Nevion introduces a new versatile H.264/AVC codec at IBC 2014

Nevion is launching the NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway at IBC 2014, Stand 1.B71. Designed primarily for contribution networks, the NX4600 offers high-quality H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoding and decoding with superlative flexibility, density, ease of use and cost-effectiveness.

The NX4600 is the latest addition to Nevion’s range of media gateways, complementing and strengthening the existing product lines. The NX4600 brings together Nevion’s extensive experience in real-time delivery of professional-quality and highly secure video and audio over IP in a compact and versatile device.

“Broadcasters and production companies are moving steadily towards IP for professional quality contribution and primary distribution because this is cost-effective and flexible,” said Janne T. Morstøl, chief product and development officer, Nevion. “The NX4600 is an important contribution to that transition. H.264/AVC provides great trade-off between bandwidth usage and reasonably low latency, and Nevion’s new product provides top video quality, with best-in-class user-friendliness and unrivaled reliability.”

The NX4600 unit can include up to 4 codec modules, each of which can be used either as an encoder or a decoder, providing up to 4 encoders or 4 decoders in a single RU. A module can be switched from encoding to decoding and vice-versa without need for hardware changes. This versatility and compactness means that the NX4600 can fit into most environments, particularly where space is at a premium, like outside broadcast trucks, or rented space in data center or telecom facilities.

The NX4600 has an easy-to-use control interface and is integrated with Nevion’s management solution, VideoIPath, which makes it easy to manage traditional and IP-based media networks by hiding the underlying complexity.
The NX4600 includes in-built monitoring capabilities that help anticipate and correct any network issues. It is also ready to support Nevion’s trademark advanced protection mechanisms for the real-time transport of professional media. Designed to function with Nevion’s existing range of media edge adapters, the solution can work alongside existing offerings from the Ventura product line.

The new NX4600 media gateway will be demonstrated, alongside other media transport solutions, on the Nevion stand at IBC2014, 1.B71.

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