Pebble Control will leverage the power of NMOS protocols to establish uncompressed IP broadcast networks.
Pebble has announced the launch of Pebble Control, a self-contained, scalable, and easy to configure IP connection management system built specifically to enable broadcasters to make the leap to an all IP facility without the need to deploy a bespoke enterprise solution.
Leveraging full support for the NMOS (Networked Media Open Specifications) suite of protocols produced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association to facilitate networked media for professional applications, Pebble Control operates on web-based UIs and has been designed to deliver immediate benefits to even the smallest IP facility. It interfaces with NMOS-enabled devices from multiple vendors on the network and is easily reconfigurable for when interconnections change or when devices are added or removed, essentially providing plug and play capability for IP networks.
Commenting on the launch, Miroslav Jeras, CTO of Pebble, said: “We are seeing an increasing amount of proprietary approaches in the market, but the goal has to be to make interoperability simpler rather than putting barriers in the way, which is why NMOS and Pebble Control make such a compelling argument for broadcasters looking to establish IP native workflows.
“SMPTE ST 2110 has been a game-changer for the rollout of uncompressed IP networks in broadcast and is invaluable for the way that it specifies how to transport and synchronise video, audio, and ancillary data. But it doesn’t cover how devices on a network can be discovered or connected, which is where the NMOS suite comes in.”
Pebble is additionally making deployment as easy as possible with comprehensive online help and a series of tutorial videos available, meaning that IP routing and switching is within the grasp of any broadcaster looking to transition to IP.
Jeras added: “The transition to IP is gathering pace, but there are still numerous small traps that exist for broadcasters that want to establish all-IP workflows. Pebble Control takes one of those traps off the board, and by leveraging the interoperability of the NMOS suite of open standard protocols makes uncompressed IP deployments quicker and simpler than they ever have been.”