New Products, a U.S. Debut and Expansion of its Product Lines, Set the Stage for T-VIPS at NAB 2011
At the 2011 NAB convention, T-VIPS (booth SU7807) will introduce a transport stream processor designed specifically for the U.S. market. The CP505 ATSC Processor integrates a flexible network interface adapter with an advanced transport stream processor in a cost-effective, compact unit. It is ATSC-compliant with native support for SMPTE 310 MPEG-2 ATSC transmission streams and ATSC PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) tables. As the newest member of T-VIPS’ cProcessor family of products, the CP505 is intended for real-time backhaul, distribution, and digital- television transmission of MPEG-2 transport streams over SMPTE 310, ASI and IP networks.
The company will also introduce the TVG425 Transport Stream Gateway at NAB this year. Based on a new, advanced technology platform, this product was developed in response to significant customer demand. The TVG425 is the newest member of the T-VIPS Video Gateway suite and is designed for real-time contribution and distribution of video over IP networks. The TVG425 provides transparent handling of MPEG Transport Streams over ASI, IP/Ethernet and SONET/SDH. It includes advanced features such as: input signal monitoring, flexible output diversity, dual network interfaces, input switching between redundant sources and bidirectional operation.
Making its U.S. debut at the show is the TNS546 (previously called the CP546) Transport Stream Monitor, a powerful tool for the continuous monitoring of transport streams, services, PIDs and PSI/SI/PSIP tables. The TNS546 is part of the newly announced nSure line of monitoring and switching products. Error detection and alarms are based on ETSI TR 101 290 for DVB signals and ATSC A/78 for ATSC DTV signals, with the alarms provided through an easy-to-use web user interface as well as through SNMP.
In addition to its monitoring capabilities, the TNS546 also allows in-depth analysis of signal, services and components as well as PSI, SI and PSIP table decoding. Combined, these features enable the fast diagnosis of erroneous signals.
Reflecting the continued popularity of the cProcessor line and growing interest in its monitoring and switching products, T-VIPS has expanded the product family into two, new and separate product lines, to provide greater focus on each of the applications served:
• The cProcessor toolbox of products allows network operators and broadcasters to create, modify and adapt transport streams to suit their own requirements and operational needs
• The new nSure product line simplifies the monitoring, analysis and switching of transport streams and services throughout video broadcast networks
The cProcessor toolbox makes transport stream processing simple and delivers flexible, cost-effective interfacing to broadcast and IP-based networks. By optimizing bandwidth utilization, allowing the delivery of tailored services and new HD channels, the cProcessor products enable new revenue opportunities. T-VIPS’ cProcessor products are used by major satellite and terrestrial network operators such as Arqiva, Teracom, RAI Way and PBS.
The nSure line safeguards the delivery of high-quality video content, by providing 24/7 monitoring, advanced analysis and redundancy switching. The solutions simplify network operations and support improved Quality of Service, positively impacting Service Level Agreement metrics by delivering functions designed for fast error detection, diagnostics and intelligent switching to replace defective signals. nSure products are already deployed by major satellite, IPTV, and terrestrial network operators.
The T-VIPS NAB booth will have a number of pods dedicated to individual segments and solutions
· JPEG2000 video contribution
· 3D contribution
· Managing video transport
· Monitoring and switching
· Digital Film – Remote reviews and approvals
· Disaster Recovery
· Terrestrial Broadcasting – End to end redundancy
About T-VIPS AS
T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video transport solutions for contribution, distribution and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), offers a comprehensive portfolio of powerful, efficient and intelligent solutions for processing and transporting high-quality video. T-VIPS' close involvement in video standards bodies, leadership in JPEG2000, expertise in IP and transport stream multiplexing, processing and monitoring results in state-of-the-art technology that makes complex TV network operations simpler and preserves the integrity of high-end video streams.
T-VIPS solutions are utilized in many demanding applications, including 1080/60p, 3DTV, alternative content for digital cinema, live HD sports and news back-haul, and the transport of HDTV programming over IP networks. T-VIPS is leading the IP-based video network revolution by empowering high-profile network operators, broadcasters and post-production customers in over 50 countries with innovative solutions that deliver significant operational and financial benefits. The privately-held company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with Americas' headquarters in New Jersey.