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Nimbra 640

Compact media access gateway combining dense and high-quality JPEG2000 video encoding with high-quality transport over IP and dedicated infrastructure.

Built with high-quality media transport in mind the Nimbra 640 provides dense encoding capabilities in a compact form-factor, with modularity to enable multiservice transport. Being open and programmable with support for both static and occasional use video, audio and data services it is the perfect enabler for growing and monetizing your managed media network.

Support for any underlying network, including IP, wavelength systems and dark fiber, means you are never limited by existing infrastructure.


Encoding live video with broadcast quality

Dense, high-quality and low-latency JPEG2000 capabilities means the Nimbra 640 combines encoding of SD/HD/4K with efficient transport in a small form-factor. And with a platform designed from the ground up for the most demanding of services, broadcast-quality live video, you know that the quality of service will be unrivaled.

With truly hitless failure recovery and video-aware service performance monitoring you have all the tools to ensure that you always fulfill the expected service quality.


Allowing customers, applications and workflows to provision and monitor network services themselves provides a level of flexibility that has never been 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. Additionally, integrated pricing and billing capabilities give network operators new revenue opportunities and innovative business models, such as pay-as-you-go models. All of this is enabled by a network where services are agile, assured and orchestrated.


For efficient network utilization we need to use the fact that live events are time-boxed and can be served by occasional use transport services. With a platform that supports service admission control and guaranteed bandwidth, performance and characteristics occasional use services can safely be mixed with static services.
Being able to dynamically add, change and remove services without any impact on existing service characteristics is key for demanding media and video applications such as live video transport. Such dynamicity is an enabler for customer provisioned as well as software defined and programmable network services.


Modular and designed for both capacity and functional expansions means you can be confident that the Nimbra 600 will support your future needs. Multiservice capabilities allows you to transport live and file-based content across the same network. Nimbra 600 uniquely offers the possibility to freely mix and match native video with SMPTE2022 IP interfaces, service by service, for a seamless and cost-efficient transition to IP.

With support for both SMPTE2022 IP as well as native video & audio in addition to Carrier Ethernet data services, all on the same platform, the possibilities are endless. Configure it according to your needs today and expand it when and as you need to ensure you get the most efficient network today and tomorrow.

Key features

Dense encoding

High density low-latency JPEG2000 encoding in a compact form-factor makes Nimbra 640 the perfect media access gateway for demanding broadcast quality SD/HD/4K live content with integrated transport capabilities.


Native support for JPEG 2000 compressed and uncompressed SD, HD, 3G and 4K video services, SMPTE 2022/2110 IP, high-quality MADI audio and  MEF CE2.0 Carrier Ethernet data services on the same platform creates endless possibilities.



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.



H: 2.5 RU, W: 19″, D: 335 mm


4 for traffic interface modules
2 for redundant power modules

All modules are hot-swappable


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

Video: SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 4K UltraHD (quad-SDI), SMPTE 2022-2, SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110
(Uncompressed and JPEG2000)

Audio: AES, MADI


Input: 2.048 or 1.544 MHz, G.703.13
Output: 2.048 MHz, G.703.13

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