Media Links to develop new range of IP gateway solutions
Media Links EMEA has announced it is to develop a new range of IP gateway solutions for broadcasters following substantial interest at IBC2015. Like Media Links’ current product portfolio, the new broadcast-friendly range converts established broadcast signals for transport over IP across established internal and external networks.
“We are excited about developing the new range which will be available at an entry level price point, opening doors to a wider market place,” confirms John Smith, head of Media Links EMEA. “Following discussions at IBC we anticipate sports broadcasters will be particularly interested in this technology as it enables signals to be transmitted from numerous remote venues such as football stadiums or other sports facilities, over established telcos networks, with both hitless switching and zero data loss. We are already working with one major broadcaster to achieve this, now making the much talked about subject of remote production over IP, a viable workflow.
“Media Links’ IP gateways work by enabling traditional 3DHDI/SDI broadcast signals to be encoded into an IP data stream. Sync is ensured with IP Genlock over multiple points on the network, using IEEE 1588V2 Precision Time Protocol. This space and time coding means our broadcast clients can now achieve signal transport and clean switching over both local and also, more importantly, wide area networks, as well as being scalable.
“Over the years our global clients have relied on our video over IP and switching solutions to deliver pixel perfect video throughout the duration of some of the most widely viewed events in the world. Now our accumulated expertise in broadcast and telecommunications will be available to broadcasters looking to make live production over IP a reality.”