The Technology Pyramid For Media Nodes

This PowerPoint slide shows the EBU Pyramid graphic, based on EBU Tech 3371 v3. It details the Minimum Stack of protocols needed to achieve plug-and-play interoperability in ST 2110-based LiveIP production infrastructures.

An industry-wide consensus on all layers of interoperability between individual systems in a LiveIP production environment would remove most of the remaining hurdles faced by system architects when moving from the drawing board to the actual implementation of a facility design. This slide explains the minimal set of relevant layers and standards that, once properly orchestrated, would greatly reduce the complexity of building and maintaining facilities based on the 'lingua franca' of many high-performance IP production environments – the non-proprietary SMPTE ST 2110 standard. It proposes protocols required in order to enable missing functionalities such as unit discovery, automatic allocation for multi-cast IP addresses, PTP management, and more.

EBU Tech 3371 and the Pyramid are maintained by the EBU Strategic Programme on Infrastructures and Security.

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Updated to version 3 in April 2023.

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