Software Defined Video Networking

Launched in 2014, Evertz Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solutions has been leading the industry's transition to IP using SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS. With over 600 installations by the largest media companies in the world, Evertz SDVN has been deployed from small to very large enterprise scale applications that include production, playout, transport, and distribution.

Evertz SDVN is a complete solution that includes advanced orchestration, monitoring, and analysis tools that have full control of high capacity switch fabrics and edge devices.

  • Scalable

    A move to IP allows media organizations to scale their system to any size, across all geographic regions, while future proofing for new formats and platforms.

  • Agile

    An IP facility provides increased agility where media organizations can add or remove services quickly to maximize revenue and lower operational costs.

  • Flexible

    IP enables flexibility. Build a format agnostic facility to support various content types, multiple standards, and streams for both compressed and uncompressed video.

  • Proven

    Evertz is the proven leader in IP. With over 600 global installations, Evertz SDVN is the solution used by the largest media companies in the world.

  • Reliable

    Leverage our IP solution to provide frame accurate, reliable, and secure services with highly available architectures.

  • Visible

    IP provides a new and efficient way to manage broadcast media facilities. SDVN Orchestration, Monitoring, and Analysis tools such as MAGNUM-OS provide unprecedented control and visibility.

Key Features

SDVN Orchestration, Monitoring, and Analysis


As the orchestration and control layer of a system, MAGNUM SDVN leverages Evertz' 10 / 25 / 40 / 100GE high capacity switch fabrics, media IP gateways, traditional COTS switches, as well as Evertz' wide array of SDI products including EQX 3G / HD / SD-SDI routers. Evertz' SDVN offers broadcasters, content distributors and service providers a flexible, format agnostic and scalable infrastructure for SD, HD, 3G, and Ultra HD (4K and 8K) video workflows.

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JT-NM TR-1001-1 Badge: Tested August 2022
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VistaLINK® PRO is an advanced end-to-end network management system (NMS) for the broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV industry. VistaLINK® PRO provides a user friendly, customizable, single interface to manage a facility's entire operational ecosystem, allowing for a reduction in operational expenditures (OPEX) and an increase in quality of service.

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Evertz' Big Data Analytics system, inSITE, collects, and aggregates all machine data points (logs, syslogs, events, and metrics from any source). These collected data sets are correlated to provide users with more effective troubleshooting information (to identify the root cause faster), key performance metrics (for system performance and resource usage), and real-time dashboards. In addition to these dashboards, inSITE provides direct interfacing with other Evertz software tools (VistaLINK® PRO, MAGNUM, and Mediator-X) to leverage its data analysis abilities. For broadcasters, inSITE is the leading platform for operational intelligence within their facility.

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Switch Fabrics

Specialized Switch Fabrics

Evertz offers a wide range of high capacity IP Switch Fabrics for all types of facilities. Evertz' enterprise scale EXE-VSR routing platform is available in 16, 26, and 36 RU variations and can support from 512 to 2048 ports. The switch fabrics use SFP+, SFP28+ and QSFP28 technology to support 1 / 10 / 25 / 40 / 100GbE interfaces to meet any uncompressed video standard today and in the future.

EXE VSR High Capacity Large Scale IP Switch Fabric
NATX‑32/64‑100Gs IP Switching Fabric with Integrated Network Address Translation

COTS Switches

Evertz can also design a system utilizing traditional Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) routing switches at its core. Unlike other broadcast IP routing systems utilizing COTS architecture, Evertz can offer direct API control of COTS switches. This higher level, a more deterministic method of control, has been developed through Evertz' experience integrating our SDVN solution with COTS switch fabrics in several installations (from small to enterprise scale) that are currently on air today. This level of API control enables COTS switches to perform with measurable and repeatable low latency clean switching that cannot be matched by other vendors offering COTS based solutions. Evertz API control can be utilized by many different COTS brands including Arista and Cisco.

* Not limited to the Cisco / Arista Switches shown above

Edge Devices

Evertz SDVN has an extensive list of Edge Devices that can be used in an IP-based facility. Depending on the function of the edge device, various types of interfaces may be supported: 12 / 3G / HD-SDI, ASI, AES / MADI, and / or 10GbE / 25GbE / 100GbE. Each Evertz Edge Device has a main and backup Ethernet port (with support for ST 2022-7) for redundancy.

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JT-NM TR-1001-1 Badge: Tested August 2022 JT-NM SMPTE 2110 Badge: Tested August 2022
For more details on the JT-NM Tested program at IBC 2022 and test results please see

Case Studies

  • MG Group

    Leading French broadcaster Metropole Television SA (commonly known as the M6 Group) has futureproofed its new Master Control Room near Paris by placing state of the art Evertz IP technology at the heart of its operation. The switch from SDI to IP (ST 2110) will allow M6 to easily incorporate new HD services, new delivery platforms and new video formats such as Ultra HD 4K and 8K.