Nevion VideoIPath

The perfect maestro for all networks

Orchestrating made simple

Are you looking to control your complete media network and orchestrate the services running on it? Are you wondering how to make optimum use of resources, be it bandwidth, equipment or functionality?

Nevion’s VideoIPath is your answer!

Introducing VideoIPath

VideoIPath is a convergent orchestration and SDN (software defined networking) control software system


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VideoIPath makes it easy to route video, audio and data across networks, connecting locations, equipment and functionality. No need for expertise – VideoIPath manages the underlying complexity and the resource capacity!

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VideoIPath enables resources to be pooled and shared within the network (infrastructure virtualization), and functionality to be reconfigured or changed on software-defined media nodes (media function virtualization).

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VideoIPath can collect the monitoring data from all the equipment throughout the media network, aggregate it together with other elements and present meaningful information about the status of the network and services

A solution you can trust

Developed by experts in IT, broadcast and telecom networks, VideoIPath is being used daily for a variety of applications by broadcasters, service providers and other organizations across the world, including BT, BBC, CBC Canada, France Télévisions, Optus, Singtel, TV 2 Norway, and many more.

VideoIPath puts users in control

Broadcast production

Managing broadcast contribution

With VideoIPath, the production team can set-up contribution links between locations on their ownboth in a planned and ad-doc manner.  Users just select the source and destination(s), pick the profile needed (e.g. what type of compression and protection to use), set the date and time(s), and let VideoIPath manage all the underlying complexity.

Planning broadcast workflows

VideoIPath allows production planners to design workflows, well ahead of events or shows. All the connectivity, media-flows, processing and salvos can be planned and tested graphically, without needing to worry about the physical aspects of the network. When the production needs to take place, the pre-configured workflow can be set-up at the touch of a button.

Controling broadcast workflows

In a live-production environment, the team in the gallery can continue to use familiar control panels, thanks to VideoIPath’s support for industry-standard interfaces. VideoIPath also offers a touch-screen panel that can run on computers and tablets. So the production team can work as they always have done, even as the underlying media network evolves.


Architecting the network

VideoIPath is the solution to network architects’ network management and control headache. VideoIPath supports both centralized and distributed architectures; automatic routing, SDN, and hybrids; media and data; and IP LANs and WANs. VideoIPath also manages bandwidth, ports and other capacity issues. 

Keeping things running

VideoIPath provides advanced monitoring and fault-recovery capabilities, enabling support operations to a ensure service continuity. These capabilities include graphical alarm management, root cause detection, historical logs, and network to service correlation, as well as manual and automatic re-routing.

Maintaning the network

VideoIPath makes it easy for operations to set-up and manage the installed base, for example by enabling planned maintenance of equipment, and the roll-out of software and firmware upgrades. VideoIPath enables operations to identify services affected, and re-route them proactively.

Scalable, reliable, secure and versatile

Key features
  • Robust 3-tier architecture, with synchronized main and backup server
  • Role-based secure access, with multi-tenanting support
  • Support for centralized star, dual-star and spine-leaf network architectures
  • Support for automated routing (e.g. IGMP/PIM), SDN (including Netconf/Yang, OpenConfig or Openflow) and hybrid control
  • Ember+, SWP-02 and MRP northbound interfaces to broadcast control systems, automation systems and other routing control systems
  • Driver-based support for southbound interfaces to 3rd party equipment
  • Support for Nevion eMerge IP routers, as well as switches 3rd party switches, including those from Arista, CISCO, Huawei, Juniper and Mellanox
Comparing solutions

Traditional broadcast control systemIP network management systemVideoIPath orchestration and SDN control system
Fulfilment and assurance?Fulfillment onlyAssurance onlyYes
IP equipment and network and media equipment and flows?NoYesYes
LAN/WAN convergence?NoYesYes
Multi-vendor environment?YesYesYes
Capacity and bandwidth management?NoNoYes
Current and future workflows?Current onlyNoYes
Converged media and data network?NoYesYes
(+ on-going development)

Nevion is here to help and guide you

Nevion professional and support services are there to ensure  your VideoIPath deployment is a total success. 

Nevion experts are on hand to help with project planning and management, equipment driver development, system integration, deployment, testing, training, support and maintenance.

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Case studies

TV 2

TV 2, the largest commercial television broadcaster in Norway, is using Nevion to control the IP-based software defined network (SDN) solution that connects studios, control rooms and data-centers within and between the broadcaster’s two main production facilities. 

Watch the video
Premier League Production

Nevion partner BT Media & Broadcast delivered a major contribution network to handle coverage of the biggest football league in the world, which is entirely controlled by VideoIpath. Over 20 uncompressed HD signals are being orchestrated from each of the 20 stadiums in the network.

Read the case study
France Télévisions

France Télévisions is using its VideoIPath to manage its nationwide IP contribution network. The French public broadcaster has more than 100 sites located around the country, sets up close to 50,000 ad-hoc connections per year between these sites.

Read the press release

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