Nevion and Mellanox collaborate to offer IP media network solutions

Nevion has announced that it is collaborating with Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems. Together, Nevion and Mellanox are offering highly-scalable IP media network solutions for use in live broadcast production facilities and beyond.

The solutions are based on media nodes from Nevion and IP switching from Mellanox, all under the control of Nevion’s network management and service orchestration software, VideoIPath. The software-defined networking (SDN) solutions are designed to meet the scaling requirements of the world’s largest broadcasters, transporting video, audio and data in real-time with ultra-low latency and total reliability.

Those solutions enable broadcasters to move incrementally and cost-effectively to IP technology and eventually to virtualization, thereby increasing their production nimbleness and reducing their costs.

Asaf Wachtel, VP of Enterprise Business Developmentat Mellanox Technologies, explains: “Our technology is eminently suited to professional live media transport applications where performance, reliability and scalability are so mission critical. Nevion’s expertise in real-time video, audio and data transport, and their product offering are highly complementary with ours. Together, we can offer a standards-based solutions that are optimized for broadcast applications.”

Andy Rayner, Chief Technologist at Nevion, added: “For broadcasters and service providers, moving to IP is in part about having choice. For that reason, Nevion has been a keen supporter of open standards and has worked with vendors across the industry, including providers of switch fabric. For Nevion, working with Mellanox is of significant interest as they are keen to develop capabilities that are specifically designed for the real-time transport of media.”

Nevion and Mellanox will be presenting a joint solution at the NABShow New York (booth N517), Javits Convention Center, New York USA, 18-19 October.

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