Thomson Video Networks Launches ViBE CP6000 Contribution Platform Supporting 3D Applications
Stand SU3012, NAB 2012
Thomson Video Networks has launched the ViBE CP6000, a dedicated multiformat high-performance platform for contribution of live video. With its modular implementation of the optimal MPEG contribution codecs, an unprecedented eight HD channels per 1RU chassis, and industry-leading compression performance, the CP6000 is a substantial advance for contribution applications.
Developed as a multiformat system for broadcasters, video carriers, network operators, and telecoms, the ViBE CP6000 provides high-quality transport of live HD and SD content over IP or satellite contribution networks. Offering a far greater density than comparable products, the CP6000’s capacity of up to eight HD channels in a single chassis is a key advantage for live broadcasters, saving space and lowering energy consumption.
Based on the ATCA telecom standard with high backplane throughput to address future applications, the ViBE CP6000 architecture is a future-proof contribution platform designed to optimize customer investment and minimize the cost of ownership. It is ready for 3Gbps SDI applications (1080p50/59.97), and its dual-channels-per-module architecture easily addresses 3D applications. Hot-swappable modules allow for instant exchange without disturbing channels in use, a feature that is key to the system’s easy setup, expansion, and maintenance.
The ViBE CP6000’s flexible modular design also means that MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 codecs ranging from 8-bit 4:2:0 up to 10-bit 4:2:2 can be easily added, as required, by software license. When configured for large deployments, the CP6000 can be monitored or controlled by Thomson’s XMS Management System.
“The ViBE CP6000 is a breakthrough in convenience, performance, and energy efficiency for sport events, news, studio interconnection, and backhaul from the broadcast center to playout,” said Christophe Delahousse, president of Thomson Video Networks. “In this latest evolution of the extremely successful ViBE compression technology, the CP6000 brings together for the first time a class-leading combination of capabilities packaged in a way that really fits the contribution needs of today and tomorrow’s broadcasters and content providers.”
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