IBC Preview: Pebble Beach demonstrates interoperability

‘IP in Action’ feature showcases multiple best of breed solutions.
Pebble Beach IP Playout
Pebble Beach IP Playout


Pebble’s IP Playout Pod is the latest initiative from the automation, workflow and playout specialist in this space. The company will showcase SMPTE 2022-6/7, SMPTE 2110, NDI, and the NMOS suite of standards in a playout chain architected especially for IBC featuring vendors including Arista, Embrionix, AJA, Vizrt, Tektronix, Newtek, Matrox, Atos and Suitcase TV.

Head of Software Architecture Miroslav Jeras stated: “As broadcasters seek to transition to IP architectures, they are understandably seeking to work with those vendors who can demonstrate working solutions and who have experience in this space. To this end, we’ve drawn together a high-profile group of vendors that we are proud to feature on our stand.”

As part of the IP playout demonstration Pebble will be demonstrating a new open standard ‘Event & Tally’ protocol for signalling events in real time. For the broadcaster this offers interoperability between systems with tally indicators signalling when a state is changed or in response to user actions.

Miroslav adds “In addition to demonstrating this new protocol, we are also working on an Audio Channel Mapping API to deliver interoperability in audio workflow control within an NMOS environment. The goal is to enable end users and integrators building systems out of IP-connected off-the-shelf hardware & software processes to achieve a level of interoperability in audio workflow control functions which means they do not need to rely on vendors for specific development or integration work. This commitment to open standards and interoperability is fundamental to Pebble’s approach, and we’re looking forward to showing and discussing these developments at IBC.”

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