Net Insight's Nimbra platform powers TV Globo networks

AUGUST 26, 2009 -- Net Insight has delivered initial Nimbra equipment to a point-to-point link for Brazil's TV Globo, one of the largest broadcasters and media operators in South America.

AUGUST 26, 2009 -- Net Insight (search Lightwave for Net Insight), a developer of optical transport technologies for media, IP, and broadcast networks, has delivered initial Nimbra equipment to a point-to-point link for Brazil's TV Globo, one of the largest broadcasters and media operators in South America.

Net Insight's Nimbra 360, designed for the transmission of digital video, delivers advanced multimedia services in broadcast and media networks. The platform provides TV Globo with transport of compressed video, fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data services and serves as a multiservice system for the company to efficiently stream digital television services. Net Insight's Time Transfer capability allows for accurate distribution of real-time synchronization codes over the same network that carries video signals, thus eliminating the need for GPS receivers in the network or for special broadcast studio-to-transmitter links.

"Net Insight has been selected in our project as they are the only company we have found that can meet our needs for time stamping, Ethernet data, microwave link E3 capacity, and ISDB-T system requirements all in one solution," says Liliana Nakonechnyj of TV Globo. "The Nimbra is a versatile network switch on the market and Net Insight is a trusted partner for us as we continue to evolve the South American television industry."

TV operators deploying the Nimbra 360 receive a multiservice transport infrastructure with a higher-speed backbone and plug-in modules for uncompressed video and audio services. The same platform can be used for mobile TV whether distributed over IP or ASI MPEG. With four built-in multirate SONET/SDH SFP ports and one GbE port, the product is ready for demanding applications in its basic configuration. Up to 16 DVB-ASI ports or other combinations of multiservice access and trunk interfaces are available using the two slots for plug-in modules.

"South America is a growth market and we believe that our first step with TV Globo will lead to further business in the region," says Fredrik Trägårdh, chief executive officer of Net Insight.


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