A native IP infrastructure for live production that is both software and data centre-based and doesn’t require gateway hardware or hybrid fixes is being shown at IBC.
Aperi’s Live IP Media Function Virtualization (MFV) is built on an FPGA-based computing platform and uses open, standards-based software to replace traditional hardware functions with a virtual version of the live production environment.
When deployed in a studio or OB van it can allow function or workflow changes and updates to be made quickly by spinning up apps. It is also said to reduce the need for complex cabling and system configurations.
Chief executive Joop Janssen said: “Whether you need to spin up or down a channel or change to the latest media format,
Aperi offers instant deployment by starting and stopping software applications using lightweight virtual machines. There’s no need to adapt or change the underlying common off-the-shelf compute and switch platform.”
Available apps include audio and video compression codecs, multi-viewers, glueware, routing and test and measurement functions. Also at IBC, Aperi is showing 4K capabilities within remote production.