Release 2023 LTS (long term support) provides enhanced field-tested functionality to orchestrate, operate and monitor broadcast infrastructure and media networks
Oslo, Norway, 20 December 2023 – Nevion, a Sony Group Company and award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today the 2023 LTS release of its flagship media orchestration platform, VideoIPath, is now available. Continuing with Nevion’s aim for VideoIPath to put users in control of their own needs, this release contains a host of features and capabilities that are designed to make it simpler for them to orchestrate, operate and monitor their broadcast infrastructure and media networks.
Nevion VideoIPath is a key component of Sony’s Networked Live offering, and is widely deployed by broadcasters and telecom service providers throughout the world in applications as diverse as contribution, remote production, facilities, OB trucks and GCCG (ground-to-cloud-cloud-to-ground). VideoIPath is also an open system that allows it to be integrated into existing environments, with interfaces to any device and equipment, and support for familiar control surfaces.
Overall, the new release benefits from a new graphic user-interface (GUI) with a modern look and feel, which brings improved search and filtering, faster refresh of the user interface when changes occur, and more customization options allowing users to tailor their user experience. The GUI now allows linking between different applications, significantly reducing the number of clicks required and increasing operator efficiency.
VideoIPath’s functionality to manage broadcast operations has been a key focus area for the 2023 LTS release, with an emphasis on enabling workflows that take advantage of the flexibility offered by IP, including in hybrid SDI/IP environments. One example is support for camera control workflows and fast switching in IP (we can be used for shading, for example). The release also now encompasses support for GPIO connection management and logic.
VideoIPath’s world leading network and resource orchestration capabilities have also been further enhanced. A special emphasis has been put on scalability and performance, with one of the largest VideoIPath deployments now involving over 200,000 endpoints and 81,000 simultaneous connections – and growing. The release contains new north-bound interfaces (including legacy protocols) to support systems and control surfaces familiar to users, as well as multiple south-bound drivers for production equipment – building on the already extensive list of device interfaces offered by VideoIPath.
“This 2023 LTS release represents a significant step forward, with new functionality building on the existing broadcast operations, resource orchestration and monitoring capabilities of VideoIPath”, says Arne Johan Martinsen, VideoIPath product manager, for Nevion. “While some of the new features were pre-released during the year for use in specific projects, we are pleased to enable all our customers to benefit from them, as part of their upgrade plans.”
For more information about VideoIPath, please visit https://nevion.com/videoipath/
About Networked Live
Sony and Nevion’s Networked Live is an ecosystem of solutions, products, services, and partners that combines hybrid on-premises and Cloud processing with network connectivity to transform the logistics and economics of high-quality mission critical live production. It does this by enabling resources (places, people, and processing) to be connected, used, and shared optimally and seamlessly in productions – regardless of their locations. For more information, see: https://nevion.com/sony-nevion/