Lumen Technologies relies on Evertz’ Scorpion platform to enhance Lumen Vyvx Broadcast Solutions

Lumen Technologies, a provider of networking, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), edge cloud, security, and collaboration services, has recently announced that they will utilize Evertz’ Scorpion Smart Media Processing Platform for its contribution network which connects stadiums in the U.S. for live sports.

Through Lumen Vyvx Broadcast Solutions, the company provides live events and on-demand video with end-to-end digital transmission. Lumen invested in the platform to upgrade its Vyvx offering. They will offer to customers UHD and 1080p HDR video signals.

Evertz’ Scorpion is a modular-based platform that combines format-agnostic processing, conversion, and routing functions with support for any type of network transport (including dark fiber and managed IP networks). The Scorpion MIO-BLADE an FPGA-based compute module, offers licensable apps for a broad range of media processing, conversion, and codecs (e.g. JPEG XS).

For network transport, the pluggable I/O provides flexibility at both the network and application layer. The Scorpion-SX18 provides support for dark fiber over CWDM, standards-based IP networking (including SMPTE ST 2110 and JPEG XS) using 10/25/40/100GbE interfaces. With the Scorpion MIO-XPS, streaming H.264/HEVC encoder/decoder, Lumen customers can optionally transport video/audio/data streams over the public Internet using SRT, RIST or Zixi.

The solution is managed by Evertz VistaLINK PRO and IRM orchestration and network management software tools. IRM provides the orchestration, control, scheduling, and network connectivity of the Scorpion platform. VistaLINK PRO monitors and provides real-time reporting and analysis on the health of the solution.

“This ecosystem has the extensive range of media edge processing, networking integration, processing density and modularity that we need at all interfaces to allow us to efficiently deploy and operate premium contribution services for our customers,” says David Robison, Principal Architect at Lumen. “Vyvx customers will benefit from lower latency, expanded interface options, and increased service throughput – all within a reduced space and power footprint.“

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