IBC 2017

IBC 2017: Evertz encoding platform enables major Globecast transmission events

Evertz announced that its advanced, software defined, accelerated encoding platform was utilized by Globecast to transmit the 2017 Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon Tennis Tournaments.

Globecast leveraged the advanced capabilities of Evertz’ 3480TXE software defined accelerated encoding platform for cross-continent transmission of multiple contribution signals for the 2017 Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon Tennis Tournaments. The 3480TXE is a flexible platform configurable for many applications including distribution, multi-screen and contribution encoding and transcoding.

The 3480TXE’s high-performance compression engine offers superior video quality for all applications and features the highest encoding/transcoding density available with low power consumption while minimizing operational expenses. The transmission link also incorporated SMPTE ST 2022-7 seamless protection switching for enhanced reliability. Additional Globecast system components included Evertz’ 5782DEC-H264HD-IPASI professional contribution H.264 and MPEG-2 decoder, Xenon multi-format router, 7700R2x2-HD bypass protection router, MAGNUM, Evertz’ unified control and orchestration system and VistaLINK Intelligent Resource Management (IRM) which enables intelligent management of pooled hardware resources.

“Broadcasters and transmission service providers are demanding reliable, cost- effective, high density encoding solutions. The 3480TXE, with its advanced feature set and industry leading performance gave Globecast a flexible, reliable, high density and high-performance encoding solution which perfectly suited their transmission requirements,” says Abdullah Merei, Director of Compression Systems at Evertz. “Evertz is pleased to have been able to provide Globecast with a comprehensive solution and contribute to the successful transmission of these events. We look forward to working with them again.”

“Evertz’ 3480TXE gives us exceptional video quality, low latency, high density, and advanced compression system management,” says Wade Press, Senior Systems Engineer, Globecast. “The robust performance of the 3480TXE in conjunction with the other Evertz system components, contributed to successful cross- continent signal transmission and we look forward to working together on future projects with the Evertz team.”

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