Evertz, Sony partner for IP interoperability
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 28 October 2014
Looking to meet the needs of broadcasters and allow customers to use IP infrastructure for SD, HD, 4K and 8K video formats, Evertz and Sony are collaborating to achieve IP interoperability.

sonyOver the past few months, both companies have introduced innovative IP-based solutions to the industry, such as Sony's Network Media Interface, which works on a standard IP network to transmit HD and 4K video, audio and metadata in low latency and noise-free switching. The technology will now be incorporated into Sony's world-standard camera, switcher and storage production equipment.

For its part, Evertz offers its Software Defined Video Network (SDVN) solution, which leverages MAGNUM, a unified orchestration and control system. The SDVN solution provides scalability for handling SD, HD, 4K and 8K video over a 10GbE packet core.

"Innovation of AV over IP is perceived as a revolutionary change for the industry. Sony is committed to being an important factor to make this change happen," explained Ryosuke Hayashi, deputy senior general manager at Sony Corporation.

As part of the intended collaboration between the two companies, Sony and Evertz aim to realise optimal IP based solutions and interoperability. The result of this initiative will provide customers

complete IP-based solutions from production to broadcast.

"Evertz's SDVN solution makes the most out of our coordinated and unified control system together with the IP technology, allowing an extensible infrastructure covering from SD to UltraHD," added Eric Frankyauser, development VP at Evertz.