Nevion has announced that it will be showcasing a new update to its flagship orchestration and SDN control software, VideoIPath, at IBC2018.
Ahead of the event, Nevion is also rebranding its VideoIPath solution as Nevion Maestro (though it will be referred to occasionally as Nevion Maestro VideoIPath in the interim). This new name reflects the fact that Nevion Maestro has grown substantially from VideoIPath’s original functionality of providing video connections over IP networks.
Johnny Dolvik, chief product and development officer for Nevion, said: "The name change was long overdue, as the product now handles video, audio and data, and offers connection management, workflow planning, maintenance planning, monitoring and analysis, both in IP and mixed IP/baseband environments. It is already being used by leading broadcasters and service providers across the world for these applications.”
In addition to the change of name, Nevion is announcing a range of new features for both in LAN and WAN environments. Nevion has already recently reported that Nevion Maestro has added support of Arista’s OpenConfig interface to the existing IGMP/PIM, Netconf/Yang and Openflow IP interfaces to IP switches from leading vendors.
Nevion Maestro is also now an NMOS IS-04-compliant registry, that equipment can register with and use to discover other equipment in the network. At IBC2018, Nevion will be showcasing a new NMOS IS-05 connection management driver, enabling Nevion Maestro to connect IS-05 compliant media equipment.
Other key new features of the Nevion Maestro include:
- New Dual path redundancy (DPR) and Passive path redundancy (PPR) support, adding to the existing protection capabilities (SIPS, EPP and EPP passive)
- New bi-directional connections across same path, meaning Nevion Maestro can now ensure that bi-directional connections can be set-up in one operation and are guaranteed to run down the same path.
- Updated GUI, that offers the choice of light or dark themes (designed to fit in control room environments)
Nevion will be running live demonstrations of the updated Nevion Maestro software to highlight its new capabilities. The demonstrations will also include previews of upcoming functionality, including containerisation that will make Nevion Maestro easier to deploy, upgrade in field (or in a Cloud), and able to support clustering.