IBC 2018: EVS brings heart of live production ecosystem to Amsterdam
By: Heather Mclean
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:02 am

At IBC 2018, EVS, a producer of live production technology, will be showcasing new tools and solutions that sit at the heart of live production. Visitors to stand number 8.B90 will see how EVS’ Connected Live technology and Creative Live solutions come together to deliver the most engaging viewing experiences, allowing content producers to generate a return on the emotion of audiences.

Introduced at the NAB Show, VIA is a new technology platform built with a microservice-based architecture and founded on three pillars: VIA Flow, VIA Mind and VIA Opengate. VIA Flow uses modular services to simplify media management and create customized workflows, VIA Mind uses the power of artificial intelligence to create smarter workflows and VIA Opengate uses an open API for easy integration with third-party systems for every business service.

Throughout IBC, visitors to the EVS stand will be able to see several presentations of how VIA forms the foundation of EVS’ latest products, including X-ONE, Xeebra, DYVI and the new version of IPDirector. The stand will also feature a demo of VIA Flow Monitoring – a service which extends the capabilities of our C-Next contribution solution used for multisite production workflows. The service provides a transparent view and instant status of tasks and workflows used to perform and monitor file exchanges between production sites.

Demonstrations of EVS’ Connected Live technology will include SCORE MASTER, EVS’ SDN-based live IP routing and orchestration system, which allows easier management, monitoring and configuration of smart end points within live IP production workflows.

Being introduced at IBC2018, PM-Z is EVS’ new hypervisor processing module, a turnkey solution designed for deployment inside mobile OB production units. The solution lets facilities providers virtualise multiple aspects of their production infrastructure, thereby optimizing rack space and expanding live production needs as needed.

Stand 8.B90 will also give visitors the chance to experience the next generation of live production servers. XT-VIA is designed for live sports production while XS-VIA is built for the needs of modern broadcast centre and studio operations. Both the XT-VIA and the XS-VIA offer the most significant updates to EVS’ range of servers yet with six configurable channels of UHD-4K or 12+ channels of Full HD 1080p, as well as full support for live HDR operations. The new EVS servers also offer native-IP connectivity for live IP operations – using SMPTE 2110 – alongside 12G SDI flexibility.