Video services

Norkring Deploys T-VIPS

OSLO -- T-VIPS AS, a global leader in professional video management and distribution, with advanced solutions for the contribution & distribution of broadcast quality video signals, today announced that Norkring AS, the leading provider of broadcasting services in Norway, has selected T-VIPS JPEG2000-based TVG415 video gateways for the contribution of Norwegian soccer coverage from stadiums around the country to broadcasters and IPTV vendors.

The T-VIPS TVG415s will enable the efficient and cost-effective contribution of soccer content from all 15 Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen) stadiums to the Norwegian Football Association’s content management system. The JPEG2000 system will be utilizing both IP and ASI links. Norkring is owned by Telenor ASA and is part of Telenor Broadcast Holding, one of three core divisions of the Telenor Group.

“T-VIPS offers a system that enables us to provide our customers, that hold the rights to Norwegian soccer, with cost-effective video transport of Norwegian soccer. With at greater signal quality, improved ease of use and manageability and a favourable upgrade path to HD,” said Frank Aarhus, Manager Transmission Network Department in Norkring. “Using JPEG2000 for the first mile contribution enables us to gain better quality on the last mile distribution, where every bit and byte really count financially. The new system works seamlessly with our customers’ existing video systems.”

The TVG415 is part of the T-VIPS Video Gateway suite; a line of compact, powerful and cost-effective products designed for real-time contribution and distribution of broadcast quality video over IP networks. The TVG415 provides JPEG2000 compression of SDI signals, enabling cost-effective transmission of high quality TV signals over both Ethernet and ASI links. There is a simple upgrade path to enable the TVG415 to transport HD-SDI signals.

“Today’s announcement is further evidence of the impact that JPEG2000 is having on the video contribution market,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “We have pioneered its use from a very early stage and now more and more broadcasters are recognising the persuasive comercial and technical benefits that come from using JPEG2000 for video transport over both IP and ASI links. The Norkring deployment is further evidence that our solutions fit perfectly with existing MPEG workflows, so that the advantages and cost efficiencies of JPEG2000-based distribution over IP can be utilised cost-effectively without affecting current infrastructure and workflows.”


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