NAB 2017: Telos Alliance to Discuss AES67, AoIP at NAB
Telos will be leading four AES67- and AoIP-centric sessions at NAB as it looks to help attendees understand two hot phrases at the NAB show. “No matter where you look on the NAB show floor, you’ll doubtless see the buzzwords AES67 and AoIP on the sides of booths and signage,” addsMarty Sacks, VP of Sales, Support & Marketing for the Telos Alliance. “But there is still a lot of mystery and misconceptions about AES67 and AoIP.
The Telos Alliance sessions span both the Radio and TV sides of the broadcast industry, and will include the following topics:
April 22, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Room N258
As video facilities migrate from SDI embedded audio to an increasing number of IP-based standards such as AES67, maintaining loudness compliance remains as important as ever. Markus Hintz, VP, Global Sales and Business Development for the TV Solutions Group of the Telos Alliance will explore approaches for maintaining consistent loudness compliance and dealing with audio management challenges in facilities making the transition between SDI and AES67 infrastructure.
April 23, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Room N256
When it comes to the intersection of Media, Entertainment, and Technology, nowhere is the concept more apparent than in Broadcast Radio with its adoption of AoIP and the AES67 interoperability standard streamlining media and entertainment workflows. IP Audio has now crossed into the Broadcast TV industry, whose acceptance and rapid adoption of AoIP has popularized and helped to fast-track the concept of IP infrastructures even more. Many broadcasters are now sprinting toward faster, cheaper, and better IP Audio. There is more AoIP and AES67-compliant gear on the market than ever, presenting cheaper options for switches and other gear. Manufacturers are becoming more adept at AoIP, bringing to market increasingly better and more technologically advanced IP Audio choices. The use of the network for IP workflows allows adopters from any industry to create faster, more efficient workflows and do more with less. In this session, Telos Alliance Chief Technical Officer Greg Shay—AoIP expert and architect of Livewire®, the first AoIP standard specifically for broadcast—will help the audience navigate the IP transition to catapult them down the path to faster, cheaper, and better networking, audio, and operations, helping them understand and implement AoIP and AES67 in their own facilities. In addition, Shay will also illustrate how, using AES67, the audio quality of telecommunications and intercommunications can be as good as in-studio audio.
April 25, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Room N260
For some years, clever engineers have accommodated on-air talent’s nomadic tendencies, allowing them to host their shows from home, on the road, or even from exotic venues. Now “talent portability,” a new application of SIP, VoIP, and other protocols, is positively disrupting content creation workflows. In addition to the talent contributing from almost anywhere, now the call screener, producer, and even the originating studio can be nearly wherever convenience or necessity dictate. While this has always been possible, now it’s practical and even advantageous. Telecom technologies like SIP/VoIP are becoming more ubiquitous and less mysterious. Along with fast Internet and VPNs, they not only enable flexible workflows, they enable alternatives to single-studio or expensive remote solutions. Moreover, cloud services enable easier, secure connections among talent, producers, and callers. Here, Telos Alliance’s Director of Multimedia Marketing Kirk Harnack and Project Manager Joe Talbot demonstrate some clever implementations in use now, as well as preview strategies and techniques for achieving efficient and effective talkshow workflows.
April 26, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Room N258
TV broadcast facilities are sometimes reluctant to embrace change. A good example is the continued use of the antiquated telephony solutions for contribution and communications. So why—when our business phone systems are IP, and our audio systems increasingly based on AoIP—don’t we make use of technology that can bring the two together? When UK-based news and multimedia content provider Independent Television News (ITN) asked exactly that question, they found the answer in a scalable, integrated AoIP and VoIP system that replaced their 25-year-old audio router and rackmount telephone hybrids. Martin Dyster, Vice President of Business Development, TV Solutions Group of the Telos Alliance, explains how the integration of a digital telephone service, delivered via SIP from the station PBX, and cutting-edge network audio technology, have provided interfacing of broadcast audio and voice circuits between local and remote field operations across a distributed network architecture. He will detail how the automated and virtualized IFB matrix ensures seamless forward routing and reverse path backhaul switching based on COTS network hardware while using the legacy control system.
Please visit NAB booth #N7724 (Radio) and #SU2321 (TV Solutions Group) to experience Telos Alliance AES67 and AoIP solutions for any broadcast studio and download the company’s new eBook on AES67 and AoIP.