As more AV distribution moves to IT infrastructure, it is critical for AV system designers and installers to understand some of the basic networking protocols that make this possible.  Multicast is a crucial technology that allows high bandwidth streams to move around a network without overwhelming the entire network.

Objectives:

  • Learn what multicasting is, and why it is necessary for any practical AV-over-IP solution
  • Identify tools for configuring and troubleshooting multicast networks
  • Understand the difference between multicasting and VLANs, and a little bit about how they interact