Contribution over managed IP networks as-a-service

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OVERVIEW

Service requirements for contribution over managed IP networks

Universal IP interfaces and services

Adapt clients’ media flows to universal IP interfaces and services.

Domain Separation

Partition, protect, prioritize and segregate clients and media flows within the service provider network.

Isolate

Isolate the clients’ IP network from the service provider network.

Proactively monitor

Proactively monitor the media flows for integrity and compliance.

Efficient network transport

Encode the media flows for efficient network transport.

CHALLENGES

What our technology solves

Interoperability – Ensure interoperability between clients’ handoff interface and the carrier network so that the contribution feed can be accepted.


Security – Keep the IP networks isolated from what can cause harm but fully available for media transport leveraging IP’s flexibility.


Ensure quality – Wire speed throughput, uncongested, Low latency, non-blocking media flow transport between endpoints.


Media-specific monitoring – Monitor media quality beyond traditional IP performance characteristics.


Cost Effective Encoding – Prepare the contribution feeds cost-effectively using interoperable and compatible codecs. Have the correct codec available all the time that is fit for purpose and meets the client’s requirements and specifications.


NETWORKING SOLUTION

Contribution over managed IP networks as-a-service

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Accept any standard-based media such as ASI, SD/HD/12G SDI, ST- 2110,
and 2022-2/6/7 for encoding JPEG-XS, JPEG-2000 and/or MPEG-4.

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Adapt ASI and SDI workflows to IP environments to access media network or cloud services

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Secure the network edge with Trust Boundary and ensure that incoming flows are appropriate for network capacity

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Translate IP addressing between network domains, sites, and locations

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Manage and monitor all ingress/egress points for IP and media conformance.

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Transform unicast to multicast at the edge

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Encode / decode the source feed using the clients preferred industry standard encoder: uncompressed, JPEG-XS, JPEG-2000, HEVC and H264 / AVC

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MSR Safe transport can be selected for strict isolation of media flows with network resource reservation

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Protect the IP content with Red/Blue redundant networks and hitless protections

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Output preferred customer format

  • SMPTE 2110
  • SMPTE 2022-6
  • SMPTE 2022-2
  • H264 / AVC
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Decode the network output feed using the clients preferred industry standard encoder

  • Uncompressed
  • JPEG-XS
  • JPEG-2000
  • HEVC
  • H264 / AVC
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BENEFITS

How our solution solves your customers transport problems

Wide variety of Contribution Codecs

Comprehensive array of codecs to suit the requirement. From uncompressed through to H264, Net Insight has your encoding requirements covered.

Easy IP management

All relevant media IP functions are integrated into one platform allowing fully managed media flows and IP infrastructure

Open IP platform

All media functions use open IP interfaces and routing supporting standards as ST-2110/2022. The broadcaster can control these functions using comprehensive restful APIs, ensuring seamless integration with today’s management and monitoring systems.

Monitor media-specific quality

Net Insights solution integrates features to manage the protection, prioritization, and segregation to isolate IP networks and domains for media control. Monitor the media quality on a per-flow level.

Secure

Industry-leading IP-to-IP handoff with robust media security and deny by default policy on all interfaces.

Scalable solution

Supporting network and processing requirements from 1G to multiple 100G

Cost efficiency

flexible pricing models matched to the flow count and bandwidth requirements. Subscribe to encoding/decoding licenses as needed.

Flexible multi-usage IP platform

The Agile MFV (Media Function Virtualisation) applications allow you to swap apps and change the platform functions and capabilities within minutes. The platform supports interchangeable baseband and IP interfaces.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

IP Media Trust Boundary

Trust boundary is Optimized for Media interconnect between IP Networks

  • Relevant media features ready to use when needed
  • All features run concurrently in the same app
  • Each function solves media specific concerns with IP network interconnect.
  • Removes all excessive complexity inherently associated with non-media specific solutions

PRODUCTS

Flexible IP-gateways

Media Function Virtualization (MFV)

  • Media applications at the network edge
  • Leading latency and throughput.
  • Network agility. Ability to change with networks personality by changing app

Benefits:

  • IP and baseband supported protocols :
  • UDP / RTP interfaces such as 2110, 2022-2 and 2022-6
  • SDI / ASI / interfaces such as HD, SD &12G
  • End-to-end media flow monitoring and statistics
  • Hitless protection, A/B protection switching and flow replication.
  • Fully managed with modern API’s.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

MSR Safe transport

Per service protection and hitless restoration

Nimbra Media Fabric protects each service independently.
Supports a range of protection and restoration schemes

  • Unprotected
  • Dynamic re-route
  • Standby 1+1 (pre-provisioned backup, sub 50ms protection)
  • Seamless (adds frame aware protection switching)
  • Hitless

Per service monitoring

Significantly simplifies trouble shooting, analyzing and SLA verification

Service Layer Monitoring

  • Each service monitored independently
  • Reports Errored Seconds on 15min/24h level
  • SLA report generation for customers

Tunnel Layer Monitoring

  • Each tunnel monitored independently
  • Jitter monitoring
  • Packet Drop/recovery analysis
  • Reports Errored Seconds on 15min/24h level
  • SLA report generation for fault localization

PRODUCTS

Scalable IP-gateway by Net Insight

World-class Platform Agility

Interoperable

Comprehensive Protection mechanisms

Secure

Unprecedented flexibility

Restful API

Open IP

Aperi A1101

1 RU Compact form factor

  • 2 x 10 GE SFP+ 4 x 1G
  • Optional 2nd PSU
  • Single SDMP Media Accelerator Card to run apps

Aperi A1105

1 RU Compact form factor

  • 8 x 10/1 GE SFP+ 2 x 40 GE QSFP
  • 5 SDMP Media Accelerator Cards
  • Redundant PSU
  • 40 x 3G-SDI / ASI
  • Combo ports, flexible in/out
  • AVC, J2K, Encoding & Decoding

Nimbra 600

4 RU Compact form factor

  • 40G non-blocking switch
  • Highly redundant architecture including redundant PSU’s
  • 10G 1G interfaces
  • AVC, JXS, J2K Encoding & Decoding
  • MSR safe transport option

Nimbra 1000

4 RU Compact form factor

  • 100G non-blocking switch
  • Highly redundant architecture including redundant PSU’s
  • 100G 50G 25G 10G 1G interfaces
  • AVC, JXS, J2K Encoding & Decoding
  • MSR safe transport option

V-Stack & Nimbra mediaOS

  • SMPTE 2022-2, SMPTE 2022-6 SMPTE 2022-7,
    Adaptive Link & Source Protection
  • RTP Unicast/Multicast in/out
  • Trust Boundary up to 100G FDX
  • Storm detection & protection
  • IP performance monitoring
  • TR 101 290 monitoring
  • 4:2:0 8-bit AVC, 4:2:2 10-bit AVC, SMPTE 2038 ANC Transparent mapping
  • MPEG-2 Layer II Audio, SMPTE 302M Passthrough
  • J2K and JXS

SOLUTION OVERIVEW

IP gateway software for production over managed IP networks

Our IP gateway enables you to use different media apps flexibly.  With Trust Boundary, you can secure and translate IP addressing between IP domains and locations. With encoding apps, you can adapt your media for different network capacity needs. The converter apps allows you to use and convert between legacy SDI domains and new IP domains such as 2110.  With our solution you can manage and monitor all ingress/egress points in a holistic view.

IP Gateway: Change network personality by changing app

Media & Network Function Virtualization (MFV & NFV)

  • Media and networking apps for the network edge
  • Purpose built for media workflows
  • Easily change the media network by swapping apps

Benefits:

  • IP media, traditional media and datacom support
  • IP media interfaces including ST2110 and ST2022
  • Traditional media interfaces including ASI, SD/HD/3G/12G-SDI
  • End-to-end and multi-layer monitoring of network and media
  • Mission critical protection including Hitless and A/B failover
  • Manage by media-specific OS, NMS or modern API

Trust Boundary; Interconnect between media IP networks

A media specific network function that is purpose built for safely and cost-efficiently interconnecting IP networks  

  • Deployed at the IP media WAN, IP studio LAN and Cloud interconnect
  • Safely connect mission critical media across multiple IP networks
  • Improve existing media QoS by separating existing ”flat” IP networks
  • Reduce cost by replacing the need to use IT firewalls for media workflows
  • Uniquely combines processing of IP media and IP networking
  • Designed for media with guaranteed QoS for every trusted stream
  • Curated set of operational features including NAT, monitoring and protection

Converter: Integrate legacy studio environments with modern IP structures

Flexible adaption to and from IP for every media workflow

  • Converter as a virtual function (MFV) reduces cost and supports smoother migration to IP
  • Adapt ASI to SDI workflows to IP to access media network or cloud services
  • Integrate legacy studio environments with modern IP structures in an efficient way
  • Programmable converter applications can be fully automated
  • Robust operation using multiple protection schemes and multi-layer monitoring
  • Combine converters with Net Insight’s IP Media Trust Boundary for safe IP network interconnect
  • Supported media conversion:
      • ASI to/from ST2022-2
      • SD-SDI to/from ST2022-6 or ST2110
      • HD-SDI to/from ST2022-6 or ST2110
      • 3G-SDI to/from ST2022-6 or ST2110
      • 12G-SDI to/from ST2110<

Encoder: Optimize transport capacity

Reduce network transport and Cloud services cost using our live production or broadcast quality video solution

  • Deploy the codec that best suits your need at any time
  • Further reduce cost by subscribing to encoder and decoder usage on-demand
  • Adaptable from pixel perfect ultra-low latency ST2110 production to bandwidth saving remote production or IP multi-viewer usage
  • Industry-leading codec density including for UHD production

We offer the unique ability to reuse the same hardware for different codecs and formats

  • SD, HD, FHD and UHD-4K formats
  • JPEG XS, JPEG 2000 and H.264/AVC video codecs
  • MPEG-1 Layer II audio compression
  • SDI, ST2110, ST2022-6, ST2022-2, TR-01 and TR-07
  • 4:2:2 10-Bit and 4:2:0 8-Bit

MSR safe transport: Create your virtual private network

Safely isolate your media network and reduce operational cost

  • Dramatically reduce the complexity and cost of operating a media network
  • Strictly isolate media flows and strictly reserve network resources
  • Consolidate media and datacom workflows into one
  • Aggregate multiple services into managed and monitored service “trunks”
  • Live SLA verification showing service health at any time

Virtual overlay network for media and datacom services with guaranteed QoS using our IP Trunk applications

  • Manage and verify media and datacom flows as end-to-end services
  • Service aggregation and protection up to 100 Gbps IP/Ethernet
  • End-to-end routing of services with intelligent re-routing upon link failure
  • Service protection per network hop or end-to-end
  • Built-in network probes operating 24/7 allowing for rapid troubleshooting

PRODUCTS

IP gateway products for production over managed IP networks

Easy to change functions on same card

Supporting all IP standards as 2110, 2022 & NMOS

Wide range of protection mechanisms available on demand

Flexible service access integrating legacy SDI together with modern IP as 2110

Unprecedented density with aggregating traffic up to 12 x 100G

Open restAPI supported that can bring full QoS control in an NMOS environment

Aperi A1101 Compute Switch

1U ultra-compact form factor – up to 3 units per U

  • 90 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 1 expansion slot for Aperi app acceleration module
  • Compact media processing architecture with redundant power
  • 1/10 GbE and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • ASI/ST2022-2 and SDI/ST022-6 conversion
  • V-Stack media OS with web UI and application API control

Aperi A1105 Compute Switch

1U compact form factor

  • 520 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 5 expansion slots for Aperi app acceleration modules
  • Compact media processing architecture with redundant power
  • 1/10 GbE and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • ASI/ST2022-2 and SDI/ST022-6 conversion
  • V-Stack media OS with web UI and application API control

Nimbra 600 series
640/680/688

2.5/6/10U form factor options

  • 40/80/160 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 4/8/16 expansion slots for Nimbra app acceleration modules
  • Compact to full hardware redundancy option
  • 1/10 GbE, audio and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • JPEG XS, JPEG 2000, H.264/AVC compression
  • ASI/ST2022-2 conversion
  • MSR Safe Transport option
  • NimOS media OS with web UI, Nimbra Vision NMS support and API control

Nimbra 1000 series
1060

3U datacenter form factor

  • 600/1200 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 6 expansion slots for Nimbra app acceleration modules
  • Full hardware redundancy option
  • 1/10 GbE, 10/25 GbE, 100 GbE and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • JPEG XS and JPEG 2000 compression
  • SDI/ST2110, SDI/ST2022-6 conversion
  • MSR Safe Transport option
  • NimOS media OS with web UI, Nimbra Vision NMS support and API control

Nimbra Vision

A comprehensive network management tool

  • Provides a superior overview of a Nimbra network
  • Controls every activity inside the network
  • Service-centric provisioning & protection
  • Simple provisioning with full graphical support
  • Northbound rest API provisioning by third party systems
  • Easily configurable service protection per individual service
  • 1+1 protection, or disaster recovery
  • Service-centric monitoring
  • Performance monitoring in real time
  • Instant overview of the performance of all services and underlying network
  • Report generation for SLA follow up

V-Stack & Nimbra mediaOS

  • SMPTE 2022-2, SMPTE 2022-6 SMPTE 2022-7,
    Adaptive Link & Source Protection
  • RTP Unicast/Multicast in/out
  • Trust Boundary up to 100G FDX
  • Storm detection & protection
  • IP performance monitoring
  • TR 101 290 monitoring
  • 4:2:0 8-bit AVC, 4:2:2 10-bit AVC, SMPTE 2038 ANC Transparent mapping
  • MPEG-2 Layer II Audio, SMPTE 302M Passthrough
  • J2K and JXS

BENEFITS

Why Net Insight

Open

Standards-based IP Media supporting Interchangeable support of 2110, 2022-2, 2022-6, and SDI

Simplified

Integrated media functions make IP easier to manage

Scalable

Supporting network and processing requirements from 1G to multiple 100G

Flexible

Open platform with Interchangeable functions adapting to your current and future needs

Nimbra

A recognized brand for best-in-class media transport

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