Bridge Technologies Co AS ANGA Cable 2011
Stand V10 Hall 10
Bridge Technologies (www.bridgetech.tv) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced analysis, measurement, and monitoring solutions for the digital broadcast and telecommunications industries. The award-winning VideoBRIDGE series provides an advanced industrial platform for converging TV services employing stream-based IP packets. Compatible with all major stream-based industrial standards such as MPEG2, H.264/AVC, and ETSI TR 101 290, the VideoBRIDGE series offers a complete end-to-end system for the continuous quality assurance of a network containing streaming media services.
New Products for ANGA Cable 2011
VB330 -- Industry's Most Powerful Media Monitoring Probe
Bridge Technologies will launch the industry's most powerful monitoring and analysis probe to date, with the introduction of the VideoBRIDGE VB330. The first product to be based on Bridge Technologies' entirely new 10GB architecture, the VB330 offers the highest performance-to form-factor ratio available in the monitoring and analysis sector. With three blades fitting in a single 1RU chassis and each VB330 probe having two 10GB interfaces, the system's monitoring capacity is a massive 60GB. Designed for extremely high-density applications at points of maximum data throughput in today's 10GB core networks, the VB330's enormous capacity offers telcos, network operators, and digital media organizations a monitoring solution with the potential for scaling to match almost any level of throughput.
VB242 -- ASI Input Option With Built-in ASI Switch
The VB242 ASI input option card allows operators real-time high density ASI monitoring or switched ASI round-robin monitoring for remote or head-end applications. With up to 13 ASI inputs in a 1-inch RU in combination with the VB220 or VB120 controllers, the VB242 is perfect for existing infrastructures in the head-end and the regional edge-multiplexer/modulator/transmitter site. The VB242 complements the already extensive range of input interfaces for the VideoBRIDGE series probes.
Other Products on Display at ANGA Cable 2011
VB12-RF -- Ruggedized, Portable Broadcast-IP Probe for Cable and Terrestrial Diagnostics
The new VB12-RF is the most portable comprehensive monitoring/measurement appliance available. Designed for real-world use by engineers on the road, the VB12-RF packs every required broadcast and IP interface into a ruggedized chassis smaller than a laptop computer. It is smaller, lighter, and tougher than any alternative, with the widest range of built-in interfaces for RF, ASI, and IP, full TR 101 290 alarming and analysis, and support for all media transportation codecs. The VB12-RF is far more practical, complete, and robust than traditionally larger, heavier, and more fragile PC-based alternatives.
VB262 -- DUAL QAM/VSB Input Option With Built-in Spectrum Analytics
The VB262 DUAL QAM/VSB input option card is a solution for complete monitoring in DVB-C or hybrid DVB-C/IP networks, now with added built-in spectrum analytics capability for advanced RF analysis. Up to four independent RF inputs can be analyzed in one 1RU chassis. A very cost-effective multipurpose analysis tool, the VB262 provides a powerful real-time QAM/VSB monitoring and alarm solution ideal for RF, cable, terrestrial, and PBS operators in the U.S. In combination with the VB220 or VB120 controllers, the VB262 is perfect for hybrid networks where IP is used as a carrier from the head-end to the regional edge-multiplexer/modulator/transmitter. The built-in round-robin functionality allows sequential analysis of multiple QAM or VSB multiplexes, making it possible to monitor the total broadcast contents of a cable transmission system using a single VB262. One or two VB262 modules can be specified in a single probe, allowing high-density monitoring of up to 260 MPTS/SPTS multicasts in addition to the RF inputs.
VideoBRIDGE 4.7 Software
The new 4.7 software release adds new and exciting enhancements and upgrades for the complete VideoBRIDGE range of products. At the show, highlights and previews of upcoming versions of the system will be demonstrated including powerful SQL database features, advanced graphic displays, and more.
EC Chassis -- Increased Resilience for VideoBRIDGE Probes
Bridge Technologies is introducing a new enhanced chassis (EC) for VideoBRIDGE probes, further increasing ruggedness and resilience for remote operation in extreme conditions. The new chassis features redundant power supplies, front-to-back airflow, six CPU-controlled high-speed fans, and high-grade cast alloy metalwork. The new chassis has been designed for NEBS-compliance, and has also been engineered to accept future generations of high-power cards.
Bridge Technologies' Quote:
"We are really looking forward to launching the VB330 and the VB242 at ANGA Cable 2011," said Rolf Ollmar, managing director, Bridge Technologies. "Bridge Technologies has a very strong and comprehensive offering for the European market, and with the arrival of the VB330 we are setting a new industry benchmark for heavy-duty performance in the highest traffic situations. There's a huge demand for the breakthrough capabilities of a probe like this."