Harmonic Demonstrates Cutting-Edge End-to-End Playout and Distribution Workflow on IT Infrastructure at the 2017 NAB Show
Workflow Also Features Industry Leaders and AIMS Partners Arista, Embrionix, LAWO, Tektronix and Vizrt
AIMS promotes a comprehensive set of standards for migrating from SDI to all-IP workflows. The demonstration at the 2017 NAB Show by Harmonic and its ecosystem partners will illustrate how interoperable IP interconnectivity can deliver reliable, flexible, real-world workflows. The workflow includes an Arista Networks switch and EOS operating system, a Tektronix PRISM hybrid IP/SDI media analysis platform and SPG8000A precision multiformat master sync and PTP grandmaster clock generator, a LAWO V__link4 video over IP solution for signal transport and processing, Embrionix SDI to IP small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules, a Vizrt Viz Trio CG system, and Spectrum™ X media server and Electra™ X2 media processor from Harmonic.
All of the technologies in the demo meet SMPTE ST 2022-6 (transport of SDI over IP) and SMPTE ST 2059 (PTP-based timing) specifications, and possess the capability to adapt to future standards, such as SMPTE ST 2110, to enable next-generation production and playout workflows.
Harmonic’s Spectrum X and Electra X2 include both SDI and IP I/O on the same chassis, easing the migration to IP workflows. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.