Grass Valley and CenturyLink establish a 100G remote link from Florida to Oklahoma

A diagram explaining the workflow deployed at the latest test held by Grass Valley and CenturyLink

A link between cameras at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardes (Florida) and a base station in Tulsa (Oklakoma) has been successfully tested by a joint force formed by Grass Valley and CenturyLink. The first provided its DirectIP technology and the second a “unique” 100 Gbps high-speed Vynx network.

Three Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras were deployed for the test. They ran at high-speed (10 Gbps each). According to the company, the trial demonstrated “a robust IP workflow between cameras, switchers and XCU Universe XF base stations”.

Bill Woutnaka, vice president, CenturyLink commented: “With Grass Valley’s DirectIP, we have demonstrated how our Vyvx network can enable broadcasters in the US and select global locations to achieve the advantages of remote production to produce large scale live events. CenturyLink is known for its expansive global network and we continue to make significant investments to scale our Vyvx network to enable production workflow transformation across the majority of professional and select college sports venues in the U.S, along with some of most widely used international venues.”

CenturyLink and Grass Valley will conduct additional tests in the coming months.


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