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10.30.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Path 1 uses Internet for broadcast video contribution


Path 1’s Vx8000 is designed to address the problems associated with real-time delivery of video content over the Internet.

Path 1 Network Technologies has introduced products for using the public Internet infrastructure as a reliable network for broadcast video contribution.

Path 1’s solution consists of two new products: the Vx8000 2.0, a multi-port, bi-directional IP video gateway that combines standards and proprietary-based forward error correction technologies for live broadcast applications; and NET, a network evaluation tool that analyzes the condition of IP networks and their ability to transport broadcast-quality video.

The company has identified FEC and proactive network analysis as key technologies and tools that will help make the Internet a viable and cost-effective option for delivering optimal broadcast video for satellite and broadcast operators.

With a 60x increase in FEC performance, the Vx8000 combines support for standards-compliant Pro-MPEG COP #3 and enhances the standard by adding Path 1’s encapsulation and forward error correction (FEC) technology called ClearPath. Both forms of FEC are included in the same product and are user selectable based on the appropriate network environment.

NET enables network administrators to visualize and determine the condition of IP networks and their ability to transport perfect video, including measuring the right amount of FEC required in a network to eliminate video packet loss and reduce time to deployment.

For additional information, visit www.path1.com.

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