Nevion To Showcase Media Monitoring/ Management, Routing, Encoding, SDN

Nevion (Booth SU2615) will emphasize innovations in media monitoring and management, routing and encoding solutions, and, for IP-based broadcast, software-defined networking (SDN).

Its show theme, “From Baseband to IP: How To Transition Without Disrupting Workflow,s” places a particular focus on studios and campuses:

  • A non-proprietary, standards-based IP approach delivers the benefits of IT technology.
  • Real SDN can be used to create the deterministic level of reliability and performance for media networks.
  • Baseband and IP can CO-exist, protecting existing baseband investment by transitioning progressively to IP.

Nevion will demonstrate several solutions at NAB 2015.

VideoIPath and SDN
VideoIPath managed media-transport platform is a key part of managing the transition to IP. It hides network complexity, ensuring that workflows are not disrupted as the underlying technology changes. VideoIPath has also been integrated with OpenFlow, an SDN-based communications protocol that delivers the defined and predictable reliability and performance required by broadcasters.

Sublime X2 Hybrid Router
Combining routing with signal processing and high redundancy, Sublime X2 hybrid video/audio router offers functionality that normally requires multiple pieces of equipment or a much larger router. As studios transition to IP, the Sublime X2 provides baseband islands with interconnectivity and signal processing.

NX4600 Media Gateway
The latest addition to Nevion’s media-gateway family, the NX4600 offers H.264/AVC encoding and decoding with unmatched flexibility, density, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. The NX4600 enables the efficient and transparent transport of baseband video signals over IP — for example, for backhaul or contribution applications.

TNS Media Monitoring
The compact TNS4200 media-monitoring probe provides the ability to continuously monitor up to several hundred transport streams. It bridges both baseband and IP technology, enabling services to be monitored efficiently across technologies to ensure quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE).

TICO Compression Technology for 4K
Nevion will also demonstrate TICO lightweight compression applied to 4K/UHD. Nevion is part of the TICO Alliance, which comprises broadcast-equipment manufacturers, OEM providers, broadcasters, electronics brands, and technology companies that support TICO compression, a new lightweight compression technology that enables 4K/UHD to be transported over legacy SDI infrastructure and modern IP production and contribution networks.

In a Broadcast Engineering Conference session, Nevion VP of Engineering Andy Rayner and BT Media and Broadcast Principle Engineer Ian Wallace will present “IP’s Next Leap: The Modern IP Contribution Network” on Tuesday April 14. Nevion and BT will explain how they created a flexible, high-capacity IP contribution network for the UK’s largest commercial television network.

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