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Network Electronics now called Nevion

Network Electronics, a Norwegian provider of signal routing and transport systems for broadcasters, has rebranded the company and changed its name to Nevion. The name change is a result of Network’s purchase and assimilation of Oxford, CA-based Video Products Group in 2007.

Nevion CEO Oddbjørn Bergemsaid said they needed a new name “to do justice to who we are today.”

At NAB (Booth SU10811), Nevion will display its Ventura, Flashlink and VikinX video network interfaces and signal processing products. It will also show new IPTV additions to its Ventura product line as well as its integrated family of network management and control systems.

The Ventura solutions for SONET/SDH now include JPEG2000 visually lossless compression and signal multiplexing. The products support carrier-grade long-distance transport over OC-3c, OC-12c, OC-48c and OC-192c and SDH infrastructures.

The company’s technology is used by broadcasters to send live and prerecorded video of high-profile events, such as President Obama’s inauguration, the Academy Awards and numerous sporting events, as well as for the delivery of a variety of daily news and entertainment programming worldwide.

In December 2007, Network Electronics signed a definitive agreement to acquire VPG and the deal was completed in early 2008. VPG makes professional video and audio transport systems for local and wide-area networks within the telecommunications industry.