Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:15
Pincents Manor
Pincents Lane Calcot
RG31 4UQ Reading
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

SMPTE ST 2110 is probably the most important change in broadcast television since
John Logie Baird went head to head with EMI-Marconi for the 1936 Alexandra Palace tests.
Live, real time broadcasts are now possible in the IP domain using standardized systems
from the camera to the viewer. Does this mean all television will now become software? 
What are the ramifications for traditional hardware manufacturers? And where does the cloud fit in? On 21 Feb another 25 places were added to meet the demand

In this tour of ST 2110, Tony Orme will take us through the reasoning behind the standards,
explain how they work and how they will influence broadcast television in the future. 
Live television is all about timing and ST 2110 tackles this head on to deliver highly efficient systems.

Download his presentation - but the discussion was very lively 

Cloud computing is taking broadcasting by storm with many facilities virtualizing their
programme making facilities and moving them to the cloud.
ST 2110 provides the perfect platform to move massive volumes of video, audio and metadata, in real time, to the Cloud.
During this talk, Tony will specifically address Cloud computing for broadcasters
and the role it will play in the future of television.

The RTS Thames Valley Centre AGM will be held before the Meeting


Tony Orme is a published author and consultant engineer, and trained at the BBC
where he benefited from a fantastic grounding in engineering.
Moving to independent television and satellite broadcasters, including ITV and Sky,
provided Tony with a deep insight into live media production workflows.

Dedicated to making things happen, Tony has a passion for improving systems,
making them more efficient and getting them to work better.
Throughout his career, Tony designed and built interface and processing solutions to address
unique problems, ones that others were unable to resolve, especially as digital television
moved to MPEG compression.

Based on the knowledge gained during his Research and Development years,
Tony now applies these skills to help others successfully migrate their facilities
from SDI-based to IP-focused media centers.

He simplifies technology and creating solutions through “Orme Solutions,”
his consultancy business - as well .. Tony is a SMPTE member,
prolific writer for The Broadcast Bridge, lecturer at The University of Surrey,
and currently chair of the Thames Valley Branch of the Royal Television Society.



Pincents Manor is moments off Junction 12 of the M4
from the junction head towards Reading on the  A4  and turn left at the first junction ( Was a  Roundabout)
and then sharp left again before the shopping complex sign posted for Pincents Manor 
Follow the road around and upwards past the new Ikea and though a restriction
and at the top of the hill - you have to turn left into the car park.
For Sat nav use RG31 4UH  see this map

You can get a sky blue 15 and yellow 26 bus to Ikea from Central Reading /Station 
and walk up the hill ( about 12 minutes)

The meeting is held in the barnlike Conference Centre near where you entered the site - Be careful as some paths are uneven!


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