NAB 2019: Nevion Virtuoso Media Node Passes JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 Testing
Nevion (Booth SU5510), award-winning provider of virtualized media-production solutions, has announced that its flagship software-defined media node Virtuoso is one of the few products in its category to have been successfully tested for the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for essence-based transport of media over IP. This thorough testing means that broadcasters, media organizations, service providers and other potential users of Nevion Virtuoso are assured that the product will work in a multivendor environment in an IP media network.
Since the initial parts of SMPTE ST 2110 were first published in 2017, many equipment vendors have claimed support for the standard. However, as some buyers have discovered to their costs, those claims were not always a guarantee that the equipment will work in a multivendor environment.
For that reason, encouraged by a number of significant broadcasting organizations, two top technical bodies, the EBU (European Broadcast Union) and IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH), have come together to create and administer a testing process sponsored by the JT-NM (Joint Task Force on Networked Media). The program offers prospective purchasers of IP-based equipment greater, more documented insight into how vendor equipment aligns to the SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE ST 2059 standards.
Taking place in Houston in March, the tests established that Nevion Virtuoso was one of the few media nodes and gateways to successfully pass the interoperability tests for SMPTE ST 2110-10 (system timing, based on SMPTE ST 2059), ST 2110-20 (uncompressed video), ST 2110-30 (digital audio), and ST 2110-40 (ancillary data), both as a sender and receiver. Furthermore, Nevion Virtuoso was chosen to be one of the reference devices in many of the interoperability tests.
Johnny Dolvik, chief product and development officer, Nevion, said, “The JT-NM Tested Program is a very significant development in the industry, because it provides clarity for the first time about the true capability of vendors’ products within broadcast facilities. As longstanding supporters of standards, we believe that it is in the interest of prospective buyers of equipment to demand that they are JT-NM Tested, as that is the real guarantee that those products will function in a multivendor environment.”