With the introduction of IP-based transmission in studio and production environments, the task is to master not only the technical challenges but also the organisational ones. With AES67, SMPTE 2022, TR-03/-04 and AVB/TSN, various technologies are in the starting gate. The issue of timing and synchronization in networks is virulent at all media technology manufacturers. In the future, it will operate on the same network infrastructure as the media streams. The Blackburst will be replaced by the Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 v2). Here, however, it needs to be noted that there is no generally valid PTP for everything, but different profiles exist. IRT accompanies the development and, as a neutral partner, organises interoperability tests and evaluates the new systems with regard to all broadcast-relevant aspects.
As a technical service provider, IRT offers consultation and support, from concept and risk assessment to technical recommendations and the preparation and implementation of proof-of-concepts and interoperability tests.