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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER Video delivery infrastructure Jordan Media City (JMC) has chosen an end-to- end headend set-up from Harmonic to support its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service. The Amman-based media company is using the ProView integrated receiver decoders (IRDs), Electra X2 advanced media processors, ProStream 9100 with ACE stream processors and transcoders and NMX Digital Service Manager. The workflow is managed from channel acquisition to reception, descrambling, encoding, transcoding, multiplexing and scrambling. Hani Al-Khararbeh, teleport manager, JMC, said: “Harmonic offers a complete headend solution for DTH service delivery, accommodating all of our specific requirements, including ease of operation at a low total cost of ownership. Through broad support of industry standards and formats, as well as advanced capabilities like variable bitrate encoding and statistical multiplexing, the new headend enables us to deliver excellent video quality at low bit rates.” harmonicinc.com IP Video Visitors to the TVU Networks booth at NAB (SU4405) will be able to see the full range of the company’s transmission, management and distribution products. Included will be TVU Grid, an IP-based switching, routing and distribution video offering, the portable TVU One cellular live video transmitter and the fixed-mounted TVU MLink for ENG vans. Also on show will be the TVUMe online video content marketplace and the TVU Anywhere app that turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter. tvunetworks.com Multiscreen distribution Nevion will use NAB (booth SU5510) to demonstrate to broadcasters the ease of transition to IP and show equipment from other vendors from the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). The latter will include interoperability demonstrations based on open industry standards including SMPTE 2022- 6 and TR-03. Nevion will also outline its vision of virtualised media production, showcasing VideoIPath and the NX4600 H.264/AVC media gateway. VideoIPath is a service and network management system that brings connection management, service assurance and network inventory capabilities to the broadcast workflow. Geir Bryn-Jensen, chief executive of Nevion, said: “More and more broadcasters are realising the benefits of using IP, from cost-efficiency to enhanced flexibility particularly when you consider the importance of open standards and interoperability, and the role they will place in long-term sustainability.” At NAB (booth N2502) Imagine Communications will highlight hybrid infrastructure, compression and transcoding, monitoring and management, playout, cloud DVR and dynamic ad insertion, as well as ad management. Featured technology from the company’s signal routing and processing portfolio will include the Platinum IP3 and VX routers, its Selenio MCP processing products and the Magellan SDN Orchestrator. These will help to showcase capabilities that align with the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) roadmap, including compatibility with SMPTE 2022, AES-67, and VSF TR-04/ TR-03. Also on show will be Versio, the cloud-enabled integrated channel playout product built on Zenium, and the integration of 4K/UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities within the company’s networking and playout platforms. The latter will include advanced support for HEVC/H.265 compression in the Selenio platform and support for UHD signals over IP using intoPIX TICO and Sony IP Live mezzanine compression for live production. nevion.com imaginecommunications.com Video transport 30 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 112 APRIL 2016