Whether installed in large control rooms at broadcast facilities or outdoor broadcasting trucks, reliable fiber optic connectivity is essential to business-critical applications. In production, post-production or at live broadcasting events, an end-to-end fiber optic network solution supports a state-of-the-art control room that is able to control both audio and video-related real-time traffic.
In both the central equipment room
and control room, a main distribution frame
allows maximum flexibility and modularity. Having one centralised rack for the straightforward management of all incoming and outgoing cables provides maximum security with full flexibility, while also enabling rapid Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs) within the network.
Optical switches can pave the path to a semi-automated control room where reconfigurations can be made within seconds without even touching a live fiber. Fibers can be switched via Software Defined Networking (SDN) and can monitor real-time traffic in a secure and reliable way, giving the operator full flexibility and visibility. This enables network reconfigurations – whether for live TV or for storage and archive access – to be made immediately with ultra-low latency. Additionally, traffic can be monitored and any potential changes that are needed can be implemented without touching live fibers.
The orchestration and control of live productions and the entire network is essential to provide an outstanding service to consumers.
Using a fiber-to-the-desk solution can connect working desks, TVs and control panels in the control room, providing fast connectivity with ultra-low latency.
Central equipment room