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COTS SDN Switches for Live IP Media Networks

The broadcast industry is going through a technology-driven transition. High-definition (HD) and ultra-high-definition (UHD) video, and the transition to live IP media is creating strain on the network.

The combination of white box switching and SDN technology are delivering benefits in performance while reducing costs. These switches can provide the throughput, and non-blocking capabilities needed to transition SDI-based router networks to IP. In addition, these devices can provide a faster way to converge and switch video streams by leveraging SDN technology.

Pica8 provides an SDN white box switching solution to meet the requirements for live IP media networks today.

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Pica8’s PicOS™ network operating system (NOS) runs on standard, commodity off-the-shelf (COTS) switch hardware, and supports standards-based L2 and L3, along with specialized SDN protocols. With Pica8, companies producing live IP media can simplify their network infrastructure while delivering the performance that their customers require.

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Integrating COTS SDN Switches into Live IP Media Networks

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Pica8 and Nevion: Software-Defined Networks for Media Production

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