For live broadcasting, content distribution and post production alike, Mellanox’s leading IP-based technologies enrich the video experience and bring the audience and content closer together. The move from HD to 4K/UHD, 8K & HDR not only shows the need for absolute bandwidth, but also shows the inability of the current proprietary technology (SDI) & traditional Fibre Channel storage to deliver. Driven by their need to have the underlying hardware innovate at their speed, the media & entertainment industry is now transitioning to a converged Ethernet fabric for both their application and the storage, an open standard that has been powering the datacenters for decades. Mellanox empowers our customers to create, process and deliver contents quickly with the next-gen IP networking.
Rivermax implements an optimized software library API for media streaming applications. Rivermax runs on Mellanox ConnectX®-5, or higher, network adapters and makes use of ConnectX dedicated hardware streaming accelerations. Rivermax enables the use of common off-the-shelf (COTS) servers for HD to Ultra HD flows. Rivermax combined with the use of world-leading Mellanox ConnectX-5, or higher, network adapters offers a unique IP-based solution that enables compliance with SMPTE 2110-21, while reducing CPU utilization for video data streaming and achieving highest throughput.
Provide the most flexible interconnect solution for IP-based broadcast and video streaming applications at speeds of 10/25 and 40/50/100Gbps. Broadcasting applications running over IP transport can achieve the highest efficiency and application density with the hardware-based stateless offloads and flow steering engines. These advanced offloads reduce CPU overhead for packet-processing and lowest latency. Mellanox ConnectX-5 enables packet pacing together with Rivermax software for SMPTE ST 2110-21 compliance and to prevent network congestion.
Mellanox Spectrum open switches deliver the industry’s highest performance and lowest latency to support throughput required for all video requirements including 4K, 8K, HFR and HDR. With flexible switch buffers and zero-packet loss they provide predictable network performance. Consistent and very low port-to-port latency and jitter with QoS & DSCP features ensure an ultimate experience whether its live streaming or post production studios.
Transmitting video over any fabric requires a very high degree of performance and accuracy. All Mellanox cables and transceivers are built to a very high standard to support and maintain our company mantra of high speed and low-latency. Passive copper Direct Attach Cables (DACs), Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and optical transceivers are all built with lowest-power, lowest-latency and lowest-cost in mind.
Cables and transceivers are available in SFP, QSFP and OSFP form factors for 25G NRZ and 50G PAM4 signaling. Tested to the industry’s lowest Bit Error Rate (BER) of 10e-15 means fewer transmission errors and retries compared to competing products. Features :
The adoption of 4K video and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using Mellanox’s Ethernet Video Fabrics with the emerging Ethernet speeds of 25, 50, and 100GbE with advanced offload technologies that accelerate data communication for servers and storage in your new video data centers...READ BLOG
The adoption of 4K and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using the emerging Ethernet speeds of 25, 50, and 100GbE with advanced offload technologies that accelerate data communication for servers and storage in your new media data centers...READ BLOG
In the past, one port of 10GbE was enough to support the bandwidth need of 4K DPX, three ports could drive 8K formats and four ports could drive 4K-Full EXR. However, the recent evolution in the media and entertainment industry that has been presented this week at the NAB Show showcases the need for higher resolution. This trend continues to drive the need for networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. However, these number...READ BLOG