The company wanted a new name to reflect its leading position with its top-flight transport and routing systems for uncompressed JPEG 2000 HD video.
Now, the Norway-based Network Electronics/VPG, with American headquarters in Oxnard, Calif., is Nevion, concluding Network’s integration with Video Products Group last year.
“We needed a new name to do justice to who we are today,” said Nevion CEO Oddbjørn Bergem. “We have some of the best talent in the industry, and have made major progress along a path that is much greater than the sum of Network Electronics and VPG.”
At the NAB Show, the renamed company is demonstrating advances across its lineup, including the Ventura, Flashlink and VikinX products, used in video transport for highly visible events, including President Obama’s inauguration and State of the Union Address, launches from Kennedy Space Center, all English Premier League Football events, the Super Bowl, the summer games in Beijing, the Academy Awards and more.
The NEBS level 3-compliant Ventura platform can transport analog or digital video with associated audio as well as data in a variety of formats, thus providing probably the most versatile products for high quality content delivery. JPEG 2000 and MPEG2 compression schemes enable video transport over a wide range of network interfaces and bit-rates.
Ventura has several new IPTV additions. Three new products now provide HD service over Gigabit Ethernet, eight-channel ASI transport stream multiplexing over Gigabit Ethernet, and NTSC/PAL mapping to 10Base-T, 100Base-T or DVB-ASI.
VikinX Sublime range of routers, launched three years ago, set a new mark for advanced routing in limited space. It comes in an extensive range of matrix sizes (8x8 to 64x64 and 128x2) and covers signal formats from analog video/audio to HDTV, including 1080p 3 Gbps Single Link HD.
Nevion also plans to introduce an enhanced version of DataMiner, which provides consolidated network management for the Ventura, Flashlink, and VikinX, monitoring the entire video transport chain and interfacing with element managers for complete control of network assets.
Nevion will be at the 2009 NAB Show at Booth SU10811.