The perfect orchestration for all networks
The perfect orchestration for all networks
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!
Nevion VideoIPath is a convergent orchestration and SDN (software defined networking) control software system
Nevion VideoIPath makes it easy to route video, audio and data across networks, connecting locations, equipment and functionality. No need for expertise – Nevion VideoIPath manages the underlying complexity and the resource capacity!
Nevion 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).
Nevion 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
Developed by experts in IT, broadcast and telecom networks, Nevion 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.
With Nevion VideoIPath, the production team can set-up contribution links between locations on their own, both 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 Nevion VideoIPath manage all the underlying complexity.
Nevion 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.
In a live-production environment, the team in the gallery can continue to use familiar control panels, thanks to Nevion VideoIPath’s support for industry-standard interfaces. Nevion 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.
Nevion VideoIPath is the solution to network architects’ network management and control headache. Nevion VideoIPath supports both centralized and distributed architectures; automatic routing, SDN, and hybrids; media and data; and IP LANs and WANs. Nevion VideoIPath also manages bandwidth, ports and other capacity issues.
Nevion 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.
Nevion 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. Nevion VideoIPath enables operations to identify services affected, and re-route them proactively.
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
Ability to act as an NMOS IS-04 registry for compliant media equipment, to detect when new devices are connected to the IP media network, and understand their capabilities
Control NMOS compliant equipment through IS-05, and non-NMOS compliant devices via driver-based interfaces, to establish media flows between senders and receivers mixed environments
Ember+, SWP-02 and MRP northbound interfaces to broadcast control systems, automation systems and other routing control systems
Support for Nevion eMerge IP routers, as well as 3rd party switches, including those from Arista, CISCO, Juniper and Mellanox
|Traditional broadcast control system||IP network management system||Nevion VideoIPath orchestration and SDN control system|
|Fulfilment and assurance||Fulfilment only||Assurance only||Yes|
|IP equipment and network and media equipment and flows||No||Yes||Yes|
|Capacity and bandwidth management||No||No||Yes|
|Current and future workflows||Current only||No||Yes|
|Converged media and data network||No||Yes||Yes|
(+ on-going development)
Nevion professional and support services are there to ensure your Nevion 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.
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.
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 Nevion VideoIPath. Over 20 uncompressed HD signals are being orchestrated from each of the 20 stadiums in the network.
France Télévisions is using its Nevion 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.