Advantages and disadvantages of IPTV technology,
IPTV is a term for television that is distributed over an IP network –
the same type of network that people use to surf the Internet and exchange emails.
But IPTV technology enables an organization to use its existing IP network to transmit much more than just TV channels.
With IPTV, you can easily distribute terrestrial, satellite, video,
digital signage and interactive portals throughout your facility.
All this multimedia content can also be viewed on standard, HD or 4K TVs,
various types of audio-visual projectors, as well as computers.
Recent technological innovations now allow IP video to be distributed outside a wired LAN to include WAN, the Internet, and mobile devices.
What are the benefits of using IPTV technology in different facilities?
IPTV technology can offer many benefits to its users such as:
Cost-effectiveness – Using existing IP network, televisions, computers and audio-visual display units,
without the need for a separate satellite or aerial signal distribution system within a building or campus,
significantly reduces cost with the potential for greater ROI .
Flexibility and scalability – Enterprise IPTV allows new TV and video sources and users to be added anywhere there is a network connection,
without causing any picture degradation, so it is faster and less expensive to extend the system.
Speed of deployment – IPTV scalability and ease of management allow new TV, video and broadband services to rapidly spread across the entire enterprise, responsive to needs and opportunities.
Save expensive internet bandwidth – IPTV multicast technology optimizes local network bandwidth usage, by streaming each channel once through Network regardless of the number of end viewers,
instead of multiple streams through your internet gateway.
Greater security – Internet access to streaming content with IPTV systems can be blocked on a firewall for added security and regulatory compliance.
Comprehensive Access Control – Promotes tight control over user or group access to secure content.
– Focus on user experience – IPTV frees AV experts from the woes of ordinary wiring, in order to focus on the core competency:
the user experience from source to presentation, for example, content creation, digital signage, design of conference room display systems or Corporate studios.
– Lower management cost – IPTV puts AV distribution under IT control, in order to reduce management costs and more efficient network planning.
– Stream content outside of wired LAN – Recent technological advancements allow mobile users to keep up to date with the latest news,
events and favorite entertainment channels on their chosen devices, anywhere.
Advantages and disadvantages of IPTV technology
Disadvantages of using IPTV technology
Many articles have talked about the features and benefits of the online broadcasting service,
including the live broadcasting of channels.
Of course, this service is able to replace TV broadcasting as we mentioned before,
but it is currently hindered by some things.
However, these obstacles can be overcome in the future, as these current obstacles represent negative aspects of the IPTV service.
Among these negatives we mention the following:
– Broadcast the image with poor quality, the image quality is often lower compared to broadcasting via satellite.
– Delay broadcast by a few seconds: Although the broadcast is live,
IPTV is a few seconds later than broadcast by satellite or radio.
Intermittent broadcasting: You may encounter annoying interruptions while watching channels,
and this problem is due to various factors such as the speed of the Internet,
the strength of the server that broadcasts the channels, and some other technical reasons.
High data consumption: Those who have an Internet connection via ADSL will not suffer from this problem,
as this type of service is unlimited, as they can use the Internet at all times.
But this problem may be felt by mobile Internet users (3G, 4G and 5G),
as they will have to recharge their package more than once,
as the channels through this service consume a large amount of data.
– Suspicious source IPTV listings – Although there are free or legal paid listings, many IPTV listings have a suspicious source.
In some cases, the illegal playback of movies or series on streaming platforms or IPTV channels is illegally redirected by the user who has contracted with the service,
and in many cases is paid for. They record the signal live from the air or even from a legal IPTV user, re-encode and forward it.