Date Added: Jul 2009
In the IT industry there is a trend towards the convergence of the transportation of different types of content to single networking technologies. Web, e-mail and VoIP applications all use a common network to transport their data. This convergence leads to lower equipment costs and allows for more future-proof networks to be built. Audio and video production environments tend to use different technologies for the transportation of different types of data. Different types of equipment use varying command and control protocols. There are strict bandwidth, latency and timing requirements that need to be met for transporting real-time audio and video data.