PFU LIMITED, a Fujitsu Company, Selects Mellanox Open Ethernet Switches for High-Definition Video Systems

PFU LIMITED QoolTornado Systems Utilize the High Data Bandwidth of the Mellanox Solutions to Deliver 8K Videos

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – December 15, 2014 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced SX1012 Open Ethernet switch systems is integrated in PFU LIMITED QoolTornado QG70 ultra-high-definition video IP transmission solution, providing low-latency, high-performance, interconnect speeds for uncompressed, HD/4K/8K High-Definition visuals. The solution is designed for post-production offices, remote studios and field locations.

"Mellanox’s SX1012 Ethernet switch was the perfect solution to give us the necessary high-bandwidth and appropriate port count to make 8K truly possible on a larger scale, as well as suitable small size to place at field such as video editing studios without mounting on rack,” said Shigeru Yoshida, Expert Officer of Professional Video Solutions at PFU LIMITED. “The industry has already begun to see the adoption of 4K, but moving to 8K wasn’t possible without low-latency and high-performance across the entire transmission of live video. What QoolTornado can do with AV over an IP system is truly remarkable with SX1012.”

On November19-21, 2014, PFU LIMITED successfully showcased the first uncompressed, 8K Ultra-High-Definition Video over an IP network using QoolTornado. PFU LIMITED uses Mellanox’s SX1012 to provide the ability to process live video at10GbE or 40/56GbE data speeds.

“Video technology is a huge driver of compatibility, performance and reliability required to push the boundaries of visual creation, such as 8K,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “PFU LIMITED’s usage of Mellanox Open Ethernet switch systems enable the company to overcome the difficulties of processing live video of IP systems.”

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