Evertz will launch its ‘facility of the future’ initiative in Hall 8, aiming to address the increasing demands on broadcasters to add more HD/SD services while preparing for newer formats such as 4K/Ultra HD.
Based on its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions, Evertz said it would provide broadcasters with a solution to seamlessly migrate a facility based on SDI to one that is IP-based.
At the core of Evertz’ SDVN is the IPG High Density Media Gateway and the IPX 10GbE Switch Fabric. Fast becoming an attractive alternative to coaxial based SDI for transport and routing of video/audio,10GbE offers many advantages including cable reduction through the transport of multiple HD videos over a single 10GbE cable, native support of fibre optic distribution, the ability to create distributed routing architectures, and the ability to scale to larger I/O sizes.
Evertz said it had simplified this control by extending its Magnum (Evertz unified facility control) to treat the 10GbE Switch Fabric as a video router, offering the same level of control broadcasters have come to expect from a traditional SDI router.
The company thus claimed broadcasters could seamlessly migrate from a SDI-based facility to a 10GbE-based facility without replacing their broadcast control system from Evertz. All of Evertz standard control surfaces are still applicable in controlling the routing of signals over 10GbE, while smart panels and control surfaces like VUE will see enhanced use.