EVS Moves Live To IP

Focusing on live production, EVS’ IBC2018 exhibit includes VIA, a new technology platform built for microservices.

Introduced at NAB, VIA has three elements called: VIA Flow, VIA Mind and VIA Opengate. EVS says VIA Flow uses modular services to simplify media management and create customized workflows, VIA Mind uses artificial intelligence to create smarter workflows and Opengate is an API for third party integration.

Presentations of how the kit works with other EVS product are on the company booth, 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 the C-Next contribution solution used for multisite production workflows. The service provides a instant status of tasks and workflows used to perform and monitor file exchanges between production sites.

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

Also demoed is Score Master, a SDN-based live IP routing and orchestration system, for management, monitoring and configuration of smart end points within live IP production workflows.

New server, XT-VIA, is for live sports production while XS-VIA is built for broadcast center and studio operations. Both models 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.

EVS’ live PAM system IPDirector features a fully IP-based workflow capabilities for 1080i, 1080p HDR or UHD-HDR and a new social media publishing add-on. The latest version of also integrates C-Next for contribution.

The production system, X-One is for single operator use for the production of small to medium live events. The system allows for up to six camera feeds.

EVS will demonstrate DYVI, its software-defined switcher and video refereeing system Xeebra, the latest version of which uses AI functionality driven by VIA Mind to automatically calibrate the field of play for the easy addition of a completely accurate offside line.

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