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Shaun Oxenham is CEO at Cabletime, a leading manufacturer of IPTV over IP, digital signage, content creation and multimedia delivery products for new and existing infrastructures. Cabletime has over 3,000 installations worldwide and sells through partners in EMEA, USA, Asia, Japan, and Asia Pacific.

Not All AVoIP Solutions Are Created Equal

There is a bit of a buzz in the video communications industry at the moment around AV over IP (AVoIP). Research has shown that equipment sales have rocketed by 130% year on year. This is a trend, we’re told, that will shake up the industry. We’d be the first to acknowledge that for any company looking to deliver broadcast-quality content, IP-based distribution solutions are the way to go. But this is not new. For over ten years, companies, including ourselves, have been designing, building and installing content distribution systems that maximise the benefits of IP networks. Interoperability with other devices is one advantage, use of high bandwidth to ensure low latency is another. But AVoIP is not as simple as it sounds, and there is a danger, lurking in the marketing hype, that complexi...