Nevion, a Sony Group Company and provider of virtualised media production solutions, and TAG Video Systems, the specialit in realtime media performance, software-based deep monitoring of linear video workflows, have announced a partnership to simplify the deployment of IP-based broadcast production solutions. The partnership involves an integration of the companies’ flagship products, as well as the development of associated delivery and support services.
As broadcasters increasingly adopt IP technology in their live production workflows, they are looking to have the freedom to choose the best-of-breed products most suited to their requirements. At the same time, they want to reduce the complexity of integrating products together in their environment and of supporting them in production.
Recognising this, Nevion and TAG have decided to formalize and extend a relationship they have established over the course of multiple projects for major broadcasters across the world.
Nevion’s media orchestration platform, VideoIPath, is already integrated with TAG’s software-based IP multi-viewer offering, which is part of the company’s Realtime Media Performance Platform. The integration enables the optimised routing of video signals across IP networks into the multi-viewer, which also offers probing and monitoring capabilities. VideoIPath will continue to be enhanced to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of TAG’s platform.
Nevion’s software-defined media node, Virtuoso, also integrates with TAG’s multi-viewer, using standards like SMPTE ST 2110, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XS to provide video signals to the platform. The engineering teams of Nevion and TAG are also cooperating to provide the best end-to-end solution, with Virtuoso being used as a reference node in TAG’s labs.
In addition to the product integrations, the new partnership will see Nevion strengthen its professional service and support capabilities to handle TAG’s platform even more deeply, thereby simplifying the deployment and exploitation of the overall production solution.
Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction Officer at TAG added: “The transition to IP workflows has greatly accelerated in the past two years. To provide clients the greatest value, to empower their business, technology providers like TAG and Nevion need to proactively join forces and unite their expertise. This partnership will not only help our customers reduce complexity but will also help enhance both companies’ solutions with the mutual goal to better support our media companies’ business.”
Jan Helgesen, Head of Product and Solutions at Nevion said: “Nevion, together with its parent company Sony, have been developing an ecosystem of solutions, products, services and partnerships called Networked Live to enable broadcasters to enable mission critical live production from anywhere at any scale. This ecosystem is deigned to make it easy for our customers to make the choices that are right for them. This partnership with TAG, which is built on very complementary offerings and years of working together, is therefore an important part of Networked Live.”
Nevion and TAG will be at NAB 2023 in Las Vegas April 15-19, 2023, on booths C8101 (Sony) and W1672 respectively.