Network Fundamentals and Working with ST2110 - IP Live

Learn the fundamental network technologies behind Sony IP Live, ST2110 and the background to an IP based live production studio.

Price per delegate: €1,250

Duration: 3 days

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What will you learn

In this course, you will learn the fundamental network technologies behind Sony IP Live, ST2110 and the background to an IP based live production studio. You will learn how IP has become an important fundamental aspect of a modern AV media production environment. You will learn how the Sony IP Live and ST2110 products, the LSM (Live System Manager) and common network infrastructures fit into a live broadcast production environment. The practical sessions will show you how to build a complete IP Live chain with an end-to-end solution, vary system settings to see the result on system performance, control both hardware and system users, and learn how to identify and correct a variety of common setting errors and systems faults.

Who should attend

The course is relevant to anyone wanting to understand the underlying network technologies, the practical aspects of ST2110 based AV media within an IP environment and its use in broadcast live production. This includes dealers and sales teams, as well as systems integrators, and engineers.

Course contents

Day 1: Introduction to basic principles 

IP Live & ST2110 background

The course starts with a background to IP Live, and the ST2110 standard, comparing its introduction to the evolution of IP in post-production and other broadcast scenarios.

This includes:-

  • The changes to IP based post-production.
  • The challenges for IP in a live environment.
  • The benefits of IP in live production.
  • A practical introduction to an end-to-end system.

IP Live & ST2110 essentials

This part of the course explains the essential details of IP Live with practical demonstrations on the system

This includes:-

  • Jargon and specific terminology.
  • The IP Live protocol stack and packet structure.
  • SMPTE ST 2022 and SMPTE ST 2110 standards.
  • The LLVC codec, benefits, and when it is used.

Synchronisation with IP Live

This part of the course explains how various AV equipment on an IP Live system synchronises.

This includes:-

  • Synchronisation challenges over IP.
  • SMPTE ST 2059 (based on IEEE 1588 PTP).
  • Setting up grandmasters, and genlock groups.

Routing and switching with IP Live & ST2110

This part of the course explains how the system connection supports switching and routing functions.

This includes:-

  • Performing frame-based clean video switching.
  • Using multicast for one-to-many routes.
  • Switching messaging model and sequence.

Control within an IP Live or ST2110 system

This part of the course explains how the system control and maintains equipment and users on the system.

This includes:-

  • Development of AMWA NMOS.
  • Discovery and registration.
  • RDS and SDN services.
  • Adding and managing users on the system

Hands-on introduction to the DMPCE system

The first day of the course will include a chance to see a various elements of the Sony IP Live system at DMPCE.

This includes:-

  • The essential elements of the system.
  • Physical connections.
  • Blending conventional AV and IP systems
  • Switch configuration.
  • LSM setup and configuration.


Day 2: Network fundamentals 

Network technology fundamentals

This part of the course will study a variety of network principles and technologies found on common switches.

This includes:-

  • Protocols stacks and message flow.
  • The structure of packets and frames.
  • Network routing and switching principles.
  • Core/edge switch configuration.
  • Multipoint and multicasting technology.

Common switch operating systems

Part of the course is devoted to understanding the essentials of network switch operating systems.

This includes:-

  • Fundamentals and the user interface.
  • Operational monitoring and using network utilities.
  • Upgrading the network system.

Working with VLANs

This part of the course extends knowledge in virtual networks.

This includes:-

  • Describing access and truck port modes.
  • Configure and monitor LANs.
  • Describing native VLAN concepts.
  • Working with Inter-VLANs.
  • Routing between VLANs
Networking practicalities

This part of the course shows how to perform day-to-day maintenance and monitoring of the network.

This includes:-

  • Essential monitoring and fault diagnostics.
  • Monitoring multicast traffic and statistics.


Day 3: System build & practical sessions

Sony DMPCE system build

A large part of the course is devoted to building the DMPCE IP Live system from its components parts.

This includes:-

  • Planning the system.
  • Allocating IP addresses and VLANS.
  • Configuring the network switches.
  • Connecting the system.
  • Setting up PTP.
  • Configuring the IP Live equipment.
  • Building a basic Workgroup.
  • Configuring remote control.
  • Routing practice through IP Live & ST2110
DMPCE system management with the LSM

This part of the course explains the IP Live System Manager (LSM).

This includes:-

  • LSM interface operations and essentials.
  • Setting up IP Live devices and device plug-ins.
  • Configuring IP Live base settings.
  • Working with workgroups.
  • Setting up and assigning physical and virtual devices.
  • Setting up and monitoring routing configurations.
  • Setting up genlock groups and assigning devices.
  • Setting up, managing and assigning IP Live users.
  • Maintaining a holistic fault finding approach.

Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.