You are about to take our IP survey. When complete, you will have the option to enter a prize draw and be in with the chance of winning a drone!

1. What operational coverage best applies to your organization?

2. Are you taking an SDI, hybrid SDI / IP, or pure IP approach to your current infrastructure projects?

3. Thinking about your production infrastructure, what is the timing of your projects that include elements of IP?

4. Please rank the order of when areas in your facility will be migrated to include IP infrastructure on a scale of 1-4, where 1 is the first priority and 4 is the last priority

  1 2 3 4
Studio(s)
OB/truck(s)
Playout
MCR

5. What is the transition timeline to move your production workflow facility to IP?

6. Do you have the skills in place internally for the transition to IP?

7. How are you planning to bridge the skills gap?

8. In the move to IP, rank the order of importance of these items from a business perspective, where 1 is the highest importance and 4 is the lowest importance

  1 2 3 4
Reduce cost of infrastructure
Improve flexibility of infrastructure
Increase capability of infrastructure
Increase longevity of infrastructure

9. In implementing IP, are you looking for one lead vendor or will you project-manage the transition internally?

10. From a technology standpoint, please rank the following in order of importance in approach / capabilities, where 1 is the highest importance and 5 is the lowest importance

  1 2 3 4 5
Open standards approach
Support for multiple IP switch vendors
40 GbE / 25 GbE IP interfacing
Seamless IP and SDI control system
Simultaneous multi-stream support

11. Are you planning to use single non-redundant IP, (e.g. 2022-6), or dual-redundant IP, (e.g. 2022-7), to replace SDI?

12. What are you most worried about in the shift to IP? Rank the following, with 1 being the highest concern and 5 the lowest concern
Please add any other concerns you have into the box below

  1 2 3 4 5
Compromising the quality of production
Making current productions overly complex
The cost of the transition
Lack of knowledge within the business
Challenge with new technology

13. Please rank your top 3 COTS switch vendor preferences from the following list, on a scale of 1-3, where 1 is the most preferred and 3 is the least preferred.
If you select other, please specify the vendor in the box below. If you have no preference, skip the ranking and specify 'no preference' in the box below.

  1 2 3
Arista
Brocade
Cisco
HP
Huawei
Juniper
Other

14. In terms of an IP technology partner, rank the following vendors on a scale of 1-5, where 1 is the most preferred and 5 is the least preferred.
If you don't know enough at this stage, skip the ranking and please provide further detail in the box below

  1 2 3 4 5
Evertz
Grass Valley
Imagine Communications
Lawo
SAM

15. Are you aware that it is possible to affordably build IP infrastructure to support local workflow islands through to complete TV networks without the use of SDN / SDVN?

16. Please select from the following list of responses, the one that best reflects your views on the use of SDN / SDVN in managing your IP infrastructure.

17. Please add any additional thoughts, questions or comments relating to the survey and IP transition plans

18. Would you like to enter the prize draw to win a drone?

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