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The wait for IPMX is over! IPMX is the only open standard for AV over IP and the full specifications have been posted on the VSF website (vsf.tv). AIMS, VSF, and several IPMX adopters have also just completed another successful...

Nextera-Adeas Customer Showcase IBC 2023

Nextera would like to thank our customers 7thSense, Advantech, Appear, Cobalt Digital, PlexusAV, and Village Island for participating in our customer showcase at IBC 2023. In addition to the latest Nextera/Adeas Universal ST 2110 Transmitter/Receiver and NMOS Switching demo featuring Nextera cores running on AMD and Intel dev kits, the Nextera booth hosted a showcase of customer products that have been developed quickly and easily using Nextera/Adeas FPGA cores and NMOS software.

SDI Development Made Simple with Intel® FPGAs and Nextera VIDIO 12G SDI FMC Card

Developing new serial digital interface (SDI) products has been streamlined with the Intel® SDI II FPGA reference design that utilizes the latest Intel Agilex® FPGAs and the Nextera VIDIO 12G SDI FMC card. Together, the Intel Agilex F-tile devices and Nextera FMC card provide an easy and cost-effective platform to develop new products without the need for configuration software.

Join us again at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam!

Come see us at booth 10.B12 to learn about the latest advancements in ST 2110, NMOS control software, and IPMX - The new standard for AV over IP. Learn all about ST 2110, ST 2059, NMOS, and IPMX Evaluate our IP cores through interactive...

Nextera-Adeas Customer Showcase NAB 2023

Thank you to all of our customer showcase participants! Nextera and Adeas would like to thank our customers Utah Scientific, Vitec, 7thSense, Sencore, Appear, Cobalt Digital, Advantech, and Village Island for participating in our customer...

Join us again at NAB 2022!

Come see us at booth C2620 to learn about the latest advancements in ST 2110 Video over IP, NMOS control software, and IPMX - The new standard for AV over IP. - Learn all about ST 2110, ST 2059, NMOS, and IPMX - Evaluate our IP cores through interactive demos - See customer successes at our partner showcase

Xilinx, Partners Deliver Multimedia Streaming Endpoint Solutions

Adeas and Nextera Video IP Cores for vendors wanting to integrate a complete, yet fully customizable SMPTE ST 2110 AV-over-IP system into their own designs. Adeas and Nextera Video provide a fully-integrated hardware/software IP core set for ST 2110, ST 2059, ST 2022-6/8, IPMX, and NMOS (Networked Media Open Specification used for plug-and-play, system-level control of ST 2110 devices).

NMOS IS-08 Press Release

Nextera Video Announces NMOS IS-08 as the Latest Addition to their Industry-Leading 2110 Video Over IP FPGA Core Set March 26, 2019 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Nextera Video and Adeas are proud to announce that their industry-leading ST2110...

NAB 2019 Invitation

Join us! NAB 2019 is less than three weeks away and Nextera Video is excited to showcase our complete suite of Video over IP solutions at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 8-11. We will be demonstrating our new...

Inter BEE 2018 – Press Release

Nextera and Adeas Announce Village Island as Distributor for IP Cores in Japan November 12, 2018 - Eindhoven, NL and El Dorado Hills, CA - Adeas and Nextera Video, leaders in standards based video over IP FPGA cores and software, today...

IBC 2018: SMPTE 2110, 2059, and NMOS Demo

Nextera's Jed Deame demonstrating SMPTE 2110, 2059, and NMOS at the Nextera-Adeas booth during IBC 2018 October 19, 2018 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Jed Deame, President of Nextera Video, explains the demo workflow at IBC 2018 of Nextera and...

IBC 2018 – Press Release

Nextera, Adeas, and intoPIX Team for 4K Video over ST 2110 September 12, 2018 - IBC2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nextera Video and Adeas, two leaders in the FPGA IP space, have teamed with intoPIX to demonstrate the industry’s first...

IBC 2018 Invitation

September 3, 2018 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Join us! Nextera is looking forward to an exciting show at IBC this year, partnering with Adeas to deliver the most comprehensive SMPTE based video over IP product line, consisting of ST 2110, ST...

NAB 2018: NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 Demo

Nextera's Jed Deame demonstrating NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 at the IP Showcase during NAB 2018 May 30, 2018 - El Dorado Hills, CA - In this demonstration, the Nextera/Adeas NMOS/ST2110 Reference Design is running on a KCU105 board (packaged in...

Adeas and Nextera Press Release

Adeas and Nextera collaborate on SMPTE 2110 + 2059 Complete Solution October 31, 2017 - El Dorado Hills, CA and Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Nextera Video, Inc. and Adeas B.V. are pleased to announce they have partnered up to provide a...

SMPTE 2017 Press Release

Nextera's OEM Video over IP Solutions October 13, 2017 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Nextera Video is excited to offer their new line of OEM Video over IP boards, boxes, and control software. These products will enable OEM customers to provide...

IBC 2017 Invitation

July 20, 2017 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Stop by! Nextera will be participating in the IP Showcase at IBC2017, September 15th - 19th, 2017 at RAI Amsterdam. If you would like to schedule a one on one meeting to learn more about Studio Video...

NAB 2017: Before The Show

April 22, 2017, NAB 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV - Things are beginning to shape up to be one of the most exciting NAB’s to date, lots and lots Video over IP! Nextera was there bright and early Saturday morning to set...

NAB 2017 Invitation

April 10, 2017 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Let's chat! Nextera will be in attendance at the NAB 2017, April 22nd - 27th, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and would be more than happy to discuss some of our impressive video solutions....

SMPTE 2016 Broadcast Beat Interview

Broadcast Beat's Interview with Jed Deame on Nextera Video's New Studio Video Over IP NMI Core November 11, 2016 - El Dorado Hills, CA - A quick recap from Broadcast Beat of our Live 4K Studio Video Over IP Working Today Demo at the 2016...

IBC 2016 Press Release

Nextera Video's New NMI FPGA Core Enables Studio Video Over IP Today September 6, 2016 - El Dorado Hills, CA - Nextera Video is now shipping their new Video over IP NMI FPGA Encoder core, developed in full compliance with Sony’s...

Brainstorming NMOS: Collaborating for the Common Good

This phased approach also makes it easier for manufacturers to feel more positive about implementation: “When we eventually publish the final versions, as opposed to the drafts, it isn’t a case of ‘good luck, this should now work.’ Instead, it is more like ‘this has been fully interop tested by multiple vendors and is good to go.’ So that created a lot of confidence for manufacturers to adopt NMOS and build products against the specs because they knew they had already been thoroughly tested.”

IPMX finalises key standards documents

Concluding a VSF testing event held at the Matrox Video facility in Munich, where multiple manufacturers with IPMX implementations validated core specifications, IPMX has now achieved a crucial phase of maturity. This event marks the transition of many of the essential IPMX documents — encompassing critical aspects of audio and video transport, HDCP, control plane requirements, and system timing — from draft to finalised specifications.

Is SMPTE ST 2110 the Future of Your Facility?

ST 2110 is making strides in the real world of big-time sports production as well. The Pac-12 Network, a major collegiate sports producer on the west coast, recently fired up a 42,000 square-foot broadcast and production facility that it will use for production of more than 850 live events each year.

IPMX finalises key standards documents

Concluding a VSF testing event held at the Matrox Video facility in Munich, where multiple manufacturers with IPMX implementations validated core specifications, IPMX has now achieved a crucial phase of maturity. This event marks the transition of many of the essential IPMX documents — encompassing critical aspects of audio and video transport, HDCP, control plane requirements, and system timing — from draft to finalised specifications.

AIMS Announces Plans for ISE 2024

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced that it will be highlighting the global broadcast and Pro AV market’s increasing adoption of Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) — a set of open standards-based protocols designed to ensure interoperability for AV-over-IP systems. At the show, visitors to booth 5E550 will see IPMX-based hardware and software working together seamlessly in live demonstrations, while presentations held in the AIMS-IPMX Theater will focus specifically on the standard’s development and adoption.

IBC 2023: IP Showcase Takes to the Water

This year at IBC, the IP Showcase will take place on canal cruise boats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. The event comprises six one-hour cruises. Each will accommodate up to 35 attendees and feature two 20-minute sessions from top experts, for a total of 12 presentations on a wide range of IP-related topics.

The Future of AV-over-IP is Open with IPMX

IPMX is a suite of open standards for AV-over-IP. IPMX has been built on core standards and specifications that have already been battle-hardened through their use in uncompressed broadcast environments — the critical toolsets are in place. By harnessing SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS, IPMX creates a standardized approach for sending high-quality audio, video and control signals over IP networks.

Viewpoint: Pioneering the Future of AVoIP

The primary goal of AIMS and its members is to ensure that IPMX attains the same level of adoption and widespread implementation in the Pro AV industry as SMPTE ST 2110 has in broadcasting. Currently, IPMX is following a trajectory similar to that of SMPTE ST 2110, and is expected to reach a comparable level of market acceptance in the near future.

IPMX demystified with short answers to tough questions

NDI and Dante AV provide their own strengths and benefits, but they are vastly different from IPMX. IPMX provides an ecosystem that is not proprietary and engineered with the flexibility to operate in 1GB up to 100GB networks. No matter the scale of the system, IPMX delivers the highest quality video and audio with low latency.

VSF publishes initial IPMX technical recommendations

It enables manufacturers and developers to create low-latency, interoperable, IP-based AV products and applications. The VSF TR-10 suite outlines the differences between SMPTE ST 2110 and IPMX, with documents covering everything from system time and definitions, to using AMWA Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) APIs, to the transparent transport of AES3 audio using the RTP protocol.

AIMS To Host Live Interoperability Demonstration Of IPMX™

IPMX implements a standards-based approach based on SMPTE ST 2110 with features and capabilities that target the specific needs of the Pro AV industry. In addition to simplifying implementation of SMPTE ST 2110 and ensuring interoperability for AV-over-IP systems, IPMX incorporates other features tailored to Pro AV installations.

IP Showcase to highlight forward momentum at NAB Show

Taking place in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth W2867, the IP Showcase will include the IP Showcase Theatre, where industry professionals will be giving 20-minute presentations on a wide range of topics — from overviews of SMPTE ST 2110, AES67, AMWA-NMOS, and IPMX to case studies on IP deployments and basic tutorials for newcomers to the field of IP video production.

IP adoption: Reflections and projections

SMPTE ST 2110 exploded in 2020 and over subsequent years became the core of many new IP infrastructure projects. IPMX is heading in the same direction, and 2023 is going to be the year where we see more projects adopting the standard as their foundation. You’re going to see some bigger rollouts and higher profile installations, and then it will really take off in late 2023 and early 2024. So, stay tuned — it’s going to be an exciting year.

The role of standards in the hybrid era

It’s clear that standards are crucial when building any system based on interoperable functions between different manufacturers’ equipment, and two industry standards have been developed to advance the adoption of IP deployment: SMPTE 2110 – the set of SMPTE standards for the transport of digital media over an IP network – and the NMOS (Networked Media Open Specifications) suite of specifications, which also ensures easy device connection management on a network, something fraught with multiple perils that were never envisaged by the builders of SDI networks in the past.

SMPTE ST 2110: A Vibrant Six-Year-Old

One major way that ST 2110 technology is being expanded to support new applications is in the development of IPMX (Internet Protocol Media eXperience). The goal of this development is to help reduce the cost of ST 2110 technology for applications that may not require its full range of capabilities. Another goal is to produce the first truly open, license-free IP video specification for the ProAV market (in contrast with NDI, SDVoE and HDBaseT).

Evolution of SMPTE 2110 Standard Addresses JPEG XS, IPMX

Since its publication in 2017, SMPTE 2110 has been deployed extensively throughout the broadcast industry. Across the globe, the standard has become a staple in IP-based television facilities and many of today’s major sporting and broadcasting events, including the 2020 summer Olympics and 2022 World Cup. This trend shows no sign of slowing in the upcoming year.

SVG Sit-Down: NVIDIA’s Jamie Allan on the Transition to ST 2110, What’s Next for AI, AR, and the Cloud

The next-generation IP broadcast workflow at the Dell booth focused on how to simplify the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 standards for the broadcast industry. NVIDIA and Dell teamed up to showcase IP-based content-creation capabilities and deployment of AI in the broadcast pipeline from workstation to the edge. At the RED booth, NVIDIA networking technologies (Rivermax, ConnectX, NVIDIA BlueField DPU, NVIDIA RTX GPU) enabled real-time 8K raw video over ST 2110. In this demo, NVIDIA and RED showcased a direct connection that allows cinema-quality RED V-RAPTOR 8K content to feed into an IP broadcast-production workflow.

The Future Is Now With IP-Based Production

If you work for a broadcaster, you know that distribution over IP is supplanting SDI as the best practice, both for in-studio and remote activities. IP is simply the “better mousetrap,” with more flexibility than SDI, at costs that are no greater and often less. One of the interesting benefits of working in an IP production environment is that it is better understood by corporate IT departments than the traditional way of working in an SDI “island” that is strictly the concern of the television engineering staff. At a time when skilled broadcast engineers are retiring in great numbers, the transition to IP production infrastructures could not have come at a better time.

IP Showcase Returns to IBC2022

As media operations move toward all-IP connectivity and content delivery the IP Showcase will focus on progress in SMPTE ST 2110, AES 67 and IPMX. IP Showcase organizers are hosting both technical presentations and demonstrations that provide useful guidance and examples to media organizations making this critical shift. Along with technical paper presentations, the IP Showcase will feature basic tutorials tailored to newcomers in the field of IP video production, as well as case studies from real-world installations.

What you need to know about PTP in an IP world

In short, PTP is a proven protocol that can (and does) readily deliver the performance essential for media over IP. Fear of implementation shouldn’t be an obstacle to moving forward with an IP migration. The industry’s continued and successful shift is evidence of that.

VidTrans 2022 Includes Major Multivendor Demonstrations

The Video Services Forum is pleased to announce major industry interoperability demonstrations of the latest technologies for transporting video and audio over IP networks. These interop events will take place during VidTrans 2022 which will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, CA, June 14 to 16.

Divided they stand

Compared to the broadcast industry, pro AV can still seem like the Wild West, but it is being civilised (if that’s the right word) by contact with the world of broadcast. “It’s the proven broadcast transport standards in SMPTE ST 2110 that pro AV is primed to build upon with the IPMX standard,” says Miller. “Interoperability is key on an AV-over-IP network where all kinds of devices communicate on a common platform.”

Scale Dictates Broadcasters’ IP Transition

The ability to route thousands of video signals, including uncompressed 4K UHD, has prompted major networks like CNN and the CBC and mobile truck vendors like Game Creek Video and All Mobile Video to invest in new IP routing systems based on the SMPTE 2110 standard.

Sail Grand Prix Season-Ending Race in San Francisco Points to Power of Data, IP

As Sail Grand Prix concludes its 2021-22 season this weekend in San Francisco, it continues to prove just how quickly new remote-production workflows can evolve. Onsite presence is minimal, with camera signals, audio signals, and heaps of data sent from the boats to the shore via RF and then via SMPTE ST 2110 transport halfway around the world to a production team at Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre in the UK.

NAB Show: IP Showcase Is Back And Live

At the 2022 NAB Show, IP Showcase will continue to address market requirements as media operations move toward all-IP connectivity and content delivery to multiscreen platforms. Attendees who stop by Booth W3925 can learn how the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 standards and AMWA NMOS technology stack are improving media workflows for large and small deployments alike.

Cisco Point of View on: NextGen Broadcasting

With the move to IP and IT happening at the same time, broadcasters can enhance workflows and capabilities at a rate not previously achieved. Workflows are now treated almost like microservices, which can be re-spun in a variety of ways. This helps achieve maximum flexibility of the adopted technology stacks, as well as maximum ROI on infrastructure and resources.

How Media Production has Evolved with IP Infrastructure Implementation

Before IP, studio distribution was a factor based on a fixed size SDI router, which limited its scalability. IP removes those boundaries, adding scalability of undefined dimensions. “In addition to the scaling benefits,” Paulsen explained, “IP enables multiple video formats and resolutions to operate on the same infrastructure. Gone are individual reference systems needed for each format. IP enables a larger and vastly different system architecture.”

Live Production Over IP Now Becoming the Standard

“IP certainly provides the same levels of reliability and quality as traditional SDI workflows, thanks to significant advances made in IP platforms and IP-based solutions,” said Marco Lopez, general manager for live production at Grass Valley. “IP workflows unlock unprecedented flexibility and scalability, with many world-leading broadcasters already recognizing its transformational potential.”

Column: The status of SDI to IP transitions and the benefits of maintaining hybrid environments… for now

There’s no denying the future of broadcast is based on transitioning to all-IP. That migration holds the potential for delivering significant long-term benefits, especially providing a cost-effective roadmap. IP allows broadcasters to scale and adapt easily, quickly spin up new services to meet changing audience demands for content and flexibly configure and manage devices and workflows.

Xilinx, Partners Deliver Multimedia Streaming Endpoint Solutions

Adeas and Nextera Video IP Cores for vendors wanting to integrate a complete, yet fully customizable SMPTE ST 2110 AV-over-IP system into their own designs. Adeas and Nextera Video provide a fully-integrated hardware/software IP core set for ST 2110, ST 2059, ST 2022-6/8, IPMX, and NMOS (Networked Media Open Specification used for plug-and-play, system-level control of ST 2110 devices).

The Future of Broadcast: The All-IP Olympics

IP networking is a proven and robust technology, as evidenced by the IP-based enterprise networks that support so many businesses and organizations. The tremendous benefit of IP is that it enables new workflows that simply aren't possible with legacy video technology. These new workflows enable broadcasters to fundamentally transform how they create and deliver content while lowering their operating expenses. And they can do this without negatively impacting the reliability or real-time delivery of content.

AV-Over-IP: Decisions, Decisions…

Ultimately, the market figured out that a truly open, interoperable and scalable standard was the way to go, and now SMPTE ST 2110 is the ubiquitous AV-over-IP standard being adopted throughout the industry. In Pro AV, we see a similar pattern emerging.

Column: The road to true IP is paved with interoperability

Helping to accelerate IP deployments are two industry standards: SMPTE ST 2110 (the set of SMPTE standards for sending digital media over an IP network) and the Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) suite of protocols. Together, these two advancements further the way IP networks transport media including uncompressed video, PCM audio and ancillary data that are carried over separate routable streams, as well as device connection management on a network.

NFL Los Angeles Spotlight (Part 2): Inside NFL Media’s New Facility and the Cutting-Edge Technology Behind It

The state-of-the-art IP-based, 4K- and HDR-capable production facility took nearly four years to conceive, design, build, and integrate based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for media-over-IP production. NFL Media is currently producing 1080p60 broadcasts with Dolby 5.1 audio out of the building but is capable of 4K60 with Dolby Atmos 7.4.2 audio and can scale to any format in the future, including HDR or 8K, thanks to its robust IP infrastructure.

Moscow TV Broadcaster Embraces SMPTE ST 2110 IP-Based Video

The studio, believed to be the first SMPTE ST 2110 studio project in the nation, is being implemented by Moscow system integrator DNK. “We decided to transition to IP for our complete infrastructure in order to be ready for the future challenges of TV production and distribution,” said TVC CTO Alexey Brusnitskiy. “IP technology offers the highest level of flexibility and efficiency in workflows, and it provides [the] best possible reliability and security for our productions and our network.”

Fox 5 DC Debuts New Headquarters in Bethesda Maryland

The new headquarters will give the news operation an IP-based SMPTE 2110 infrastructure that will make it easier for the news division to move content seamlessly through many sources and will provide Fox 5 DC with much greater flexibility to reconfigure systems to add new programing or digital offerings in the future.

Column: Automating the path from SDI to IP for broadcasters

Today, distribution and delivery are as important as image quality or production values. As a result, the continued use of SDI or coaxial connections becomes potentially burdensome. One practical and cost-effective solution is IP transport. It’s important to work with a technology provider who can specify the right type of control system – one that operates with IP deployments of all scales, makes connecting IP devices as simple as SDI, simplifies configuration and deployment and can keep pace with IP technology and the latest standards as they are released, including NMOS.


“Making major changes to our playout facility is not something that we do often so we wanted to be sure it was a good investment. We are now the first broadcaster in Russia to embrace SMPTE ST-2110 (IP) and we have modernised our channel distribution and playout by installing a more software driven, adaptable workflow.”

Doug Ferber on Trends in AoIP

“NMOS will provide a control and management layer in addition to the transport layer provided by SMPTE ST 2110 to also provide more straightforward interoperability between products so end users and service providers can build better systems. “In addition to discovery and registration, device connection management and network control, NMOS will also feature audio channel mapping capability and interoperable security,” he said.

Blurred broadcast lines

Thanks to the efforts of SMPTE and multi-vendor promotional body AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) in galvanising broadcast around the open standard ST 2110, broadcasters are able to build new IP-based facilities using best of breed equipment from a whole range of vendors. In this regard, the AV community lags behind. “SMPTE 2110 is an accomplishment that drew in end users, manufacturers, and all other stakeholders in products and services,” says Racine. “It may take longer, but this is inevitable in pro AV as well.”

SMPTE ST 2110 a Success in Review

“The beauty of ST 2110 is that it allows this complexity,” Devlin adds. “It does everything from SD all the way up to 8K RGB 12-bit uncompressed to a solution demanding a 100GB link streaming video in one direction. In either case you are using the same protocols, the same switching, the same standard IT architectures.” From that standpoint 2110 is about as successful as anything the TV industry has ever done, Mailhot says. “At the beginning [2110 compatible product] was built speculatively. Today, it is available because the market demands it.”

AV-over-IP: Decisions, decisions…

ST 2110 is proven and deployed, and as SMPTE, AMWA, VSF and the AIMS Alliance add further AV-specific features to IPMX, it can leverage the software platforms and programmable SoC devices that are likely to be already in your system for updates. It’s still the standard to choose if you want least risk and a future-proof AV-over-IP implementation.

Whatever Happened to SDI?

Today, ST 2110 technology is widely available from all the vendors you are likely to deal with, and it is field proven—not a science experiment. Major systems integrators the world over all have experience in building systems based on SMPTE ST 2110.

SMPTE Earns Two 2020 Emmy® Awards for Technology and Engineering

The SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards is a major contributing factor in the movement toward one common internet protocol (IP)-based mechanism for the professional media industries. The standards suite, which is built on the VSF Technical Recommendation for Transport of Uncompressed Elementary Stream Media Over IP (TR-03), specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over IP for real-time production, playout, and other professional media applications.

In the Business of News

Pebble Beach Systems, which had already worked with Bloomberg UK to deliver a similar system, was mandated to build a modern 2110 NMOS-compliant set-up capable of providing the dynamic and complex switching required for a business news channel. Its real benefit is that it is future-proof and flexible, using the latest technology advances to build a complex pipeline (transmission chain) encapsulated in a redundant server pair with no compromise on reliability.

M6 Embraces The Benefits Of Evertz IP Technology For Its New Playout Centre

Leading French broadcaster Metropole Television SA (commonly known as the M6 Group) has futureproofed its new Master Control Room near Paris by placing state of the art Evertz IP technology at the heart of its operation. The switch from SDI to IP (ST 2110) will allow M6 to easily incorporate new HD services, new delivery platforms and new video formats such as Ultra HD 4K and 8K.

MediaHub Australia Makes a Significant IP Upgrade With EVS, Magna Systems

"Our key requirements were to have flexible gateways or server devices to convert any incoming signal format from various service providers – who deliver as SDI/IP/ASI – to a standard IP format SMPTE-2022-6/7 or SMPTE 2110 for our MCR to process,” says MediaHub’s Executive Head of Technology, Simon Scott. “One of the key needs was operational control surfaces to provide the same touch and feel of a traditional SDI routing system, but with the signals being managed in IP workflows."

AIMS Booth at SMPTE 2020: ‘Game On’ Will Offer Educational Videos and Resources on Media Over IP

“The industry’s embrace of IP has accelerated in past months, with new business pressures and technical challenges driving adoption and innovation,” said AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk. “Ongoing education is vital to the success of new and expanding media-over-IP implementations, and the SMPTE annual technical conference is an ideal forum in which to share expert perspectives, insights, and practical advice on leveraging standards and specifications to achieve interoperability in the IP environment.”

AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk On ST-2110; IP Oktober Webinars Available On Demand

Cronk says that SMPTE ST-2110 continues to make gains, especially in areas like making configurations and connections simpler. And the AIMS membership continues to add members from the professional A/V community and that efforts related to IP in that community, notably IPMX and new ways to put the ST-2110-2 standard for compressed transport is the kind of work that could benefit the traditional broadcast market.

SVG Tech Insight: Establishing A Safe, High-Quality Sports Production With Modern Technologies

Typically, SMPTE-2110 systems afford more flexibility, as its ethernet transmission base allows for embedding and disembedding of audio or video. NMOS (Networked Media Open Specification) control of all IP converters, for instance, can be centralized to a remote laptop station to ensure the safety of the operating staff and allow the operator to dynamically route video and audio essences with ease. New sources can be added dynamically as needed, and just as with fiber, an existing network can be easily updated by using an appropriate IP converter at each end of the video signal chain, to provide safer distancing with high quality and low latency video. IP offers advantages to both live production for OB trucks as well as to permanent studio installations, with the ability to scale to almost any format and frame rate further down the road. IP does require much more complex installation and management than fiber.

Game Creek Video Deploys Five New SMPTE ST 2110-Based Mobile Units

The 53-foot-long expandable units are entirely IP-based facilities. Game Creek Video rolled out the first two production units, Bravo and Columbia, in late 2019. They were followed this year by Gridiron A and B and Celtic. Gotham is currently being completed. Fox Sports will use Bravo and Gridiron for NFL and college football coverage, while CBS Sports has reserved Columbia and Celtic for its NFL and college basketball broadcasts. MSG Networks will use Gotham for its New York Rangers hockey and New York Knicks basketball coverage.

SMPTE 2020: ‘Game On’ Introduces Series of Program Sessions Optimized for Attendees in the Asia-Pacific Region

SMPTE® today announced that SMPTE 2020: “Game On,” the Society’s interactive and immersive remote technical conference experience, will include a series of technical sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking events specially designed for attendees who live or work in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The APAC program will feature four hours of programming per day on 11 and 12 November, beginning with breakfast roundtables at 8 a.m. Hong Kong / 9 a.m. Tokyo/Seoul / 11 a.m. Sydney. NMOS – The Interoperable Control System for an IP World Speaker: Jed Deame, Nextera Video

Mobile TV Group Reflects on Launch of 47 Flex Mobile Unit, Looks Ahead to New Cloud Control Platform

“This is our third all-IP mobile unit, but it’s the first [in which] the native device-to-device IP connection is made through NMOS-04 and -05,” says Phil Garvin. “That is huge because it reduces the installation and coordination time for an IP truck dramatically. That’s the big change here. It’s getting close to the point of plug-and-play, where you can connect two IP devices and they just talk to each other. There’s no question that native IP has been difficult, but it’s now getting easier with advancements we’ve made.”

IP Showcase Channel at 2020 NAB Show New York Goes Live Today

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is live today at the 2020 NAB Show New York with its own IP Showcase channel. The IP Showcase channel gives attendees a unique opportunity to take in instructional and case-study presentations from industry-leading vendors and broadcasters. A series of 35-minute presentations and discussions will focus on the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications. All content will be posted for on-demand viewing and available for 30 days. IP Media Network Management Using NMOS featuring Jed Deame, Founder and CEO, Nextera Video

Grass Valley Technology Behind the World’s Largest SMPTE 2110 IP Network at BBC Cymru Wales New Central Square HQ

The broadcaster’s new purpose-built national headquarters, which replaces the old Llandaff complex – home to the broadcaster for over 50 years – is the first BBC facility built completely around IP technology, and the world’s largest SMPTE 2110 IP routing system for broadcast. BBC Wales will benefit from future-ready production and broadcast capability that can easily evolve with its changing needs.

Preserving PTP in Remote Production Environments

IP is a key enabler of remote production applications, as it supports transport of both audio and video, as well as the data, communications and control signals critical in the production environment. Oftentimes, the challenge lies in connecting two remote sites, each with its own media-over-IP infrastructure but lacking the IP switching and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) implementation essential to preserving timing and synchronization across both sites. PTP specifies a methodology for synchronizing devices to a single shared clock across packet-based networks (using SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67), including Ethernet switches and IP routers. Creating a common time base for multiple AV sources, PTP enables synchronization of device clocks to within nanoseconds, even across a large network.

AIMS IP Oktoberfest: How to Plan and Deploy a SMPTE ST 2110 Network

To move forward with the design and deployment of a SMPTE ST 2110 network, Robert Welch, technical solutions lead at Arista, has a simple piece of advice: work backwards. “Try to figure out what you are trying to do with it [the network], and then go in reverse,” said Welch during his “Proper Network Design and Considerations for SMPTE ST 2110” presentation, the final session at the virtual AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) IP Oktoberfest 2020.

NEP Group Rolls Out IP-Based Supershooter 4, Supershooter 9 Production Units

NEP Group has introduced two new mobile production units with the latest IP innovations for the fall’s return of live sports and entertainment. NEP Supershooter 9 and NEP Supershooter 4 launched with advanced, fully IP-based technology and the latest creature comforts amid health and safety measures required to operate safely in today’s production environment. The mobile units are the fourth and fifth IP production units in NEP’s U.S. lineup, building upon the company’s rollouts of SMPTE ST 2110 EN3, M15 and Supershooter 8 since 2018.

AIMS ‘IP Oktoberfest’ to Update Industry on Transition

“The migration toward IP-based media workflows has accelerated in recent months, so it's more important than ever that broadcast and pro AV professionals have access to current information on the standards and solutions supporting this shift,” said Mike Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. “We've designed IP Oktoberfest 2020 to offer this information in an engaging, interactive format with plenty of opportunity for discussion.”

How to move incrementally to IP

The broadcast industry is understandably focusing on the infrastructure of the future, and without doubt this will be based on IP, and built on standards like SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04/05...broadcasters must concentrate on building out the IP media network, which of course provides the greatest benefits in terms of costs-savings and workflow transformation. As part of this though, they need to consider how to accommodate SDI equipment, and indeed in some cases SDI networks.

Tech Focus: Streaming Technology — The Pandemic Speeds Transition to IP

Broadcast sports production was already well on its way to embracing an IP-based workflow before COVID-19 arrived and compelled sports to shut down last March. Unlike some other technology migrations — such as the shift from stereo to surround and current moves towards immersive sound, both driven largely by the technologies themselves — the move to IP has been propelled by its own business case. “COVID-19 emphasized the need for IP workflow and sped up its uptake,” says Stephan Türkay, senior product manager, media infrastructure, Lawo. “The difference between before and now is that, last year, the driver for IP was scale and now it’s about enabling people to work [more remotely]. [It’s] a different kind of REMI, with fewer people in the same control room. Being able to implement social distancing in the production workflows is vital.”

IP Showcase – Summer Sessions 2020

Each week a new session will be available for replay where an industry expert will deliver a presentation focused on media-over-IP workflows or use cases and their supporting technologies. Joined by sponsors, AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE, and the Ultra HD Forum, AIMS and VSF have created 15 weekly sessions. Presentations will feature expert commentary and use a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to delve into key aspects of media-over-IP. What is NMOS? Secure Control Case Study, Jed Deame, CEO, Nextera Video.

Marquee Sports Network Spotlight, Part 1: Inside the RSN’s New ST 2110 IP Production Facility in Wrigleyville

Early on the in the network’s development, Sinclair Broadcast Group GM Mike McCarthy, his team of engineers, and Marquee’s production team, lead by SVP, Programming/Production, Mike Santini, decided to build a state-of-the-art, IP-based ST 2110-compliant facility. In addition, Marquee enlisted Mobile TV Group to build out an ST 2110-based mobile unit, which resulted in the RSN’s new 47 Flex mobile unit parked at Wrigley Field.

2020 Sports Emmys: A Deeper Look at the Big Production and Technology Winners

A world feed was produced in Riot’s Los Angeles-based facilities that was delivered in 19 different languages to more than 40 distribution parters in a spectacular technical effort. And in the heat of battle, Riot Games’ Esports Technology Group decided to innovate with the new JPEG XS compression format – realizing what is probably the first trans-Atlantic remote production undertaken using JPEG XS. SVG Europe’s Fergal Ringrose was in Paris to speak with Riot Games Esports Technology Group head Scott Adametz to break down the overall production, notably how Riot used SMPTE 2110 both in Paris and Los Angeles to distribute uncompressed and compressed video segments.

How SMPTE Standards Support Next-Gen Content Creation and Consumption

The COVID pandemic has accelerated developments that were already underway, and many media organizations have moved forward more boldly in migrating from SDI to IP, from a push-based distribution model to a collaborative supply chain, from physical hardware to virtualized software systems, from equipment rooms to the datacenter, from physical equipment to cloud- and service-based workflows, from centralized to distributed productions, and from manual tasks to automated workflows.

Vox Pop: The Road To IP

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the broadcast industry shift from expensive, inflexible hardware defined contribution and distribution solutions to more flexible and dynamic software-defined solutions that rely on IP distribution for live and live linear video.

Rwanda’s State Broadcaster Goes Ultra Hi-Tech

Rwanda has always taken the lead on the African continent when it comes to matters of digital compliance and there is no disappointment with the latest acquisition for the state broadcaster. Recently Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) received the first model of a Streamline S12T OB, a new member of the Streamline family of OB vans on the continent.


The EBU has published an updated version of Tech 3371 and its 'Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes' graphic, a visual representation of user requirements, priorities and the market’s progress in creating and implementing relevant supporting standards and protocols in the SMPTE ST 2110 ecosystem of LiveIP technology. One of the most striking changes is that the Pyramid is greener now, reflecting a greater maturity of product implementations overall, relative to what the earlier version showed.

AIMS Launches Resource for Pro A/V

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has launched a website for its new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) proposed set of open standards and specifications. IPMX is meant to address the Pro A/V industry’s need for a single set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols that ensure interoperability for A/V over IP, according to AIMs. It proposes open standards and specifications built on SMPTE ST 2110 and designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks.

NC State University to rely on SMPTE ST 2110 standard

North Carolina (NC) State University has transformed its live course production capabilities with a networked video infrastructure, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for connectivity, around its campuses in Raleigh, N.C. Technology from Imagine Communications is at the heart of NC State DELTA (Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications) ― providing a quantum leap in capacity and operational efficiency.

The Industry’s First Official Open AV-Over-IP Standard Is Launched, IPMX, Based on SMPTE 2110

At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam in stand 15-B250, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group introduced Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), a set of open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks. IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single set of common, ubiquitous standards-based protocols that ensure interoperability for AV over IP. In addition to simplifying the implementation of SMPTE ST 2110 and ensuring interoperability for AV-over-IP systems, IPMX incorporates further features tailored to ProAV installations. These features include AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 for discovery, registration and connection management and specifications for copy protection and security.

What is SMPTE 2110 ? And What Does Distributed Production Mean for Broadcasters?

To some, the emergence of SMPTE 2110 is indicating the end of the “Wild West” of broadcast contribution over IP, and the beginning of clear standards for broadcasters and vendors. But what is SMPTE 2110? And why is distributed production important? In this post, we’re going to give a high-level explanation of SMPTE 2110, and what distributed production will mean for broadcasters.

Everything Everywhere: Mobile TV Group is Leading an IP Revolution with its new FLEX series mobile units, featuring Calrec audio consoles

2019 was a busy 25th anniversary year for Mobile TV Group, which remained true to its progressive and tech-savvy approach by launching two new mobile units into its 41-strong fleet. This initiative broke into new territory, creating the world’s first entirely SMPTE 2110 uncompressed IP-based mobile TV broadcast unit ‘45 FLEX’ – with mobile unit ‘46 FLEX’ launching shortly after, and mobile unit ‘47 FLEX’ set to launch in Q1 of 2020.

NBCUniversal Boston Media Center Built on SMPTE ST 2110 Standards

When NBCUniversal wanted to update and combine their Boston locations, they engaged Diversified’s team of industry experts to help design and deliver a new facility all built on SMPTE ST 2110 Standards that would enable them to adapt to the future and grow with the industry. Built entirely on SMPTE ST 2110 standard, the facility is completely engineered with a focus on IP and collaboration.

SVG On Demand: Inside Fiserv Forum’s Massive SMPTE 2110 IP Installation With Imagine Comms, CTG

[Video] In Milwaukee, Imagine Communications and CTG (Comprehensive Technical Group) collaborated to deliver a mixed vendor COTS-based ST 2110 IP control room solution for the Fiserv Forum in 2018. At SVG’s IP Production Forum (held at the Telemundo Center on Aug. 20), Cassidy Phillips, enterprise solution architect, Imagine Communications, and Ed Pittenger, director of engineering, CTG, discuss the life of the system from development to the postseason after its first full season of operation.

Orange Business Services and BCE to Manage Largest IP Deployment for Radio France

Radio France, the leading French radio group has selected Orange Business Services and BCE, a European expert in media services to transform the media infrastructure of its headquarters, Maison de la Radio, to next generation full IP technology. Orange Business Services will ensure that all of Radio France’s needs are met, including mastering its next generation tools. The SMPTE 2110 standard, a specific protocol for the media industry, has been retained.

dB Broadcast Sees Record Order Intake

dB Broadcast, the UK’s leading systems integrator, has enjoyed a very successful first half to its financial year, with a record order intake and some high profile projects signed up. Most of the new work involves large IP-based broadcast projects for live production, providing clients with the ability to support remote and local production using full IP to SMPTE 2110, resulting in greater flexibility and scalability.

Understanding what IP can bring for you

Michael Cronk, chairman of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), details the benefits that broadcasters are already beginning to enjoy off IP. Broadcasters have begun to see, and realise, the tangible benefits of moving to IP for live workflows.