A Comprehensive Approach to Internet Protocol Television My Background • Involved in Telecom since 1970 and IPTV since 2006 • Extensive background in IP related industries – Cable technology – Wireless broadband – VOIP • Extensive Telecom carrier background AHECTA Mission “to promote and develop the use of campus communication, cable, and video services as instructional, informational, and entertainment tools in Higher Education” LEIGHTRONIX & Higher Education • Providing equipment & services to approximately 100 institutions LEIGHTRONIX & Higher Education • Applications range from On Campus Channels to Off Campus Channels to Distance Learning LEIGHTRONIX & Higher Education • What we are being requested to provide – On demand classroom educational systems – Campus housing entertainment & educational systems – Flexible off site event system What is IPTV According to Wikipedia, “Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is a system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a packet-switched network such as the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal and cable television formats.” Is There a One Stop Shop for IPTV? • No one has all of the required bits & pieces – If you are offered one you will also probably be buying a part of a bridge in New York Is There a One Stop Shop for IPTV? • The key is solving the big ones Encoding Management Transport Presentation Is There a One Stop Shop for IPTV? • Having a partner who stands with you So are these IPTV? • Point-to-Point Video? • OTT? – Netflix, Hulu, MyTV? • • • • • ATT U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Comcast/Time Warner/etc. Home TV? Hospitality TV? Educational TV? Corporate TV? Key Elements of an IPTV System • TV Head-end – Encoding, Recording, Encryption & Delivery of IP Multicast streams • Resource Management – Keeps track of content, content utilization, customers, privileges, system level interface to 3rd party technology • Interactive Portal – User navigation • VOD Platform (Optional) – Video on Demand assets storage and delivery via IP Unicast streams Key Elements of an IPTV System Cont. • Transmission Network – Packet switched network transporting Multicast & Unicast IP Packets • Gateway – Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) that connects to the Transmission Network • End user CPE – Set Top Box or SmartTV that decodes, decrypts and displays TV content (Multicast & Unicast) on the TV screen What is a Comprehensive IPTV Solution? A suite of digital video, audio, and control technologies combined to create a full-featured and highquality interactive television experience. Includes encoding, scheduled playback, transcoding, delivery, and decoding functions in an end-to-end solution. Ability to utilize multiple forms of content – OTA, university developed, commercially sourced Delivers live television, time shifting, and video-on-demand (VOD) services Works with multiple transport technologies including DSL,PON, COAX, Ethernet and Broadband Wireless A partner that will deliver all of the critical components Possible Campus IPTV Applications • Point-to-Point Video – Events, Overflow Situations, Distance Learning • Recording and Playback – Channel Creation, Original Programing, Student Produced, Video Archives • Educational TV – On Demand • Campus TV – Entertainment, Educational • Hospital TV – Entertainment, Patient Education Point to Point IPTV solution Recording and Playback Educational, Hospital & Campus TV Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Video-on-Demand Advantages of an IPTV Solution • Capability to offer much more content – Broadcast vs. Switched Broadcast delivery • Economics – Transport costs are inherently less – IP STB costs are less than cable STB costs – IP Networking costs declining faster than traditional networking costs • Interactivity – Simultaneous Viewing & Channel Surfing • Personalized TV Services – True VOD, TimeShifted TV, Start Over/Look Back • Converged Services – On Screen Caller ID TEDx Application • TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. • At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-bycommunity basis. Location #1: Auditorium Location #2: Theatre LEIGHTRONIX Available Solutions • Point to Point LEIGHTRONIX Available Solutions • Recording & Playback LEIGHTRONIX Available Solutions • Education, Hospital & Campus TV Back to the AHECTA Mission Statement • “to promote and develop the use of campus communication, cable, and video services as instructional, informational, and entertainment tools in Higher Education” • IPTV if done with the right partner can use existing communication, cable and video facilities of a institution to provide a platform for instructional, informational and entertaining activities in Higher Education Questions?