Broadcasters have now bought more than 1000 Nvision 8500 Enterprise routers from Grass Valley. The hybrid technology routing platform was designed to be easily adapted to support increasing levels of processing, bandwidth and even connectivity. The original NV8576 supported SDI over coax and fibre as well as Async AES. Since then, the series has added four additional frames: the NV8144, the NV8280, the NV8576-Plus and the NV8140, all with interchangeable components.
The router is even ready for the transition to IP production, thanks to the introduction last year of the IP Gateway card, allowing customers to bridge the gap between SDI and IP infrastructures.
“Since its inception as a coax SDI router, we’ve been able to add fibre connectivity, audio and video processing, and even IP connectivity to the Nvision platform,” said Tim Walker, senior product manager, Nvision Routing, who promised that Grass Valley will continue to add functionality to the routing platform.