2011 NAB Preview

Booth SL2505

At the 2011 NAB Show, NVerzion will introduce the latest enhancements in its line of automated workflow control solutions. The NVerzion booth will also feature the latest complements to the company’s automation platform, unveiling a cost-effective traffic and billing system and increased capacity in its network-attached storage solution.

Key Product and Technology Demos

NCompass — Pathfire and Pitch Blue Interface

New for NAB this year is NVerzion’s NCompass software platform — the company’s answer to helping stations manage the processing and playout of file-based content being received through Pitch Blue, Pathfire, and other content delivery systems. NCompass allows stations to manage each platform with a single, common user interface that provides access to program metadata and helps them take the content directly from the provider to the on-air video server.

  • Automatic or manual mode enables the operator to choose specific media to move to the server or to create user-defined rules to simply move content from the delivery system to the proper destination
  • When integrated with NVerzion’s NBase media database manager, NCompass automatically updates metadata and in most cases, automatically segments the program
  • Material can be moved from the source device to configurable destinations, such as Flip Factory and Carbon Coder

TeraStore — Increased Storage Capacity

NVerzion is expanding the capacity in its TeraStore line of disk-based storage solutions. NVerzion can now support up to 144 TB of network-attached storage with the addition of a 3-TB/48-bay configuration. The NVerzion TeraStore line features unlimited expandability and easily integrates with all the popular server platforms, including Omneon, Grass Valley, Ross, 360, and others. NVerzion’s embedded Xpansion file management software provides seamless, automated file migration based on user-defined rules and on-air scheduling requirements.

Keep It Simple Scheduler (KISS)

NVerzion will present a technology preview of its new traffic and billing system that is fully integrated with its popular automation platform. This new traffic system will address the needs of both television and radio broadcasters and will be marketed with a unique pricing structure. KISS will be available at a cost-effective price that provides ownership and on-going support for the software, unlike the majority of traffic systems on the market today that require recurring monthly and annual fees.

The system features an intuitive and simple-to-operate interface, operates with, or independent of, NVerzion Automation, and includes a host of additional options, such as a QuickBooks interface.


NVerzion will also be demonstrating the latest software solutions in its flagship automation platform. Boasting more than 20 years experience in automation and more than 150 operating installations across the globe, NVerzion continues to raise the bar in affordable, customizable automation solutions for broadcasters.

Vendor-agnostic product controls including:

  • 67 inclusive control protocols in the portfolio of controllable devices
  • 40 different archive and server configurations
  • 14 different master control protocols
  • 18 different primary and sub-protocols to control video servers

Installed in 37 states in the U.S., 16 countries, and six continents

Company Overview

For more than 20 years, NVerzion has been providing cutting-edge tools to make digital broadcasting and television station automation more efficient and cost effective. NVerzion software solutions deliver the latest advancements in broadcast technology to automate the control of the equipment chain in the entire workflow from acquisition to distribution and playout of content. The company’s products are designed for simple intuitive operation, taking the guesswork out of system implementation, and all NVerzion systems are backed with worldwide training, service, and support. More information is available at www.nverzion.com.