Nevion, a Sony Group Company and award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that it is launching Nevion Virtuoso RE, a smaller-form factor software-defined media node. Designed on the same principles as Virtuoso MI, Nevion’s carrier class appliance, Virtuoso RE is smaller and more light-weight, making it ideal for shallower racks and rackmount flight cases.
A key component of Sony’s Networked Live offering, Nevion Virtuoso is a family of versatile and adaptable media nodes that can perform a variety of real-time transport, processing, and monitoring functions in the converged IP LAN/WAN network. With functionality easily modified in the field through software, Nevion Virtuosos can be used in environments as diverse as production facilities, outside broadcast trucks, contribution, and remote production.
The new Nevion Virtuoso RE is a cost-effective and compact 1RU appliance with dual AC load-sharing power supplies, integrated element manager and a high-speed internal communication fabric.
The Virtuoso RE uses the same Media Accelerator cards and can run the same Media Function software as the Virtuoso MI. As a result, it can provide a wide range of capabilities from launch and will benefit from enhanced functionality with every new Virtuoso software update.
The Virtuoso RE can hold up to six cards, supporting for example one network uplink and five media function cards, or six network-attached media function cards.
Inge Hillestad, VP of Product Management, Virtuoso at Nevion says: “Our aim in creating the Virtuoso RE was to offer our customers more choice in terms the appliances they can deploy to benefit from Virtuoso’s broad ranging functionality. It is a powerful addition to Networked Live, our ecosystem of solutions, products, services and partners that combines ground and cloud processing with network connectivity to transform the logistics and economics of live production”
The new Virtuoso RE will be on show at the NABShow (Las Vegas, 16-19 April, 2023), in the Networked Live area of Sony’s booth C8101.
Further information about Virtuoso can be found here: nevion.com/virtuoso/