Network Electronics Hits IBC

Market-leading video transport solutions can be monitored & controlled from a single consolidated user interface

September 10, 2008

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SANDEFJORD, Norway -- Network Electronics, the industry leader in optical transport, video over IP, video over SONET/SDH, routing and signal processing solutions for reliable video transport, has integrated the awarded and widely deployed Skyline Communications DataMiner multi-vendor NMS (Network Management System) with its market-leading Flashlink, VikinX and Ventura product ranges, enabling customers to monitor and control all its video transport solutions from a single consolidated user interface. The integration, which will be demonstrated on booth 8.B70 throughout IBC 2008, will reduce the time needed for broadcasters and telcos to discover and resolve problems in their networks.

DataMiner NMS is a comprehensive multi-vendor network management solution based on an open platform to support integration of third-party products. The Skyline solution has a proven track record within the broadcasting and telco industries. The extensive feature set provided by Network Electronics’ advanced management systems, GYDA control system and AEMS (Advanced Element Monitoring System) can now be accessed from the DataMiner NMS.

This integration enables Network Electronics’ customers to deploy an ‘umbrella’ network monitoring approach and provides broadcasters, telcos and other video transporters with a simplified consolidated overview of their entire network activities through DataMiner. This approach means that customers can use the advanced router, optical transport and signal processing control and management systems developed by Network Electronics while using DataMiner to obtain an overview of the whole system end-to-end, resulting in a best-of-breed solution for video transport and network management.

The cooperation between Network Electronics / VPG and Skyline Communications provides broadcasters and telcos with an integrated management solution that provides a state-of-the-art and highly intuitive user experience, resulting in lower total cost of ownership. As part of the integration with DataMiner NMS, the two companies are working to develop protocol drivers, alarm templates, trending templates, visual overviews and documentation for the Flashlink, VikinX and Ventura product ranges. This will guarantee minimum implementation times for customers making use of the combined capabilities.

“Video quality and availability is an important differentiator for service providers and the efficient and cost-effective transport of highest quality video, whether for contribution or distribution applications, requires good insight into network performance and fast responses when problems do arise,” comments Jan I. Helgesen, Product Manager for Network Management Systems, Network Electronics / VPG. “The integration of Network Electronics video transport control solutions with Skyline’s DataMiner multi-vendor NMS provides broadcasters and telcos with a single point for system overview, making it easier than ever to maintain service quality levels in mission-critical video transport environments.”

In a separate release:

SANDEFJORD, Norway -- Network Electronics/VPG, the industry leader in optical transport, routing and signal processing solutions for reliable video transport over fibre, SDH/SONET and IP networks, announces today that it has opened a new UK office dedicated to enabling telcos, broadcasters and network operators to gain maximum value from the extensive Network Electronics / VPG product portfolio. The office, situated near Reading, is manned by experts from both the telco and broadcast world’s, and is headed by Nick Pywell, manager of UK operations, Network Electronics / VPG Ltd.

“The opening of this office enables Network Electronics/VPG to provide better customer care, throughout the UK,” says Hans Hasselbach, Executive Vice President, World-Wide Sales and Marketing, Network Electronics. “I look forward to Nick Pywell and his team of broadcast and telco professionals successfully providing solutions and expertise to all UK video professionals, something that we are uniquely able to do, following the acquisition of VPG, with its range of products designed to meet the exacting video distribution requirements of telcos.”

Network Electronics ASA (Oslo: NETW)

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