Media Links to Present Case Study on SDI to IP Core Infrastructure Change Out at IBC2017

Media Links to Present Case Study on SDI to IP Core Infrastructure Change Out at IBC 2017

John Dale III, Media Links Chairman, CEO and President

Media Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions has announced that John Dale III, Media Links Chairman, CEO and President will present a case study at IBC 2017: SDI to IP Core Infrastructure Change Out. The case study will address the opportunities and challenges afforded by transitioning SDI networks to IP and will reference a prominent international broadcaster. The presentation will be given twice; first on Saturday, 16 September and on Monday, 18 September at the IBC IP Showcase theatre, E.106 from 15:40 to 16:00.

John Dale will walk through the actual SDI to IP infrastructure migration/upgrade that has occurred, which involved replacing the central switching and distribution system from coax to 10GbE fiber with multiple bi-directional video streams per link. Technology decisions, boundary conditions and selection criteria will also be described. In addition, Mr. Dale will highlight important project requirements such as redundancy, non-blocking video traffic operation, video stream distribution, edge capacity and bandwidth management.

Lastly, the implementation phase of the project will be showcased as it was staged and installed into the actual studio environment along with the NetGazer® network management system that monitors its overall operation.
The IBC IP Showcase theatre provides visitors a chance to hear about real-world IP deployments from broadcasters who have already embraced IP signal flow for production, playout and contribution applications. In addition to presenting a real-world scenario at the IP showcase, Media Links will be at IBC stand 1.C31  exhibiting its MDP 3020 IP media gateway edge device designed for remote production and IP content delivery. NetGazer®, Media Links’ network management system will also be on display orchestrating the assurance, management and control of the Media Links platform as well as other 3rd party devices.


About Media Links
Founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links Co., Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of broadcast network infrastructure and media transport solutions. Media Links is the umbrella brand name supported by Media Links in Japan, Media Links Inc. in Connecticut, USA, Media Links EMEA in the UK and ML AU Pty Ltd. in Australia. The Company’s mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers throughout the world leading edge technology, enabling them to economically transport the complete suite of content signals – 4K, HD/SD video, audio or data - onto their multi-service IP/Ethernet networks. Operating as a pioneer at the forefront of technological innovations and advancements, Media Links provides the only standards based product suite in the market that enables the adoption of media signal types to Telecom standards (IP, Ethernet, SDH, SONET). In 2014, Media Links was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability.