Tips and Tricks Video 124

PTP – A new reference
(French and English document)
To deploy systems interconnected with IP links, the most difficult issue to solve is synchronization of all the equipment’s with a unique clock. With this in mind, an old standard has been adapted for Broadcast applications: PTP (Precision Time Protocol).
Originally, this technology has been used by banks for High Frequency Trading operations in order that all computers in the world have a unique clock that is millisecond accurate.
This protocol has now been adapted for Broadcast applications and is well described in the recommendation SMPTE ST 2059-2.

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PTP – A new reference (French and English document) To deploy systems interconnected with IP links, the most difficult issue to solve is synchronization of all the equipment’s with a unique clock. With this in mind, an old standard has been adapted for Broadcast applications: PTP (Precision Time Protocol). Originally, this technology has been used by banks for High Frequency Trading operations in order that all computers in the world have a unique clock that is millisecond accurate. This protocol has now been adapted for Broadcast applications and is well described in the recommendation SMPTE ST 2059-2.