Sony & Juniper Networks Team IP Live Production
Networks has collaborated with Sony Professional Solutions
Europe to deliver its switching technology to support Sony's IP
Live production solution. This enables broadcasters to capture
and distribute live coverage of major sporting, cultural and
political events globally. By leveraging Internet Protocol (IP)
networks, IP Live is designed to solve the challenge of
transporting massive volumes of rich-content data in real-time
between outside broadcast locations and production studios in a
cost-effective and reliable manner. Juniper's open,
interoperable technology aligns with Sony's requirement to
tailor open solutions to the exact needs of each customer.
Paul Cameron, senior trainer of professional AV media, Sony Professional Solutions Europe said, "IP technology enables a required change to workflows in the broadcast industry, with many broadcast engineers, technicians and operators needing an upgrade to their skills to meet the demands of tomorrow's production environments. Our training program in collaboration with Juniper Networks ensures that our partners and customers are thoroughly educated to handle the transition to the benefits of open, IP-driven broadcast technology."
Masum Mir, vice president, product management, Juniper Networks
added, "The modern broadcasting industry is going through a big
transformation to deliver increasing volumes of high-quality
live content in a highly scalable & cost-efficient manner. This
requires a robust, open and proven platform that enables
broadcasters to embrace the transformational benefits of IP
technology. Juniper Networks' technology solutions underpin
Sony's capability to make IP a game-changer for live production
•The training is composed of eight hours of online courses and four days of face-to-face, in-depth training with hands-on sessions.
•Sony collaborates with its partners to apply open standards efficiently for live production over IP and offers new and affordable ways of capturing and routing content. Sony has selected Juniper as an IP networking partner, using Juniper Networks® QFX5100 switches, a highly flexible switching platform with open architectures that serve as a universal building block for automated, programmable fabric architectures.
•Juniper's Ethernet switches provide a high-performance network solution built on an open framework to give the maximum level of network programmability and automation. This framework allows Sony to provide consistency and simplicity to its operations, and to scale and adopt new applications and technologies to keep pace with innovation in the broadcast space.
•Sony needed to build an agile and automated network to minimize the downtime between live programs and pre-produced content. With Juniper's network solution, Sony's IP Live production system can easily adapt to changing program requirements by reconfiguring the line-up of production devices automatically.
•A network of production devices that is managed by the "Live System Manager" solution, which creates a software-defined network, forms the IP Live production system. This solution delivers great modularity and stability where resources can either be combined or split, depending on the requirements.