Media creation and delivery is, of course, moving to IP. One of the most important benefits of the move will come when key functionality is implemented solely in software, capable of running on standard IT platforms.
Imagine this. You’re out in the field. You’ve just been handed a variety of signals, in different formats, and you’re expected to input them, switch, and dissolve them live; convert them to a standard format for distribution; and now the producer wants live streaming AND to take in an MPEG encoded signal coming from another location. How many different processors are you going to need? How about one … the new BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with professional MPEG contribution Encoder/Decoder!