The Technology Pyramid For Media Nodes

Minimum User Requirements to Build and Manage an IP-Based Media Facility

When we received a few first IP-based equipement in the EBU Technology & Innovation lab, we realized how manual and tedious it was to get IP gear up and running compared to the good old SDI technology. For system architects building IP-based facilities, the extra complexity, labour and time required add up very quickly. It became clear that SMPTE ST 2110 transport was necessary but not sufficient to build and manage a large scale facility.

The Minimum User Requirements to Build and Manage an IP-Based Media Facility were formulated in EBU TECH 3371 and updated in July 2020 (version 2). The Pyramid graphic is derived from, and forms part of, this document.

The Joint-Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) – gathering the EBU, AMWA, SMPTE and VSF – has produced a technical recommendation that addresses a number of these user requirements. The JT-NM document can be found here.

The Media Node Maturity Checklist is designed to aid discussions between customers and vendors and to help customers quickly assess the level of maturity and suitability of ST-2110-based production equipment for deployment.

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


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System Design and Interoperability

The scope of the group System Design & Interoperability is to further produce user requirements, follow up on the open standards and specifications. Further more conducting interoperability tests and look into new possibilites