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IP Infusion contributes to NTT’s development of uncompressed 8K120p video transmission technologies using the IOWN*1 All-Photonics Network (APN)

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IP infusiona leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and datacom operators, today announced that it has provided its OcNOS® white box*2 network operating system (OS) to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) for its development of uncompressed 8K120p video transmission technologies using the IOWN All-Photonics Network (APN). This project is part of NTT’s efforts to provide the highest quality video communication regardless of distance in the IOWN era.

NTT recently announced*3 its development of the world’s first ultra-low latency video transmission technology that supports uncompressed 8K120p video. Using a deaggregation setup, it was able to send and receive 8K120p video as a SMPTE ST 2110 stream, which is equivalent to doubling the current standard frame rate of 8K video. This achieves ultra-low latency video transmission with less than 1ms delay between video input at the transmitting end and video output at the receiving end. Since this technology enables the transmission of uncompressed video over long distances using existing IP network services, it should have applications for high-capacity video transmission, supporting 4K and 8K, in a wide range of use cases such as remote production in the broadcast industry. , telemedicine and remote monitoring.

The technology of a disaggregated configuration for long distance transmission (Figure 1) is achieved by combining a hardware plug-in unit (VideoPIU), which converts SDI signals into SMPTE ST 2110 streams for optical transponders, and a software function to control the VideoPIU . The VideoPIU is capable of processing 8K60p video per unit, and 8K120p transmission is achieved by the coordinated operation of two units. To support these VideoPIUs, IP Infusion provided its OcNOS network operating system.

“IP Infusion supports the IOWN concept offered by NTT,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “As a technology partner in research, development and implementation, we are helping NTT realize this IOWN concept. We are very proud to have collaborated in the development of NTT’s first ultra-low latency video transmission technology, which supports uncompressed 8K120p video, by providing our OcNOS white box network operating system, which allows flexible adjustment of network configurations and eliminates vendor lock-in to reduce costs. Going forward, we will continue to work with NTT to develop and commercialize this technology.

OcNOS is the industry’s first comprehensive modular extensible network operating system for white-boxed open network solutions offering advanced L2/L3 features and L1 DWDM/OTN functions that include extensive switching support and routing ranging from MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) to PTP (Precision Timing Protocol) and API/protocols for SDN (Software Defined Networking). OcNOS offers hybrid, centralized or distributed network support; scalable and modular high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant silicon.

*1 I OWN:

IOWN stands for Innovative Optical and Wireless Network, which is a concept proposed by NTT for networks and information processing infrastructure. Since January 2021, IP Infusion has been a general member of the IOWN Global Forum (established in January 2020), an international forum promoted by companies and organizations supporting the IOWN vision.

https://www.rd.ntt/iown/

https://iowngf.org/

*2 White box solution:

A networking solution in which the software is decoupled from the hardware, enabling significant savings, flexible network configuration and rapid implementation of new functions and services.

*3 NTT press release:

“The first-ever ultra-low latency video transmission technology that supports uncompressed 8K120p in SMPTE ST 2110 Towards the highest quality video communication regardless of distance in the IOWN era”

https://group.ntt/en/newsrelease/2022/02/22/220222a.html

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion enables disaggregated networking solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators. We provide network operating system solutions for today’s networks to enable network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and rapidly deploy new features and services. IP Infusion is a solution provider of OcNOS® and ZebOS® network operating systems for our more than 300 customers and is an integrator and customer service provider for DANOS-Vyatta Edition and Commercial SONiC Distribution. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and is a wholly owned and independent subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.ipinfusion.com

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