Arena TV World’s First All-IP, 4K UHD OB Fleet Technical Brief
(GVB-1-0615A-EN-TB) File size: 2.4 MB, posted Nov 04 2016
Arena TV, UK
CHALLENGE: Create the world's first all-IP, UHD OB fleet.
SOLUTION: Grass Valley and Arena, with technology partner Cisco, designed a network topology using a spine and leaf configuration, based around a 2.88 Tb/s Nexus switch.
BENEFITS: OBX is completely flexible, format-wise, and can be configured for 4K UHD, 3G, HD, even SD, without the need to re-cable.
Lighter payload compared with Quad-SDI solutions, and equipment can be distributed more evenly around the OB truck (unlike a conventional SDI router).