Net Insight Offers New Access Bundles

Net Insight has introduced access bundles for its Nimbra 340 and Nimbra 680 series of multiservice switches. The offerings extend the scope of the Nimbra platform, allowing the company to deliver technologies further into the access market.

Net Insight access bundles enable operators to use existing infrastructure to deliver high-QoS on-demand connections to accommodate market demand for digital video services without incurring additional costs. The bundles are available to provide contribution access applications based on Nimbra 340 and 680 platforms for smaller studios, remote branch offices, and event venues.

“The addition of the access bundles to Net Insight’s offerings allows us to enter new, untapped markets,” said VP of Business Per Lindgren. “As consumer demand for media-rich content increases, service providers must deploy media-access equipment closer to their customers to provide better QoS to differentiate and optimize their service offerings.”

The access bundles offer a cost-effective, high-performance access solution for transport of HD-SDI/SD-SDI/ASI and Ethernet services over any optical/TDM or IP/MPLS/Ethernet infrastructure. They can be used in any topology, including point-to-point, ring, or mesh. The high level of flexibility makes it ideal for contribution of all forms, either remote over a media network or locally over dark fiber or Ethernet.  The access bundles are easily configured and connect through a Web GUI element manager or through Net Insight’s Network and Service Management System, Nimbra Vision.

The Nimbra 340 access bundles include the Nimbra 340 base unit and two AC power converters and are available in the following versions: ASI, with five network-interface options; SDI/ASI, with three options; HD; and HD/SD.

The Nimbra 680 access bundles come in versions for AC and DC deployments and include the Nimbra 680 base unit with redundant power supplies, one 40-Gbps switch module, one node controller, and the following traffic modules: eight-port video access with optional HD-SDI support; eight-port Gigabit Ethernet access with optional Ethernet switching support; and one Nimbra 680 trunk module.