Broadcast Beat Magazine September, 2015 - Page 77

Today's reality is that most implementations of Audio Over IP are straight replacements for an existing technology such as MADI or SDI. Yes, there are advantages such as using metadata for remote control of mic pres, for example, but the broadcaster's content-over-IP ideal - where audio and video share the same, synchronised, software-managed transport - while certainly on the horizon, is still in its infancy.

Technologies such as SMPTE ST 2059 - a SMPTE profile for the IEEE 1588 PTP, for example, could give the various AoIP and VoIP protocols a common sync-base that will be a significant enabler for synchronised IP content.

Audio and video over IP for broadcast is not really about cost. We don't think implementation of IP-based infrastructure will be significantly cheaper. However, a convincing argument can be made on significant and very practical gains.

At TSL, we’re ready. We are already bringing our detailed knowledge and practical experience of AoIP to bear in existing installations. We are embracing the future and working on next generation audio and video monitoring products to support all flavours of audio and video over IP.

This approach, I believe, is the only way that manufacturers, integrators, and broadcasters alike will realise their IP ambitions.

To learn more visit www.tslproducts.com

Pieter Schillebeeckx is Product Director at TSL Products.

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