Enhancement effectively doubles number of uncompressed signals to be processed
Tel Aviv – October 12, 2021 – TAG Video Systems, the leader in realtime software-based deep monitoring of linear video workflows, has announced support for the latest series of Intel Xeon processors and PCIe4 architectures as part of its ongoing platform enhancement initiative. This enhancement underscores the Company’s dedication to providing users access to the most recent technology advancements and the highest level of value for their monitoring, probing and visualization needs.
Intel’s PCIe4 (PCI Express 4.0) hardware is the latest version of PC motherboard expansion card interface. With availability of PCIe4 computer systems, the interconnect bandwidth is doubled compared to the PCIe3 version and provides up to 32 GB/s of bidirectional data per card slot. With TAG’s support for COTS servers and cloud instances that support PCIe4, TAG is now effectively able to double the amount of uncompressed signals that can be processed.
To support PCIe4, TAG has qualified the latest Intel Xeon 6300 processors enabling the use of servers with PCIe4 motherboards. TAG has also qualified the latest Dell R650 and R750 servers with these Xeon CPUs, enabling up to eight 100Gb/s network interfaces per server. Coupled with PCIe4 bus speeds, these systems double the ability of TAG to support up to 128 uncompressed HD input signals per server.
Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction Officer, TAG says “The support for PCIe4, the latest Xeon CPUs and Dell servers exemplifies value to our customers in supporting COTS hardware. With our rapid qualification of these technologies, our customers are able to leverage the latest in advancements in IT technology, creating more powerful systems at lower costs.”
As always, in keeping with TAG’s Zer0-Friction™ paradigm, all current TAG customers upgrading to the latest version of TAG software can enable the latest features including PCIe4-based servers and the latest supported Intel Xeon CPUs at no additional cost or changes to their licenses.
About TAG Video Systems
TAG Video Systems is the world leader in 100% software based integrated IP Multiviewing, Probing and Monitoring solutions. Introducing its first IP solution in 2008, today TAG supports over 70,000 probing/monitoring points across the four primary broadcasting applications – Live Production, Playout/Master Control, Distribution and OTT. TAG’s Zer0 Friction philosophy allows Broadcasters and Content Distributors the greatest scalability, flexibility and asset utilization available in the market today. The 100% software platform supports both compressed and uncompressed formats, including MPEG TS, JPEG2000, SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-6/7, MPEG-DASH and HLS. TAG’s solutions run on standard Commercial Off-The-Shelf hardware (COTS) and cloud, providing state-of-the-art IP monitoring and analysis tools combined with highest quality UHD Multiviewer available on standard and mobile device displays.