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Nimbra VA 225

The next generation of video appliances is here.
Meet the all-in-1 solution for your transition into the future.

In a compact 1 RU form factor, the Nimbra VA 225 combines the advantages of a powerful MPEG encoder and decoder, together with an integrated video transport solution. This powerful combination provides both the operational simplicity of one point of management, as well as a reduction of network complexity – both minimizing potential sources of errors and maximizing service availability.

High-density MPEG encoder

Maximize your resource utilization and do a lot more with less. The Nimbra VA 225 lets you encode and decode up to 4 parallel HD or SD channels per unit. With a flexible configuration of inputs and outputs, the Nimbra VA 225 provides an unparalleled cost-effective solution for remote sites, pair that with our award winning management systems, and you’re in full operational control – always.

Designed for video, engineered for the Internet

Enable locations world wide using the Internet as transport. Leveraging world class retransmission technology, paired with seamless and adaptive protection mechanisms, the Nimbra VA enables you to extend your business to any location across the globe. With powerful features such as an integrated firewall, advanced video monitoring using TR 101 290, and extremely versatile connectivity options, the Nimbra VA 225 is your ideal partner for remote end sites where space and bandwidth constraints may be challenging.

Together with Nimbra Vision, you have the perfect combination of rock solid performance, and the tools to know exactly how your network is performing. Day after day, year after year.

One platform - for past, present, and future

The Nimbra VA 225 is your perfect partner to take you through your network transformation journey. Whether it is supporting the ASI interfaces of yesterday, the SDI interfaces of today, or the video over IP interfaces of tomorrow, the Nimbra VA 225 is fully capable to help you transition your network and meet the demands of tomorrow. Using a powerful combination of multi-purpose ASI/SDI ports, and up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, you have full flexibility at your fingertips.

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.

Key Features

Simple & Secure

Connect anywhere.
Fully loaded with Internet technology makes your media transport both simple & secure.

Know Your Network

Leverage off-the-shelf north bound integration for powerful performance monitoring and secure your critical SLAs.

The Content Enabler

Backup your existing links, or replace them altogether. Leverage Internet transport as a cost-effective alternative to satellite and leased lines.


Input formats

Video: H.264 up to High Profile Level 4.2, H.265 up to Main Profile Level 4.1
Audio: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, MPEG-2 layer II, AES3, Passthrough
Container format: MPEG-TS (SPTS or MPTS)
Transport format: RTP, UDP/IP Unicast or Multicast
Resolutions: SD 480 and 576. HD 720 and 1080
Scan mode: Progressive and interlaced
Frame rates: 25, 29.97, 30, 59.94, 50, 60 fps
Chroma format: 4:2:0
Sample bit depth: 8-bit

Video encoding formats

SMPTE 2022-2


2x Gigabit Ethernet, 1000BASE-T, RJ-45
2x 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10GBASE-T, RJ-45
4x DIN 1.01 2.3, 75 ohm, 1x DIN 1.01 2.3, 75 ohm Genlock input


Internet Transport: Advanced Error Protected Transport (UDP/IP), Bonding, Adaptive Link Protection
Ingress & Egress Handoff: TSoIP (UDP/IP) Unicast & Multicast with optional FEC (SMPTE 2022-1)
Security: Embedded Firewall, Remote VPN capabilities, Video Encryption

Performance Monitoring

Video: ETR 290, TR-101 290 Priority 1 & Priority 2, Transport Stream information for PAT, PMT, PCR, NULL Packets, Video and Audio stream details
IP & Ethernet: Packet counters, loss, delay, delay variation


Protocols: SNMP (v1/v2c/v3)
Element Manager: Graphical Web UI
NMS Support: Nimbra Vision for alarms, provisioning & performance, Touch & Switch for rapid service activation, Customer Provisioned Networks for powerful scheduling & booking

Power & Environmental

Power:  200W Low Noise AC-DC gold level power supply
Operating temperature: 5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F)
Storage temperature: -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Relative humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)

Regulatory Compliance

Safety: IEC/UL/EN 60 950-1
EMC: FCC part 15B, EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 55103-2, EN 55032, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
CE Marking: 768/2008
Dimensions: HxWxD: 43mm(1,7”) x 437mm(17,2”) x 287mm(11,3”)
Weight: 4.56 kg (10.1 lbs)
Rack mount: 1RU, IEC 60297 (19’’)

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