Commenting on the partnership with Mellanox Technologies, Andy Rayner, chief technologist at Nevion, said: “For Nevion, working with Mellanox is of significant interest as they are keen to develop capabilities that are specifically designed for the real-time transport of media.”

Mellanox Technologies and Nevion offer IP media network solutions

New partnership will enable broadcasters to move cost-effectively to IP in live production, say the companies

Mellanox Technologies and Nevion have entered a strategic partnership to offer broadcasters and service providers with IP media network solutions for use in live broadcast production facilities and beyond.

Asaf Wachtel, vice-president of enterprise business development at Mellanox Technologies, said: “Our technology is eminently suited to professional live media transport applications where performance, reliability and scalability are so mission-critical. Nevion’s expertise in real-time video, audio and data transport, and their product offering are highly complementary with ours.

“Together, we can offer a standards-based solutions that are optimised for broadcast applications.”

The solutions are based on media nodes from Nevion and IP switching from Mellanox, which are integrated within VideoIPath — Nevion’s network management and service orchestration software. Designed as a software-defined networking (SDN) solution, VideoIPath is capable of transporting video, audio and data “in real time with ultra-low latency”.

These solutions, according to both companies, enable broadcasters to move incrementally to IP technology, and eventually to virtualisation.

Andy Rayner, chief technologist at Nevion, concluded: “For broadcasters and service providers, moving to IP is in part about having choices. For Nevion, working with Mellanox is of significant interest as they are keen to develop capabilities that are specifically designed for the real-time transport of media.”

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