Axon and Arista demonstrate live sports IP infrastructure

The set-up combines multiple 7050SX-64 switches from Arista Networks with Axon Digital Design’s Synapse IP control solutions and Synview IP multiviewer, as well as the Cerebrum control and monitoring platform

At 2018 NAB Show, Axon Digital Design will be partnering Arista Networks to showcase a scaled-down demonstration of a live sports IP infrastructure.

This IP infrastructure, which was successfully deployed by a production company for a recent international sporting event, consists of multiple Arista 7050SX-64 switches in a leaf-spine configuration, and is controlled through Axon’s Cerebrum control and monitoring system. To feed IP signals directly to Axon’s Synview multiviewer, Synapse MNU100 modules were equipped with Synapse NIO440 converting SDI signals to IP for display on the multiview wall.

Jan Eveleens, CEO of Axon, said: “As broadcasters look to move to a fully IP environment for live sports production, it’s great to be able to demonstrate our technology with confidence based on a successful real-world IP deployment.”

By combining Axon’s solutions with Arista’s software-driven cloud networking platforms, the showcase highlights the viability of a traditional SDI router being replaced with an IP infrastructure that offers agility and flexibility, said the companies.

Ed Chapman, vice-president of business development and alliances, Arista Networks, added: “This proof-of-concept in a major international sporting event proves that by deploying IP broadcast networks with Arista Networks, media companies can take advantage of the same network management, performance, reliability and scaling efficiencies realised by cloud service providers.”

To find out more, visit Arista Networks at booth SL12105 during 2018 NAB Show, which will take place from April 7-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, USA.

Arista Networks will also be presenting a case study on a successful real-world IP deployment at the APB IP Master Class. Entitled Real-time Media over IP inside a TV Facility, the IP Master Class is presented by APB and systems integrator Ideal Systems, and is designed to equip engineers and technicians with new thought processes and the relevant skills needed in the transition to IP infrastructure in the not-too-distant future.

To find out more, visit https://apb-news.com/event/real-time-media-over-ip-inside-a-tv-facility-by-michel-proulx/.



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