Mellanox Ethernet video fabric enables the next generation of broadcast video open platform

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems announced an advanced and self-contained Ethernet Video Fabric (EVF) that accelerates the adoption of IP based broadcast technology, the company said.

The platform combines innovative network automation and fully integrated, switch-based, open-source, containerized Registration and Discovery services, which automates the discovery and provisioning of IP based multimedia devices.

The platform has been demonstrated at EBU NTS 2018 integrating Network Media Open Specification (NMOS IS-04) Registration & Discovery System (RDS) open source software developed by Sony to run as a containerized application on Mellanox Spectrum® based 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G open Ethernet switches running the Mellanox Onyx network operating system.

The end to end platform also includes Mellanox ConnectX® Ethernet adapters and LinkX® cables. The combination creates an Ethernet Video Fabric (EVF) that simplifies the task of the broadcast engineer to deploy cameras, mixers, monitors, multi-viewers, and other advanced studio equipment. This advanced EVF is critical to enable the rapid transition to an open, high performance IP based multimedia fabric to support the next generation of 4K and 8K broadcast media.

Mellanox Technologies is a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.