EVS to demonstrate “IP4Live” live remote production alongside Cisco at IBC2015

Live switching and SMPTE 2022 interoperability enable reliable, low latency IP-based remote operations

At IBC2015 (stand 8.B90), EVS, the leading provider of live video production, will demonstrate new IP-based live remote production capabilities alongside Cisco at stand 1.A71 in Hall 1 at the RAI.

Using EVS’ new XiP gateway enabling in/out IP links to its live video server, EVS will demonstrate multi-feed live remote production – via SMPTE 2022 uncompressed video – over an IP network using Cisco’s standard IP switches and software defined networking (SDN). The demonstration will show how software defined networking (SDN) guarantees reliable, low-latency high-quality video flow between remote sites. Moreover, the configuration ensures the necessary bandwidth for production-critical video flows while dynamically allocating all remaining bandwidth to best-effort traffic such as file transfers.

“Cisco and EVS are collaborating to help broadcasters, content owners and rights holders worldwide apply IP technologies to live video production workflow. Using IP and SDN programmable networking with video frame accurate Ethernet switching, we can deliver benefits including entirely new scale, resilience, and economies for more efficient and flexible workflows,” said Paul Bosco, vice president, market development, Cisco.


The integrated IP demonstration will also extend to DYVI, EVS’ IT-based distributed live production platform. Visitors will see a real live distributed system, incorporating multiple workflows over the same network infrastructure, that uses industry-standard hardware and optimized software, allowing production to interact with content from the distant site as if It were local.

IP figures prominently in EVS’ future-smart solutions for live and near-live sports, news, and entertainment production workflows, as well as for interfacing with postproduction and archives. At IBC, attendees will see new live storytelling tools, enhanced content management capabilities and state-of-the-art multimedia distribution technologies.


“Standards-based innovations like these will make end-to-end IP workflows a reality,” said Benoit Février, chief technology officer at EVS. “Open, interoperable IP workflows enable us to provide content to consumers how and when they want it, quickly and efficiently, which will only grow more important over time.”

About EVS
EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations – such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI IT-based switcher – are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams.