JPEG 2000 compression critical to high-quality disability winter sports broadcast from Sochi, Russia
OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nevion (http://nevion.com/), a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, today announced that global telecommunications services provider Hibernia Networks (http://www.hibernianetworks.com/) has used its Ventura (http://nevion.com/products/ventura/vs901) carrier-class, modular video compression and transport solutions to carry video over a local loop from the New York telecoms hub at 60 Hudson Street to its Point of Presence (POP) in Stamford, CT. The uni-directional HD circuit with JPEG 2000 compression was set up specifically to move content received directly from the sporting venues in Sochi, Russia.
“For this project we needed a transport solution that we could operate in a plug-and-play fashion, without the need for complex configuration; the Nevion technology was the best fit for us, meeting our highest-performance requirements,” said Wes Hanemayer, VP of video services at Hibernia Networks. “In terms of performance, Nevion’s JPEG 2000 solution enabled us to optimize our available bandwidth with very low latency.”
Within the network, four uncompressed HD video signals from Sochi were compressed with Nevion’s JPEG 2000 technology down to SD rates for transport at visually lossless bitrates using its Ventura VS901 (http://nevion.com/products/ventura/vs901) and VS411 cards. The video streams were then packed into a single HD circuit for transmission, before being uncompressed at the receiver end. Due to the nature of the live sports content, the compression type used had to be frame-based in order to handle the high level of motion. It also had to be low latency. In fact, a complete encode/decode cycle took just 45ms.
“Our JPEG 2000 technology is extremely popular, with more than 2,000 of our codecs installed worldwide. With the operational benefits that it can bring, it’s easy to see why our customers like it so much,” said Mike Root, VP of Sales, Americas at Nevion. “Our products are helping organizations like Hibernia Networks to deliver professional quality content in real time, without limitations.”
Building on a heritage of innovation and pioneering firsts, Nevion is a leader in media transport - from the camera to the home. A result of two industry-leading companies - Nevion and T-VIPS - coming together in late 2012, Nevion fully manages all network types - with intelligence, automation and security built-in, helping customers monetise content, save resources, and open doors to new revenue streams.
Through long-term strategic relationships with partners and customers, Nevion delivers content for major sporting events and live TV events worldwide. Some of the world’s largest media networks are built on Nevion technologies - including AT&T, Arqiva, BBC, BT, CCTV, EBU, TDF, Telefonica, Telenor and NASA.
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About Hibernia Networks:
Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 200 network Points of Presence (PoPs) on over 27,000 kilometers of fiber.
Hibernia Networks serves wholesale, financial and media customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia’s wholesale services provide secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level services, including GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. Hibernia’s financial services unite hundreds of global banks and financial exchanges with low-latency connectivity. Hibernia’s media services are dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting media companies across the globe with over 200 media connection points. Hibernia Networks is owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation and funds managed by Constellation Growth Capital.
For more information on Hibernia’s cutting-edge network and services, please visit www.hibernianetworks.com.
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Source: Nevion Ltd