The SMPTE ST 2110 Suite of Standards - Technology evolution in Broadcasting

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Following the announcement at IBC 2017 that ST 2110 Standards have been approved  SMPTE UK is are providing members with the first informative evening looking at and discussing the standards.

Andy Rayner from Nevion will be the speaker who guides us through the multipart
standards suite. ST 2110 or “Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks”
is a major contributing factor in the movement towards one common Internet Protocol (IP)
based mechanism for professional media industries.
The standards suite specifies: the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate
elementary essence streams over IP for real-time production, playout,
and other professional media applications.  Download Presentation 



The last meeting on this subject that Andy Rayner gave was very well attended  
and it is expected that this meeting dealing with the “real” SMPTE standards
will be very popular- so SMPTE meets in largest space at Ravensbourne

The impact goes beyond just replacing serial digital interface (SDI) with IP
to the concept of having the flexibility to come up with a whole new set of applications
based on, and leveraged off, information technology (IT) protocols and infrastructure.

The advantages of shifting to IP are comparable to those achieved when the industry
moved from physical tapes to virtual files for content storage.
Files were not treated as if they were just virtual tapes; rather, all the benefits of software
and virtualized access have come to be realized with new workflows and functionality offered.

Another advantage is that intra-facility traffic now can be all-IP.
Thus, rather than requiring two separate sets of switches
— SDI switches for professional media and IP/Ethernet switches for general data
— facilities can rely on one common data centre infrastructure.
Most operators will continue to separate traffic by priority; however, the newer switches
do have the intelligence to prioritize real-time media streams.
The array of products from vendors is rapidly growing.

This is a joint meeting between SMPTE UK section and the SMPTE Student Chapter at Ravensbourne - the students will be recording this meeting  as a part of their studies

 The Speaker

Andy Rayner is Chief Technologist at Nevion, directing the strategic and architectural
evolution of the company’s media transport, processing, control & virtualisation.
He also heads up the Nevion UK technology centre based at Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath.

Nevion provides award-winning media transport solutions to broadcasters, telecom service
providers, governmental agencies and other industries.

Prior to joining Nevion in 2010, Andrew was head of the Broadcast Solutions team at BT.
In this role he was responsible for the design of the BT Global Media Network
and oversaw the development of key video interfacing, monitoring and protection technology.
Andrew has filed many patents - both with BT & Nevion.

During his time with BT he was awarded the prestigious Martlesham Gold Medal
for technical innovation.
Andrew is a regular speaker at key global broadcast technology events & conferences.


Ravensbourne is right next to the 02 - and easily accessed by the Jubilee line
(North Greenwich) which is only 11 Minutes from Waterloo

If you are coming from Oxford Circus/Soho / Liverpool Street–
the Central line to Stratford then Jubilee line is a useful route

Or a variety of buses, by the Thames Clipper  and the Emirates Airline  
for connection to DLR.

See the Ravensbourne website

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