Pebble Control launched to accelerate IP network provision
Pebble has released Pebble Control, a self-contained, scalable and easy to configure IP connection management system built specifically to enable broadcasters to make the leap to an all-IP facility without the need to deploy a bespoke enterprise solution.
Leveraging full support for the NMOS (Networked Media Open Specifications) suite of protocols produced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association to facilitate networked media for professional applications, Pebble Control operates on web-based UIs and has been designed to deliver benefits to even the smallest IP facility. It interfaces with NMOS-enabled devices from multiple vendors on the network and is easily reconfigurable for when interconnections change or when devices are added or removed, essentially providing plug-and-play capability for IP networks.
“SMPTE ST 2110 has been a game-changer for the rollout of uncompressed IP networks in broadcast and is invaluable for the way that it specifies how to transport and synchronise video, audio and ancillary data. But it doesn’t cover how devices on a network can be discovered or connected, which is where the NMOS suite comes in,” explained Miroslav Jeras, Pebble’s CTO. “We are seeing an increasing amount of proprietary approaches in the market, but the goal has to be to make interoperability simpler rather than putting barriers in the way, which is why NMOS and Pebble Control make such a compelling argument for broadcasters looking to establish IP native workflows.”