Arista Networks fills skill sets and expertise gaps in IP transition

One of the key challenges facing broadcasters looking to move to IP infrastructures is the requirement of different skill sets among traditional broadcast engineers, said Richard Bayliss, director of systems engineering, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Arista Networks.

Speaking to APB, he pointed out: “This can create constraints on how quickly broadcasters can move to an IP network — there are the skills that they need, there’s the experience of working with the technology, and when we are talking about live TV, we do need to ensure that the end-user experience is the primary focus.”

To help fill these gaps, Arista Networks has been, in Bayliss’ words, “working very hard” through industry forum and public showcases to demonstrate the company’s readiness to help broadcasters transition to IP.

“If you think about the skill shortages, particularly when it comes to broadcast engineers having the experience in IP networking, this is an area where Arista has been working hand-in-hand with broadcasters to fill these gaps and to use our IP expertise to bring greater benefits and faster results to the projects that we work on,” he continued.

“We have a lot of experience through conducting a number of trials and public testings; we can take these experiences, and we can share best practices with our customers so that while they may not yet have all the skill sets required within their own organisations, we can certainly partner with them to help them get to the outcome they want.”

Read the full story in the APB July 2018 issue.


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