Consultancy and software development
for the management of TV stations,
multicamera studio recordings,
operational workflows and reality-TV setups.
Evangelizing these tremendous
new business opportunities.
Stimulating and managing software and hardware development initiatives.
Creating new business opportunities.
Spotting new and disruptive technologies.
Creating new applications.
Developing new business.
Michel De Wolf graduated in 1982 as a civil electronics engineer from University of Leuven. He founded DWESAB engineering in 1987. It became a small profitable company active in the Benelux in the field of automotive, industrial control systems and broadcast solutions. In 2008 EVS Broadcast Equipment has acquired this company, including the staff. It became the EVS Brussels Development Center, where mainly studio and archive applications are being developed. End 2012 he was nominated CTO of EVS. Mid 2014 he left EVS, in order to focus on new activities in DWESAM.
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Live IP Project
EBU, VRT and technology partners create the world’s first IP TV studio for live production.
The LiveIP Project is a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production.
The collaboration between EBU, VRT and a group of innovative industry partners sees the implementation of a live TV production studio at VRT’s premises in Brussels. It uses state-of-the-art IT-centric hardware and software to enable broadcasters to produce programmes quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
The LiveIP Project uses open standards – SMPTE 2022-6, AES-67, PTP and SDN – to transport broadcast feeds.
The project shows a high level of interoperability between multiple vendors, enabling seamless switching and limited redundancy of uncompressed video and audio feeds as they’re transported over an IP network.
This new technology will bring to the industry new exciting workflows.
It will enable the RSA-concept, i.e. Remote production, Sharing of equipment and Automating the workflows.
The multi-phase LiveIP Project is part of Sandbox+, an international joint platform for collaborative innovation put together by VRT, EBU and iMinds.
Industry technology partners participating in the project include Axon, DWESAM, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Lawo, LSB, Nevion, Tektronix and Trilogy who provide all the elements of a live production chain driven by IP.
DWESAM Engineering has initiated this LiveIP Project and is coordinating day by day with the different vendors.
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While this project is about producing live content via IP, it’s also a great measure of the added value IP-based production workflows bring to functions like sharing resources, remote production and automation. There’s been talk for a long time about what individual vendors can offer in IP production, so we wanted to bring together those parties to design a state-of- the-art system which relies entirely on IP.”
We’re very proud that we’ve been able to implement a leading-edge studio workflow using only IP-based technology. For our industry, this takes us to the next level of interoperability in a live production environment. This project was a huge undertaking and we wouldn’t have been able to complete the infrastructure without the technology and expertise of our partners.”
Dr. Hans Hoffmann
Head of Media Fundamentals and Production technology at EBU Tech
“Many vendors invested a lot in this new IP based technology. The customers are demanding for what this technology can bring them. But there is a gap; broadcasters are reticent to adopt this brand new technology. I’ve been setting up this initiative between a consortiums of vendors, the VRT and the EBU, in order to build and operate the very first full IP based studio. Showing the industry it is possible today to adopt this technology with what is available or will be very shortly on the market.”
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A scaled down version of the studio will be shown as a proof-of-concept demonstration on the EBU booth (10.F20) at his year’s IBC Show in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 September.
The LiveIP Project @ VRT presented for the first time to the world during the Network Technology Seminar at EBU in Geneva, July 2015