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EBU Deploys Nevion's Video Transport Technology to Broadcast Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

February 26, 2010

Nevion, a video transport solution provider for broadcasters and telecommunications service providers, has announced that its video transport technology helped the European Broadcasting Union broadcast the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

The EBU International Broadcast Centre at Vancouver will receive high-quality HD signals from various sporting venues and the said signals would be transmitted using JPEG2000 compression.
Nevion has stated that its Ventura, Flashlink and VikinX product lines, along with the integrated network management and control systems, provide the most flexible, scalable worldwide video transport in the industry. Its JPEG 2000 compression solution, as well as multiplexing and system management modules support more than 30 HD links at the Games.
Oscar Teran, engineering manager of the EBU OPS Group of EBU has stated that with continuous live-action sporting events, his company needed to find a reliable, innovative, value-based solution that would provide them with the high-quality video transport they were after. Nevion products have helped them do just that, handling not only the contribution, but also the monitoring and management of the networks.
Nevion has stated that their Ventura product series provides JPEG2000 compression with scalable quality over IP networks for both SD and HD video signals where high quality, low latency and band limited video transport are required. Their codec network adapter is a high-quality compressor/decompressor for HD-SDI and SDI video transport over IP enabled networks and video storage on IP transport stream servers.
Nevion solutions will not only help EBU with video transport, they will also help in monitoring and managing video transport equipment utilized at the games. EBU has deployed DataMiner, a complete network management system for that purpose. DataMiner interfaces with both Nevion and third-party element managers throughout the transport chain to create a high-level view and flexible central control.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri