Sony collaborates with Evertz on IP interoperability

Sony and Evertz flesh out details of IBC announcement, with the promise of making live studio and sports broadcasts more efficient and less expensive. The collaboration leverages Sony’s Network Media Interface and Evertz’s Software Defined Video Network.

The strategic alliance was announced at IBC 2014, as a continuation of their recent efforts to introduce innovative IP-based solutions, such as Sony’s Network Media Interface and Evertz’s Software Defined Video Network (SDVN) solution.

The Sony-Evertz collaboration will allow customers to use an IP infrastructure in their facilities, and support broadcasters through the transition from legacy SDI environments to IP-based infrastructures. This technology also enhances Sony’s IP Live Production system, making live studio and sports broadcasts more efficient and less expensive.

Sony’s goal is to develop real-time IP technologies to lower system costs and achieve greater efficiency of configuration and operation for broadcasters,” said Olivier Bovis, Head of AV Media Marketing, Sony Professional, Sony Europe “Working with Evertz allows us to deliver scalable and flexible IP-based solutions for a wide range of production and broadcast infrastructures.”

“Sony’s goal is to develop real-time IP technologies to lower system costs and achieve greater efficiency of configuration and operation for broadcasters,” said Olivier Bovis, Sony Professional, Sony Europe.

Sony’s Networked Media Interface packetises and transmits HD and 4K video, audio, and metadata in real time over standard network infrastructures. Sony is also developing low latency video codec technology to support the video compression required for 4K 60p transmission over 10 Gb Ethernet.

The Evertz SDVN solution leverages the company’s MAGNUM unified orchestration and control system, together with high capacity IP switching fabrics (Evertz EXE-VSR and IPX) and IP gateways to provide an IP-based infrastructure scalable from SD/HD to Ultra HD over a 10GbE packet core.

Sony and Evertz will continue to collaborate on interoperability among their IP based broadcast equipment based on the support of the Networked Media Interface.

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