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Network Electronics Celebrate 10th Anniversary at NAB 2006

Introducing a record-breaking number of new products (February 15, 2006)

Network Electronics, a world-leading pioneer in the manufacture of routing switchers, fiber optic transport and signal processing products, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at NAB 2006 by introducing a record-breaking number of new products. More than 30 additions to the manufacturers’ well-received and established VikinX and flashlink lines will be launched in booth SU 199 at the show which will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 22 - 27.

In 2006 Network completes a decade of consistent growth after achieving its highest turnover and profitability in the Company’s history in 2005. Unwavering quality and responsiveness strenghtened by the maximum level of customer service have been key factors in Network’s success. The company was recently awarded ISO9001:2000 certification underscoring its committment to provide products and services that assure customer satisfaction, and has also implemented the WEEE and RoHS directives to support its policy of environmental protective manufacturing.

flashlink PRODUCTS
NAB 2006 will see Network Electronics’ flashlink platform enhanced to address new fiber optic transport applications. The Company will premiere a SDI time division multiplexer/de-multiplexer, and is taking the next step into IP with a IPTV gateway solution that will allow real time transport of SDI digital video via IP networks.

L-Band electrical to optical/optical to electrical interface LB-EO/LB-OE
Network Electronics will introduce LB-EO/OE – the first product in a new line of flashlink fiber optic interfacility products for the transport of analog RF signals covering applications in earth stations, CATV head-ends and broadcast facilities.

The LB-EO/OE products offer reliable, high quality L-Band transport to overcome the limitations of conventional coaxial cable systems. The LB-EO/OE transmitter/receiver permit transport distances ranging from 100 meters (328 feet) to more than 50km (30 miles). CWDM optical multiplexing technology enables up to 16 L-Band signals to be transported on a single fiber. When used with other flashlink interface products, L-band signals can be transmitted in combination with numerous signal formats including analog video/audio, digital video/audio, HDTV, Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet. Formats can all be combined on a single fiber via optical multiplexing.

The LB-EO is uniquely able to control digital gain settings remotely allowing them to be used for various antenna positions, thus avoiding the disadvantages of AGC solutions.   

The LB-EO/OE products feature:

·Frequency range 950 – 2150 MHz
·Remote controlled (GYDA) digital gain and manual gain control
·SFDR (spurious free dynamic range) better than 109dBc/Hz
·Intermodulation better than -55dBc
·CNR (carier to noise ration) better than 45dB
·DISEqC1.2 compatible
·Protocol transparent broadband transmission
·F-type coax connector
·High performance optics for short and long haul applications incl. CWDM laser option
·Optical link budget up to 25dB
·GYDA enabled for remote control, status monitoring, error reporting and SNMP support

SDI Time Division Multiplexer/De-multiplexer SDI-TD-MUX-4/SDI-TD-DMUX-4
Addressing the need for transmission of multiple video channels on single wavelengths, Network will introduce the flashlink SDI-TD-MUX-4. The product is capable of time division multiplexing four SDI, DVB-ASI or SDTI signals into one HD signal. Being the only product that multiplexes in accordance with the SMPTE 346M-2000 standard, it allows usage of a standard HD infrastructure for transport and switching of the multiplexed signal. Both SDI and DVB-ASI are accepted synchronous or asynchronous and will be format detected automatically. Loss of input feed while transmitting will not affect the remaining channels. A built-in routing switcher allows channel swapping on both MUX and DMUX devices.

The high performance optics for both laser and PIN diode guarantee troublefree transport of video content even in critical long haul applications within video contribution networks. Low cost versions are available to accommodate the requirements in the shorter haul.

The product is GYDA enabled, providing WEB and SNMP interfaces with comprehensive monitoring and alarming options.

·4-Channel time division multiplexer/demultiplexer
·SDI, DVB-ASI, SDTI compatible
·Complies with SMPTE 346M-2000 standard for TDM of video, audio, data over HD
·TDM signal fits into standard HD infrastructure
·Provides optical and electrical TDM signal
·Accepts asynchronous and synchronous input signals (MUX)
·Built-in routing switcher provides channel swap
·Automatic changeover to electrical input by loss of optical signal (DMUX) 
·Uninterrupted signal transport by loss of any input feed
·Transparent to AES audio or other data in the vertical ancillary data space
·High performance optics for short and long haul applications include CWDM laser option
·GYDA enabled for remote control, status monitoring, error reporting and SNMP support

SDI to IP Gateway SDI-IP-GTW
The SDI-IP-GTW provides an IPTV gateway solution for the transmission of uncompressed SDI over IP networks. Being a member of the flashlink product portfolio, SDI-IP-GTW allows the real-time contribution and distribution of SDI over Wide Area Networks (WAN) where access to dark fiber or wavelengths is limited. Like other products in the flashlink family, the SDI-IP-GTW provides uncompromising video quality with no signal degradation. An advanced forward error correction mechanism guarantees high quality of service. The SDI-IP-GTW is the only product available that provides standard compliant SDI over IP transport in accordance with Pro-MPEG Code-of-Practice #4.  
·SDI over Gigabit Ethernet/IP
·IP protocol in accordance with Pro-MPEG CoP4
·Various Forward Error Correction modes, high QoS
·Built-in frame synchronizer with advanced jitter suppression
·SDTI support
·Transparent to embedded AES audio or other data in the vertical ancillary data space
·Very Low Latency
·Scalable redundancy scheme
·Configurable as transmitter or receiver
·Optional optical Gigabit Ethernet interface with SFP module
·Separated management Ethernet port with in-band management option 
·User friendly WEB/XML based remote control
·Easy integration to NMS systems with SNMP support

In addition, Network will be demonstrating the new flashlink award-winning AV-HD-XMUX high definition audio embedder/de-embedder series. The modules’ ability to take audio embedding beyond traditional boundaries for unparalleled functionality was acknowledged with both a STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) from TV Technology, and a Pick Hit award from Broadcast Engineering’s World Edition.

The compact and multi-functional AV-HD-XMUX line offers multi-format SD/HD support. AV-HD-XMUX provides both Embedder and De-embedder in one product and offers both optical inputs and outputs as options. AV-HD-XMUX embeds 4 AES streams with selectable sample rate conversion allowing sampling rates from 8kHz-216kHz. In addition, the card offers embedding of one RS-422 serial interface with up to 115200 kbps baudrate. AV-HD-XMUX has comprehensive audio processing functions with group swap, channel shuffle, L/R inversion and variable delay.

Embedder features
·All-in-one Embedder and De-embedder
·Multi-format SD/HD support
·Embeds and de-embeds 4 AES signals
·AES inputs with sample rate conversion allowing sampling rates from 8 to 216kHz
·Sample rate conversion bypass for Dolby E audio
·Transformer coupled AES in- and outputs
·Accepts 20 or 24 bit audio
·RS-422 input for embedding of serial data or GPI information
·Uninterrupted transport of AES audio in case of loss of SDI signal
·Automatic mute of AES in case of AES errors

Optical port features
·Optional optical input and output providing up to 28dB optical budget (SD)
·Both PIN diode receiver and laser available on board
·Supports pathological SDI/HDSDI pattern (checkfield) at maximum optical budget
·1310nm, 1550nm and CWDM lasers available
Audio processor/delay features
·Audio matrix and processor allowing group swap, channel shuffle, L/R inversion and channel summing
·4-channel AES variable audio delay line with up to 1.2s delay
Other general features
·Internal video generator
·Built-in EDH processor
·Backplanes for balanced 110 Ohm and unbalanced 75 Ohm AES available
·GYDA enabled for remote control, status monitoring, error reporting and SNMP support

NAB 2006 sets the stage for the next generation of Network Electronics’ phenomenally successful VikinX router range.

VikinX Sublime
Since its introduction in 1996, VikinX Compact has dominated the marketplace through its simplicity, reliability and affordability. The range’s 2nd generation of compact small and medium routing switchers - VikinX Sublime - will offer the broadcast market the most extensive range of matrix sizes (8x8 to 64x64 and 128x2) available and will cover signal formats from analog video/audio to HDTV. In addition, VikinX Sublime provides many of the powerful control  features that drove the VikinX Modular range to success. VikinX Sublime will offer flexible routing solutions for general purpose facilities and on-air routing as well as mobile outside broadcast applications and sophisticated A/V applications.

VikinX Sublime features include:

·Analog video/audio, AES, SDI, E4, STM-1 from 8x8 to 64x64
·Multiformat HD-SDI from 8x8 to 64x64
·Re-clocking and non-reclocking SDI and HD-SDI
·Multiple formats in one frame (2RU and 4RU)
·Control via IP/Ethernet, RS-232/422, NCB
·Real estate saving 5cm (2in) frame depth allowing front and rear rack mount
·Professional Broadcast type buttons
·Programmable button configuration
·Flexible local and external control panels
·External control panels providing multipurpose GPI/GPO
·Ultra-low power high-reliability design
·Redundant power supplies (brick or frame) with front indicators
·Signal diagnostics (signal presence, re-clocking, EDH)
·Interoperability with VikinX Modular range of routers
·Sync with loop-through, tri-level on HD routers
·Protected Network Control Bus (NCB)

VikinX Sublime Ported Data Router SL-D32P
In conjunction with VikinX Sublime, Network will launch the SL-D32P, a 32 port configurable data router providing a flexible solution for machine control routing in Broadcast facilities. SL-D32P ports can be configured as controller or tributary either via software or a GPI that is available on each port.

·32 port RS-422 data router according to SMPTE 207M
·Configurable data port direction, software and GPI controlled
·Control via IP/Ethernet, RS-232/422, NCB
·Real estate saving 5cm (2in) frame depth allowing front and rear rack mount
·Ultra-low power high-reliability design
·Redundant power supplies (brick or frame) with front indicators
·Interoperability with VikinX Modular range of routers

About Network Electronics
Network Electronics serves the professional video and broadcast industry by setting new standards in routing with the VikinX® product range and in signal processing and optical transport with the flashlink® product range. With a focus on the future, and a thorough understanding of immediate needs, Network Electronics’ products are a combination of reliable, efficient and practical solutions for the transport of audio, video and datacom signals.

All products offer a 3-year warranty, short delivery time and advanced replacement service and have been the choice of major broadcasters throughout the world. Network Electronics maintains global headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway, operates 20 offices worldwide and is represented in more than 90 countries.

Our world wide “Network” offers prompt delivery to where you are now, and where you want to be. For further information:

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