Friday, April 19, 2024

WBU Supports EBU’s Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes


At its June 11, 2019 meeting in Cavtat, Croatia, the World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Technical Committee unanimously supported the completion of all standards associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes. 

According to the WBU, SMPTE’s ST-2110 suite of standards provides an important first step in broadcasters’ migration towards a fully Internet Protocol (IP) -based infrastructure. More work, however, needs to be done to complete and promulgate standards in configuration and monitoring, security, discovery and connection, as well as timing and synchronisation for IP production systems.

“Broadcasters planning the move to new IP production facilities for Television or Radio should engage manufacturers with the Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes and ascertain their degree of compliance,” said Michael McEwen, Head, WBU Secretariat. “Further, the missing standards need to be completed as soon as possible so that broadcasters can make the important migration to IP with the required assurance.”


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