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SMPTE Presents Met.Expo.2024

Understanding SMPTE ST 2110

Independent Studies Enrollment Opened
January 18, 2021

Next Instructor Led Course
May 10, 2021

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What you'll learn:

  • Understand areas of application for both  SMPTE  ST 2110 and ST 2022 
  • Learn about video encapsulation and how to use  SMPTE  ST 2110-20 to calculate key specs for  RTP  packets and groups (pixel group size) 
  • Gain deeper knowledge of audio over IP, and particularly how  SMPTE  ST 2110-30 guides specifications and use of AES67 and other audio types 
  • Become familiar with the ways that SMPTE  ST 2110-40 governs ancillary data identification and packaging 
  • Build a greater understanding of both identification and synchronization as specified in various  SMPTE  ST 2110 standards 
  • Learn about traffic shaping and packet delivery timing, especially as indicated by  SMPTE  ST 2110-21 

What you'll get:

  • Personal attention and access to your instructors via the online discussion forum 
  • 1h-long weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions 
  • Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback and review 
  • Access to course relevant SMPTE Standards, watermarked for this course, and only to be used as a reference for this course 
  • Two attempts at each quiz and final exam 
  • SMPTE  Certificate of Achievement (Participants must meet minimum course requirements (a 70% cumulative score for all quizzes, exams, and assignments) to receive the certificate) 
  • Continued access to course materials through  SMPTE’s  Virtual Classroom Alumni Center when you opt in 


Duration: 8 Weeks 
 Prerequisite(s): There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Taking SMPTE’s “Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters” is recommended for better understanding of this course.
 Level: Intermediate

Member fees: $599  $299

Non-Member fees: $749 $375

With the publication of  SMPTE  ST 2110 standards, it has become more critical than ever that you understand how IP can be implemented in your professional media creation facility to ensure interoperability between all ST 2110-compliant equipment. If you’re an engineer or technologist working in the media and entertainment industry, this  SMPTE  Virtual Classroom course will give you both the knowledge and skills you need to help your facility take full advantage of ST 2110 and media over IP. 

  • Module 1 - Background and System Overview 
  • Module 2 - Video Encapsulation 
  • Module 3 - Audio Encapsulation 
  • Module 4 - Data Encapsulation 
  • Module 5 - Synchronization and Identification 
  • Module 6 - Traffic Shaping and Delivery Timing 

Intended for engineers and technologists who need to understand the  SMPTE  ST 2110 suite of standards in greater depth, this  SMPTE  Virtual Classroom course will delve into the most critical elements of ST 2110-10/20/30/40. Instructor Wes Simpson will cover elements of these standards including video, audio, and data encapsulation; identification and synchronization; and traffic shaping.


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Wes Simpson, president of Telecom Product Consulting, has more than 35 years of experience in the design, development, application, and marketing of products for video and telecommunication applications. In addition to being a frequent speaker at events such as VidTrans, SMPTE conferences, NAB Show, and IBC, he is a columnist for TV Technology and the author of two books: “IPTV and Internet Video” and “Video Over IP.” Simpson is a voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards Committee. Along with this virtual classroom course for SMPTE, Simpson recently developed and delivered well-received training seminars for the VSF and IEEE BTS.


Past Course Participants Say: 

  • “This course helped me understand the complexities behind Broadcast over IP in accordance with SMPTE ST 2110 Standard” 
  • “It was helpful to learn how ST 2110 will affect my workplace in the future” 
  • “The instructor was good at explaining the learning material” 

Terms and Conditions: 

  • Any of  SMPTE's  Virtual Classroom courses are also available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions. 

  • If you register but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply. 

  • If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension. 

  • Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for  CCNA  courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

  • SMPTE  Education Team contact: education@smpte.org