Automation, content management and integrated channel specialist Pebble and Nevion, a Sony Group Company and provider of virtualised media production solutions, have announced a new integration between Pebble Control, Pebble’s IP connection management solution, and VideoIPath, Nevion’s orchestration and SDN control software.
This integration enables Pebble Control customers to control SDNs, in addition to the traditional IGMP-based networks that could already be controlled by the solution. Pebble Control can discover devices in the VideoIPath system and issue connection requests based on the user input. Furthermore, VideoIPath customers can now benefit from Pebble Control’s features, such as its container logic concept.
Pebble Control is a self-contained, scalable IP connection management system built to enable broadcasters to make the transition to an all-IP facility without the need to deploy a bespoke enterprise solution. Leveraging open standards, it operates on web-based UIs and is designed to deliver immediate benefits to even the smallest IP facility. In its initial release, it interfaces with NMOS-enabled devices from multiple vendors on a network.
VideoIPath is a system that puts users in control of their connectivity needs by making it easy to route video, audio and data across local and wide area networks, connecting locations, equipment and functionality.
Miroslav Jeras, Pebble CTO, said: “IP networking is a complex area and can seem daunting to customers as they transition to a new technology. Our Pebble Control application offers broadcasters standards-based interoperability for IP broadcast facilities or workflows of all scales. We have architected the system around the concepts of ease of use, interoperability and reliability. With the addition of VideoIPath integration, our customers can further expand their IP systems to more complex COTS network architectures.”
Johnny Dolvik, Nevion chief product and development officer, said: “VideoIPath has established itself as the leader in convergent orchestration and SDN control across LANs and WANs, handling both IP and SDI networks. We are pleased that Pebble recognises the importance of VideoIPath and believe that this new integration will provide real added value to customers.”