Siemens Business Services has purchased Harris’ NetVX integrated video transport networking system for BBC News.
The purchase was made following a successful trial during coverage of the U.S. presidential election.
NetVX was installed to enable the BBC to use parallel networks for contributions to and from Washington. It can switch from one type of network to another and provides a flexible platform that can handle multiple packet-based architectures such as ATM and IP over multiple networks.
NetVX can also scale to meet the BBC's future requirements. With the system, analog or digital video, audio, and/or data can be transported over any combination of networks simultaneously.