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Nimbra 380

Flexible Multiservice Media Switch Router

The Nimbra 380 combines native video, audio and Carrier Ethernet transport and switching to provide a high-quality multiservice solution for demanding applications in the media and broadcast industry.

Optimized for DTT transport networks

The Nimbra 300 series of MSRs is used in more DTT networks than any comparable product. It packs all the functionality needed for efficient DTT transport in a compact and power efficient outline, whereas other solutions would need multiple boxes. 

The Nimbra 380 is optimized for transport over Optical/SDH/SONET but can be used over, or in combination with, IP infrastructures as well. A key challenge in DTT networks is synchronization, and the Nimbra 380 provides built-in frequency and phase synchronization for media services right out of the box. Its  time-transfer functionality is today used by many nationwide DTT and DAB SFN networks to provide accurate transmitter synchronization of both frequency and phase.

With the Nimbra 380 in their DTT transport network, operators can enjoy a high-quality, low maintenance DTT, or Broadcast Radio, transport solution.

CUSTOMER PROVISIONED AND SOFTWARE DEFINED

Allowing customers, applications and workflows to provision and monitor network services them selves provides a level of flexibility never experienced before. Customers provisioning their own services through an online self-service portal increases network usage and reduces provisioning effort and cost to zero. Having live and file-based workflows automatically request transport capacity where and when needed finally enables true media workflow agility.

ENABLING MULTISERVICE NETWORKS

Multiservice capabilities allow you to transport live and file-based content across the same network, and with native support for DTT transport, Broadcast Radio distribution and video contribution the Nimbra 380 gives you all the flexibility you need. With support for service admission control and guaranteed bandwidth, performance and characteristics different services can safely be mixed no matter the network load. With hitless 1+1 protection of services you can be sure that the expected service quality will always be delivered.

Key features

SYNC & TIME

Built-in functionality for providing accurate synchronization of both frequency and phase to client services makes it an optimized one-box solution for high-quality transport of DTT or Broadcast Radio services.

MULTISERVICE

Combining native video, audio and Carrier Ethernet services for contribution and distribution work flows in the same platform provides flexibility and operational efficiency.

OPEN & PROGRAMMABLE

Programmable from a north bound orchestration system enables software defined networking, allowing any application to provision and monitor services through open and well-defined interfaces.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

H: 2 RU, W: 19″, D: 240 mm (ETSI 300)

SLOTS

2 for traffic interface modules (hot swappable)

Services

Built-in
Carrier Ethernet: E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree

Plug-in units
Video: SD (SDI), MPEG-TS (ASI)
Audio: AES, MADI, E1, T1
Telco: DS3, E3, STM-1, OC-3

Network Interfaces

Built-in
Physical: 4 x SFP (for SFP: Optical SDH/SONET, 1000BASE-T/SX/LX/ZX, GbE over HD-SDTI)
SDH trunk: 4
or
IP trunk: 2 ( 1 with TToIP)

Plug-in units
IP/Ethernet
E3/DS3
STM-1/OC-3
STM-4/OC-12
STM-16/OC-48

SYNCHRONIZATION

Input: 2.048 MHz (1.544 Mhz), ITU-T G.703.13
Output: 2.048 MHz, ITU-T G.703.13

Time Transfer
2 x 1 PPS + 2 x 10 MHz, 50 Ohm BNC, in/out

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