Digital media systems integrator VIDELIO has launched the 4K and IP Academy in partnership with vendors Cisco and EVS. The training programmes are specifically designed with engineers, broadcasters, and media professionals in mind. The goal is to help organisations transition from legacy Serial Digital Interface (SDI) networks to next generation IP-based broadcast infrastructure.
“We are trying to ease the pain that engineers face when moving from the HD over SDI world that they know, to disruptive technologies like HDR and 4K over IP,” said Vincent Loré, Managing Director of VIDELIO Media. “Broadcast engineers are all familiar with SDI. But switching to IP requires that we learn new concepts and new methods. This is not rocket science; it’s just a new set of skills that we must all acquire. That is why we have created the 4K and IP Academy.”
“IP is a powerful enabler for live broadcast and media operations. In order to fully leverage the potential of IP, it is necessary to accompany our industry engineers to understand the reality of an IP network architecture and the way to master the management of a truly live IP based production infrastructure,” said Nicolas Bourdon, Senior Vice President Marketing at EVS. “EVS is proud to play an active role in the 4K & IP Academy through the availability of our first IP Expertise Center – a full interop IP-based production training and demo centre – for training operations.”
“Live video production environments have very specific requirements with respect to the configuration of their high-end switches and networks”, said Roger Sherwood, Strategy Director, Media segment at Cisco. “That’s why we are announcing at IBC 2017 the launch of a new Cisco Learning programme specifically designed for broadcast engineers. We are delighted to count VIDELIO as one of our partners for these new Media and Entertainment industry-focused training courses.”