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SMPTE Virtual Courses Get Ready for ST 2110, IP Networks and More

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Now that the first four documents in the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite are published, SMPTE notes the importance of a solid foundation and working knowledge of the essential principles of IP video and audio transport for production and broadcasting facilities. The new standards are essential to working with media over IP networks in real-time, and are fundamental to the industry's migration to all-IP operations.

Beyond replacing SDI with IP, the ST 2110 media standards give broadcasters the flexibility to develop and implement a completely new set of applications that use IT protocols and infrastructure – which has the potential to change their industry significantly. As products that support SMPTE ST 2110 are already on the market now, media organisations and systems suppliers are learning how to take advantage of the standards.

The SMPTE Virtual Classroom is making three courses available, beginning in January 2018, to help you better understand the standards and IP networking and transport.

Introduction to Networks
This course covers networking architecture, structure and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Class begins on 15 January.

By the end of this course, you will be able to -
    Explain network technologies and how devices access local and remote network resources.
    Describe router hardware and how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
    Design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network.
    Configure initial settings on a network device and monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
    Implement basic network connectivity between devices.

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Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Realtime Video and Audio over Packet Networks
With the emerging SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards, this course provides you with a solid foundation and working knowledge of the essential principles of IP video and audio transport for production and broadcasting facilities. Class begins on 29 January.

You will learn to -
    Compare and contrast SDI and IP-based workflow models
    Discuss the components used in an IP-based production workflow
    Explain how to choose and configure codecs across a range of business applications
    Select appropriate image and audio sync methods during mixing and switching
    Consider the Internet Delivery Systems for distribution
    Describe the basics of cloud technology and potential impacts and factors in the workflow affecting network performance
    Perform basic troubleshooting and determine resolutions to common network related workflow issues

Understanding ST 2110
It is now more important than ever that you understand how IP can be implemented in your professional media creation facility to ensure interoperability between all ST 2110 compliant equipment.

SMPTE Thomas Bause Mason

Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide you with the knowledge you need to help your organization make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations. The next available course begins 21 May, more dates to be announced. 

This course is intended for engineers and technologists who already have a basic understanding of IP and associated terminology, but need to understand the detail in SMPTE’s ST 2110 suite of standards. While not required to register, completing the two course listed above, plus 'Routing and Switching Essentials', will enable a deeper understanding of IP, internetworking and many essential concepts that are referenced.