Broadcasters wanting to use a level 2 or level 3 shared VPN rather than satellite to send IP streams are the target audience for NTT Electronics’ new NA8000.
Making use of the error correction algorithm LDGM, the contribution-grade ASI-IP converter is designed to maintain footage quality throughout a transmission and can recover packets that are lost due to network instability such as an increase of jitter.
Intended for sending high bitrate data like HD or Ultra HD content, the NA8000 works with ASI and Gigabit Ethernet and can cope with up to 160Mbps for each ASI interface. AVC, HEVC and MPEG-2 codecs are all supported.
According to NTT: “By using NA8000 you can maintain the quality of your content and reduce the cost of transmission significantly. For sending, all you have to do is pull off the BNC-cable from your transmitter, plug it into the ASI-input of NA8000 and connect a network cable to the Ethernet port.”