Scott Barella

Sorting Out The SDI-To-IP Migration

By Scott Barella

It’s hardly news that the broadcast industry is going through a major transition, from baseband serial digital interface (SDI) to internet protocol (IP) as the primary means of moving signals throughout an operation.

No one’s arguing the potential benefits or even the inevitability of the IP migration, but many broadcasters and operators are understandably balking at moving forward. Until the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) initiative, an open standard for IP signal transport didn’t exist, and few broadcasters were willing to roll the dice on proprietary technologies for such an expensive and fundamentally disruptive undertaking.

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