As many of us have adopted a work from home routine due to COVID-19, this new norm is having a profound impact on our professional and personal lives, not only for those with small children at home, but also for those working from home for the first time. But as the “show” must go on, it’s no surprise that this sudden boost in remote working is driving the need for more dynamic IT environments that can pull in resources on demand.
Over the past few years at Mellanox, we’ve put focus on the Media & Entertainment (M&E) market, supporting the global industry as it evolves from proprietary SDI to cost-effective Ethernet/IP infrastructure solutions. Mellanox technologies are enabling M&E to take the next transformational step toward cloud computing, while meeting compliance with the most stringent SMPTE ST-2110-21 specification requirements.
On our journey to modernize M&E network interconnect, we have introduced Mellanox Rivermax, an optimized, standard-compliant software library API for streaming data. Rivermax software runs on Mellanox ConnectX®-5 or higher network adapters, enabling the use of common off-the-shelf (COTS) servers for streaming SD, HD and up to Ultra HD video flows. The Rivermax-ConnectX®-5 adapter card combination also enables compliance with M&E specifications, such as the SMPTE 2110-21, reduces CPU utilization for video data streaming, and removes bottlenecks for the highest throughput – reaching 82 Gbps of streamed video with a single CPU core.
As our partners have rolled out new Rivermax based full-IP solutions rigorously tested in their labs, we’re excited to share the fruits of these collaborative investments in Rivermax 1.5, the latest release of our streaming library, with our customers and the market at large.
Rivermax® Release 1.5 includes key features and capabilities enabling performance boosts and quicker integrations. One of these new features, allows Rivermax-accelerated applications to stream not only video/audio/ancillary, but other data stream formats as well, including compressed video, healthcare imaging (DICOM-RTV), cloud gaming, autonomous car sensor streaming (Video/LiDAR/RADAR), and more; enabling Rivermax accelerations and CPU savings in many new markets and applications.
Another good piece of news is that Rivermax 1.5 has recently passed the JT-NM Tested Program (March 16 – 20, 2020), allowing for the integration and interoperability with multiple other market vendors.
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Wish to discuss Rivermax with us? reach out to me or your local account/support team.
Here’s to seeing you at the next M&E show!