Newt future proofs edge of NEP’s IP production infrastructure
November 23, 2017 – Ottawa – Today, Ross Video, the leader in smart production, announced that NEP Australia, leading provider of outsourced broadcast solutions, has selected Ross Video as a key technology partner to support the company’s shift to an all IP-enabled production infrastructure based on the SMPTE ST-2110 standard for video over IP. NEP has purchased multiple AIMS-compliant solutions from Ross Video including the recently announced NewtTM, a family of point-of-use IP signal converters.
NEP Australia is transitioning from an SDI to an all-IP infrastructure for outside broadcast and live production from two IP-enabled centralized production hubs in Sydney and Melbourne that allow for remote Software Defined Production (SDP). “Even for broadcasters like NEP that are fully committed to building an all-IP infrastructure, this is not an overnight transition”, said Nestor Amaya, Director of IP Solutions and Infrastructure Product Marketing, Ross Video. “We are pleased to work with NEP to deliver future-proof solutions at their network edge that flexibly address their signal conversion needs with Software Defined Production.”
Newt features open control, working in a wide range of environments with Ross DashBoard, NMOS IS-04/IS-05, EmBER+/RAVENNA, and a published JSON API for custom integrations. “Initially, it was the ability to seamlessly integrate with our existing control system, VSM, that attracted us to Ross. Then we collaborated to create a solution to effectively drive our video monitors, and Newt was born,” stated Marc Segar, Director of Technology, NEP Australia. “It is this outstanding commitment to interoperability and collaboration that makes Ross such a great partner to work with as we continue on our journey to a fully ST-2110 compliant IP video network.”
Learn more about Newt and Ross’ entire Software Defined Production & IP Solutions portfolio. As well, please join Ross’ upcoming webinar, Software Defined Production for Forward-Thinking IP, SDI, and Hybrid Workflows, on November 30th.
About NEP Australia
NEP Australia, a NEP Broadcast Services Company, is Australia’s largest and most experienced outside broadcast and studio facilities company, providing broadcast infrastructure for major sport and studio productions across the country and internationally. NEP facilitates more than 2,000 hours of Australian broadcast television each year, including live sport (NRL, AFL, Cricket, MotoGP, Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix), popular series and drama (My Kitchen Rules, The Voice, Family Feud, The Chase, Australian Ninja Warrior) and live entertainment and event programs (Dancing with the Stars, The Footy Show and the annual Logie awards). The company is also internationally recognised for its technical expertise in host broadcasting and major events, managing complex projects including the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit, and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. NEP Australia is wholly owned by NEP Group, Inc
About NEP Group
For over 30 years, NEP Group, Inc. has been the leading production partner supporting premier content producers across the broadcast and live events industries—and across the globe. We provide the technology and know-how to support the most prestigious sports, entertainment, music and corporate events worldwide. Our technical services include remote production, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast services, premium playout, post production and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 3,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, they have supported productions in over 85 countries on all seven continents.
NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 21 countries. Learn more at nepgroup.com.
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