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Nevion Virtuoso

The ultimate performer across all networks

Looking for a flexible real-time media solution?

Nevion Virtuoso is a standards-based, virtualization-ready, software-defined media node that can perform a variety of real-time functions for a wide range of applications including IP contribution and wide-area media transport, IP production facilities and converged LAN/WAN networks for remote & distributed production.

Nevion Virtuoso – Software-Defined Media Node Platform

Nevion Virtuoso is a key component of Networked Live, an ecosystem of products, solutions, services, and partners designed to transform production workflows. It provides functionality to the Media transport and Hybrid Processing & Operations building blocks.

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Why Nevion Virtuoso?

Today’s live production calls for extremely versatile equipment that can evolve with needs, be it new media transport technologies or media processing capabilities.

 

Nevion Virtuoso can be used for a variety of solutions and applications, including in the facilities, in outside broadcast trucks, for contribution, remote production, and for cloud connectivity.

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Benefits

Proven

Thousands of deployed Virtuosos are supporting the mission-critical needs of broadcasters and service providers globally.

Versatile

Virtuoso’s ever expanding software-based capabilities can be used in a wide variety of situations.

High-density

Virtuoso is one of the densest media transport and processing platforms available on the market.

Quality

Virtuoso media transport and processing capabilities are focused on handling and delivering the highest quality media signals.

Reliable

Virtuoso is designed to offer the highest level of reliability, including through redundancy, providing unprecedented up-time.

Secure

Management and network interfaces can be protected through the use of the secure protocols, trust boundaries (IPME) and compliance to latest security recommendations.

Future-orientated

Virtuoso’s software-defined architecture, standards compliance, and tested interoperability ensure it evolves to meet changing needs.

Features and functionality

Virtuoso offers a wide range of real-time transport, processing and monitoring functionality.

  • Software-defined

    Virtuoso’s licensed-enabled functionality is delivered by software modules, known as Media Functions, that run on Media Accelerator cards within the Media Appliances, to deliver the ultra-low latency needed.

  • Standards-based

    Virtuoso is built on open standards from established industry bodies (e.g. AMWA, SMPTE, VSF, AIMS) and has proven interoperability (e.g. JT-NM tests and and many live deployments).

  • Integrated with Networked Live

    Virtuoso’s tight integration with other Networked Live products reduces the cost of integration and the time taken to deploy solutions.

The Nevion Virtuoso platform concept has been designed to allow for the provision of Media Appliances with different characteristics, such as size, number of Media Accelerator cards that can be accommodated and level of modularity and redundancy, to fit any deployment scenario.

  • Virtuoso MI Media Appliance

    Nevion Virtuoso MI is a carrier-grade 1RU modular platform with dual AC load-sharing power supplies, supporting hot-swap and full internal redundancy for element management and control, high speed internal communication, and timing/sync distribution. Nevion Virtuoso MI holds up to 8 Media Accelerator cards.

    Download datasheet
  • Virtuoso RE Media Appliance

    Nevion Virtuoso RE is a compact 1RU media node targeted to broadcast applications. With dual AC load sharing power supplies, integrated element manager, a high-speed internal communication fabric and built-in timing/sync distribution. Nevion Virtuoso RE holds up to 6 Media Accelerator cards.

    Download datasheet
  • Virtuoso Element Manager

    For day-to-day operations, the Nevion Virtuoso Element Manager offers an intuitive and easy to use HTML5 web user interface, a modern and open RESTful API, alarm management, alarm and event notification and logging.

    Further, it manages the role-based access control, authentication, and overall security of the platform, as well as timing/sync distribution with built-in PTP best clock selection. The ease-of-use simplifies operations and allows for fast reconfiguration for occasional use applications.

  • Generic Media Accelerator Cards

    Nevion Virtuoso Media Accelerator cards are designed to provide optimum performance for software defined Media Functions, providing general compute/storage/networking and high-performance FPGA acceleration. SFP-based interfacing allows flexible connectivity to 1G, 10G or 25G Ethernet, optical and electrical SDI video up to 12G/UHD and MADI audio signals.

  • Analog and Digital Audio

    While IP based audio (AES67, SMPTE ST 2110-30) is handled natively on the HBR Media Accelerator cards, analog audio as well as balanced/unbalanced digital AES3 is handled via special adapter cards and breakout panels to facilitate higher density audio interconnects.

    The AES3 Digital Audio Card is designed for AES3 digital audio interfacing, while the RPRO Audio Card is designed for a mix of AES3 digital audio, analog audio and GPIO. The RPRO card in addition can generate legacy video and audio sync signals using the Virtuoso PTP-locked system clock as reference.

  • Network Aggregation up to 100G

    Virtuoso supports internal service routing and aggregation of video, audio, and MPEG Transport Streams (see Generic Media Accelerator Cards).

    The 100G interface is provided by the Virtuoso UplinX add-on, which is designed to aggregate IP streams from up to 6 Virtuoso MI or 8 Virtuoso RE appliances (up to 192 video signals in both directions). More cost-effective than in-appliance interfaces or a dedicated IP switch, Virtuoso UplinX is a highly flexible and scalable solution, with a choice of 2, 4 or 8 100G interfaces to fit the requirements of the specific deployment. Virtuoso UplinX allows customers to move to 100G (and in time even to 400G), without the need to upgrade their Virtuoso appliances or disrupt their configurations.

    If data aggregation is required, a further option is to use Nevion eMerge IP SDN Media Fabric.

    Read more about emerge
  • Management and Orchestration

    Virtuoso offers its own HTML5-based web-interface, to enable it to be configured and monitored.

    Virtuoso is also closely integrated with Nevion’s media orchestration platform, enabling multi-unit field deployments to be managed centrally. VideoIPath can manage media functions on those appliances, change software configurations, or update to the latest available functionality.

    It can also collect and present monitoring information generated by the appliances.

    Read more about VideoIPath

With production workflows becoming more distributed, broadcasters have the need to transport more media content with high quality and high reliability over Wide Area Networks through high density solutions. Nevion Virtuoso can serve as the Swiss army knife for media transport across WAN and LAN networks.

  • SDI over IP, using SMPTE ST 2110

    The SMPTE ST 2110 Media Function supports adaptation, synchronization and processing of uncompressed video and audio signals.

    The software supports up to four channels of bidirectional conversion, per accelerator, between between baseband 3G/HD/SD-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 IP, with flexible audio processing and routing, PTP/SMPTE 2059 frame synchronization and delay management.

    Download datasheet
  • SDI over IP, using SMPTE ST 2110 UHD

    Nevion Virtuoso’s SDI-IP UHD SMPTE ST 2110 Media Function offers a powerful set of video and audio adaptation and processing functions for use in live IP production applications, supporting 12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25G infrastructure.

    The software supports dual channel conversion, per accelerator, between between 12G/3G/HD-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110, with built-in frame synchronization and flexible audio routing/shuffling, gain and delay processing.

    Download datasheet
  • SDI over IP using SMPTE 2022-6

    The SDI-IP SMPTE ST 2022 Media Function enables reliable adaptation and transport of SD, HD and 3G-SDI signals over IP without any quality degradation.

    For wide-area contribution applications, the software supports adaptation of baseband SDI signals to IP according to SMPTE ST 2022-6.

    For adaptation in IP-based MCR or production environments, the software includes a built-in frame synchronizer with PTP/SMPTE ST 2059 support and audio embedding/de-embedding to AES67 and SMPTE ST2110-30/31 IP audio.

    Download datasheet
  • ASI and TS over IP Gateway

    Nevion Virtuoso’s ASI and TS over IP Media Functions provides high density ASI-IP adaption, Transport Stream monitoring and redundancy switching.

    The ASI media function runs on the Virtuoso HBR accelerator card providing up to 8 ASI inputs and 8 ASI outputs.

    Transport Streams are routed to/from an uplink HBR card
    in Virtuoso that provides high density IP aggregation.

    Download datasheet
  • Audio over IP

    Nevion Virtuoso’s Audio Processor media function offers an attractive set of audio adaptation, processing and mixing functions for use in contribution, remote production and live audio production applications.

    The audio processor media function provides conversion of two bidirectional optical MADI signals to/from AES67 / SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 audio.

    The AES3 digital audio adaptor card and media function  provides additional AES3 interfacing capability, while the RPRO adaptor card provides interfacing to a mix of digital and analog audio signals.

    Download datasheet

While IP and fiber connectivity and bandwidth is ever improving, video compression can provide large cost-savings or enable a higher number of video feeds on the same links, while providing low end-to-end latency and excellent video quality.

Nevion Virtuoso offers a variety of compression capabilities (CODECs), to suit different compression ratio, latency and multi-generational requirements

  • JPEG-XS UHD/HD Encoder/Decoder

    Nevion Virtuoso’s JPEG XS UHD/HD Media Function offers multi-channel JPEG XS encoding or decoding with native SMPTE ST2110 video or SDI baseband interfaces, with SMPTE ST2110-22 compressed JPEG XS essence transport compatible with VSF TR-08.

    JPEG XS (ISO/IEC 21122) is a modern light-weight image and video encoding standard that achieves pristine visually lossless video quality even for multiple concatenated compression cycles. The ultra low sub-millisecond (sub-frame) latency of JPEG XS encoding is a key benefit, and enables end-to-end delays of less than one video frame period. This makes JPEG XS extremely attractive for low latency real-time transport of HD and UHD/4K video over wide-area networks (WANs). It also makes it suitable for bandwidth-constrained campus and facility local area networks (LANs) when uncompressed transport is not a viable option.

    Download datasheet
  • JPEG XS in TS Encoder/Decoder(TR-07)

    Nevion Virtuoso’s JPEG XS in Transport Stream Media Functions offers multi-channel JPEG XS encoding or decoding for HD and UHD signals with SDI baseband or
    SMPTE ST 2110 IP interfaces, with multiplexed MPEG TS (SMPTE ST 2022-1/2/7) transport over IP compatible with VSF TR-07.

    Nevion Virtuoso can run multiple instances of the JPEG XS in TS Media Function on a single platform with built-in network aggregation.

    A single JPEG XS instance supports encoding or decoding of up to 4 HD or 2 UHD signals, providing up to 28 HD channel or 14 UHD channel encoding/decoding in the Virtuoso MI platform.

    Download datasheet
  • JPEG 2000 HD/UHD Encoder/Decoder

    Nevion Virtuoso’s JPEG 2000 media function saves bandwidth while providing visually lossless compressed video, transparent audio and data, at ultra-low latency.

    Nevion Virtuoso can run multiple instances of the JPEG 2000 Media Function on a single platform with built-in network aggregation to 10G Ethernet.

    The VSF TR-01 compliant TS over IP encapsulation ensures perfectly synchronized transport of video, audio and ancillary data, as well as interoperability with 3rd party equipment.

    Download datasheet
  • JPEG 2000 DCI (Cinema) Encoder/Decoder

    Using JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding, Nevion’s Virtuoso allows film studios and production companies to share pristine looking content in real-time across the world, improving cooperation and production workflows.

    The Virtuoso JPEG 2000 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) low-latency encoding and transport solution provides visually lossless video quality, full-color fidelity and accuracy while using a fraction of the bandwidth of uncompressed transport.

    Download datasheet
  • TICO UHD Encoder/Decoder

    The Virtuoso TICO UHD Media Function provides visually lossless lightweight 4:1 compression for the transport of UHD and 4K signals with sub-frame latency.

    The Nevion TICO UHD Media Function enables cost-effective transport of 12 Gb/s 4K/UHD video over 10GE IP networks using SMPTE ST 2022-6/7 or over existing 3G-SDI infrastructure.

    Download datasheet
  • HEVC UHD/HD Encoder/Decoder (NEW)

    Nevion Virtuoso will soon be integrating Sony’s ground-breaking low latency HEVC CODEC, which provides compression ratios of close to 1 to 200, with a latency of around seven frames. This capability is especially useful when bandwidth is limited.

Nevion’s Virtuoso provides video and audio processing functions that are essential for live production applications, whether it’s a live event outside broadcast (e.g. with OB-trucks) or centralized glue or processing infrastructure for studios, production control rooms or master control rooms.

The versatility, performance and low latency makes Virtuoso the ideal platform for live broadcast and media production applications.

  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion

    Nevion Virtuoso’s Up/Down/Cross (UDC) Media Function offers a variety of high-quality format conversions for HD and UHD with native SMPTE ST 2110-20 uncompressed video in/out on 25G interfaces.

    A single Up/Down/Cross instance running on an HBR25 card in Virtuoso MI supports two independent video converters. Each converter can perform de-interlacing, scaling, 3D LUT colour conversion, HDR/SDR conversion, legalization, frame synchronization and delay.

    Any-to-any conversion is supported for HD 720p, 1080i, 1080p and UHD 2160p video formats.

    Download datasheet
  • Audio Processing

    Nevion Virtuoso’s Audio Processor media function (AUD-PROC-MADI-IP) offers an attractive set of audio adaptation, processing and mixing functions for use in live audio production applications.

    The AUD-PROC-MADI media function provides bidirectional MADI and SMPTE ST 2110/AES67 IP audio interfacing, monitoring, routing and processing of audio signals.

    Four audio processor engines, each with 64 output channels, are available for flexible routing/mono shuffling and per-channel control of polarity, gain and delay. Each of the processing engines can also be configured as an audio summing matrix mixer with up to 512 cross-points.

    Separate adapter cards and breakout cables are available for unbalanced/balanced AES3 and analog audio interfacing.

    Download datasheet

Virtuoso’s IP Media Edge (IPME) functionality is a key addition to the platform, focused entirely on processing IP media flows to secure networks and optimize their performance. While the original implementation of IPME predates SMPTE RP 2129 “Trust Boundary” proposal by some years (underlying Nevion’s pioneering leadership in this matter), it adheres to its recommendations.

 

The IPME capability is ideal for protecting the media network edge (e.g. where LAN meets WAN), thanks to its dedicated hardware packet processing and complete isolation between ethernet ports.

  • IP Media Edge (IPME)

    Nevion Virtuoso’s IP Media Edge Processor offers network isolation, media firewall, network stream protection and translation for UDP and RTP IP media flows.

    The IP Media Edge (IPME) Processor incorporates advanced techniques for processing
    and protection of RTP/UDP/IP media flows.
    Processing features include Network Address Translation (NAT), bitrate policing, stream
    duplication, flow linearization / de-jittering, and UDP/IP to RTP/UDP/IP conversion.
    Protection features include SMPTE ST 2022-7 hitless switching for RTP stream redundancy
    and SMPTE ST 2022-1/5 Forward Error Correction.

    Download datasheet

  • Software-defined

    Virtuoso’s licensed-enabled functionality is delivered by software modules, known as Media Functions, that run on Media Accelerator cards within the Media Appliances, to deliver the ultra-low latency needed.

  • Standards-based

    Virtuoso is built on open standards from established industry bodies (e.g. AMWA, SMPTE, VSF, AIMS) and has proven interoperability (e.g. JT-NM tests and and many live deployments).

  • Integrated with Networked Live

    Virtuoso’s tight integration with other Networked Live products reduces the cost of integration and the time taken to deploy solutions.

The Nevion Virtuoso platform concept has been designed to allow for the provision of Media Appliances with different characteristics, such as size, number of Media Accelerator cards that can be accommodated and level of modularity and redundancy, to fit any deployment scenario.

  • Virtuoso MI Media Appliance

    Nevion Virtuoso MI is a carrier-grade 1RU modular platform with dual AC load-sharing power supplies, supporting hot-swap and full internal redundancy for element management and control, high speed internal communication, and timing/sync distribution. Nevion Virtuoso MI holds up to 8 Media Accelerator cards.

  • Virtuoso RE Media Appliance

    Nevion Virtuoso RE is a compact 1RU media node targeted to broadcast applications. With dual AC load sharing power supplies, integrated element manager, a high-speed internal communication fabric and built-in timing/sync distribution. Nevion Virtuoso RE holds up to 6 Media Accelerator cards.

  • Virtuoso Element Manager

    For day-to-day operations, the Nevion Virtuoso Element Manager offers an intuitive and easy to use HTML5 web user interface, a modern and open RESTful API, alarm management, alarm and event notification and logging.

    Further, it manages the role-based access control, authentication, and overall security of the platform, as well as timing/sync distribution with built-in PTP best clock selection. The ease-of-use simplifies operations and allows for fast reconfiguration for occasional use applications.

  • Generic Media Accelerator Cards

    Nevion Virtuoso Media Accelerator cards are designed to provide optimum performance for software defined Media Functions, providing general compute/storage/networking and high-performance FPGA acceleration. SFP-based interfacing allows flexible connectivity to 1G, 10G or 25G Ethernet, optical and electrical SDI video up to 12G/UHD and MADI audio signals.

  • Analog and Digital Audio

    While IP based audio (AES67, SMPTE ST 2110-30) is handled natively on the HBR Media Accelerator cards, analog audio as well as balanced/unbalanced digital AES3 is handled via special adapter cards and breakout panels to facilitate higher density audio interconnects.

    The AES3 Digital Audio Card is designed for AES3 digital audio interfacing, while the RPRO Audio Card is designed for a mix of AES3 digital audio, analog audio and GPIO. The RPRO card in addition can generate legacy video and audio sync signals using the Virtuoso PTP-locked system clock as reference.

  • Network Aggregation up to 100G

    Virtuoso supports internal service routing and aggregation of video, audio, and MPEG Transport Streams (see Generic Media Accelerator Cards).

    The 100G interface is provided by the Virtuoso UplinX add-on, which is designed to aggregate IP streams from up to 6 Virtuoso MI or 8 Virtuoso RE appliances (up to 192 video signals in both directions). More cost-effective than in-appliance interfaces or a dedicated IP switch, Virtuoso UplinX is a highly flexible and scalable solution, with a choice of 2, 4 or 8 100G interfaces to fit the requirements of the specific deployment. Virtuoso UplinX allows customers to move to 100G (and in time even to 400G), without the need to upgrade their Virtuoso appliances or disrupt their configurations.

    If data aggregation is required, a further option is to use Nevion eMerge IP SDN Media Fabric.

  • Management and Orchestration

    Virtuoso offers its own HTML5-based web-interface, to enable it to be configured and monitored.

    Virtuoso is also closely integrated with Nevion’s media orchestration platform, enabling multi-unit field deployments to be managed centrally. VideoIPath can manage media functions on those appliances, change software configurations, or update to the latest available functionality.

    It can also collect and present monitoring information generated by the appliances.

With production workflows becoming more distributed, broadcasters have the need to transport more media content with high quality and high reliability over Wide Area Networks through high density solutions. Nevion Virtuoso can serve as the Swiss army knife for media transport across WAN and LAN networks.

  • SDI over IP, using SMPTE ST 2110

    The SMPTE ST 2110 Media Function supports adaptation, synchronization and processing of uncompressed video and audio signals.

    The software supports up to four channels of bidirectional conversion, per accelerator, between between baseband 3G/HD/SD-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 IP, with flexible audio processing and routing, PTP/SMPTE 2059 frame synchronization and delay management.

  • SDI over IP, using SMPTE ST 2110 UHD

    Nevion Virtuoso’s SDI-IP UHD SMPTE ST 2110 Media Function offers a powerful set of video and audio adaptation and processing functions for use in live IP production applications, supporting 12G-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 over 25G infrastructure.

    The software supports dual channel conversion, per accelerator, between between 12G/3G/HD-SDI and SMPTE ST 2110, with built-in frame synchronization and flexible audio routing/shuffling, gain and delay processing.

  • SDI over IP using SMPTE 2022-6

    The SDI-IP SMPTE ST 2022 Media Function enables reliable adaptation and transport of SD, HD and 3G-SDI signals over IP without any quality degradation.

    For wide-area contribution applications, the software supports adaptation of baseband SDI signals to IP according to SMPTE ST 2022-6.

    For adaptation in IP-based MCR or production environments, the software includes a built-in frame synchronizer with PTP/SMPTE ST 2059 support and audio embedding/de-embedding to AES67 and SMPTE ST2110-30/31 IP audio.

  • ASI and TS over IP Gateway

    Nevion Virtuoso’s ASI and TS over IP Media Functions provides high density ASI-IP adaption, Transport Stream monitoring and redundancy switching.

    The ASI media function runs on the Virtuoso HBR accelerator card providing up to 8 ASI inputs and 8 ASI outputs.

    Transport Streams are routed to/from an uplink HBR card
    in Virtuoso that provides high density IP aggregation.

  • Audio over IP

    Nevion Virtuoso’s Audio Processor media function offers an attractive set of audio adaptation, processing and mixing functions for use in contribution, remote production and live audio production applications.

    The audio processor media function provides conversion of two bidirectional optical MADI signals to/from AES67 / SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 audio.

    The AES3 digital audio adaptor card and media function  provides additional AES3 interfacing capability, while the RPRO adaptor card provides interfacing to a mix of digital and analog audio signals.

While IP and fiber connectivity and bandwidth is ever improving, video compression can provide large cost-savings or enable a higher number of video feeds on the same links, while providing low end-to-end latency and excellent video quality.

Nevion Virtuoso offers a variety of compression capabilities (CODECs), to suit different compression ratio, latency and multi-generational requirements

  • JPEG-XS UHD/HD Encoder/Decoder

    Nevion Virtuoso’s JPEG XS UHD/HD Media Function offers multi-channel JPEG XS encoding or decoding with native SMPTE ST2110 video or SDI baseband interfaces, with SMPTE ST2110-22 compressed JPEG XS essence transport compatible with VSF TR-08.

    JPEG XS (ISO/IEC 21122) is a modern light-weight image and video encoding standard that achieves pristine visually lossless video quality even for multiple concatenated compression cycles. The ultra low sub-millisecond (sub-frame) latency of JPEG XS encoding is a key benefit, and enables end-to-end delays of less than one video frame period. This makes JPEG XS extremely attractive for low latency real-time transport of HD and UHD/4K video over wide-area networks (WANs). It also makes it suitable for bandwidth-constrained campus and facility local area networks (LANs) when uncompressed transport is not a viable option.

  • JPEG XS in TS Encoder/Decoder(TR-07)

    Nevion Virtuoso’s JPEG XS in Transport Stream Media Functions offers multi-channel JPEG XS encoding or decoding for HD and UHD signals with SDI baseband or
    SMPTE ST 2110 IP interfaces, with multiplexed MPEG TS (SMPTE ST 2022-1/2/7) transport over IP compatible with VSF TR-07.

    Nevion Virtuoso can run multiple instances of the JPEG XS in TS Media Function on a single platform with built-in network aggregation.

    A single JPEG XS instance supports encoding or decoding of up to 4 HD or 2 UHD signals, providing up to 28 HD channel or 14 UHD channel encoding/decoding in the Virtuoso MI platform.

  • JPEG 2000 HD/UHD Encoder/Decoder

    Nevion Virtuoso’s JPEG 2000 media function saves bandwidth while providing visually lossless compressed video, transparent audio and data, at ultra-low latency.

    Nevion Virtuoso can run multiple instances of the JPEG 2000 Media Function on a single platform with built-in network aggregation to 10G Ethernet.

    The VSF TR-01 compliant TS over IP encapsulation ensures perfectly synchronized transport of video, audio and ancillary data, as well as interoperability with 3rd party equipment.

  • JPEG 2000 DCI (Cinema) Encoder/Decoder

    Using JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding, Nevion’s Virtuoso allows film studios and production companies to share pristine looking content in real-time across the world, improving cooperation and production workflows.

    The Virtuoso JPEG 2000 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) low-latency encoding and transport solution provides visually lossless video quality, full-color fidelity and accuracy while using a fraction of the bandwidth of uncompressed transport.

  • TICO UHD Encoder/Decoder

    The Virtuoso TICO UHD Media Function provides visually lossless lightweight 4:1 compression for the transport of UHD and 4K signals with sub-frame latency.

    The Nevion TICO UHD Media Function enables cost-effective transport of 12 Gb/s 4K/UHD video over 10GE IP networks using SMPTE ST 2022-6/7 or over existing 3G-SDI infrastructure.

  • HEVC UHD/HD Encoder/Decoder (NEW)

    Nevion Virtuoso will soon be integrating Sony’s ground-breaking low latency HEVC CODEC, which provides compression ratios of close to 1 to 200, with a latency of around seven frames. This capability is especially useful when bandwidth is limited.

Nevion’s Virtuoso provides video and audio processing functions that are essential for live production applications, whether it’s a live event outside broadcast (e.g. with OB-trucks) or centralized glue or processing infrastructure for studios, production control rooms or master control rooms.

The versatility, performance and low latency makes Virtuoso the ideal platform for live broadcast and media production applications.

  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion

    Nevion Virtuoso’s Up/Down/Cross (UDC) Media Function offers a variety of high-quality format conversions for HD and UHD with native SMPTE ST 2110-20 uncompressed video in/out on 25G interfaces.

    A single Up/Down/Cross instance running on an HBR25 card in Virtuoso MI supports two independent video converters. Each converter can perform de-interlacing, scaling, 3D LUT colour conversion, HDR/SDR conversion, legalization, frame synchronization and delay.

    Any-to-any conversion is supported for HD 720p, 1080i, 1080p and UHD 2160p video formats.

  • Audio Processing

    Nevion Virtuoso’s Audio Processor media function (AUD-PROC-MADI-IP) offers an attractive set of audio adaptation, processing and mixing functions for use in live audio production applications.

    The AUD-PROC-MADI media function provides bidirectional MADI and SMPTE ST 2110/AES67 IP audio interfacing, monitoring, routing and processing of audio signals.

    Four audio processor engines, each with 64 output channels, are available for flexible routing/mono shuffling and per-channel control of polarity, gain and delay. Each of the processing engines can also be configured as an audio summing matrix mixer with up to 512 cross-points.

    Separate adapter cards and breakout cables are available for unbalanced/balanced AES3 and analog audio interfacing.

Virtuoso’s IP Media Edge (IPME) functionality is a key addition to the platform, focused entirely on processing IP media flows to secure networks and optimize their performance. While the original implementation of IPME predates SMPTE RP 2129 “Trust Boundary” proposal by some years (underlying Nevion’s pioneering leadership in this matter), it adheres to its recommendations.

 

The IPME capability is ideal for protecting the media network edge (e.g. where LAN meets WAN), thanks to its dedicated hardware packet processing and complete isolation between ethernet ports.

  • IP Media Edge (IPME)

    Nevion Virtuoso’s IP Media Edge Processor offers network isolation, media firewall, network stream protection and translation for UDP and RTP IP media flows.

    The IP Media Edge (IPME) Processor incorporates advanced techniques for processing
    and protection of RTP/UDP/IP media flows.
    Processing features include Network Address Translation (NAT), bitrate policing, stream
    duplication, flow linearization / de-jittering, and UDP/IP to RTP/UDP/IP conversion.
    Protection features include SMPTE ST 2022-7 hitless switching for RTP stream redundancy
    and SMPTE ST 2022-1/5 Forward Error Correction.

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The updated VideoIPath, Virtuoso and eMerge brochures are here!
Announcements Jun 12, 2024

The updated VideoIPath, Virtuoso and eMerge brochures are here!

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Nevion has provided a contribution solution to Italian telecom service provider EI Towers to support the coverage of Italy’s top football (soccer) league, Serie A.

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Nevion at CABSAT 2022 – good to be back!
Announcements May 24, 2022

Nevion at CABSAT 2022 – good to be back!

CABSAT 2022 took place 17-19 May, and Nevion was there, sharing with visitors the Sony and Nevion joint value proposition.

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Dynamic 5G bandwidth optimization for live TV production – Deutsche Telekom proof of concept
IP in the facilities Feb 29, 2024

Dynamic 5G bandwidth optimization for live TV production – Deutsche Telekom proof of concept

Sony and Deutsche Telekom test live-video solution using CAMARA network APIs, ensuring optimized low-latency and stable bandwidth for real-time transport.

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IP enabled remote production PAC-12
IP contribution May 28, 2020

IP enabled remote production PAC-12

Moving to IP enabled remote production creates extra flexibility and save costs.

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Intra- and inter-facility IP media production network  TV-2
Distributed production May 28, 2020

Intra- and inter-facility IP media production network TV-2

IP-based software defined network solution to connect two main production facilities in Norway.

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IP SDN for new broadcast facilities PLAZAMEDIA
IP in the facilities Nov 14, 2018

IP SDN for new broadcast facilities PLAZAMEDIA

IP technology to deliver the scalable and future-proof media network the company needed in its facilities.

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Making minority sports coverage profitable HDR-Denmark
IP remote production May 2, 2018

Making minority sports coverage profitable HDR-Denmark

IP remote production economically viable to cover sports that have a small potential audience.

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LiveIP project proves IP production in live debate by VRT
IP in the facilities Mar 7, 2016

LiveIP project proves IP production in live debate by VRT

Nevion was a key contributor to the seminal the LiveIP project by Belgium broadcaster VRT.

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The Experts

Nevion provides an extensive portfolio of services before, during and after product or project delivery.

Specifically relating to Virtuoso, Nevion’s services include:

  • Configuration, i.e. setting up the appliances with the correct media accelerator cards and the required media functions
  • System testing, prior to shipping and onsite, stand-alone and in the context of the complete system deployment
  • Training on the devices and their specific deployment
  • Commissioning of the Virtuosos and the complete solution
  • Active monitoring and reporting, of the appliances within the solution
  • Support, such as answering questions and concerns, solving issues, upgrading software versions, etc.
  • And much more…
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