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Early Registration for the 2024 Media Technology Summit Is Now Open

Designing an IP Network (DIPN)

Instructor - Gary Olson

Gary Olson is a technology architect, educator, designer and project manager specializing in the transition from traditional media technology and workflows to computer and network centric IP and file based technologies and workflows

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Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Describe the core infrastructure and how network design is critical to adopting ST 2110
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network architecture
  • Discuss the critical value of cyber security and protecting the media supply chain
  • Plan and design a facility for a computer and network-based media production and broadcast system, including infrastructure, budgeting, and quality control
  • Describe the role The Cloud plays in the media supply chain

The following topics will primarily focus on the infrastructure for an IP production environment. How production devices integrate will be covered.

Terms and Conditions

Designing an IP Network

This 6-module course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of all the elements, systems and devices in a fully IP facility environment. Participants will gain a better understanding of the hardware, software, middleware, systems and services that make up the entire IP media supply chain.

This course is intended to be the foundation for introducing the entire IP media supply chain from creation through acquisition to end user. This course takes participants from beginning to end regarding designing, building and maintaining an IP based media production and distribution facility. Participants will learn about standards, protocols, network topology, applications, middleware, cyber security and cloud as part of the design considerations for an IP Network. The move to IP brings new challenges including exposure to cyber threats. Manufacturers and vendors are moving away from on-premise hardware and software to cloud based subscription models. This course explains the impact this has on facility design.

Program Outline

Module 1:  IP Media Supply Chain Overview
Module 2:  Network Design
Module 3:  Cyber Security
Module 4:  Facility Design and Planning
Module 5:  Moving to the Cloud & Multi Platform Distribution
Module 6:  Course Summary