The road to true IP is paved with interoperability

08 October 2021

Newscast Studio Column Written by David Kicks, VP of Sales for The Americas Ever since the migration toward IP workflows began, the buzzword “interoperability” has been the ultimate broadcast pursuit. Engineering teams are driven by the promise of replacing proprietary media networking with format-agnostic workflows. To achieve true IP workflows, interoperability is the key to […]

Newscast Studio Column

Written by David Kicks, VP of Sales for The Americas

Ever since the migration toward IP workflows began, the buzzword “interoperability” has been the ultimate broadcast pursuit. Engineering teams are driven by the promise of replacing proprietary media networking with format-agnostic workflows.

To achieve true IP workflows, interoperability is the key to unlocking the benefits of using off-the-shelf IP networking technology to route signals from any source to any number of destinations on a network.

But before we move ahead with our next broadcast lesson, it’s important to take a refresher vocabulary lesson. We need to understand the definition of interoperability and, more importantly, what it is not, not just in terms of automation playout but for many systems a broadcaster may be evaluating. Then we can understand why interoperability is so important within the context of automation…

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