Bridge Technologies Announces NAB Plans

Bridge Technologies will showcase its breadth and depth of solutions designed to ease the industry’s transition to IP.

The Bridge Technologies exhibit at the 2019 NAB Show will feature the broad and deep range of solutions designed to help the broadcast industry make a smooth transition to an all-IP infrastructure. Hardware and software tools on display address technical needs of studios, OB vans, remote production facilities, OTT/cloud operators, satellite, terrestrial and cable.

Bridge Technologies’ solutions on display address all aspects of the broadcast process, from initial content production through to remote distribution, and are the latest generation of sophisticated, flexible yet easy-to-use to use tools that the company has developed throughout its 15-year history.

“Ever since the company was founded, we have been constant in our belief in the many benefits of IP technology for broadcasters, with the interoperability it brings - and everything that means in terms of lower cost, greater flexibility and improved scalability,” said Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies. “Our understanding of IP packet behaviors is unparalleled in the industry. Based on that understanding, we deliver solutions that give deep insight into network performance, enabling problems to be identified and rectified before they impact services – throughout the entire chain.”

Bridge Technologies will demonstrate the VB440 IP Probe, and the Instrument View GUI. Both are essential tools for the increasingly distributed nature of broadcasting, providing insight easily and instantaneously from any location, giving complete flexibility in, for example, remote production scenarios. The VB440 IP Probe is also featured in the NAB IP Showcase Pavilion.

Bridge Technologies will demonstrate the VB330 IP Probe in its NAB 2019 exhibit booth, along with other test and measurement and monitoring equipment. Click to enlarge.

Bridge Technologies will demonstrate the VB330 IP Probe in its NAB 2019 exhibit booth, along with other test and measurement and monitoring equipment. Click to enlarge.

The VB440 supports uncompressed media flows over IP with both ST2110 and ST2022-6 transports, providing network operators and digital media organizations with an analytics solution for numerous streams and multiple technologies in real-time and in parallel. With support for interface speeds including 10, 25, 40, 50 and, uniquely, up to 100 Gigabit on dual interfaces, even the largest of media networks can be accommodated with analysis of SD, HD i and p, HD HDR, 4K and 4K HDR and above. ST2022-7 redundancy is also monitored and analyzed with ports connected to both primary and secondary networks.

Instrument View enables users to obtain the maximum possible value from the VB440. A unique tool in the industry, it provides an innovative way of viewing the behavior of uncompressed real time media. While other solutions are aimed at those who are technically highly proficient, Instrument View brings deep, intuitive understanding to non-experts.

Bridge Technologies will also demonstrate the VB330 IP Probe. The VB330 is uniquely able to support for Remote PHY/L2TP, making it suitable for unpacking and monitoring the multicasts targeted towards Remote PHY CCAP nodes. For cable operators, this allows their network to have higher performance with lower OpEx, lower CapEx, and an evolutionary path for FTTH. Developed for high-traffic monitoring in core broadband and media networks, the VB330 offers telcos, cable- and network operators and digital media organizations a monitoring solution scalable for any level of traffic.

The company will also demonstrate its NOMAD portable solution for network monitoring and analysis in remote locations or for temporary deployment. It’s the ultimate all-in-one monitoring and analysis solution for the technician on the move. NOMAD is a highly portable, rugged, self-contained tool for busy media professionals who need to be able to troubleshoot hybrid IP multicast, OTT and RF networks. It weighs approximately two pounds and measures 9” x 7” x 1”.

In addition to the VB440, Instrument View, VB330 and NOMAD, Bridge Technologies will be showcasing its VB288 Content Extractor for objective and subjective video quality measurement; and the award-winning Remote Data Wall, which allows those responsible for network monitoring and management to quickly and easily create a visual representation of network activity.

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