Nevion has announced the latest update to its software-driven media platform, Nevion Virtuoso. It includes a host of new and enhanced features for 4K/UHD video transport, signal processing, movie post-production, monitoring and transport stream (TS) adaptation.
More specifically, the latest Nevion Virtuoso software update adds support for JPEG 2000 encoding of UHD/4K video; 2K resolution format for film production; audio embedding/de-embedding; frame synchronization, audio processing, and PTP synchronization; monitoring of SMPTE 2022-6, JPEG 2000 and SD/HD/3G-SDI; and AES encryption.
Launched at IBC 2016, Nevion Virtuoso is designed to meet the challenges of an IP-based live production environment in which the distinction between Local Area Networks (IP in the facilities) and Wide Area Networks (IP in contribution and remote production) is becoming blurred, and where virtualization will play an increasing role.
The functionality of Nevion Virtuoso is largely provided through software, enabling broadcasters and service providers to regularly benefit from enhancements to the capabilities and new functionalities on the platform through licensed software upgrades.
Virtuoso has already been adopted by several broadcasters and service providers for various applications, including most recently Finland’s Digita (digital terrestrial distribution) and Norway’s TV 2 (intra- and inter-facility IP media transport), as well as the major US broadcaster NBC (metro IP transport).
Johnny Dolvik, Nevion’s Chief Product and Development Officer, says: “Broadcasting is being radically transformed by IP technology, and in particular the LAN/WAN convergence is making distributed production a reality. With that in mind, Nevion has designed the Virtuoso to be the most versatile media transport and processing platform in the industry, and this new software update cements its best-in-class reputation. Recent customer-wins underline the fact that the platform resonates positively with broadcasters and service providers”