“IP Facilities – The Big Picture”, Presented by the Joint Taskforce on Networked Media

5 October 2021


This exciting SMPTE+ event, facilitated by the JT-NM (Joint Taskforce on Network Media) is the largest global insight into the current and future world of IP media production solutions enabled by the SMPTE & NMOS standards and specifications.

We are bringing together many of the people involved in both creating and deploying these capabilities at scale in real solutions.

In a series of dynamic and interactive sessions we will explore the maturity and ongoing evolution of this toolkit and take an interactive look into several of the most significant global deployments to-date.

Agenda - EDT

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Bob Caniglia Hans Hoffmann Barbara Lange Richard M Friedel
10:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Why we are here 

This short session sets the stage for the rest of the event.  We provide a quick overview of the days’ agenda, present “the arc of the story”, and highlight some things to be keeping an eye on as we move through the day.  This session begins the conversation, that will continue throughout the entire session, because that is what this is – an industry conversation about where we have got to, and where we are going on our journey towards an IP future.

 IP Facilities: The Big Picture

This session presents the “IP Facilities: The Big Picture” as an introduction to the topic of IP Facilities and infrastructure used for professional media applications.  It presents a global, generic view of IP media facilities, using a diagram that gives attendees a frame of reference as they think about the rest of the sessions in this event.  Attendees will also hear from a national broadcaster regarding the business drivers behind their conversion to IP.

The Stories (Panel) Discussions

‘The stories’ section takes a look at several of the largest IP production deployments to-date across various parts of the world – possibly the biggest global insight in one event!

In a dynamic and interactive conversation, we will explore some of the smooth, not quite so smooth and future aspirations of the technology with some of key people involved in making these solutions happen. All of this will be served with a dash of humour and a fair bit of fun!

Brad Gilmer Andy Rayner Richard M Friedel Félix Poulin Jim Beahn Nik Kumar Roger Crothers Tony Cole Don Roberts Martin Walbum Gordon Castle
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM

During our break you'll be randomly put into small groups to better get to know your fellow attendees.  We'll also switch up the groups halfway through to give you an opportunity to meet even more of your colleagues!  Afterwards, you'll be able to continue the conversation by contacting fellow attendees via private chat or by scheduling a meeting with them.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ongoing evolution- How Standards and Specifications work together

In this session, you will hear how user requirements and feedback from early implementation projects have shaped the evolution of live IP standards and specifications. Key contributors to the standardization process and end-user participants in the JT-NM will describe how good governance of specifications enables them to stay relevant in the context of a changing technology landscape.

How JT-NM Partners can help you.

We all need to know what we don’t know; and understanding these somewhat intangible components in our emerging IP-facilities has never been more important. This session brings together experts from the leading industry organizations who will explain how they are working to help both users and manufacturers adopt to the new IP-based media technologies.  Areas of focus include where and how to get the most up-to-date educational elements; what programs, tools and testing utilities are being developed to support both users and manufacturers get up and running; and how our industry’s organizations are working together to ensure that audio, metadata, control, and management elements are harmonized into a total IP environment.  Attendees will also learn about advanced applications in IP including how the JT-NM Partners are working together on such applications as ground-to-cloud, wide area networking and transport for ST 2110, NMOS directions, and how compression plays in the media networking ecosystem

Philip Tudor Karl Paulsen Mike Strein Willem Vermost John Mailhot Félix Poulin Andrew Starks Jean Lapierre Robert Porter Jeffrey Berryman Ievgen Kostiukevych Bruce Devlin
1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Roundtable Discussion:  Bridging strategy: How to transition now to an IP facility


Roundtable Discussion: Business rationale and  business considerations 


Roundtable Discussion- Education 


Roundtable Discussion: Things you’ve always wanted to know about IP Production Facilities (basics)