At a Glance
IP Production Using ST 2110
There is much excitement around the potential of IP connected systems to create more flexible, agile, and scalable production environments.
Ross is a leader in IP connectivity with in-house core technology development for key popular technology standards including SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67 technology, while continuing to push forward with SDI connected environments at the same time. Hybrid IP/SDI environments will be the norm for the foreseeable future in live production as system engineers leverage the best that each technology has to offer.
Whether IP or SDI, agility comes from flexible processing engines with software-defined feature sets. This offers agile, multi-function processing hardware that can add functionality through software licenses. The benefits are a flexible and scalable pool of resources that can grow as your needs change.
A well-designed IP fabric utilizing ST 2110 allows linear growth beyond the limits of traditional SDI topologies. IP fabrics can be sized to accommodate the largest of facilities and offer more flexible growth than fixed-size baseband routing solutions.
Flexibility / Hybrid
Leverage IP for the flexibility and scalability in the core, but still retain the simplified interconnect that an SDI infrastructure offers. Interconnecting SDI islands with local routing to an enterprise-wide IP fabric provides the best of both worlds while protecting existing equipment investment.
Control of your infrastructure needs to be intuitive, regardless of the underlying architecture. A unified control system can manage SDI, IP, and hybrid installations. Integrated tielines and path-finding bridge signals between domains seamlessly allowing operators to get signals where they need with ease.
ST 2110 IP infrastructure enables multiple signals per cable carried on lightweight optical fiber. This significantly reduces the space, weight and cable management overhead of traditional infrastructures.
Traditional systems employ dedicated infrastructure for each signal type. With IP infrastructures, the endpoint maps any content to standard IP packets, allowing the core connectivity to be agnostic to the signal types. This allows new signal types to be introduced to the fabric without infrastructure changes.
Virtual and Software Processing
IP infrastructures simplify the integration of software processing and virtualization. Common network interfaces on generic processing hardware provide access to any media on the network, unlocking the flexibility of software-based media processing.