Sony continues to invest in interoperability with new IP Live SMPTE ST 2110 compliant products
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:10
Sony has reinforced its commitment to IP Live interoperability by announcing it will
support two key industry standards: one regarding SMPTE ST 2110 media transport
over IP, and a second regarding AMWA NMOS Device Discovery and Registration. The
first compliant products, which form part of the complete Sony IP Live Production
System, were on show at IBC 2017 and will be available to customers from April
2018. The SMPTE ST 2110 standard is currently in final draft.
Broadcasters around the world are increasingly embracing IP for its proven flexibility.
Sony is dedicated to contributing to and promoting standardisation to make sure our
customers can be confident all the technology in their IP Live workflows will work
seamlessly together, said Norbert Paquet, head of Product Management at Sony
Professional Europe. Thats why were announcing that we already have SMPTE ST
2110 compliant products in the pipeline, and are working closely with AMWA to
support the NMOS IS-04 Device Discovery and Registration API, and NMOS-IS-05
Connection Management API. This all means our customers can truly build systems
that are ready today and open for tomorrow.
A technological exhibition of Audio Intercom for a brand new Camera Control Unit
(CCU) currently under development was demonstrated for the first time at IBC 2017.
This exhibition will support SMPTE ST 2110 in HD with IP video transmission and
return. The new CCU will be compatible with HDC and HSC camera series. It will
support a wide range of formats, including 1080P, and a versatile selection of legacy
inputs and outputs including 3G-SDI and 1.5G SDI. The CCU is highly compact, with
a 1.5 rack mount size, making it ideal for space-limited production areas. This new
CCU is being developed with a target of being available from April 2018.
The Sony XVS-8000, XVS-7000 and XVS-6000 4K/IP Ready video switchers that sit at
the heart of IP Live production operations will support SMPTE ST 2110 in HD with a
v2.6 firmware update. The XVS series switchers deliver flexibility with a mix of SDI
and IP, and highly configurable control panels to suit different types of operation.
Combined with the resource-sharing capabilities of the XVS series, this will enable
customers to build more flexible production architectures. The firmware update will be
available to customers from April 2018.