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***NEP The Netherlands utilizes Embrionix emSFP platform for next generation IP transport

Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 17, 2017—Embrionix, the global leader in advanced SFP development, announces that its IP based SFP encapsulation and de-encapsulation platform has been selected by NEP The Netherlands. The spine/leaf topology will transport uncompressed SDI content over NEP's extensive IP network, utilizing the ST2022-6 standard.

NEP The Netherlands, a worldwide leader in media technology, leveraged the emSFP size, density, and efficiencies by converting SDI content directly at the switch edge. Spine and leaf topologies allow for flexible expansion, redundancy, and capacity for media centric applications.The system will utilize the ST2022-6 transport, with the option to update the emSFP software when required. "We are very excited to be working with NEP The Netherlands at this level and scale", said Sarkis Abrahamian, VP of Business Development.

"Our emSFP platform has been integrated without compromising rack space or power. All of the processing is in the emSFP.” The emSFP hardware components allow you to select the physical type of Inputs and Outputs you will need to interface. HDBNC, Fiber, HDMI, etc. The software selects how the hardware will process the content. This combination provides a good approach to how the industry currently addresses SDI to IP applications. Embrionix currently supports ST2022-1/2 ASI to IP, ST2022-6/7, ST2110 encapsulation and de-encapsulation software options.

"The emSFP platform is very usefull in our architecture, and a completely different approach to conventional broadcast IP conversion ", saidCasper Choffat,R&D Manager and Lead System Architect at NEP The Netherlands. "We look forward to developing our relationship." Embrionix looks forward to working together with NEP to help continue their direction as a global leader in content creation and distribution.

About NEP

NEP provides the expertise, the people and the next generation broadcast IT facilities to help its clients to develop and deliver the world’s biggest and best live broadcast events. Every day content creators, production companies, broadcasters and telcos rely on NEP’s managed services for OB, studio and cloud production, host broadcasting and playout to reach their global audiences. With integral post-production, visual effects and augmented reality services coupled with its low latency live streaming, CDN, VoD, digital media services, playout, media asset management and uplink communications NEP provides a unique breadth of managed services. NEP is one of the few broadcast and media services providers to own and operate both its own broadcast IT facilities and cloud native IT media infrastructure. With combined creative and IT expertise, NEP delivers services which transform the way global video entertainment is created, managed and distributed. More information:


Embrionix provides innovative solutions that can be integrated into equipment from various manufacturers and COTS switched. With their unique product design based on “SFPs” (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) that incorporates conversion functionality, Embrionix enables and simplifies numerous infrastructure solutions. Embrionix is advantageously positioned for a successful transition to IP due to their highly-optimized solution for SDI to IP conversion. SFP modules are installed directly inside IP switches to process the signal encapsulation and de-encapsulation. Embrionix provides a new approach in the product interface market for broadcast manufacturers. Embrionix designs and builds innovative, advanced SMPTE VIDEO SFPs, emVIEW, emFUSION to close the gap between fiber optic deployments, coaxial deployments, and emerging technology deployments, such as HDMI, composite video, ST2022-6/7, ST2110 encapsulator and de-encapsulator SFP (SDI to IP SFP). By leveraging its core competencies in video broadcast, the company provides SFP modules (emSFP) with the highest level of flexibility to major broadcasters in the industry. Embrionix headquarters are based in Laval, Quebec. Please visit for a distribution network list, or contact our sales team via

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