Last week’s Tech Thursday article on SMPTE ST-2110 professional video IP standard and a supplemental blog posting on VidTrans 2017’s upcoming 2110 interoperability event prompted one of Playout’s followers to ask if SMPTE plans to publish the standard before the interop, or “will it be an interop test on an unpublished standard.”
I am sharing the answer in the blog for others who might want the answer.
After a couple of calls to SMPTE and some back-and-forth emailing, I received an answer from SMPTE director of standards Howard Lukk, via Brad Gilmer, president of Gilmer& Associates and the executive director of the Video Services Forum.
The answer: To get a copy of the draft ST-2110 standard, one must be a member of the SMPTE Standards Committee and the 32NF Technical Committee.
So, to the reader who inquired, the 2110 draft may be published, but only those who meet the above requirements will be able to get their hands on it.
On a related, but different note: The official designation for the standard is SMPTE ST-2110, not SMPTE 2110 as I referred to it as last week. The “ST” designation means “standard” in SMPTE parlance.