SVG SportsTech On Demand: Arista Networks’ Gerard Phillips Talks IP’s Impact on Live Production and the Potential of 400-Gig Networks for M&E

While the 2021 NAB Show has been moved to October, the spring season will still feature a cavalcade of new product releases and groundbreaking news coming out of the broadcast technology sector. In an effort to keep the video-production community informed, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout April, May, and June with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors.

As the M&E industry gradually transitions from HD-SDI to IP-based production workflows, Arista IP switches have played a major role in many of the new IP facilities. In this interview, Arista Networks Systems Engineer Gerard Phillips discusses what’s new with the company and changes he is seeing around the industry as sports broadcasters shift toward IP-based workflows. He also addresses how 400Gbps circuits could be relevant to this market, the accelerating adoption of ST 2110 across the industry, and what’s next from Arista Networks.

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