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GlobeCast upgrades media contribution network with Net Insights Nimbra platform


Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight has received an order from GlobeCast for an upgrade of its media contribution network in Paris.

GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, is a leading global provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery. The company operates a secure global satellite and fibre network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year.

With the new order GlobeCast modernizes and upgrades its media contribution network in Paris with Nimbra 680 switches to meet new requirements of its customers, like rapidly increasing use of HD.

This first phase of the upgrade interconnects multiple sites in Paris with use of 10 Gbps STM-64 links. The media contribution network will handle simultaneous transport of uncompressed and compressed video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI) based on Net Insight’s Nimbra 680 and the eight-port Video Access Module, which allows for a wide variety of configurations and a mix of service content.

The Nimbra platform provides superior flexibility, efficiency and reliability for contribution of media-rich content. The Nimbra 680 is a next generation multi-service switch designed to meet the rigorous rich media and data service requirements of the carrier and service provider markets including high switching capacity, end-to-end provisioning and restoration, full topology support, unique multicast support and 100 percent quality of service guaranteed.

Equipped with the 8 x Video Access Module, it offers extensive flexibility for studio, contribution and distribution networks. Each of the module’s eight ports can be individually configured as In or Out and used for ASI as well as standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) SDI. The module delivers a cost-effective multi-purpose solution for video streams that require a mix of compressed and uncompressed HD and SD content. The Nimbra equipment will be delivered during the first quarter 2010.

For more information, please contact: Fredrik Trägårdh, CEO of Net Insight AB, +46 8 685 04 00,

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world´s most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks. Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insight’s Nimbra™ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services. World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 35 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. For more information, visit

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