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Arista Introduces 400 Gigabit Platforms

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--October 23, 2018--Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) today announced two new platforms supporting 400 Gigabit Ethernet. The new 400G fixed systems deliver the performance that hyperscale cloud networks and datacenters need for the growth of applications such as AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, and serverless compute.

The Arista 7060X4 Series uses industry standard optics for 400G and offers the choice of two optical module form factors - OSFP and QSFP-DD. Both form factors offer a wide choice of 400G optics and cables, including optics that provide backward compatibility for 100G ports. This gives customers flexibility in building high density leaf spine networks to support the most demanding emerging applications, including 100G connectivity to servers and 400G connectivity in the leaf-spine fabric.

“We are delighted to introduce our first 400G switching platforms delivering four times the throughput, double the price/performance and double the power efficiency of our previous 100G platforms,” said Andreas Bechtolsheim, Arista’s Chairman and Chief Development Officer. “These products will address pent up demand for more bandwidth in cloud networks, allowing cloud service providers to build much more scalable networks.”

Driving High Speed for Demanding Applications

The new platforms, which are based on the Broadcom 12.8 Tbps Tomahawk 3 silicon, support 32 400G ports in a compact 1U chassis. In addition, each 400G port can be split into four 100G ports, which supports a total of 128 100G ports in a 1U chassis. Enhancements in Arista EOS® traffic management and load balancing take advantage of on-chip improvements in buffering and routing resources. Key features of the new products include:

  • 4X increase in bandwidth density compared to existing 100G 1U switches
  • Optimized shared buffer to lower application latency for AI and storage workloads
  • Elephant Flow Detector for advanced traffic management
  • Traffic awareness with Dynamic Load Balancing and Dynamic Group Multipath to improve performance in large cloud and HPC networks
  • Increased routing capacity combined with 2X IO increase for hyperscale leaf-spine
  • Low power optimized with uncompromised performance at 12.8 Tbps
  • Consistent EOS support including cloud-based automation, analytics and availability
  • Choice of OSFP and QSFP-DD optics supporting 50G/100G/200G and 400G speeds
  • Moving network tiers to 400G with high density 100G compute maximizes the performance of next-generation applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and server-less compute through greater network speeds and by eliminating oversubscription between leaf and spine tiers.

“The release of Arista’s 7060X4 Series based on our Tomahawk 3 switch silicon will help accelerate cloud adoption of scale-out 400GbE networks,” said Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Switch Products at Broadcom. “The combined solution addresses the need for substantially higher network performance and power efficiency for the new wave of cloud workloads.”

Product Availability

The 7060X4 Series is available in two configurations supporting OSFP and QSFP-DD 400G optics modules. The 7060PX4-32 model supports 32 ports of OSFP. The 7060DX4-32 has 32 ports of QSFP-DD, with the consistent 7060X Series architecture.

The 7060PX4-32 is available in Q4, and the 7060DX4-32 will be available in Q1 2019. Pricing starts at under $1,800 per port of 400G, dramatically lowering the price per gigabit.

Register here for a webinar, Thursday, November 8, to learn more about Arista’s 400G technology. See the 7060X4 Series at Arista Booth #2022, SuperComputing 2018, November 11-16, in Dallas, Texas.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks pioneered software-driven, cognitive cloud networking for large-scale datacenter and campus environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms redefine and deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security. Arista has shipped more than fifteen million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision® and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards across private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, Arista products are supported worldwide directly and through partners.

ARISTA, EOS and CloudVision are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Additional information and resources can be found at www.arista.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the benefits, price, performance and best practices utilized in the design and implementation of Arista's 7060X4 Series. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including: our limited operating history and experience with developing and releasing new products; product, support or service quality problems; rapidly evolving changes in technology, customer requirements and industry standards as well as other risks stated in our filings with the SEC available on Arista's website at www.arista.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Arista disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

IBC 2018: TVU Networks Unveils Innovative Cloud-based, Multi-Camera Production Solution

TVU Producer enables anyone, anywhere to produce professional multi-camera video for output to web and social media platforms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that it will debut TVU Producer , its powerful cloud-based video production solution at IBC 2018 (Stand: 2.B28). Part of TVU Network’s range of innovative remote production solutions, TVU Producer enables anyone to produce professional, multi-camera video, eliminating the need for expensive hardware and software or prior training.

Covering a wide range of applications, from live sports events and egames competitions, through to house of worship services and concerts, the simple web-browser interface of TVU Producer enables it to handle any multi-camera production from virtually any location. Producer supports simultaneously output directly to major social media platforms (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, etc.), as well as to virtually any CDN platform. SDI delivery is supported through a TVU transceiver and the solution also offers a multi-channel IP video switcher, graphics and slow motion replay capabilities.

Producer’s patent-pending frame-accurate switch technology overcomes the issue of Internet delay, which can impact processes such as switching, enabling frame accurate previews in the web-based interface. Producer also supports multi-user operation enabling a number of production teams to collaborate.

“The consumer appetite for live content is strong, however, the cost and complexity involved in covering live, multi-camera events is often a barrier for content producers; as a result, multi-camera productions are often confined to large premium events,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With Producer TVU is providing a flexible, economical and simple to use alternative that can be used by any operator – regardless of training – removing the need for expensive equipment rentals or large headcounts. This is the perfect solution for broadcasters who are under pressure to deliver more and better content with less resources.”

Non-professionals can easily manipulate graphics, scoring and text overlays during production, thanks to the simple WYSIWYG interface design. Producer integrates with existing TVU transmitters, including TVU Anywhere , TVU One and TVU MLink , as well as with any IP video source or any standard IP video stream (HTTP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, etc.). Up to six live streams an easily be added at any time directly from the Producer interface and any user of an iOS, Android or MacOS device can be added as a live video source within seconds by downloading the TVU Anywhere application.

Producer will be demonstrated at IBC 2018 alongside the innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven TVU MediaMind Platform. At the core of the MediaMind is TVU’s unique metadata-driven workflow engine, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events.

Mellanox Ethernet Video Fabric Enables the Next Generation of 4K and 8K Broadcast Video Open Platform

Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC2018 — Sept, 2018 Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems announced an advanced and self-contained Ethernet Video Fabric (EVF) that accelerates the adoption of IP based broadcast technology. The platform combines innovative network automation and fully integrated, switch-based, open-source, containerized Registration and Discovery services, which automates the discovery and provisioning of IP based multimedia devices. The platform has been demonstrated at EBU NTS 2018 integrating Network Media Open Specification (NMOS IS-04) Registration & Discovery System (RDS) open source software developed by Sony to run as a containerized application on Mellanox Spectrum® based 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G open Ethernet switches running the Mellanox Onyx network operating system.

The end to end platform also includes Mellanox ConnectX® Ethernet adapters and LinkX® cables. The combination creates an Ethernet Video Fabric (EVF) that simplifies the task of the broadcast engineer to deploy cameras, mixers, monitors, multi-viewers, and other advanced studio equipment. This advanced EVF is critical to enable the rapid transition to an open, high performance IP based multimedia fabric to support the next generation of 4K and 8K broadcast media.

“We are pleased to introduce an Ethernet Video Fabric (EVF) that will greatly simplify the broadcast engineer’s task to transform from SDI to an IP based multimedia network,” said Amir Prescher, senior vice president of business development, Mellanox Technologies. “Our highly programmable, low latency, zero packet loss, Spectrum Open Ethernet Switches create an unmatched fabric to enable and accelerate this transition.”

“There are compelling reasons for broadcast networks to move from legacy SDI systems to a virtualized, IP-based multimedia fabric” said Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates Inc. “The transition to an open, high performance IP fabric is critical to support 4K and 8K video formats that are rapidly becoming mainstream and to take advantage of virtualization and application technologies developed for IP networks. The availability of a fully integrated solution that automates the discovery and deployment of broadcast equipment will greatly accelerate the adoption of and transition to an IP based fabric.”

Demonstrations are being held at IBC 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 13 - 18, 2018): Visit Mellanox at Hall 8 Booth #E27 to learn about the joint solutions that automates IP based multimedia deployments and the benefits of using Mellanox’s 10/25/40/50/100 Gb/s networking solutions in digital media data centers.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.

Videon Ultra-low Latency with Amazon Web Services: How Low Will It Go?

Videon, as an AWS Elemental technology partner, is now enabling worldwide video distribution in under four seconds. This refers to the total time difference between video capture at the camera and playback on a screen such as a TV, phone, or tablet, also known as glass-to-glass latency.

The key to driving this latency, or video delay, lower is a fully integrated video pipeline. Thanks to the interoperability between Videon’s encoders and Amazon Web Services, this pipeline is more streamlined than ever before.

The process starts with a video signal that is encoded by a Videon Shavano encoder and sent directly to AWS Elemental MediaStore via HLS. From MediaStore, the video feed moves to Amazon CloudFront, the content delivery network (or CDN), for playback on a device like a phone or computer.

In our latency test video, we see this process take less than four seconds from source to screen, thanks to the integrated pipeline. When we tested this with other encoders using a different CDN, this glass-to-glass latency ballooned to 30 seconds or more, while also being highly variable.

Videon will demonstrate its entire line of live streaming encoding solutions, including Shavano, a 4K HEVC/H.264 encoder, during IBC 2018 from September 14th to 18th in Amsterdam at the RAI. Arrange a meet up with the Techex team and get product demonstrations with Videon’s team at booth 9.LP9.

About Shavano

Shavano is Videon’s 4K H.264/HEVC video encoder which allows creators to stream in native 4K to provide the highest quality video to viewers. Using HEVC compression, Shavano allows 4K video streaming on consumer grade internet, no special equipment required! At under $2k, there is now an affordable encoder that makes 4K video possible.

Videon Announces Interoperability of Greylock 1080p H.264 Encoder/Decoder with AWS Elemental MediaLive

STATE COLLEGE, PA -- Videon, a leader in live streaming video encoding technology and cutting edge 4K HEVC/H.264 solutions, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) application to ensure interoperability between its Greylock and Sonora products (1080p, H.264 encoder/decoder) and AWS Elemental MediaLive video processing.

Together, the two solutions support broadcast-grade live video processing for the professional AV and IT markets as the need for live streaming of events rapidly accelerates.

“By bringing together the power of AWS Elemental MediaLive and Amazon CloudFront, the AV/IT market now has access to a product that is simple to set up, easy to use, and enables confident delivery of live streamed events. Simply put, it is an opportunity for end users to experience live streaming with quality and confidence that is not typically possible,” said Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon Central.

Interoperability with AWS Elemental MediaLive is enabled through a RTMP output from Videon's encoder products. AWS Elemental MediaLive creates multiple video streams for delivery to other AWS Elemental Media Services including AWS Elemental MediaStore and AWS Elemental MediaPackage and then is distributed to end users via Amazon CloudFront.

About Videon

Videon Central, Inc. creates cutting edge streaming products that directly address industry needs. Our 4K and HD streaming products move media from any source to any screen, while our modules and services help manufactures bring their products to fruition. Thanks to partnerships with leading silicon and software companies, Videon technology has been incorporated into more than 30 million devices. Videon simply moves media.