Imagine Communications Showcases Migration to IP at LLB Expo Sweden 2015
“The industry must move to new technologies,” said Mathias Eckert, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The advantages are too clear to be ignored. Software-defined networks and IP connectivity make broadcasters and facilities more agile, scalable and cost-effective. The broadcasting industry simply cannot continue to demand bespoke hardware and interfaces.
“We will show at LLB Expo Sweden that Imagine Communications is not only ahead of the pack with our technology, but that we can help our customers develop their transition strategies to an IP-enabled future,” he added. “We have solutions that allow businesses to replace their legacy systems while still protecting their current investments and achieve benefits of the new approach from day one. We recognise that no company will automatically discard its existing baseband infrastructure. That’s why we offer practical solutions to help our customers move seamlessly and smoothly to an environment based on IP, software and the cloud.”
A key solution supporting this transition strategy is the Imagine Communications Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator, a next-generation control system that allows traditional and IP-enabled workflows to be managed from the same interface. Magellan will be demonstrated at LLB Expo Sweden alongside a range of other end-to-end solutions.
In addition, Jochen Kuhnen, strategic solutions manager, EMEA, will present a paper on the transition from SDI technology to IP in a seamless and cost efficient way. As media companies embrace the technology evolution that will lead to the transformation of their facilities from baseband to IP, they face investment, operational and workflow challenges. The presentation highlights the value of software-defined networks as a concept for video infrastructure, how signals can be managed through the IP switch, and how the challenges of synchronous, deterministic and seamless switching can be addressed. The presentation takes place on Wednesday, 18 March, 13:45-14:45 and is entitled “SDI or IP infrastructure”.
LLB Expo Sweden, a bi-annual event to be held at Stockholmsmässan on March 17-19, 2015, is the largest Nordic trade show for the audio, lighting, video and media technology. To find out more, visit the Imagine Communications on the DiViTec stand, BO9-43.