Connectivity and Processing of SDI/IP equipment

For broadcasters, IP has increasingly become a valid option which allows them cost effective choices and greater flexibility. Hence the trend has become that a growing number of broadcasters are choosing to move to IP.

Research however suggests, that at present, none of the broadcasters are operating in an all IP environment. Instead they are using a combination of SDI and IP equipment which is connected to an all IP network. Moreover, SDI/IP equipment can be used to connect the SDI equipment to the IP core network; however connecting this equipment to an IP network is expensive. Furthermore, it is also not necessary, since the equipment stays restricted within a studio or control room. Hence, the conversion of SDI signals to IP and back to SDI seems to be a futile effort.

Therefore a cost effective way to distribute signals between a baseband equipment is by using a baseband routing technology. Additionally, signal processing such as audio embedding onto SDI frame synchronization or SDI signals can be done on the baseband equipment instead of converting it to IP and processing and converting it back to baseband.

As a result, the most cost-effective distribution and routing system is expected to be compact SDI routers which are located within baseband islands. These routers do the job of MCR routers but they also offer a high level of redundancy which includes SDI processing capabilities. A connection of these baseband islands to the rest of IP network is then possible through an adaption equipment.

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Shreyas Tanna

Shreyas Tanna

The winner of the title Mr. Pune 2009, Mr. Shreyas Tanna is currently the young, dashing, and dynamic CEO of a market research company called ResearchNReports in Pune. Fondly known as RNR, the company specializes in market research as well as industry analysis, and is closely associated with its parent company Absolute Market Insights (AMI). Mr. Shreyas Tanna began his corporate journey as the Head of Corporate sales & PR at RED Entertainment while pursuing his degree for MMS (Marketing) from the MGM College of Management, Mumbai. After accomplishing the tedious task of balancing his work and education, he further polished his skills in Corporate Sales, Public Relations, Channel Development, Global Client Engagement, Strategic Consulting, and Brand Development by working with HDFC Life and Researchmoz Global Pvt. Ltd. His dedication towards his work has even won him accolades such as the National Level Performer 2013 – HDFC Life and Mr. Research Moz 2015. A disciplined individual with a loving heart, he is often seen taking crisp walks with an engrossed look and a gentle smile within the premises of his company to interact with the various departments. And he will be usually followed by an adorable trail of his beloved trio of Shih Tzu babies proudly known as Gucci, Drake, and Paris. The most enticing thing that you will notice about this content and proud pet parent is his infectious positivity and the firm belief in his eyes, a reflection of his favorite quote, “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”