Learn the Latest in Broadcast Engineering with Container University | Telos Alliance

By The Telos Alliance Team on Jan 18, 2023 12:40:31 PM

Learn the Latest in Broadcast Engineering with Container University by Telos Alliance 

Software containers are taking modern business and broadcast infrastructure to the next level. Designed to educate and empower broadcast engineers, Container University is your hub to learn about this proven reliable technology and hear how it’s exactly right for broadcast operations. View clips from Telos Alliance's Container University Educational Series featuring Kirk Harnack and the Telos Alliance team as they dive deep into the technology.

Container University 101: WHY Broadcasters Are Moving to Standardized IT Infrastructure

Museums are great for housing old-fashioned, purpose-built broadcast equipment, but technology has changed the game and today’s viable broadcasters must leverage every advantage. Computers and virtual machines in server rooms enable both live and automated broadcasting with greater efficiency and reliability than ever before.(cont.)

Go over the Industry Standard Definition of Docker containers and more with Kirk Harnack and the Telos Alliance Container University team in this 3 minute clip from CU101


Learn how Containers go hand-in-hand with AoIP Virtual Mixing Workflows with Kirk Harnack and the Telos Alliance Container University Team in this 3 minute clip of CU101.


Container University 201: Hardware Requirements for Virtualized Broadcast Equipment

Introduces hardware selection concepts for containerized software applications. Analyzes the importance of dedicated CPU resources, and differentiates which computing resources can be de-emphasized vs. those which must be prioritized. Attendees will learn which computing functions are key to successful broadcast functionality in a software container environment. 

Learn how to optimize and plan your CPU & memory allocation for software container deployment. Watch as Greg Shay and Kirk Harnack break it down in this 2 minute clip from Telos Alliance Container University 201.


Container University 202: Multicast, Unicast, & CODECs Connecting Virtual Broadcast Equipment

Illustrates different Audio over IP (AoIP) transmission formats such as unicast and multicast, and explains the technical considerations and constraints leading to ideal deployments using the correct technologies. Attendees will examine how both economic and technical constraints factor into AoIP format selections.

Kirk Harnack explains Containers, Broadcast functions and the solutions that Telos Alliance offers today in this 1 min clip.


Watch as Kirk Harnack and the Telos Alliance team explain multicast, unicast and codecs in this 4 min clip.


Container University 203: On-Premises, Data Center, or Cloud- Where is Your Virtualized Broadcast Neighborhood?

Compare the three chief deployment scenarios for virtualized broadcast infrastructure - on-premises, private data center, and public cloud. Analyze each to see which is best for your particular broadcasting and business scenario. And, discover how two or even all three virtualizing neighborhoods can interconnect for workflow convenience and business continuity.

Not sure what data solution is needed for your broadcast center? Kirk Harnack explains the three container deployment neighborhoods On Premises, Data Center & Cloud for better understanding in this 9 min. clip from Telos Alliance Container University. 


Container University 204: Staying In Sync Without Losing Time

Explains the critical requirement that digital systems, especially those handling continuous real-time media, operate in perfect lock step, or synchronization. Attendees will discover how this synchronization is performed not only locally, but in geographically diverse data centers and broadcast facilities. Reducing latency while maintaining reliability is also explored.

Follow along with Kirk Harnack and Greg Shay as they discuss the importance of clocking mechanisms in audio synchronization in an AoIP based studio in this 3 min. clip.


Trouble with keeping time? Kirk Harnack helps explain audio synchronization and AoIP clock considerations in this 2 min clip.


Container University 205: Security vs. Convenience - Smart Network Planning Can Allow for Both

Examines solid IT security measures while allowing for remote access convenience for authorized users. Engages in awareness of network and infrastructure security as well as best practices in the three deployment “neighborhoods” - on-premises, private data center, and public cloud. Attendees will better understand the security concerns, protective measures, and safe access techniques suggested for virtualized broadcast container infrastructure.

Learn the difference between System Level Security & User Level Security with Kirk Harnack and the Telos Alliance team in this 2 min clip from Container University 205.


Container University 206: Redundant Virtual Broadcast Systems for Backup, Work Sharing, Disaster Recovery

This webinar presents several fault scenarios of concern to broadcasters and investigates the planning and placement strategies designed to address them. With a common goal of “staying on the air”, broadcasters now have cost-effective failover and disaster recovery strategies available. These strategies can be cross-functional, providing multiple benefits from a single, well-considered plan. Attendees will understand how to think about redundancy designed to enhance daily workflows, and/or fulfill business continuation requirements.

Take a closer look at the benefits of virtualization and the insights into taking advantage of virtual systems with Kirk Harnack and Alex Roman in this clip.


Container University 301: Hands On With Your Virtual Studio, Air Chain, Talkshow and Intercom

Container University demonstrates virtual broadcast infrastructure, showing how we can install it either on-premises or in a public cloud data center. 

Broadcasters now have a true choice of operating in a traditional brick-and-mortar environment or using reliable, hardened data centers to house their broadcast infrastructure. Both virtual and real-world audio sources and destinations work naturally with virtualized systems, so talent and producers experience familiar workflows and interfaces. (cont.)

Martin Dyster and Kirk Harnack get hands on and give you a small demonstration of the processes and capabilities of the Infinity VIP Virtual Intercom Platform in this 3 min clip from Container University 301.


If you would like to learn more about Container University or watch the full webinars on-demand, visit the Telos Alliance Container University landing page. 

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