K-12…Converting Cable TV     to IPTV?  Avoid These Pitfalls
Cable TV to IPTV Conversion                  Moves Cable TV from                              your RF Cable               ...
Saves $$$ on…• Infrastructure• Maintenance• Personnel and SupportWhy?One network system instead of two!
Simplifies...Classroom Technology
Improves…Options & Flexibilityfor Teachers
Provides...Control overChannel Selection
Most Common Pitfalls…• Network not multicast capable• Expecting too much from wireless• Converting too many channels• Imba...
Multicast is Critical…•   Multicast eases bandwidth usage•   Every switch: multicast capable•   Every setting: checked•   ...
Wireless Expectations• Upgrade to 802.11n• Other versions don’t have the bandwidth• Wireless is not able to deliver multic...
Converting too Many Channels…•   No need to convert 50 or 60 channels•   Pick and Choose•   Focus on “educationally approp...
Quality vs. Bandwidth…• Streaming at too high of a bitrate  creates very large files• Look to balance quality versus  avai...
District vs School•   It’s really WAN vs LAN•   WAN approach centralizes Cable TV•   Also impacts WAN bandwidth•   Local a...
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16115 Dooley Road          Addison, TX 75001               800-601-6991               972-980-6991http://synergybroadcast....
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Planning to convert your school or district's cable TV to IPTV? Here are some potential pitfalls to avoid.

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Avoid These Pitfalls When Converting Cable TV to IPTV

  1. 1. K-12…Converting Cable TV to IPTV? Avoid These Pitfalls
  2. 2. Cable TV to IPTV Conversion Moves Cable TV from your RF Cable system. To Your Network.
  3. 3. Saves $$$ on…• Infrastructure• Maintenance• Personnel and SupportWhy?One network system instead of two!
  4. 4. Simplifies...Classroom Technology
  5. 5. Improves…Options & Flexibilityfor Teachers
  6. 6. Provides...Control overChannel Selection
  7. 7. Most Common Pitfalls…• Network not multicast capable• Expecting too much from wireless• Converting too many channels• Imbalance between file quality and available bandwidth• District vs. Individual School
  8. 8. Multicast is Critical…• Multicast eases bandwidth usage• Every switch: multicast capable• Every setting: checked• Maximum bandwidth confirmed
  9. 9. Wireless Expectations• Upgrade to 802.11n• Other versions don’t have the bandwidth• Wireless is not able to deliver multicast• Some vendors do multicast to unicast conversion to improve deliverability• Next generation 802.11ac will approach gigabit speeds
  10. 10. Converting too Many Channels…• No need to convert 50 or 60 channels• Pick and Choose• Focus on “educationally appropriate”• Limit channels with no value• Most schools choose 4 – 12 channels• Too many channels eats bandwidth
  11. 11. Quality vs. Bandwidth…• Streaming at too high of a bitrate creates very large files• Look to balance quality versus available bandwidth to avoid slowing your network
  12. 12. District vs School• It’s really WAN vs LAN• WAN approach centralizes Cable TV• Also impacts WAN bandwidth• Local approach limits TV to each School• Provides local and grade level options• Easier to do live video announcements• Local means no impact on WAN
  13. 13. 16115 Dooley Road Addison, TX 75001 800-601-6991 972-980-6991 http://synergybroadcast.com Download our free eBook...“Avoid These Pitfalls When Considering Cable TV to IPTV C
  14. 14. 16115 Dooley Road Addison, TX 75001 800-601-6991 972-980-6991http://synergybroadcast.com

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