Media Links drives 100bn bits per second to network edge for remote production

As demand surges for higher bandwidth at the network edge in order to transport more and more media channels, Media Links is introducing its new MD8000-100G Edition.

Under the hood of the new MD8000-100G is an integrated 100Gbps Switch and Network Interface Controller, representing a 10X bandwidth increase from 10Gbps to 100Gbps. The Network Interface function supports both long range and extended range optical QSFP28 (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable) 100Gbps transceivers.

Existing MD8000 customers can install this new solution in field-deployed chassis’ and it is fully backward compatible with the MD8000 platform’s extensive portfolio of line card products.

The new generation MD8000-100G Edition will allow broadcasters and sports/entertainment producers across the globe to transport more media channels than ever before. Whether its uncompressed or compressed video, audio, and/or data over IP from remote sporting and entertainment venues to distant production studios, the MD8000-100G addresses the ever increasing need for more and more bandwidth at the network edge.

Even at 100Gbps, Media Links‘ solutions can all be hitlessly/seamlessly protected, providing disturbance-free, uninterrupted media (video, audio, data) transport across wide area networks.

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