NAB 2016: Evertz Continues Path to IP, Intros evEDGE
With over 40 global installations of its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions, Evertz (N1502) continues to lead the transition to IP. At NAB, Evertz will build upon its leadership in the IP transition with solutions that provide flexibility, scalability, and agility. Evertz SDVN has been deployed in production, playout, and cloud applications and at major events including the Super Bowl 50, 2016 NAB All-Star Game, and 2016 Masters.
Evertz’ SDVN provides a future-proof IP-based foundation to address the growing trends in the industry At Home production, UHD (4K) with high dynamic range (HDR), and virtualized services that operate in the public and private cloud.
Evertz will introduce the evEDGE, a Software Defined Compute and Routing platform designed to meet the needs of smaller facilities looking for a cost effective way to migrate to IP, while enabling larger facilities to build using a distributed environment. The evEDGE supports bulk processing modules that unify IP and modular functions that include: media gateways (for formats such as ASPEN, SMPTE-2022-6, NewTek NDI, RFC 4175, and AES67); multi-viewing; and video/audio conversion and processing.
Evertz will also introduce inSITE, a distributed big data logging and analytics platform for real time centralized operational intelligence for video broadcasters. inSITE provides a window into any SDVN solution that’s unmatched in the industry.
In addition to new features for SDVN Orchestration and Control, Evertz will also feature the delivery of uncompressed UHD using ASPEN over an IP infrastructure, which has been used in many successful 4K broadcasts. With UHD HDR as one the major topics and new formats in the industry, moving UHD (4K and 8K) throughout a facility is a challenge that can only be met with an IP-based infrastructure using ASPEN framework for uncompressed or JPEG2000 compressed formats.
Lastly, Evertz SDVN provides the foundation for Facility 2020, a Software Defined Data Center for Broadcasters. With Evertz SDVN and evEDGE, customers can enable virtualization of processes and services within a facility to create a heterogeneous infrastructure. The Facility 2020 leverages ASPEN, on and off-premise cloud-based compute for virtualization, path finding, resource management, and analytics to create and deliver content more efficiently and cost-effectively.