance improvements and bug fixes, the company said.

The firmware release allows manufacturers to provide field upgrades for products they have already launched so they can fully participate in Dante Domains.

More information is available on the Audinate website.

New OB Van Relies On MediorNet For Routing Backbone

Televizia Markiza’s new HD OB van relies on Riedel’s MediorNet media networking for its communications and signal routing backbone.

Broadcast Solutions has installed a Riedel MediorNet media network in a new all-HD OB van for Slovakian TV network Televizia Markiza, the company announced today.

The new 14-camera-capable Alphaline A12 OB vehicle also will rely on a Riedel Artist 128 digital matrix intercom that will work together with the MediorNet network communications and signal routing backbone, a company press release said.

The new MediorNet network consists of a MetroN core router, 16 MicroN high-density media distribution network devices and four MediorNet Compact stage boxes.

Broadcast Solutions worked with Slovakian systems integrator Elektronika to design and install the network.

More information is available on the Riedel website.

AMWA Announces New NMOS Identifiers

The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) this week announced two new identifiers for the work product of two NMOS working groups.

The identifiers are IS-05, the connection management API; and IS-06, the network control API. AMWA is encouraging the industry to use the identifiers to distinguish the ongoing work of the NMOS working groups from the existing published NMOS specification IS-04, which is the designation for discovery and registration.

NMOS, or Networked Media Open Specifications, is a family of network-related specifications AMWA makes available at no charge to vendors and end users to support product and service development.

More information on AMWA is available on its website.

AMWA has also set up an NMOS website.

Utah Scientific Teams Up With Arista Networks On Hybrid Switching

Utah Scientific on Mondat announced it is teaming up with Arista Networks to help broadcasters and other media professionals transition to next-generation IP switching and routing solutions.

The company is at work developing solutions that integrate its hybrid router technology with Arista Networks’ switching platform. The move is intended to pave the way to IP broadcasting.

More information is available on the Utah Scientific website.


Evertz, Panasonic Conduct SMPTE ST 2110 Interop Testing

Evertz today announced successful SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability testing with Panasonic.

Mo Goyal, director of product marketing at Evertz, said interoperability tests demonstrate the company’s commitment to “a smooth and glitch-free industry transition to IP-based workflows.”

The testing with Panasonic “is another example of our commitment to deliver to the industry a full IP solution based around SMPTE ST 2110.”

More information is available on the Evertz website.

SMPTE To Hold Free Webinar On ST 2110 Media IP Standard

The Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers will conduct a free webcast open to everyone on its new SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for professional media over IP networks, SMPTE said today.

The webcast, hosted by SMPTE Fellow and systems architect for IP convergence at Imagine Communications, John Mailhot, will take place June 22 at 1 p.m. ET.

Several of the SMPTE ST 211o standards documents are nearly complete and publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library is tentatively scheduled for later in the year, SMPTE said.

To register for the free webcast visit the SMPTE website.

Teen Race Driver To Livestream To Facebook Live

How many times have you told your teenager not to text and drive? What would you say about livestreaming to Facebook Live and driving -at 185 mph?

If you were the parents of 19-year-old racecar driver Devin O’Connell, you would probably say something like: “Good thinking, son.”

When O’Connell takes to the track at Claremont Speedway in New Hampshire June 2 for the Granite State Pro Stock Series, he will livestream to Facebook Live from the cockpit of his racecar using an IP streaming newsgathering transmitter from TVU Networks, the company said this week.

O’Connell’s car will be outfitted with a TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and it will stream race action as O’Connell runs the 100-lap race at speeds of 185 mph.

Livestreaming to Facebook Live will help O’Connell raise awareness of autism, a cause that’s close to his heart. As a young child, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The teen race driver has won several titles, including the U.S. Legend Cars Semi-Pro Road Course World Champion, U.S. Legend Cars Semi Pro Asphalt National Champion, Stafford Motor Speedway U.S. Legend Cars Track Champion and the Allison Legacy Touring Series Champion.

O’Connell will livestream the remainder of his 2017 season races to Facebook Live with the TVU One transmitter. The company is sponsoring Devin throughout the 2017 racing season.

More information is available on the TVU Networks website.