EVS ships first live production servers to pass JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing
EVS has announced that its latest XT production servers have successfully passed the Joint Task Force on Networked Media’s JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing. They are among the first products — and claimed to be the first live production servers — to be produced and shipped with full IP interoperability, consistent with the AIMS Alliance roadmap and industry-agreed open standards.
The new Multicam 16.2 software engine, which the XT servers run on, will be publicly released in June 2019 and supports more of the JT-NM full stack of technologies, as well as NMOS IS-04 and NMOS IS-05 updates. All EVS servers with the upgraded engine, including the XT and XS-VIA as well as previous generation XT4K and XS4K servers, can natively support IP and meet the compliance standards to allow for a smooth transition to IP workflows and lay the foundation for future productions.
The SMPTE ST 2110 professional media over managed IP networks standards suite specifies the carriage, synchronisation and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional IP networks in real-time for live production, playout and other professional media applications. The standards are instrumental in moving professional media industries toward one common IP-based mechanism.
“This SMPTE test program that the Joint Task Force on Networked Media oversees is critical to ensuring that end users can trust that the products they procure truly deliver on their claims”, said EVS CTO Axel Blanckaert. “It’s also an important part of distinguishing our servers as complete native IP solutions as opposed to merely gateway products or terminal gear. EVS is committed to creating production tools that fully support open standards that help to bring the far-reaching benefits of IP-based media production.”