Everything from personal computers to mobile technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, and the same is true of audio and video facilities. But audio and video routing topology for use within a given facility has been stagnant for decades. This technology, which relies on purpose-built hardware and point-to-point cabling, is ready for a change. Internet protocol (IP) based solutions are revolutionizing the way audio and video signals are transported and should be integrated into any facility update.
Where it Began
Audio and video routing started with patch cords and augmented analog routers in a centralized, point-to-point configuration.