Moscow TV Broadcaster Embraces SMTE ST 2110 IP-Based Video
MOSCOW—TvC Center (TVC) here has adopted SMPTE ST 2110 IP video transport and production in a central control room and two studios based on video, networks and control systems from Lawo.
The studio, which is believed to be the first SMPTE ST 2110 studio project in the country, is being implemented by the Moscow system integrator DNK.
“We have decided to move to IP for our entire infrastructure to be ready for the future challenges of television production and distribution,” said TVC Chief Technical Officer Alexei Brusnitsky. “IP technology offers the highest level of flexibility and efficiency in workflows and provides [the] the best possible reliability and security for our productions and our network. ”
Together, DNA, Lawo and TVC installed two VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) IP solutions for broadcasting and workflows, as well as a V_matrix software-defined core for IP routing, processing and a multiware platform. For network surveillance, DNK installs the Lawo smartDASH real-time monitoring and telemetry system for broadcast networks and smartSCOPE deep packet media inspection and network analyzer. A_digital64 devices provide I / O connectivity.
Lawo’s VSM allows IP-based control and workflow for OB, studio and master control (MCR) applications in television and radio. The VSM agnostic control device controls all major video / audio routers and mixers, intercoms, UMDs and multiplayers, glue and other third parties and IP devices.
SMART system monitoring and real-time telemetry software for broadcast networks provides network transparency and data health across all IP, all SDI and hybrid WAN / LAN infrastructures. For signal monitoring, the V__matrix vm_dmv-based distributed IP multimedia application provides high-quality 4K / 3G / HD / SD functionality.
Lawo’s LVP LiveView multi-image processor allows the vm_dmv multicooker to display both production (SDI / ST 2110 / ST 2022-6) and transmit (MPEG-2 / H.264 / HEVC / OTT-ABR) formats in one OTT / playout screen.
Lawo V__matrix’s software-defined IP platform uses multiple cores and a high-capacity COTS switch with redundant 10GbE / 40GbE connectivity as a distributed IP routing / processing matrix for frame-accurate switching. The C100 processing knives provide a connection to a physical signal.
“An important part of this first phase was the creation of an IP routing core that could receive 40×40 emissions from the existing main SDI router and transfer them to the IP infrastructure using bearings / decamps via six Lawo C100 processors,” said DNK Chief Technical Officer Maxim Krivtsov. “These C100 knives are also designed to convert to four-channel format using vm_udx functionality.”
Virtual module applications with a VSM control layer allow rearranging entire workflows in minutes. Virtual modules handle streaming, video processing and multi-viewing. The V__matrix vm_udx application provides conversion to SD, HD and 4K format with HDR capability.
A__stage64, part of the A__line Audio-to-IP family of interfaces, provides WAN-compatible analog and digital audio transport compliant with ST 2110-30 / -31 and AES67 / RAVENNA audio-over-IP standards.
The first phase of the project was finalized in August. All TVC control rooms and studios for integration into the full IP infrastructure follow, Lavo said.
The television center, which is owned by the city of Moscow, broadcasts programs highlighting various aspects of Moscow’s life. The programs are broadcast all over Russia.
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