2022 VSF Meeting Series Webinar

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 10AM-2PM EDT | Meeting Program (As of 3/1/2022)

See synopses of some of the presentations >>

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Please contact Bob Ruhl at bob.ruhl1@verizon.net or 609-410-6767 if you have any questions.

Presenters for 2022 VSF Meeting Series Webinar, March 2022
Presenters for 2022 VSF Meeting Series Webinar, March 1, 2022

Presentation Synopses:


Open Caching
Synopsis: The new Open Caching standard enables a move away from proprietary systems, while still supporting an environment that leverages content delivery networks, last mile providers and streaming technologies that bring content closer to the consumer. Based on specifications developed by the SVA™s Open Caching Working Group, networks are deploying caching servers directly at the edge of the network, instead of servers in cloud data centers located further away from where customers are engaging with the content. By caching content closer to customers, data travels a shorter distance over the network, through fewer routers and switches, reducing the time it takes to reach the end device. As a result, consumers are able to decrease time to the first frame of the experience and face fewer potential network events that cause freezing or buffering. This presentation will review the latest OC specifications, illustrate the interoperability of the SVA™s APIs, and highlight a recent field test in which customers throughout the FIOS footprint were able to access select content using Open Caching and experienced faster start times, smoother streaming, and less buffering.

Cloud based on demand seamless Disaster recovery
Synopsis: Placing Disaster recovery in the cloud or a Hosted data center becomes a norm. But egress prices and to provide a live backup stream may be too expensive. The following presentation will demonstrate how to optimize the Egress costs to a minimum while achieving seamless switching in the process. The presentation will cover several techniques to achieve cost effective ‘on demand’ seamless streaming recovery. It will explore how things are usually done today and propose two different techniques:

  • Seamless switching using RTP with receiver activation
  • Seamless Switching using UDP/Transport based on presenter new developed technology

Synchronized Multi-Stream Transport Using RIST
Synopsis: A number of broadcast contribution applications require synchronized content decoding. More specifically, there are a number of video sources (typically cameras), whose content needs to be transported using encoders to an equivalent number of remote decoders. At the decoders, the playback needs to be synchronized - frames that arrive together in the decoders are required to come out together in the decoders. Typical applications are sports and worship, where multiple camera angles are generated and need to be played in lockstep. There are a number of products available in the market that provide such a functionality over IP, using proprietary protocols.

The Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Activity Group is completing the work on TR-06-4 Part 1, which provides an open industry specification for providing synchronized multi-stream transport. This paper provides a technical description of the methods in the Specification, as well as some actual field performance data.

From leased-line to best-efforts connectivity - the trend, the journey and the technology
Synopsis: For decades, broadcasters have relied on private leased lines to provide pretty well all of their media connectivity. Now there is an ever-increasing use of ‘best efforts’ public internet wired and wireless connectivity to provide critical on-air feeds. We will explore the reasons this is happening, the technical and commercial drivers and the technologies being used to make this viable.

Panel Discussion: Content producers and Broadcasters: the ideal end-game production technical architecture and the journey
Synopsis: A lively discussion with end users and technologists of where the production technology chain is heading and what is driving it both technically and commercially.



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