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T-VIPS reveals Connect5 network management

20 August 2012
T-VIPS reveals Connect5 network management

T-VIPS has launched the next generation of its video-centric network management solution, Connect5. This solution provides broadcasters and network operators with the ability to easily monitor and control multiple video network infrastructures. Visitors to IBC will be able to see on-stand demonstrations of how Connect5 has been designed from the ground up to simplify video network management. “Our Connect5 solution gives network operators and broadcasters a simple and cost-effective way to set up, monitor and manage the delivery of professional video over today’s increasingly complex video transport networks,” said Janne T. Morstøl, COO, T-VIPS. “We are seeing a trend towards outsourcing of video network services. In this scenario Connect5 offers unrivalled flexibility as a media management system, enabling video transport infrastructures to be modified, monitored and maintained by different customers. In combination with T-VIPS monitoring solutions, Connect5 enables video quality to be verified at hand-over points to outsourced networks, with realtime alarms and extensive trend reporting ensuring that SLA targets are being reached. The video-centric features of Connect5 also make it ideal for more traditional TV infrastructures, such as large terrestrial networks, where there is a need to monitor video content from specific services in multiple networks to individual components within a multiplex.” Connect5 can be configured with role-based access levels, so that members of a user group cannot exceed their authority and expertise. This enables service providers to safely offer their customers self-service provisioning options. Connect5’s web-based architecture is designed to enable remote access from PCs or mobile devices and flexibly support innovative business models and workflows. “Connect5 combines with products in T-VIPS’ Video Gateway, cProcessor and nSure ranges to deliver improved reliability and enable comprehensive redundancy, including hardware elements, video sources, and IP-diversity reception in IP networks. Connect is an integral part of the T-VIPS reliable video over IP strategy. We have a detailed and aggressive roadmap for its future development to ensure that our customers stay in control, however complex their video infrastructure becomes,” concluded Morstøl.1.B71

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