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Lawo can take a SMART view of your network behaviour

Lawo has added new features to its smartSCOPE Deep Packet Inspection & Network Analyzer and its smartDASH System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry solution. The latter is a software suite designed to provide full network and media visibility across an all-IP, all-SDI or hybrid WAN/LAN broadcast infrastructure.

In addition to existing transmission format support, smartSCOPE now also supports SMPTE ST2110-20/21/30/40 and ST2022-6/7 live production video formats. As a result, it allows integrated monitoring of both compressed and uncompressed streams in high-capacity hybrid systems.
“This new approach to signal and network probing provides full confidence and precision analysis for operations and engineering over managed and unmanaged networks,” says Boon Siong Tan, Lawo’s sales director – South East Asia.
“It is scalable to over 100 services in a single instance, and supplies a much-needed solution to broadcasters leveraging COTS server architectures.”
smartDASH’s new Auto-Topology Microservice automatically discovers, registers and documents the IP network topology by leveraging OPENCONFIG, a vendor-neutral model-driven communication protocol, to present device status in real time.
“If it is on the network, the Auto-Topology’s inter/intra-facility discovery functionality will find it, analyse it and present it in smartDASH’s topology view with clarity,” Tan says.
The new PTP Monitoring Microservice detects, classifies and analyses PTP at the network layer, and acts as a referenced, locked receiver for essential timing measurements for video, audio and data streams. New features include auto detection of PTP, type modes, histograms, slave ports and lock state.
“Furthermore, smartDASH is now cloud-enabled,” says Tan. “It can now run on virtual machines and in the cloud for running network device analysis of cloud-based application, for example, virtualised playout channels. smartDASH supports solutions based on AWS, Google, VM Networks and others.
“Strategically positioned to bridge the gap between IT and video engineering, smartDASH straddles both sides of the operation to provide a comprehensive view of what the network is doing and how the media streams flowing across the network are behaving.”
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