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SMPTE ST 2110 Resources

SMPTE 2110 (or ST 2110) is a complete ecosystem that includes all the necessary standards and specifications for Studio Video over IP. These standards allow for separate routing of video, audio, and ancillary streams over professional IP networks with full interoperability. SMPTE 2110 is now fully standardized and is widely accepted to be the future of the Broadcast industry. Manufacturers are rallying behind this standard to create products that will work seamlessly together in an IP based studio and the industry is rapidly adopting SMPTE 2110 standardized solutions with the transition from SDI to IP already well underway.

For more information on the Nextera/Adeas ST 2110 FPGA Core, click here

SMTPE ST 2110 is a Suite of Standards

The SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over IP for real-time production, playout, and other professional media applications. Supports any speed from 1 GbE to 100GbE and beyond.

2110-10: System Timing & Definitions

– Defines transport layer and synchronization (SMPTE ST 2059, clock, RTP, SDP etc.)

2110-20-: Uncompressed Active Video

– Defines payload format for raw video (RFC4175, RTP, SDP, constraints)

2110-21: Traffic Shaping and Delivery Timing for Uncompressed Active Video

– Defines timing model for senders and receivers (traffic shaping requirements)

2110-30: PCM Digital Audio

– Defines payload format for linear audio (AES67, constraints)

2110-31: AES3 Transparent Transport

– Defines payload format for non-linear audio (RAVENNA AM824)

2110-40: Transport of SMPTE Ancillary Data

– Defines RTP payload format for SDI ancillary data (IETF)

2110-22: Constant Bit-rate Compressed Video

– Defines payload format for CBR compressed video and a SMPTE registry for various payload formats (codecs)

2110-23: Single Video Essence Transport over Multiple 2110-20 Streams

– Defines how to split high-bandwidth signals into several lower-bandwidth 2110-20 tributary streams (constraints, grouping, addressing, RTP timestamps, SDP etc.)

2110-41: Extensible Fast Metadata Transport

– Defines how to transport extensible, dynamic meta data in ST 2110 context (including synchronization)

ST 2110 Use Cases

PESA KVM over IP for the Pro AV Market

Although USB over IP for keyboard & mouse extension is not explicitly defined in the ST 2110 suite of standards, PESA Switching Systems contracted with Nextera Video to develop a KVM system building upon the principals of ST 2110 and NMOS Control. The resulting system enables computers in multiple locations to be attached to an IP network and controlled by users anywhere the IP network reaches.

The system supports up to 4Kp60 video over commodity 1G copper ethernet links to enable cost-effective scaling. Visually lossless compression and ultra-low latency provides users with the experience of sitting directly in front of the remote PC.

Interoperability and Standards

Organizations such as SMPTE, AIMS, VSF, EBU, AMWA, etc., have been hard at work to streamline the transition to Video over IP. Significant progress has been made in the past few years to ensure that the standardized 2110 ecosystem will continue meet the needs of all stakeholders. The Nextera/Adeas SMPTE 2110 and NMOS cores conform to the industry standards and earned all possible JT-NM Tested badges for proven interoperability.


 JT-NM Tested Program

Sponsored by the Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM) and administered by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and IRT, the  JT-NM Tested program was designed to provide information that aids the industry’s transition from SDI to IP.

As the industry’s use of IP matures, the JT-NM Tested program offers prospective purchasers of IP-based equipment greater, more documented insight into how vendor equipment conforms to open industry standards; specifically SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE ST 2059, and JT-NM TR-1001-1 including AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05. IS-08 was also tested.

Click here for more information on the JT-NM Tested program.


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