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.

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. Please do find the document here.

In order to achieve plug-and-play interoperability in ST-2110-based Live IP production infrastructures, a 'Full Stack' of protocols is sought. This slide details the 'Minimum Stack' of protocolls needed to achieve this goal.

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.

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