Software Control System for Hybrid Baseband/IP Facilities
As media companies embrace the technology evolution that will lead to the transformation of their facilities from baseband to IP, they face investment, operational and workflow challenges. Enabling a smooth transition to an IP-based future is the Imagine Communications’ Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator – an overarching software control system for managing hybrid baseband and IP networks. By facilitating the seamless integration of IP technology with legacy systems, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator protects your existing infrastructure investments, allowing you to maintain operational and workflow integrity in a hybrid environment, while on the path to an all-IP network.
Incorporating the Magellan SDN Orchestrator control layer into a hybrid network allows the entire bit flow to be software-defined, significantly improving the way valuable, high-quality video is managed throughout the broadcast facility. This delivers complete visibility of the entire network, offering a management view for optimal operational monitoring. The Magellan SDN Orchestrator instantiates predefined workflows through commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IP switches, providing professional broadcast performance for all connections. And by leveraging the ever-evolving, data center-grade COTS switching technology, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator enables media companies to ride the improving cost/performance curve of the IT industry.
The Magellan SDN Orchestrator also enables the integration of physical operator control panels and traditional routing control devices, including automation systems, multiviewers, master control panels and other devices in the facility. More than 100 third-party systems have integrated with industry-recognized Imagine Communications control protocols, easing the way for any facility to begin a phased addition of IP technology into its workflow with the Magellan SDN Orchestrator. Utilizing dynamic signal-flow connections, and managing signal mappings, addressing and translations between legacy protocols and IP, the Magellan SDN Orchestrator ensures the dual-environment workflow is never disrupted during migration. With that, media companies have the assurance they demand, and are able to focus on creating, managing and delivering content more easily and economically than ever before.
Controls and monitors the virtual plant, providing operational visibility
Presents a unified control environment for operations
Offers compatibility with automation, tally, multiviewer, and other devices in the facility
Manages IP switching and connectivity
Provides a clear path to an all-IP future
- Supports IP/SDI hybrid networks
- Features a mix of physical and virtual processing functions
- Leverages flexibility, scalability and efficiency in next-generation IP-based systems
- Utilizes COTS IP switching to leverage the latest generation of advanced IP routers
- Provides control framework for hybrid SDI/ASI/IP facilities
- Utilizes current routing protocols and control panels