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IP connectivity goes Glass to Glass

Glass-to-glass IP is the eventual aim of the move to IP-based production. It is being pursued by Grass Valley, which is showing its Broadcast Data Centre concept. This employs IP and adds vertically accurate switching, extremely low latency and live production support.

Grass Valley said it is embracing IP in all of its products and can already go straight from its LDK cameras via IP. It is adding the GV Node IP processing and edge routing platform, which provides the bridge between the broadcast and IP worlds by delivering critical functions required by the broadcaster, but not available in traditional IP solutions.

Other components include the GV Convergent IP router control and configuration system and the new Densité IPG-3901 SDI/IP Gateway with TICO 4K 1-Wire option.

JP van Welsem, VP sales and marketing, EMEA, Grass Valley, said: “Integrating IP interfaces into more products throughout the production workflow is a critical step in ensuring that an operation will be able to make the IP transition at their own pace as they upgrade their businesses.

The industry is on the cusp of the shift that will bring IP into the mainstream, moving away from the earliest solutions, which were really just focused on IP routing with some ‘glue’ around them to make them work in the SDI environment.”