EVS reveals S.CORE Master IP flow orchestrator for latency-sensitive live media

To provide a better way for facilities operating within an IP fabric to orchestrate live IP flows, EVS has announced a new broadcast control application, S.CORE Master. The new system is claimed to give engineers better visibility of all end points within an IP-connected network and acts as its central orchestrator, guaranteeing the delivery of bandwidth-demanding media throughout the infrastructure.

S.CORE Master will be available for implementation into workflows from the end of 2017 and will be demonstrated on the EVS stand (8.B90) at IBC2017. The system uses SDN control methods to manage latency-sensitive live media and allows engineers to communicate with entire IP infrastructures at once. And when IP leads to further deployment of virtualised services, implementing S.CORE Master enables users to deliver live flows wherever needed within a network. This removes operational roadblocks from new technology deployment and is claimed to effectively create a more efficient overall workflow.

“The industry is undergoing big advancements as we approach IBC2017. Content producers and broadcasters are looking to leading technology vendors like EVS to enable more effective ways of delivering live programming,” said Christophe Messa, Product Manager IP solutions at EVS.

“Countless customers rely on EVS solutions every day to deliver the best in live content creation. The flexibility that IP gives and the benefits it enables like virtualisation, means operators can focus more on better content creation without having to think about managing infrastructures. The introduction of S.CORE Master is part of this and marks the next step in adoption of new technology infrastructures.”

Completely interoperable with third party systems, S.CORE Master will initially be made available to operators on a standard EVS backend app server. This enables the simplest integration into live IP workflows and enables users to control the system via a web browser-based application.

As well as managing live IP flows, S.CORE Master will also enable operators to monitor IP-enabled networks and service aspects of the facility to maintain the system’s guarantee of fast, efficient delivery of live content around the live production infrastructure.

“The role of a facilities provider or content producer requires very different resources to what it was just a few years ago as the adoption of new technology and new ways of working continues,” continued Messa. “By enabling a more efficient way of producing content in an IT-centric way, we’re putting in place the building blocks for the live production infrastructure of tomorrow.”

S.CORE Master has already been deployed into the live production workflow for Cisco TV, the company’s professional television studio and production service throughout Cisco Live 2017. The system provided Cisco with the high level of control, policing and monitoring throughout the network that’s required for the highest-quality and most reliable live television.

IBC TV’s live production workflow will also benefit from S.CORE Master as it becomes an all-IP production for the 2017 edition of the show. The system will be installed in the workflow’s media data centre situated on the EVS stand (8.B90). It will play a key role in the workflow, enabling engineers to orchestrate IP flows and guarantee the bandwidth for live routing across IBC TV’s network which is split across three locations – the conference halls, master control room and the data centre.

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