Network basics for media server operators

By David Aleksandersen 13. December 2018

 

We live in a networked world – more and more services and products use networks for communication and content distribution. Do you need to be an IT engineer to be able to do network setups for your AV installation? Absolutely not.

If you rewind just a few years, sound, audio and lighting devices had their own, dedicated, communication connectivity. Not only did they have dedicated protocols, but also physical cables and connectors. What's more, inter-operability between these technologies was not a focus – neither for the users nor the developers. And IP (Internet Protocol) based networks were for the IT world, a completely different realm from the world of AV. But this is about to change. 

You don't need to be an IT engineer to do AV networks, but you really need to have some key network skills. In this blog post, we take a look at the following topics:

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Temaer: technology, network, tcp/ip

Behind the scenes: Show networking best practices

By John Huntington 24. May 2018

This list of best practices originates from a lively panel discussion at the latest North American Theatre Engineering Conference (NATEAC) chaired by John Huntington, Professor of Entertainment Technology, and author of the industry must-read, 'Show Networks and Control Systems' (new edition out now!). It represents at least 30 years accumulated expertise in the industry, deploying, advising and educating about show networks. Read on…

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Temaer: optical fiber, dante, entertainment technology, network

How to understand DMX and avoid potential pitfalls

By David Aleksandersen 12. January 2018

DMX (Digital Multiplex) is a digital network communication standard, mostly used to control lighting equipment. With the versatility of the standard making it increasingly popular in other applications,it's time to learn about DMX, and how to avoid potential pitfalls using it!  

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Temaer: interface, cables, DMX512, protocol, network

What is NDI™ (Network Device Interface)?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

NDI™ (Network Device Interface) is a free protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek. It is designed to allow distribution of live professional video over existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from hardware constraints and gives the benefits of reduced cost and deployment time.

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Temaer: video over ip, ip video, network video, ndi, network device interface, video format, compression, bandwidth, network

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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