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About Richard Hastie

Richard Hastie is Director of FSI and Media and Entertainment at Mellanox Technologies, Inc. Before joining Mellanox, Richard worked at several IT companies including HP, Dell, EMC and Emulex. Prior to that, he worked for Bank of America. He was responsible for constructing the first datacenter in the UK for MBNA (now owned by Bank of America). Richard holds a B.Eng in Electronic, Computer and Communication Engineering. Follow Richard on Twitter: @RMHastie and LinkedIn:

The Video Studio of the Future has Just Arrived

Mellanox has a long heritage in high bandwidth use-cases for high performance computing and enterprise applications, but one little-known development is with real-time video transports. Traditionally within the broadcast industry, they’ve used a proprietary interface called SDI (Serial Digital Interface) to move uncompressed video signals around a broadcast plant. SDI is a family of digital video interfaces first standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in 1989 for broadcast-grade video. The speed of SDI technology, however, has not kept up with the accelerating network speeds and bandwidth of Internet Protocol technology (IP for short).


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