IP Showcase

A destination designed to guide industry professionals on switching to IP.

From broadcast engineers and IT to CEO's, TV Producers and beyond, this destination is designed to guide industry professionals on the advantages of switching to IP, how to implement new infrastructure and make the shift as securely as possible.

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Education: IP Showcase Theater

The IP Showcase will continue the tradition of providing non-stop presentations in the popular IP Showcase Theater, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, available to all visitors with exhibition access for no additional charge. The presentations feature user case studies, tutorials, and information on the essential standards and specifications related to IP for broadcast.

Growing Number of Reference Installations

The SMPTE ST 2110-based managed-IP installations to date have demonstrated clear benefits, such as the ability to easily scale, format flexibility, and resource sharing, and with that success, the number of installations continues to grow at a significant rate. At the 2019 NAB Show, the IP Showcase will highlight representative installations, providing a one-stop exhibit for those interested in learning why so many broadcasters are turning to IP technology and how they are using it.

The JT-NM Tech Stack – Protocols for Simplifying and Securing IP Implementations

SMPTE ST 2110 has successfully defined the transport layer of IP systems. A need remains for protocols and technologies to increase security and make installation and maintenance easier.  The JT-NM, guided by user feedback, with specific recommendations and input from the EBU, has swiftly addressed this need with Part 1 of the JT-NM Tech Stack.  JT-NM TR 1001-1 (Technical Recommendation 1001-1) simplifies and streamlines system installations of IP systems. In the IP Showcase’s Future Zone area, visitors will be able to see firsthand how JT-NM Tech Stack Part 1 makes ST 2110 based systems easier to deploy and operate, leading to greater efficiencies for broadcasters.

Also in the Future Zone, visitors will be able to see demonstrations of a set of technologies which are currently being considered for inclusion in the JT-NM Tech Stack Part 2: JT-NM TR-1001-2 (in process).  The technologies under consideration include AMWA NMOS IS-07 Event & Tally and IS-08 Audio Channel Mapping, as well as AMWA BCP-002 Grouping and BCP-003 NMOS API Security: Communications (BCP stands for Best Current Practice.) Together with the Tech Stack Part 1, these Tech Stack Part 2 candidates comprise a suite of open specifications which simplify the construction, maintenance, and operational functionality of true multi-vendor ST 2110 systems. They provide more choice for broadcasters and drive implementation and maintenance efficiencies – a clear demonstration of how the industry is raising the bar for IP based systems.

JT-NM Tested Program

New to the IP Showcase this year is the JT-NM Tested program.  The JT-NM continues to partner with vendors and users to provide information that aids the transition to IP.  As the industry’s use of IP matures, the JT-NM Tested program offers prospective purchasers of IP based equipment greater, more documented insight into how vendor equipment aligns to the SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE ST 2059 standards. Sponsored by the JT-NM and administered by the EBU and IRT — two top European technical bodies — vendors who submit equipment for evaluation will have the opportunity to list that equipment in a JT-NM Tested catalog which will be made publicly available at the IP Showcase booth and online. This catalog will provide transparency, describing the test criteria and testing methodology, as well as the hardware and software versions of the products that were tested. This program is not a certification program; rather it is a snapshot in time of how vendor equipment aligns to key parts of SMPTE standards, providing prospective purchasers and users with a reference as they begin their equipment evaluation and qualification process. 

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