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NAB Show 2023

How to support a SMPTE ST 2110 facility: Advice from early adopters

How to support a SMPTE ST 2110 facility: Advice from early adopters

Mar 30, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

SMPTE ST 2110 is a set of standards for transmitting professional audio, video, and ancillary data in real-time over IP networks. As more and more media facilities move towards IP-based workflows, adopting SMPTE ST 2110 can offer several advantages such as flexibility, scalability, and shareability. Supporting and maintaining such a facility, however, can be a difficult shift, particularly if this is your first endeavor. Fortunately, we can now get guidance from early adopters who have previously implemented Live-IP based facilities. Four of them will share their experiences and useful insights in this webcast to assist others from making the same mistakes.

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Félix Poulin - Director, Media Transport Architecture & Lab, CBC/Radio-Canada, Montreal

Félix Poulin is with the national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada where he leads the Media over IP Architecture and Technical Lab teams. His teams contributed to the delivery of the  new headquarters in Montreal and are starting further refresh projects across the country. Before that mandate, Felix was lead expert on Live IP at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Felix completed his diploma in electrical engineering at Montreal’s Polytechnique with his final thesis done at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Felix is an active contributor to the EBU, user-chair of the Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) Steering board of the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television (SMPTE).


Willem VermostWillem Vermost - Head of Media Facilities, Vlaamse Radio en Televisie, Brussels

Willem Vermost works at Vlaamse Radio en Televisie (VRT), Brussels, Belgium, as head of media media facilities. Prior to this role, he was the topic lead on the transition to IP-based studios at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He received a master’s degree in electronic engineering and in applied computer science. With over 20 years of experience in broadcasting, he has worked on various projects, including the multiple award-winning VRT Live IP proof of concepts, the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Tested Program, and started the opensource project EBU Live IP Software Toolkit (LIST). He acted as a deputy in the JT-NM admin board and the AWMA board of directors. Willem is a co-chair of EBU’s strategic group on System Design and Interoperability and is an active member of SMPTE. As a faculty member of the EBU Academy, he provides training on the transition to live IP-based media facilities. Recent efforts at VRT focus on on-set virtual productions and new workflows with software-based studios.


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Roger Crothers, Head of Technology, BBC Wales 

Roger has worked in Technology for over 25 years in various different industry sectors including manufacturing, logistics, software and housing.  The last 14 years he has worked for BBC Wales and is currently Head of Technology where he is responsible for the specification, delivery and support of technology at all BBC sites in Wales.  His main focus at present is the delivery of BBC Wales’ new high tech broadcast centre based in Cardiff, Wales which will be one of the most advanced broadcast centres in the UK.  The decision has already been made to build a fully IP infrastructure based on SMPTE ST 2110 and one of the priorities is to ensure that the BBC Wales workforce is sufficiently skilled to support the new technology once it is in operation. 

Stef Lambrechts-1

Stef Lambrechts is CTO of EMG Belgium. 

With a Bachelor degree in Audio and Video engineering, he has joined the company in 1994 and has worked for several years as EIC on Outside Broadcast productions. After a decade working on System Design and Engineering he now takes the technical lead of all the departments of EMG Belgium. 

In 2017 he was one of the design leads to start working on the EMG modular and scalable IP platform, which has been used on many international events. The IP platform has been implemented over the whole EMG group in different installations ex. Mobile Datacenters , OB-trucks, fixed Galleries and Remote Operating Centers. 

EMG Belgium is a Media Facilities company that delivers a full service to its clients. ENG/EFP crews, OB-trucks, Connectivity, MCR, Live Graphics, Post production, Play-out and Broadcast Engineering. The company is located near Brussels, at the center of Europe.  EMG Belgium is a division of the EMG Group. 

The EMG Group is a Global Player and has offices in UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, France ,The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Australia and USA.