Net Insight (News - Alert), a provider of transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, announced its Nimbra carrier class IP media switch router (MSR) has been selected by the U.S. Library of Congress to support video transport in a pilot project.
IP media server solutions help service providers deliver the scalability and economics to support a broad range of modern voice and video applications in an IP-based communications networks. In addition, IP media servers make fixed mobile convergence possible, by delivering a shared IP media processing resource for any access network, from wireless, broadband and cable to PSTN and satellite.
The Nimbra product family from Net Insight is one of the worlds most efficient and scalable media-rich transport solutions. Featuring a complete range of multiservice transport equipment, the Nimbra product enables broadcast, IP Media, TV distribution and broadband TV networks to deliver video and media services from the core backbone to the end customer.
Within the U.S Library of Congress project, the Nimbra platform will be utilized to transport video from the House and Senate fiber ring location to the Library of Congress' National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). Under the terms of the contract, Net Insight will provide Nimbra equipment, installation, training support, and technical support.
"Our Nimbra platform has been chosen for transport of mission-critical video content by the Library of Congress and they represent a new type of customer for Net Insight in the government sector,” said Fredrik Trägårdh, CEO of Net Insight, in a statement.
The Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation (PCAVC), also known as National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) is where the Library of Congress acquires, preserves and provides access to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings. Besides preserving the collections of the library, the Packard Campus also provides preservation services for other archives and libraries in both the public and private sector.
In related industry news, recently Adobe (News - Alert) Systems, a provider of software solutions, unveiled its streaming video solutions with IP media server functionality to enable media publishers to extend their mobile reach via flash-enabled devices.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein