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SMPTE Publishes IP Standards

SMPTE has published the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks.

White Plains, NY (December 8, 2017)—SMPTE has published the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks.

SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional media applications.

The following documents are now available in the SMPTE digital library at library: SMPTE ST 2110-10/-20/-30, addressing system concerns and uncompressed video and audio streams, and SMPTE ST 2110-21, specifying traffic shaping and delivery timing of uncompressed video

With SMPTE ST 2110 standards, intrafacility traffic now can be all-IP, which means that organizations can rely on one common data center infrastructure rather than two separate facilities for SDI and IP switching/routing. The foundation for the first SMPTE ST 2110 standards came from the Video Services Forum (VSF) Technical Recommendation for Transport of Uncompressed Elementary Stream Media Over IP (TR-03), which VSF agreed to make available to SMPTE as a contribution toward the new suite of standards.

SMPTE ST 2110 standards make it possible to separately route and break away the essence streams—audio, video, and ancillary data. This advance simplifies, for example, the addition of captions, subtitles, and teletext, as well as tasks such as the processing of multiple audio languages and types. Each essence flow may be routed separately and brought together again at the endpoint. Each of the component flows—audio, video, and ancillary data (there may be multiple streams of each type)—is synchronized, so the essence streams are co-timed to one another while remaining independent.

SMPTE is currently developing a dedicated course on ST 2110 for its Virtual Classroom which will be offered beginning in February 2018.