Media Servers
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world devoid of television, or for that matter, a world where there were only one or two channel choices and television service was limited to just a few hours per day.
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
500 MHz
What Tom Said: The Push for Drones
Locating Shows Becomes a Cross-Platform Challenge
McAdams On: Title II Overkill
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Education Episodes Are Made For Multiplatform Release
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
In 2014…
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
 
Feb 20, 2015 / 01:00 PM
Multilayer 3D Disks Expand Data Capacity
On any given day, it’s safe to state that local, enterprise and cloud storage needs continue to drive the world’s total storage requirements upwards.
Feb 02, 2015 / 04:00 AM
Selecting the Server That’s Right for You
With the many options available for receiving, distributing and playing out video files, for both media and corporate A/V use, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right server for your specific application.
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:00 AM
Mass Storage Elements in IT-Class Media Servers
Broadcast central equipment rooms now include from a couple dozen to well over a hundred computers and servers similar to those used in corporate or enterprise datacenters.
Jan 12, 2015 / 06:00AM
The Art of Load Balancing
Those who design, build or operate video facilities have grown accustomed to employing multiple PCs, workstations and IT servers as part of their systems.
Dec 03, 2014 / 12:21 AM
Non-Volatile Memory Grows in Popularity
Whether baked from silicon hardware or made fluidly agile with software codecs, video servers have become stable, mature and mainstream necessities for media capture, distribution and play-to-air for the broadcast industry.
Oct 13, 2014 / 11:20 AM
Elements of Enterprise COTS Servers
Performance, capacity and reliability— these are not exactly the “three Rs” of past—but they do state three of the prime metrics used in selecting many of the new IT-based media server and storage components.
Aug 15, 2014 / 03:37 PM
Examining Video Server Configurations
Video servers are becoming commodity- like components for many applications, whether for a traditional television station play-to-air system or as an element in a content delivery platform.
Apr 29, 2014 / 02:51 PM
Unlocking Software-Defined Storage
Just when you thought you’d had your fill of three-letter- acronyms, on comes yet another TLA; this time it’s “SDS” or software-defined storage.
Apr 15, 2014 / 07:00 PM
Hybrid Secure Storage Devices
Users of computer and server systems may have self-encrypting and/or hybrid hard disk drives and not be aware of it.
Feb 14, 2014 / 08:00 AM
Breaking Down the File Systems, Pt. II
Last month we began discussing typical file systems, starting first with local and shared file systems, then moving into the network file system.
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