Azzuro Taps T-VIPS Transmission Technology

Azzurro, New York’s first all-digital, HD-enabled video switching hub and T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, are collaborating to provide HD video connectivity for broadcasters, network operators, production facilities and sports rights holders.

“We chose the TVG430’s as they provide excellent usability and the high-quality and reliable bi-directional video transport we need. Additionally, because it’s produced by T-VIPS, the pioneers and market leaders in JPEG2000 solutions for the broadcast industry, we have confidence that we have the best possible solution on the market,” says Mark Lowden, VP of Sales, Azzurro HD. “I think the partnership works so well because it’s in the DNA of both Azzurro and T-VIPS to provide customers with high-quality video services of high-quality that are powerful yet simple to use and answer real business needs.”

The TVG430 provides a solution for transport of HDTV over IP networks and ASI links. The JPEG2000 compression allows efficient compression of HDTV signals with visually lossless or true lossless quality, and with minimal latency. The TVG430 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. By taking advantage of the inherent flexibility of IP, broadcasters are offered an efficient, affordable and scalable solution for professional quality high definition video contribution. The product also allows network operators to build cost effective MPLS or Metro Ethernet networks for video transport. The TVG430 provides JPEG2000 compression of HD-SDI signals allowing transmission of HDTV signals over Gigabit Ethernet links as well as over DVB ASI links. Applications include professional broadcast contribution, studio-to-studio media exchange, live event coverage, in-house signal distribution and routing.

“As broadcasters need more and more HD video to stand out from the competition, the Azzurro HD service provides broadcasters with a flexible and powerful service to cost-effectively switch and transport HD video,” says Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “I am pleased that Azzurro, a company that really understands HD, chose our TVG430 Video Gateways to obtain a competitive edge and to provide customers with the best possible HD video quality.”

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