Siemens Business Services has purchased its NetVX high-speed integrated video transport networking system for BBC News following a successful test during coverage of the U.S. presidential election.
Towards the end of last year, BBC News was in the process of digitizing its Washington Bureau so the election became the ideal event to test the capabilities of NetVX. Within two days, NetVX was installed to enable the BBC to use parallel networks for contributions to and from Washington.
NetVX can handle multiple packet-based architectures such as ATM and IP over multiple networks such as microwave and satellite. It can provide the same level of functionality than would previously be found in a myriad of individual hardwired components. With NetVX, analog or digital video, audio, and/or data can be transported over any combination of networks simultaneously. NetVX systems can support various contribution and/or distribution applications including point-to-point or point-to-multipoint, local or centralized, unidirectional or bi-directional.
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