As the Media and Entertainment (M&E) live video broadcasting industry shifts from a Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based infrastructure, broadcasters are reaping such benefits as production scalability and flexibility. IP-based solutions also addresses the high bandwidth requirement of 4K UHD and 8K UHD video formats.

Rivermax implements an optimized software library API for the media streaming application. Rivermax runs on ConnectX®-5 or higher network adapters, enabling the use of common off-the-shelf (COTS) servers for HD to Ultra HD flows. The Rivermax-ConnectX®-5 adapter cards combination also enables compliance with SMPTE 2110-21, reduces CPU utilization for video data streaming, and removes bottlenecks for the highest throughput – reaching 82 Gbps with a single CPU core.

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