Making SMPTE ST 2110 installations work

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 18:15 to 20:45
Crystal Vision
Lion Technology Park Station Road East
CB22 4WL Whittlesford
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Crystal Vision's System Architect Richard Lawrence and Managing Director Philip Scofield will explain how some of the problems of putting together a live media IP installation can be solved, covering subjects such as network security, compatibility between equipment suppliers, firewalls and new methods of monitoring.

Despite adding more places this meeting is very full -  please use wait list

In this talk you will find out about some of the hazards of IP media systems and also suggestions for dealing with them. IP installations give great flexibility and will eventually be lower cost than SDI. We all need to know how to make use of this new technology. 

There will also be a discussion of modular products in an IP environment. The rise in computer performance means that these can now be software Apps with both IP and SDI connectivity that are well suited to working with computer networks. This brings some interesting questions about timing. How do video synchronisers fit into a software environment with multiple streams of media? "Real time" does not have a lot of meaning in this world. Time stamping saves the day of course, but it is a new way of seeing things.


The move to IP is more than a change of method of transport. This talk will explore how it enables equipment manufacturers provide better functionality and value and can help broadcasters make ST 2110 installations work.

See the slide pack
- and  find out why you do not need expensive  central switches to Made IP work


Philip Scofield is Managing Director of Crystal Vision. He has an engineering background
and spent his early career designing television studio equipment.
He founded Crystal Vision more than 20 years ago to manufacture products that provide
a convenient way to work with a mixture of different broadcast technologies.

Richard Lawrence is Principal Software Engineer and System Architect at Crystal Vision.
He has a 1st class honours degree in computer science and previous to joining
Crystal Vision was designing video streaming products for the IT industry.


Crystal Vision is located just 1 mile off junction 10 of the M11 motorway
please note that Lion Technology Park is to the EAST of the railway line
- so from the M11 cross the Railway and turn left Sign post for Red Lion and the Council depot -
Turn RIGHT into Lion Technology park at the Red Lion and drive to almost the far end. see MAP

It is two minutes walk from Whittlesford railway station with regular train services
to London Liverpool Street and Cambridge.

Good trains from London Liverpool St are at 17.13 slow and 17.37 fast
returning on 20.30 or 21.11 or 21.30 (about an hour)

If you want Kings Cross change at Tottenham Hale

Or from Cambridge 18.21 returning 20.43 or 20.58 

This meeting is one a range of meetings organised by SMPTE UK
to raise awareness of the two key technologies for the Digital age

Look at the SMPTE UK meetings list to find other meetings