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Swedish media operator Teracom expands media contribution network with Net Insight’s Nimbra platform

18 June, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden – Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient optical transport solutions for media, broadcast and IP networks has received an order for delivery of additional Nimbra equipment to Teracom’s media contribution network. In 2008, Teracom deployed a core network interconnecting its media contribution networks in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. The network handles 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.

Teracom is Sweden’s first media operator, providing services within radio, TV, broadband and digital communications. The company consists of Teracom and the subsidiary Boxer TV-Access, which offers pay TV services distributed to households through Teracom’s network. Teracom is owned by the Swedish government and operates Sweden’s broadcasting infrastructure. Teracom is now expanding its media contribution network with an additional site in Copenhagen to cater for transport of multiple TV-feeds to the Danish digital terrestrial TV network. The equipment will be delivered in the second quarter 2009.

“Our Nimbra based contribution network enables us to deliver a flexible mix of highly reliable media services in support of our growing business operations,” said Magnus Sjöberg, Manager Network Design at Teracom. ”We are pleased to see that important customers continue to invest and expand their networks,” said Fredrik TrägĂĄrdh, CEO of Net Insight. “The strong media transport capabilities of our Nimbra platform prove its ability to deliver value for our customer’s mission critical services.”

The Nimbra 680 is a next generation multi-service switch designed to meet the rigorous rich media and data service needs 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 ASI In or ASI Out, as well as standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) SDI. Seven blades can be added per Nimbra 680 switch, delivering up to 56 universal video ports for optimal transport customization.

About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the world’s most efficient and scaleable 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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