Vyvx Launches End-to-End Digital Video Transmission Service for TV, Film Production Houses, Broadcasters

Jul 26, 2004

270 Mbps Service Provides Highest Quality Video Transmission Available

Vyvx, a market leader in providing fiber-optic and satellite transmission solutions to the media and entertainment industry for 15 years, announced today that it has launched end- to-end 270 Mbps occasional service for transporting live and non-live video content in eight key markets in the United States.

The service, utilizing Serial Digital Interface (SDI), enables broadcasters, film/television production and post-production, and other video content providers to deliver and receive standard-definition content uncompressed at 270 Mbps. Broadcasters providing news coverage in High- Definition Television (HDTV) can use Serial Digital Transport Interface (SDTI) for sending and receiving compressed HDTV feeds at 270 Mbps or Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI) at 213 Mbps.


"The industry is moving toward end-to-end digital transmission of live and non-live video content, and Vyvx is leading the way in helping our customers in this migration," said Derek Smith, vice president of Vyvx. "The occasional SDI service offers film and television production and post-production companies the first real solution for moving their content on an ad-hoc basis in the highest possible quality -- uncompressed 270 Mbps -- over long-haul distances.


"As national and local news coverage of sports and other events continues their movement to HD, the occasional SDTI and ASI services offer them an effective, efficient solution for transporting compressed HDTV feeds at the highest quality possible," Smith said.


The occasional 270 Mbps service, delivered over the same MPLS platform that was trusted to deliver the live HDTV feed of the Super Bowl(R) in February, is now available in eight markets across the United States: Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco. The markets were chosen based on customer demand and concentration of media and film/television production companies.


Customers using the service will utilize the same booking procedures they have trusted and used for years, by calling Vyvx Video Services at 1-800-364-0807. Vyvx provides the widest range of fiber video transport options in the industry to fit any number of customer needs -- from MPEG-2 Compressed Services (3 - 22 Mbps) to Standard 45 Mbps Video transport to the new SDI and SDTI at 270 Mbps and ASI at 213 Mbps.


Vyvx's history and experience providing transmission services for video is unmatched -- it was the first company to backhaul a video feed over fiber in 1989 and to transmit a live broadcast event over a fiber-optic network in 1990. In early 2004, Vyvx provided the first ever backhaul of a live HDTV feed over an MPLS infrastructure -- the Super Bowl(R). Vyvx currently provides broadcast transmission services for nearly 10,000 live sports events per year. Overall, Vyvx provides nearly 200,000 video feeds for its customers annually, transmitting more than 12 million video minutes. For more information, please visit www.vyvx.com/ .

Source: Vyvx

Explore further: Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made

1 hour ago

Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get ...

Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures

1 hour ago

From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming ...

Recommended for you

Computerised vehicles are vulnerable to hacking and theft

45 minutes ago

Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport – from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, ...

The drone debate hits close to home for White House

55 minutes ago

The drone-control debate has hit uncomfortably close to home for the White House, thanks to an apparently hapless operator who sent his quadcopter crashing inside the presidential compound.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.