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Flash Class: Decision points for integrating a hybrid RF/IP media system


Join SVC Editor Cynthia Wisehart and industry consultant Doug Engstrom for this one-hour Training Track web class in network design principles for RF, IP and hybrid networks.

Attendees will receive .5 CTS RUs upon completion of a brief exam.

How do you determine whether an integrated AV solution requires AV/IP switching, digital RF, or IPTV or a combination?

Analyzing which solution works best for the application is easier when you break things down to the fundamental, underlying technology for each solution.

The goal of this course is to provide a decision matrix based on a basic understanding of how media is originated, delivered and received, and what control platform is available for integration. Principles apply to a range of applications from large scale stadiums to corporate or university campuses to houses of worship.

Participants in this course will learn to:

  • Determine when an AV Switch, IP Switch, RF, IPTV or a hybrid RF/IP system is best suited for a project and know the pros and cons for each solution.
  • Understand how MPEG2, H.264, and Motion JPEG 2000 streams are processed and delivered.
  • Explain how multicasting works in a multicasting IPTV system
  • Plan for control of media receivers in an integrated media system

Attendees who complete this webcast and a brief online exam will receive .5 CTS RUs.

Doug Engstrom
Contemporary Research

Doug Engstrom has 45 years of experience in the AV industry, serving as an ICIA instructor for control systems, systems design support with AMX and Crestron, as well as a professional systems integrator. He consults for Contemporary Research, a leading Audio/Video design and manufacturing company specializing in RF and IPTV distribution solutions.

Moderator: Cynthia Wisehart

Content Director
Sound & Video Contractor

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