The graphic shows the typical set-up of a LIVE PRODUCTION environment of a TV station or content producer with production sites (e.g. remote sports events, news production studios), data center and control rooms. It demonstrates the interconnectivity between the different sites, which is established with our Advanced Programmable Switches (APS).
The Production Site, where content is produced. Typically studios or similar venues, sometimes operated from local control rooms or OB trucks, and sometimes from remote control rooms.
The Data Center, where the audio, video and processing equipment is deployed and technical support ensures maintenance, functionality and performance.
The Control Room, where operators supervise the data transport and manage all processes (e.g. monitoring the signals with multiviewers, mixing audio and video, streamlining the usability and flexibility of the productions and installations).
In this example of a typical LIVE PRODUCTION environment, every location is producing or monitoring content (audio, video, metadata).
The Spine-Leaf architecture allows for a fully redundant connectivity and supports the expected broadcast standards and specifications.
The Controllers are on top of everything and control every device in the network infrastructure:
- The SDN controller is managing all network devices, but it is not broadcast aware
- The Broadcasting Controller is broadcast aware and commands the SDN controller
The PTP Grandmaster controls the timing, which is mandatory in the production environment.
The use of Open Standards delivers a better performance, flexibility and interoperability of the system.