Off-Site Radio Infrastructure is Here: 500,000 Broadcast Hours Proves It Works

Thursday, April 11 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: N258

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Nearly all broadcast operational systems are now or can be realized with general-purpose computers.

This transition began in the late 1980’s with simple automation systems replacing cart machines. Now we’re beginning to replace individual computers with reliable, robust virtual machine platforms operating in data centers. This shift - begun earlier this decade at BBC Radio - affords a renewed emphasis on talent, content creation, and multi-platform distribution.

More recent developments bring broadcast infrastructure virtualization technology to more broadcasters – even those without large budgets. Radio studios may now have simple audio mixing control surfaces, along with mics and headphones, while the heavy lifting of the rest of our typical infrastructure is all virtualized in clean, safe, data center.

This white paper describes the inevitable future of radio broadcast infrastructure, bringing further efficiency, reliability, and unmatched convenience to content creators and broadcasters.



Education Program: Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference

BEIT Paper Track: New Radio Technologies