Evertz' evEDGE Virtualized Media Processing platform revolutionizes broadcast infrastructure by separating the essential core broadcast services from the underlying processing engines. The paradigm shift from discrete, fixed-function hardware to compute pools of generic hardware with licensable software services provides a flexible, scalable, agile broadcast infrastructure to dynamically meet and adapt to changing facility requirements.
evEDGE virtualized broadcast infrastructure provides the necessary toolsets to easily manage, license, deploy and operate core video/audio/ancillary services as needed across the evEDGE supported compute platforms.
The evBLADE-4Z10-10G-HW is a multi-node FPGA accelerated compute blade for the evEDGE virtualized broadcast infrastructure platform. The evBLADE offers high density FPGA processing nodes that are reconfigurable to provide customized audio, video and ancillary data processing pipelines. The evBLADE provides agility and flexibility of a virtualized environment while also ensuring low latency, low power, deterministic and reliable FPGA processing pipelines.
The generic processing nature of evBLADE allows it to support different processing pipelines. This provides greater efficiency and utilization of compute with respect to fixed function devices or COTS hardware. The evBLADE allows you to accomplish precisely what you need, when you need it.
The evBLADE contains four compute nodes that provide unmatched processing capacity. One example of a deployable pipeline on a single node is a 7814UDX-2 dual path 3G/HD/SD Up/Down/Cross conversion with frame synchronization, color correction and noise reduction along with a rich feature set of audio processing and ancillary data processing. This provides the equivalent of 4x 7814UDX-2 modules on a single evBLADE - double the density of a fixed function 7814UDX-2 installation.
The evBLADE supports a growing library of software licensable and deployable core video/audio/ancillary data processing services, making it a future-proof platform to meet not only the needs of today, but also the needs of tomorrow. The evBLADE supports technologies like SMPTE ST 2110 and High Dynamic Range (HDR) conversion. The library of FPGA services can be provisioned on both the evBLADE-4Z10-10G-HW and the evBLADE-Z10-AP-10G-HW. Please contact Evertz for an up-to-date list of available services.
evBLADE compute nodes are fully managed via a RESTful webAPI. Service control and configuration are also available over SNMP. These interfaces provide seamless integration with Evertz' VUE user interface, MAGNUM, VistaLINK PRO, Mediator and third-party systems.
The evBLADE compute nodes also supports Evertz' inSITE. This brings operational intelligence to the forefront with historical analysis of all operations over the compute pool including system health and utilization information.
The evEDGE platform facilitates management, licensing, monitoring, and deployment of services across the heterogeneous compute pool - including evBLADE, COTS servers and private/public cloud instances.