IBC Press Release: The T-VIPS TNS460 enables operators to deploy full end-to-end video signal monitoring

Visitors to IBC will be able to see on-stand demonstrations of the solution (stand 1.B71), which will be shipping from September 2012.

T-VIPS stand: Hall 1. B71.

Oslo, Norway - T-VIPS, a global leader in professional video contribution and distribution solutions, today announced the launch of its TNS460 HD/SD-SDI Monitor, a new addition to T-VIPS' nSure product line which has been developed to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of high quality video content. Visitors to IBC will be able to see on-stand demonstrations of the solution (stand 1.B71), which will be shipping from September 2012.

"The TNS460 answers the need of broadcasters and network operators to ensure the delivery of high quality video signals throughout the value chain," said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. "This expansion of our nSure product portfolio means we provide solutions for transport stream monitoring, RF signal monitoring at the transmitter site and now SDI (HD/SD) signal monitoring for contribution and in-house video distribution. We understand that network infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex which is why we continue to provide monitoring solutions which increase reliability in video transport."

The TNS460 delivers efficient, continuous monitoring of HD and SD-SDI signals. It provides central head-end input monitoring and is ideal for monitoring at handover points where signals may be delivered from one party to another - a scenario which is increasingly common in today's complex network infrastructures. The TNS460 provides the data to monitor SLA adherence and also offers stand-alone monitoring for temporary contribution links such as services delivered for a one-off sporting event.

The TNS460 is compact and cost-effective, offering simultaneous, real-time monitoring of four SDI signals. It delivers monitoring of video format information, uncompressed audio bitrates and number of channels but also offers an advanced mode for extended monitoring and error detection where required. It features a thumbnail view of the video being transmitted and also innovatively offers template monitoring, which allows users to set pre-defined perimeters for monitoring according to their own individual service.

"We believe that the TNS460 is the ideal solution for broadcasters, system integrators and network operators who are looking for a cost-effective product which doesn't compromise on functionality. We understand the need for cost effectiveness when deploying high-end monitoring systems at many hand-over points in an infrastructure - the TNS460 fits the bill for both functionality and cost. We look forward to IBC visitors seeing our entire range of monitoring solutions and how the newest addition to our monitoring portfolio, the TNS460, can play a crucial part in the delivery of fault-free video services," concluded Dolvik.

Features of the TNS460 HD/SD-SDI Monitor

• Video monitoring and error detection

• Simultaneous, real-time monitoring of four SDI signals (HD/SD)

• Video format information

• SDI continuity check and checksum error (EDH/CRC)

• Freeze and Black frame detection

• Audio and ancillary data monitoring

• Uncompressed Audio bit rates and number of channels

• AES3 channel status information

• Uncompressed Audio Silence and Peak detection

• Ancillary and embedded data monitoring

• Advanced monitoring for extended analysis and error detection

• Template monitoring

• Thumbnail view

For further information: David Bramley, Platform PR, Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4900, Email: david@platformpr.com


T-VIPS is a global leader in professional video transport solutions. We help our customers deliver next-generation TV services such as 3D, HDTV, live events and local content. Our IP based video transport and Digital Terrestrial TV solutions allow network operators, broadcasters, and content providers to deliver the highest picture quality at the lowest cost. Leveraging our technology expertise in video over IP, video compression, transport stream processing, monitoring and seamless switching we deliver products and solutions that improve Quality of Service (QoS), ensure high quality in live contribution workflows and enable state of the art DTV.

Our wide range of products enables fast time-to-market, increased reliability and improved video quality. We also provide fully customizable solutions, tailored to customer needs to deliver increased efficiency in video transport infrastructures.

T-VIPS is driven by innovation, customer success, and the application of new technologies to enhance both traditional video transport and Over The Top infrastructures and ensure the delivery of high quality content to TV ready mobile devices.

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