The whole production intercom or talkback communication industry, particularly in the Broadcast and AV media markets, is moving into a new way of working, away from dedicated 1:1 cable connections between equipment to using Audio over IP (AoIP) networks using the AES67 / SMPTE ST2110-30 standard.
Consequently, the success of the installation and project relies on a correctly configured IP network infrastructure.
Kindly consider these steps to help smooth out AoIP installations.
#1 Read and review Clear-Com’s AoIP – AES67/ST2110 Document
· Use Enterprise-grade managed 1GB switches that meets or exceeds Clear-Com’s minimum specifications (preferable if it supports Boundary Clock mode)
· PTPv2 GM Units with GPS (application dependent)
· Contact Clear-Com support about out IP ST2110 survey form via Support@clearcom.com
#2 Ensure that an IP Network Engineer (from the switch vendor) is available
· Pre-sales to review the network topology
· On-site during installation to help configure the network switches
#3 Ensure that there are dedicated IP test and measurement tools on site
· PTP Track Hound
· Multicast Hammer
· 3rd Party IP ST2110 Measurement Equipment
#4 Installation – Good Practices
Prepare the network, the devices and check for PTP synchronization at endpoints before running audio through.
· List of IP address
· List of multicast IP address
· List of GM IP and MAC address
· Check PTP status and latency to end points (Offset From Master values)
· Test devices offline before connecting to live network
Please visit out dedicated AoIP Solutions section for more information.