Since the AES67 standard was ratified nearly three years ago, a paradigm shift has occurred in the broadcast industry with AoIP becoming the topic both around the water cooler and in facilities around the globe.
By now, you probably already know and understand AoIP's benefits: It saves money. It makes for more efficient workflows. It reduces the amount of equipment you need. It eliminates massive amounts of wiring. It leverages “off the shelf” IP-based components from the larger IT industry for easy integration.Read More
Want to get started quickly and correctly with your new Livewire facility? Axia Support Engineer Jeff McGinley offers up an important tip for optimal operation.
One of the first things to consider when planning your Livewire installation is a proper IP address scheme. We recommend reserving a small block of IP addresses per studio, and then assigning the same IP address to identical devices.Read More
If you’re a general manager, considering an Audio over IP network for your facility makes sense. The technology is faster, cheaper, and better than previous methods to build broadcast facilities. By converting to AoIP, you not only tap into the power of current technology, you allow your facility to leverage the enormous universe of “off the shelf” IT devices that are used worldwide, and not just in the broadcast industry. Here are our top five considerations for general managers thinking about a move to Audio over IP.Read More
Perhaps you’ve heard of AES67 for IP-Audio. It allows cross-connection of different, competing AoIP standards like Ravenna, Dante, and Livewire+. But until you actually try connecting audio devices together, AES67 is just a standard on paper. IP-Audio expert, Patrick Killianey from Yamaha Pro Audio is here to explain real-world AES67 from our recent technology demo
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
There is a misconception in the broadcast space that media outlets must wait for video over IP to mature before fully embracing an audio over IP (AoIP) infrastructure, but this is not the case. AoIP technologies have been stable for some time and today can provide the flexibility, reliability, and connectivity needed to deploy audio separately from video. Before the introduction of SDI video with embedded audio, video and audio had been handled separately for years. Although embedded audio seemed like a step forward, it did not reduce lip sync issues, and associated metadata is still easily separated from the audio. Since metadata is an increasingly essential part of new audio services, this becomes a major problem.Read More
Livewire is full steam ahead, and Sierra Automated Systems is the latest partner to jump on the networking locomotive. Sierra Automate Systems manufactures digital audio network routing, mixing, console control, and integrated intercom and talkback systems. By adding Livewire, those products will now be able to interoperate with the growing Livewire ecosystem of more than 70,000 installed devices worldwide. That means SAS's support of the Livewire protocol will allow its customers to send and receive audio with stream advertising, control, and program associated data throughout its entire audio network.
As Axia celebrates the 13th anniversary of our invention of AoIP audio, we like to look back and acknowledge some of our early adopters, those brave souls who purchased Axia gear at a time when breaking from AES3 or analog and going with IP audio represented some serious risk taking. One of those was Radio Free Asia (RFA), a nonprofit international broadcaster with its headquarters in Washington, DC and satellite studios throughout the Pacific Rim. RFA broadcasts in nine languages, via shortwave, satellite transmissions, medium-wave, FM, and streaming online. Most of the broadcasts are in Mandarin Chinese, which is broadcast twelve hours per day. We spoke with RFA's CTO, David Baden, who has recently returned from India, where he set up the remote equipment for Radio Free Asia's live coverage of the Tibetan elections.Read More
The global television broadcast community is poised at the brink of the next great revolution in technological advancement – audio and video over IP. The great leaps that we’ve witnessed over the last 50 years, from black and white to color, mono to stereo, analogue to digital, 4:3 to 16:9, SD to HD and from stereo to 5.1, have benefitted the viewer at home each step of the way, and has been embraced with the purchase of the latest TV or Home Cinema system. However, in the backrooms of TV stations, broadcast engineers around the world have toiled over system designs, white papers and equipment catalogues while manufacturers have raced to bring out the next best widget designed to do the job.Read More
Typically, when you think of a trade show in Amsterdam, you probably think IBC. Certainly the late-summer show is an important convention, but one geared specifically to broadcasters. Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), on the other hand, is aimed at the larger international Audio Video industry, with an emphasis on A/V technologies for live performance settings and business applications – anything from boardroom videoconference systems to the latest speakers for live venues.Read More
We compare two different brands of Audio over IP mixing and routing systems and find - they’re pretty similar in terms of network planning and wiring. Stephen Poole of Crawford Broadcasting joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack, looking at Wheatnet and Livewire+. Plus we’re discussing options for secure remote access.Read More
Topics: Audio over IP
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