Indeed, a definition for the uncompressed transport of 3G HD-SDI over IP is included in the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite for IP-based media. Looking ahead, the transition to full uncompressed video over IP is set to be accomplished via the widespread availability of 10G and 25G Ethernet switches.
In acknowledgement of the fact that broadcasters and content creators are moving in different ways – and at different speeds – towards IP broadcasting, Net Insight has developed the Nimbra solutions to address a wide variety of requirements. However, underlying all these solutions is a commitment to enabling ultra-reliable broadcast grade long-distance media networking across any infrastructure.
Designed to support flexible network configuration and management, as well as enable changes in video compression and bandwidth requirements, the Nimbra range is now widely deployed across broadcast over IP and other production environments worldwide.
Net Insight solutions can facilitate lossless content transfer across all stages of the media value chain, working with everything from uncompressed video down to J2K and MPEG video compression. Detailed outlines of the four main products in the Nimbra family can be found here, but here is a brief introduction:
Nimbra 400: This solution supports a wide range of video and transport technologies. The combination of native support for both AVC and HEVC video encoding & decoding, compressed video over IP and ASI, and a flexible approach to IP broadcast-networking enables Nimbra to ensure lossless media transport over unmanaged internet links.
Nimbra 600 / 680: The Nimbra 600 series (including Nimbra 680, 688 and 640) is a highly reliable video and audio processing, monitoring, and IP transmission platform. It offers support for any underlying network, including IP, wavelength systems and dark fiber.
Nimbra 1000: This product series is designed for all-IP services and all-IP networks, guaranteeing quality and agility for live media events.