Path 1 Rolls Out Souped-Up Broadcast Gateway

Path 1 Network Technologies Inc., a San Diego, Calif. provider of IP video gateway products, rolled out a multiport, bidirectional IP video gateway for live broadcast applications. The Vx8000 Version 1.2 offers a redundant Gigabit Ethernet port, optional forward error correction, stream replication, variable port licensing and support for virtual LAN tagging.

The Vx8000 enables broadcasters to deliver real-time, broadcast-quality MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and VC-1 video in SD and HD to remote locations over public and private IP networks. The eight ASI input or output ports can now be licensed in any combination for transmit and receive. The ports and the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces allow the Vx8000 to connect encoded ASI digital video sources and IP networks, as well as provide IP-to-IP conditioning and transport. The Vx8000 also has native IP I/O.

A second redundant Gigabit Ethernet port allows the Vx8000 to be either automatically or manually switched from port 1 to port 2 in the event of a link failure on an adjacent network device.