Nevion has updated its flagship media orchestration platform VideoIPath to support federation, or the ability for multiple autonomous instances of VideoIPath to collaborate within and across locations.
According to the company, the development is a major breakthrough in distributed multi-site media production, as it allows production resources to be shared and used, regardless of where the user is located, and without compromising on orchestration performance, reliability and security.
With federation, individual VideoIPath systems, for example at each site, can now collaborate with other VideoIPath systems to share, control and connect resources across locations securely, said Nevion.
As each system is autonomous and in charge of its own resources, it continues to function and collaborate, even if problems occur in other parts of the federation. The federation capability also enables VideoIPath to reach new heights in scalability, to handle all the production resources and all the media streams involved.
The federation functionality can be used to compartmentalise networks within facilities, for example between ingest, production and playout; as well as for remote and distributed production.
Arne-Johan Martinsen, VideoIPath product manager at Nevion said: “Nevion and parent company Sony are committed to enabling content producers to share production resources wherever they are located. This new VideoIPath federation functionality is a key part of achieving this.
“By hiding the complexity of the underlying infrastructure from users, and providing scalability, reliability and security, VideoIPath allows content producers to focus on creativity, while increasing efficiency and effectiveness.”