Diversified to Participate in IP Showcase at IBC2018 in Amsterdam

Diversified to Join Industry-Leading Vendors and Broadcasters in Standards-Based IP Signal Transport Education for IBC Visitors

KENILWORTH, NJ – Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced it will continue its participation and support of the IP Showcase at IBC2018, having been instrumental in providing the technical, logistical and operational planning for the exhibit.

Recently, Diversified managed the technical aspects of the pre-staging and setup of the exhibit, located at the Riedel Communications’ headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany. From the United States, Diversified led the technical planning for the exhibit’s demonstration areas and other associated infrastructure, developing detailed design and documentation of all the presentations and the exhibit layouts; prepared the system mechanics, power and orchestrated all the physical materials; and assisted the various technology and marketing representatives throughout the exhibit and demonstration design.

Diversified then traveled to Germany for a week where the integration team assembled and cabled more than 185 individual ST 2110-based components into 11 equipment racks, readying them for technical qualification and demonstration. Once the 50+ participants were qualified and commissioned, Diversified then disassembled, packaged and readied the systems for shipment to IBC. At IBC, Diversified will re-assemble the systems for display in the dedicated IP Showcase environment in the IBC exhibition hall.

The IP Showcase has been a feature at major industry trade shows since IBC2016 and has been instrumental in helping the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP. The event is hosted by major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry including Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF).  Diversified has been the lead technical systems integrator for the IBC and NAB IP Showcases since 2017.

Industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will gather at the IP Showcase to provide instructional and case study presentations and an array of IP-based product demonstrations highlighting the benefits of, and momentum behind, the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications. The IP Showcase will feature equipment displays and product demonstrations that emphasize everything industry vendors have achieved in support of IP standards and specifications. Meanwhile, the IP Showcase Theatre will be the destination for educational presentations, a vital element as the industry progresses through the phases of IP adoption.

“Helping the industry define standards and demonstrate the interoperability of the SMPTE ST 2110 standards has been a prime focus of the Media and Entertainment group at Diversified for the past three years,” says Karl Paulsen, Chief Technology Officer and SMPTE Fellow at Diversified.  “Our ongoing involvement ranges from participation at the standards development level to our continued involvement with IP Showcases. Diversified has designed and built several IP-standards based facilities around the world; with additional facilities set to go live through 2019. Venues where the core infrastructure is all-IP include live studio production, entertainment and sports stadiums, and over-the-air television broadcast and production facilities.”

Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair, adds, “The transition to IP is underway, and the progress we’ve made toward standardizing IP infrastructure and operations in the media industry has only happened because so many organizations have come together and devoted time and effort to the cause. The IP Showcase is a physical manifestation of that progress, and we’re thrilled to see all the companies that have embraced IP technology and chosen to put their efforts on show for IBC visitors to experience.”

The IP Showcase will take place in rooms E106 and E107 at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2018, Sept. 14-18. More information about the IP Showcase at IBC2018 is available at www.ipshowcase.org.

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