Fairmile West is a proud supporter of the work of the UltraHD Forum in operationalising UltraHD technologies, so much so that we work hard within the Forum’s Interop Working Group on making the technology a real ‘wow’ product. Our Managing Director and lead of our Consumer Device Practice contributed to the following article.
The ultimate goal of the Ultra HD Forum is to make all components of the delivery infrastructure as readily interoperable as possible, both to enable operators to go with their chosen vendor for each part, but also just to ensure that it all works properly and delivers the promised gain in quality of experience to consumers. While the Ultra HD alliance is charged with dealing with the devices at each end of the chain, such as cameras and TVs, the Forum’s remit is everything in between, so that its evolving guidelines embrace the full end-to-end workflow for constructing a real-time linear service. This must enable both live and recorded content to be delivered “glass to glass” from production to the consumer.