NAB 2016: Evertz Hits Show with 2020 Vision
Evertz will be at the NAB show next week looking to (N1502) take its product portfolio to the next level with improved flexibility, scalability, and agility. The company says its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) provides a future-proof IP-based foundation to address the growing trends in the industry including at-home production, UHD (4K) with high dynamic range (HDR), and Cloud services. SDVN enables facilities to meet the needs of today and the needs of the Facility in 2020.
With more than 40 global installations of its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions, Evertz continues to lead the transition to IP. Evertz will highlight advanced features of MAGNUM SDVN, VistaLINK PRO, its high capacity packet switches, and gateways that allow customers to switch open-formats that are standards based.
The interest level in UHD (4K) continues to grow in the industry. The additions of High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rate (HFR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) give the end user an immersive experience with UHD. Evertz will highlight UHD solutions from production to playout over both IP and SDI, including its new 12G-SDI products. Evertz provides the complete UHD solutions for broadcasters.
Evertz will also showcase a completely virtualized Media Asset Management (MAM), automation and playout in the public cloud. Evertz will demonstrate both Mediator-X and Overture LIVE VM as virtualized services to provide cost-effective and secure playout facilities in the cloud. Coupled with Render-X, media companies can deliver linear and non-linear content without the costly physical resources.
At NAB 2016 Evertz will also introduce the Facility 2020. With broadcasters deploying IP, a paradigm shift will be realized on how resources and workflows are managed. Facility 2020 leverages 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.
DreamCatcher, an IP-based platform, enhances the production workflow. Leveraging its 10GbE networked architecture and MAGNUM, DreamCatcher nodes can scale to meet any needs in the production workflow for capture, playout, replay, edit and packaging. DreamCatcher, as a software defined data center (SDDC), is a game-changer for any production facility looking to capitalize on IP and the new opportunities it offers.