When IP Empowers AV
Network bandwidth used to be a stumbling block when it came to distributing large volumes of multimedia content over LAN infrastructures. No more. Networked AV now distributes content from a single source to hundreds of displays. In fact, according to market research firm Futuresource Consulting, sales of AV over IP products have been increasing by 130 percent year-over-year.
Take Microsoft Production Studios, a 65,000-square-foot facility, with 17video edit rooms, three sound stages, two insert stages, two production control rooms, and five audio rooms which handles all of Microsoft’s corporate communications. Up to 2,800 projects are undertaken every year. AV and IT teams work closely together to design, deploy and scale the AV network, while IP-based audio and video equipment allows teams to work on productions anywhere on the extensive campus.