Nevion’s ‘Flashlink’ Delivers U.N. Conference’s Audiovisual Media

The Flashlink optical solution was used to deliver audio and video to the “Rio+20” conference
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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22 used an optical solution by Nevion, a global provider of managed video services for broadcasters, service providers and government entities, to deliver audio and video media in and around the facility hosting the conference.

Brazilian events company Hoffmann used Nevion’s comprehensive Flashlink optical solution to deliver the “Rio+20” conference audio and video media in and around Rio de Janeiro’s RioCentro convention center. The system needed to support more than 5,000 information, communication and technology (ICT) assets, including computers and networking equipment, as well as 600 workstations connected by a 205-kilometer optical fiber network, Nevion says.

Marcus Allen, Hoffman’s technical manager who was responsible for the entire installation, was familiar with Flashlink systems from the 2007 PanAmerican games in Rio de Janeiro and TV Globo’s use of Flashlink for major events, including “formula 1” racing and the Carnival of Brazil. Allen says he chose the Nevion solution based on Flashlink’s recognized product reliability and support.

The Flashlink solution installed included more than 20 Flashlink frames and multiple distribution amplifiers and converters, supported by GYDA control and monitoring, according to Nevion.

Nevion’s assurance of quick shipments of the pre-installed Flashlink modules was critical to the success of the installation. “Despite some stressful moments due to the tight timeline, everything went off without a hitch and the Flashlink system performed perfectly,” says Emilio Ganan, Nevion’s sales director for Latin America.