EVS Transitions To IP With XNet-VIA

The ethernet network expands the capabilities of the XT-VIA and XS-VIA servers by creating a faster sharing environment for UHD-4K, 1080p and HDR productions.

As 1080p, UHD-4K (both SDR and HDR), as well as IP workflows become more prevalent, fast, efficient and secure ethernet media sharing provides critical bandwidth and speed. The bidirectional network gives operators a claimed three times the bandwidth of EVS’ legacy SDTI-based network to move high-resolution recorded media between EVS’ latest generation of production servers at greater speed.

XNet-VIA is deployed through the XHub-VIA network appliance, “removing the complexity of IP with automatic discovery and IP addressing”. One unit can support up to 18 servers and can be expanded to connect more than 30 servers on the same network

“Increasingly sports rights holders, broadcasters and mobile production providers are maximizing the boundaries of our original XNet-SDTI media sharing network,” said EVS’ Laurent Petit, SVP Products. “XNet-VIA removes those limitations by accommodating larger distributed networks and faster workflows with plug-and-play simplicity.”

The solution has already been tested during the 29th Winter Univerisade, a multi-sport event spread over 11 different venues, held in early March in Russia. XNet-VIA was used at the event’s broadcast center operations to share clips and recorded media of more than 50 sports, enabling production teams to execute at a higher level of sharing than ever before.

XNet-VIA has also been deployed by live production facilities provider Mobile TV Group, in its new 45 Flex SMPTE 2110 uncompressed IP-based mobile unit. XNet-VIA integrates with EVS’ VIA, the new platform sitting as the core foundation of all new EVS products.

“VIA is seeding the future ecosystem of live production enabling more flexible and open production workflows and offering future-proof creative user experiences,” added Petit.

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