Hungarian public broadcaster MTVA deploys Evertz SDVN IP technology

Evertz announced at IBC that MTVA – Médiaszolgáltatás-Támogató és Vagyonkezelő Alap, Hungary’s public television broadcaster — has deployed an IP routing core utilising Evertz’ Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) Technology.

MTVA began a project to upgrade its existing baseband SDI facility due to the lack of spare components and support for its aging legacy router core. A critical requirement of this project was to specify a new routing core that in addition to having enough capacity to accommodate future growth, would also utilise IP-based technology as well as be backward compatible to their existing baseband systems.

An IP-based routing core was an essential requirement of this facility upgrade as it assures that MTVA’s infrastructure investment will be future proof for the foreseeable future. In addition, the ability of the IP core to easily interface with existing baseband SDI systems ensures that interoperability issues between new and legacy systems will be minimized.

MTVA selected Evertz’ SDVN technology for its next generation IP core. The heart of MTVA’s routing core is the Evertz EXE-VSR16 switch fabric. The EXE- VSR16, with its high-capacity, non-blocking all IP architecture, was the only switch fabric that met MTVA’s requirements.

In addition, Evertz 570IPG gateways were utilised to interface MTVA’s baseband systems into the IP core. Evertz 7846FSE and 3046FSE frame synchronisers were used for signal processing and a redundant Evertz 5700MSC system with 5700ACO automatic changeover unit was used for providing SMPTE ST 2059 PTP and baseband synchronisation signals to the entire facility.

“One of the most difficult challenges of transitioning to IP is developing a solution that not only is forward compatible with new emerging technologies but also backwards compatible with our existing baseband systems,” said Zoltán Bernáth, head of MTVA’s Technical Department. “Evertz’ SDVN, gives us a future proof solution that was easy to integrate into our existing infrastructure.”

“The transition to IP has created a surge of new technologies, including ST 2110, ST 2059, AMWA IS-04 and IS-05. Customers are demanding flexible, agile and versatile IP solutions that support these new technologies,” said Sebastian Ruchti, regional sales manager DACH.

“Customers, as part of their critical requirements for the transition to IP expect IP solutions that embrace these new technologies while at the same time interoperate with existing legacy systems. We congratulate MTVA on the deployment of its new IP routing core.”

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