Thomas Edwards, VP engineering and development, Fox Networks engineering and operations, told delegates to IBC’s ‘What Caught My Eye’ session that few might realise that major sports events, such as this year’s Super Bowl, were already wholly dependent on Ethernet.
“Today’s challenge is that it is pretty much single vendor solutions.
This session shows how much IP is changing, thanks to the now 54 members of AIMS (the Alliance for IP Media Solutions).
By 2020, I want to walk into my facility and just see a complete data centre that’s wholly working with IP.”
Edwards, and moderator Tom Marshall, had identified eight exhibitors at IBC who were leading the IP-based change from SDI and between them delivering a significantly more agile infrastructure for broadcasters.
The highlighted exhibitors were:Embrionix IP Routing, Hall 8.B92 Arista IP Plumbing, Hall 8.A11
Panasonic HD transmission, Hall 11.C45
Suitcase TV IPhrame, Hall 2.C10/C15
Evertz AWS Overture, Hall 1.D31/F29
Imagine IP Transition, Hall 4.A01
Joint taskforce, Hall 8.G01
Live IP, Hall 8.G01