GatesAir Showcases Intelligent Networking, Interoperability at IBC2014


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CINCINNATI—GatesAir, a provider of broadcast solutions for radio and television, will showcase intelligent networking and signal transport reliability IBC2014.

The company will launch Intraplex LiveLook, a dynamic software solution that improves analysis and troubleshooting for IP transport. The company will also demonstrate new interoperability features.

LiveLook is a real-time interactive monitoring solution that works in conjunction with Intraplex IP Link codecs, optimizing performance for audio contribution and distribution networks. LiveLook provides time-based graphical analysis of network statistics, including burst packets and other performance-related measurements that adversely affect IP signal transport. Built-in data mining algorithms automate packet analysis and subsequent report generation. This streamlines setup, configuration and optimization of IP networks.

LiveLook’s graphical nature, in conjunction with log clock association, gives users better insight into performance trends over periods of time by analyzing live and logged data. Additionally, the continuous logging of IP packets ensures that broadcasters can pinpoint and analyze statistics from a specific time window to review and troubleshoot performance issues.

Intraplex LiveLook is a value-added complement to reliability techniques already built into IP Link codecs, including dynamic stream splicing, an application that provides hitless recovery of dropped packets via seamless convergence of main and backup streams. These and other integrated redundancy measures ensure IP Link codecs match the performance reliability of traditional T1/E1 circuits, while significant lowering total cost of ownership.

GatesAir will also showcase initiatives surrounding standards-based interoperability initiatives. The EBU 3362 specification in part covers the use of standard SIP and RTP protocols to establish audio streams, and this compatibility enables IP Link codecs to seamlessly mix with other hardware codec vendors across broadcast networks, as well as software codecs used on various smartphones and tablets.

Support for SIP, Session Internet Protocol, enables a broadcaster to call into an IP Link receiver at a radio station using an iOS or Android phone to contribute an on-air feed. Additionally, a listener or guest with a SIP phone or application can similarly contribute to a broadcast call using a mobile device.



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