My Tech Thursday article this week, “Support Growing For SMPTE IP Standard,” discussed the SMPTE 2110 standard, parts of which will begin to emerge within the next few weeks as “technically stable” pieces of the overall standard that will be ready for interoperability testing.
One of the first of those is scheduled to offer at VidTrans 2017 in Los Angeles at the Marina del Rey Marriott, Feb. 28-March 2.
SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, who is also SVP of technology TV and media at Ericsson, gave me greater detail about SMPTE 2110 than I reported in the article.
While interesting, the details weren’t pertinent to the point of the story. Here are the other goodies Goldman laid out for me during our interview.
The suite of standards known as SMPTE 2110 include:
- 2110-10: Timing and definitions;
- 2110-20: Uncompressed active video;
- 2110-30: Uncompressed PCM audio;
- 2110-40: Ancillary data; and
- 2110-50: Embedded essence.
The standards making body is also considering adding two more parts: 2110-21 governing how compressed video is treated in the IP domain and 2110-31 covering AES3 transport.
According to Goldman, at this point these are only suggestions and SMPTE has made no decision on whether to proceed with work on these additional parts. However, the standards body has reserved the 21 and 31 designations for them.