NAB Show 2017 IP Showcase

This year has already been heralded as a big year for IP as the industry closes in on a unifying standard for uncompressed video and audio over IP, and with a number of major North American and European broadcast companies indicating that they will commence real-time IP production infrastructure projects this year.

In order to help everyone across the industry fully realize the benefits of IP, eight of the most esteemed broadcast, technology and trade organizations united at the NAB Show to create the IP Showcase. This unique attraction provided a unified industry-wide view to ensure the latest advances in Internet Protocol technology add maximum value to the broadcast industry and the individuals and companies who drive it.

Underpinned by the efforts of skilled engineers across the industry who are tirelessly innovating and implementing the technology, the IP Showcase demonstrated not only engineering progress but also brought to life real-world applications from leading networks and program-makers to inspire, engage and educate everyone from network CEOs to R&D experts.

The IP Showcase offered a full schedule of totally free seminars and panel discussions in the IP Showcase Theater. From advanced technical knowledge sharing, to stimulating creative-focused case studies, to commercial and strategic keynotes, these accessible and expert sessions added value to all visitors across every specialty and degree of corporate responsibility and you can view them all below.

View an overview of the IP Showcase including interviews with some of the people involved in this VBlog >>

Presentations from the IABM Showcase Theater

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What IP Showcase is all about

Stan Moote – Chief Technology Officer, IABM 

A brief introduction about the IP Showcase.

A field guide to IP video

Wes Simpson – Consultant, Telecom Product Consulting

With the variety of standards species that populate the IP video ecosystem, it can be hard to figure out which ones apply in each situation. Wes provides a spotter’s guide to the species you are most likely to find in an all-IP studio, such as SMPTE ST 2110, IEEE 1588 and NMOS IS-04. Get an overview of each standards species and see how they all work together in the IP video environment.

A practical case study of UHD production over IP 

Dafydd Rees – Deputy Director of Operations, Arena Television

More than just showing promise, IP provides the practical scalability and flexibility that has enabled Arena Television to deliver full UHD and HD production capabilities to clients like BT Sport and their broadcasts of Premier League soccer in the UK. This presentation outlines both the benefits and lessons learned from producing UHD and HD from one truck using IP.

A review of an actual SDI/IP facility and how IP allows for a graceful expansion

Dave Schwarz – Managing Engineer, Diversified

Dave talks about a hybrid IP/SDI installation: where SDI was used and where IP was used. Now the installation is up and running, Dave also discusses how it will evolve to 100% IP in the future.

AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110: Commonalities & Constraints

Andreas Hildebrand – Technology Evangelist, ALC NetworX

Andreas describes the basic principles of AES67 and the commonalities, differences and constraints defined in SMPTE ST 2110 with respect to synchronization and transport of audio essence streams.

AIMS Reference System Architecture Guidelines

Kerry Wheeles – AIMS Technical Working Group Chair, Imagine/AIMS

Kerry discusses AIMS’ “Reference System Architecture Guidelines” that takes into account the different types of Live Productions & system architectural challenges, as technology moves from SDI to IP.

An open source IoT for IP media workflow

Richard Cartwright – CTO & Founder, Streampunk Media Ltd

The JT-NM roadmap includes virtualization and dynamic scale-up, scale-down of facilities being trialed in BBC Northern Ireland’s ongoing IP Proof of Concept activity. This talk presents an approach that enables these features through an open-source, software-only implementation of the JT-NM Reference Architecture from the ground up, including: NMOS registration and discovery; TR-03 streams; and MPEG-TS/SDI/file/MXF/cloud gateways.

Audio over IP for TV production

Antony David – CEO, Solid State Logic

Antony explains the benefits of AOIP networks and why those implemented today will mesh with the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04 standards. An example of a fully networked multi-room production facility at a major European broadcaster will illustrate these points and the capabilities.

BCE IP Broadcast Facility Case Study

Phil Myers – Product Manager, Snell Advanced Media (SAM)

Phil presents a case study on Broadcasting Center Europe’s new IP broadcast facility, “RTL City”, in Luxembourg, where all its operations are being consolidated. The initial deployment is based around VSF TR-04 using SMPTE ST 2022-7 with COTS IP switches with a seamless migration path to VSF TR-03/SMPTE ST 2110 operation.

Cyber security for broadcasters

David Meltzer – CTO, TripWire

History confirms when it comes to cyber security that one particular pattern always holds. Disconnected systems start to become connected together, and over time these move from proprietary little known protocols to open standards, leading to a proliferation of new applications and uses. Soon these systems are not secure. New vulnerabilities are discovered then security is retrofitted back in.  

This session reveals how this pattern occurred, and how to apply the lessons learned from other industries to build resilent, secure environments in IP-connected broadcast systems.

Engineering documentation for IP broadcast systems

Gary Olson – MD, GHO Group LLC

Line drawings and wire lists are no longer sufficient to build and maintain a media production and broadcast facility. IP mapping, VLAN’s, API’s and communications between systems, network topology and workflows are key. This presentation covers the types of documentation that are critical for IP centric broadcast facilities.

Factors to consider while designing an IP media fabric

Patrick Daly – Director of Engineering, Atlanta M&E, Diversified

Patrick has worked on several IP projects and will cover: baseband vs IP infrastructure; developing an IP media fabric core with legacy hybrid SDI constraints; system documentation for IP media fabric installations; and factors in selecting optics: price, simplicity of design, ease of maintenance, network topology, physical/geographic footprint.

How should I replace my 512x512 SDI router today?

Nestor A. Amaya – President, Coveloz Technologies Inc

My router is on life support. It will not be around much longer. Should I replace it with an IP switch? How could the AIMS roadmap help me today? How about next year? When we transitioned from analog to SDI, things got worse before they got better. When will IP be the better choice?

How openness drives opportunity – A look at IP cycles and value creation

John Quealy – Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity

This short presentation will use historical examples (enterprise/ethernet, industrial/utility) of how IP adoption has impacted or accelerated the value creation (addressable market/stock market/ individual company) opportunities and for the Broadcast Industry.

IP and SDI work seamlessly together

Patrick Daly – Director of Engineering, Atlanta M&E, Diversified

One of the strong benefits of IP is that it works with SDI. Hybrid systems allow you to use existing workflows while migrating over to IP. Patrick explains the ins and outs of IP/SDI Hybrid systems that are in use today with a clear focus on migrating to 100%SMPTE ST 2110 in the future.

IP audio integration case studies

Scott Griffin – SVP Engineering, M&E, Diversified

There are numerous Audio-over-IP formats that have been adopted by the major manufacturers, each with its own strengths and weaknesses when applied to different scenarios. From MADI, Livewire and Cobranet to Dante, Ravenna and AES67, this session looks at real world integrations from recent projects and hear about some of the challenges and advantages.

IP media in the LAN and WAN – what happens in between?

Andy Rayner – SVP Engineering, Nevion

This presentation reveals some of the challenges as the real time campus infrastructure migrates towards SMPTE ST 2110 and the need for full remote production becomes ever more prevalent.

Managing live signals in an increasingly IP-based world

James Stellpflug – VP Product Marketing, EVS

Remote production is one of the most significant benefits of IP infrastructure but along with it comes one of the biggest challenges of an IP-based live media workflow. James speaks about the importance of implementing sophisticated routing and control systems for IP flows to ensure that IP feeds aren’t affected by any latency and can be controlled and delivered for playout – as securely and with the highest quality as point-to-point/SDI networks.

News Bureau case study for IP Integration

Scott Griffin – SVP Engineering, M&E, Diversified

A News Bureau presents a unique case for broadcast system IP technologies. Enhanced connectivity to the Network Origination Center for master scheduling systems, linear feeds, NRCS, robotics control, and other shared resources are now more critical than ever to integrate departments and show teams across the wide area. We’ll look at real world implementation of each in a current facility design.

Real world design for IP-based systems

Jeff Rivera – Managing Engineer, Diversified

An introduction to IP-Based systems design. Real world examples of technology and infrastructure challenges faced while designing an IP-based system today. We’ll take a look at possible solutions to those challenges and their benefits.

Synchronization and the IP evolution

Paul Briscoe – Consultant, Televisionary

TV synchronization will migrate to network-based IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and the SMPTE ST 2059 Standard for a network-delivered reference needed for live IP. This presentation provides an overview of these standards and how they are applied to media systems, including the virtual generation of legacy signals, how ST2110 systems use PTP natively and how hybrid systems can be designed.   

The benefits of linked live venues over IP

Gary Schneider – Global Production Systems Lead, LinkedIn Media Productions 

This presentation demonstrates the benefits of IP by using a SMPTE ST 2022 based SDN to link its live venues together that are a quarter mile apart. Being all on the same dedicated network allows for seamless resource sharing regardless of location.

Time compensated remote production in the all-IP world

Ed Calverley – Product Manager, Suitcase TV

This session looks at how the current standards work is enabling true end-to-end IP-based production and how standards such as SMPTE ST 2110 enable systems to interoperate in a much more flexible way than was possible with SDI. As an example, during the Euro 2016 soccer tournament a time compensated 2-stage switching solution was frame accurately controlled over a limited-bandwidth link.

UHD-1 OB Van from tpc

Andreas Lattmann – CTO, tpc switzerland ag

SONO VTS from Germany is building a next generation UHD OB-Van for tpc together with partners Imagine, Sony, Arista and others. Demanding the highest quality of future proof technology, the truck is based on using uncompressed UHD and SMPTE ST 2110.

Virtualization and SMPTE ST 2110

Thomas Edwards – VP Engineering & Development, FOX

Thomas will explain the benefits of SMPTE ST 2110 with respect to virtualization.


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