Net Insight Introduces JPEG2000 Video Access Module for the Nimbra 600 Series

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New product provides low latency compression and quality of transport to
                             contribution networks

AMSTERDAM  (IBC 2010) - September 10, 2010 - Net Insight, a leading developer of
efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks,
today  introduced the JPEG2000 Video Access Module for the Nimbra 600 platforms,
answering   broadcaster  and  content  producer  demand  for  a  cost-effective,
integrated  solution  for  low  latency  compression  and  high quality of video

The trend for video transmission in contribution networks is to use uncompressed
formats.  At the same time, the increasing amount of high-bandwidth HD and 3DTV
content mandates that contribution networks have a compression option.

JPEG2000   is   a  high  quality  compression  technique  perfectly  suited  for
contribution networks, where network operators prefer it as a compression option
for  high-bandwidth content.  JPEG2000 is  ideal for  complex broadcasts such as
live  two-way  interviews  or  transporting  video  from multiple remote filming
locations to the production studio.

The  Net Insight JPEG2000  Video Access Module  provides a high-density solution
for  JPEG2000 compression of 3G, HD and  SD-SDI video. The 8-port JPEG2000 Video
Access  Module in the Nimbra 600 series supports compression or decompression of
up to two 3G-SDI, four HD-SDI or eight SD-SDI channels. The module also uniquely
can  run uncompressed 3G/HD/SD-SDI services  over any port  that is not used for
JPEG2000.  Operators  can  individually  configure  ports  used for uncompressed
services  as input, output or monitor and the module is software configurable as
JPEG2000  coder or  decoder. The  desired bit  rate of  the compressed  video is
easily  configured per stream  to suit video  quality and bandwidth availability

The  Nimbra 680 chassis scales from delivering a single compressed SD-SDI over a
100 Mbps  Ethernet network interface to massive transport of up to 28 compressed
HD-SDI  plus up to 28 uncompressed SD-SDI  services over a 10 Gbps network trunk

One  advantage JPEG2000 has in a  contribution environment is that it compresses
frame  by frame, significantly reducing latency  because there is not dependence
from  one  frame  to  the  next.  It  also  allows  content to be compressed and
uncompressed  multiple times in the workflow  with visually lossless quality. In
addition,  JPEG2000  processes  the  entire  picture  and  does not generate the
blocking  effects  sometimes  found  in  MPEG  coding,  which  acts on 8x8 pixel

"JPEG2000  compression cost-effectively delivers quality forhigh bandwidth video
and  will soon  become the  standard for  compression in contribution networks,"
said  Per Lindgren, VP Business Development  at Net Insight. "The JPEG2000 Video
Access  Module with its unmatched flexibility and port-density makes Net Insight
a one-stop shop for quality transport and compression."

As  with  any  access  module  in  the  Nimbra family, the JPEG2000 Video Access
Module,  comes with  a rich  set of  features, including  end-to-end Performance
Monitoring,  full Multicast support as well as resilience options for integrated
1+1 protection and dynamic network restoration. Very low and predictable jitter,
wander  and latency can  be guaranteed by  utilizing the exceptional synchronous
timing performance of the Nimbra platform.

Visit  Net Insight's  booth 1B40 at  IBC 2010 to  experience the Nimbra platform
with  Net Insight's new JPEG2000  Video Access Module and  learn the benefits of
using JPEG2000 for compression in contribution networks.

For further information, please contact:
Per     Lindgren,     VP     Business     Development,    Net    Insight,    +46
8 685 04 00,

About Net Insight
Net Insight delivers the world´s most efficient and scalable transport solution
for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV

Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three
times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport
infrastructure. Net Insights Nimbra(TM) platform is the industry solution for
video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing
competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.

World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight
products for more than 100 million people in more than 40 countries. Net Insight
is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange, Stockholm.
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