T-VIPS launches TNS544 TSoIP Switch
T-VIPS will launch the TNS544 TSoIP Switch at IBC 2011. This product is the newest member of the T-VIPS nSure video transport line. Customers will include DTT, Satellite and Telco operators, and broadcasters using IP head-end infrastructure and networks.
The TNS544 provides intelligent redundancy switch-over between MPEG Transport Streams delivered over IP networks. It ensures the robust transmission of Transport Streams by continuously monitoring all inputs, switching to the back-up stream if errors are detected or a signal is lost. Network operators now have the ability to monitor and handle multiple Transport Streams and configure multiple switches per TNS544. This provides much greater flexibility and improved reliability within an IP infrastructure.
“The IBC launch of the TNS544 is a further commitment from T-VIPS to provide the industry with video-centric IP solutions that enable broadcasters and operators to migrate from ASI to IP without loss in quality or functionality while gaining the benefits in flexibility and running costs that IP provides,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “We’re increasingly seeing network operators and broadcasters embrace rather than resist the trend towards IP, due to the business benefits it delivers.”
The product includes a number of advanced features, including seamless switching for glitch-free operation and protection of sensitive downstream equipment in DVB-T, DVB-T2 and Satellite environments for continuous operation. The TNS544 supports a high-level of output diversity with up to 8 outputs per switch, and a single unit may be configured with up to four 2:1 switches or two 4:1 switches.
The product supports switching between non-identical Transport Streams, IP unicast and multicast, and independent IP input and output addressing, with full VLAN support and forward error correction.
“One of the clear technology trends that I’m seeing in the broadcast world is a greater understanding of the benefits that can be derived through utilizing the features of IP to improve Quality of Service for video transport,” says Helge Stephansen, CTO, T-VIPS. “For example, if the physical connection goes down, the TNS544 can be configured to reroute the signal to another Ethernet port. At T-VIPS, we will continue to design and deliver innovative products that provide video expertise in an IP world, as we ensure that broadcast infrastructure delivers maximized performance by fully exploiting all the advantages of IP.”