Nevion launches new software-driven media node at IBC2016
The new platform is designed to meet the challenges of an IP-based live production environment where the distinction between facilities and contribution is blurring, and where virtualization will play an increasing role, leading to faster time-to-production and greater cost-effectiveness.
The new Nevion Virtuoso platform can be used to perform a variety of tasks, including compression and decompression, transport protection, monitoring, and signal processing, which can be changed on demand through software licensing. The initial release of platform is focused on wide area network (WAN) functionality, such as contribution networks, with local area network (LAN) functionality for campus and in-facility being announced in the near future.
Previously launched Nevion products, including the NX4600 H.264 media gateway, the TNS4200 monitoring probe and the CP4400 for high-density DTT adaptation, are all based on the Nevion Virtuoso platform.
Geir Bryn-Jensen, CEO, Nevion explains: “The IP revolution is not just about swapping one technology for another: it’s a game changer, with the potential to transform live production radically. With IP, the production control room no longer needs to be in close proximity to the studio floor; remote locations such as regional studios or sports venues, can be considered extensions of the central studio; and equipment no longer needs to be dedicated to a particular location, and can be shared or even virtualized. The versatile Nevion Virtuoso platform, together with Nevion’s VideoIPath management software, are designed to enable to full potential of IP-based lean production to be realized.”
The Nevion Virtuoso version launched at IBC 2016 supports multi-format video compression and decompression (including J2K-HD, J2K-UHD, Linear/SMPTE2022-6, H.264/AVC), IP adaptation, transport stream adaptation, redundancy mechanisms, reliability features, video protection and encryption suite, monitoring and alarm handling suite. The platform is ready to evolve towards new standards such as SMPTE 2210 as they are agreed, through software upgrades.
To learn more about the new Nevion Virtuoso visit the Nevion team in Hall 1 at stand B71 IBC 2016 from 9-13 September