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Visit Norwia at Utah Scientific Inc. booth# N3531


Sandefjord, Norway, April 8, 2022: Norwia is today announcing that we will be participating at this year's NAB Show 2022, Las Vegas, 24-27 April.

We are looking forward to finally being able to meet existing and future customers, partners and distributors at the first in-person NAB Show in three years. You can find us at our US partner’s booth, Utah Scientific, located in the North Hall, booth N3531.

Available for demonstration will be a large selection of our products and solutions, targeting a wide range of application.

Feel free to schedule a meeting and/or demonstration of the products on display, or discuss your requirements and applications, by emailing

We look forward to seeing you at NAB 2022!


Newsletter July 2021


Summer is here! The Team at Norwia would like to wish all our Distributors, Partners and Customers a great summer.

From a business point of view, we have been very busy in the first half of 2021, despite the implications the Covid-19 pandemic has put on our ability to travel and meet with all of you. Numerous meetings have been conducted via video links and conference calls, which has been very interesting. We have delivered projects on all continents, from small HUBbox projects to very complicated miniHUB projects.

A huge Thank You to all for the hard work you have put in!

So far, we have managed to deliver all orders on-time and according to expectations. The supply issues related to the component situation means that our logistics department really has to work hard to be able to source critical components.

Our factory will work at a reduced level during our summer vacation. Sales and support issues will be handled as normal, so do not hesitate to contact us.

Have a great summer!


Newsletter June 2021 - Flexibility and Features at a glance!

OC-4B-SDI: The most versatile card module available

Norwia's miniHUB Optical Transport Platform offers a range of unique features. All of these features are available to customers when an application is designed. Naturally, our customers are focusing on the features that allows their applications to function trouble-free over time.

Having a vast number of features at hand means that the miniHUB Optical Transport Platform is a very flexible platform. Some of the features are purely hardware based, some are software based and some are a combination of both hardware and software. Combining these features allows us to solve an immense number of requirements from our customers.


The card module which is most commonly used by our customers is the video card OC-4B-SDI. The OC-4B-SDI supports AutoSFP®, allowing for i.e. automatic configuration of In- and Out-puts to/from the card based on the type of SFP's installed.

In addition, the card may be set in different modes, like Link mode, Distribution mode, Add/Drop/Pass mode, 4x1 Auto Patch mode, Electrical Change-Over mode, Optical Change-Over mode and more.

In total, more than 200 configurations are available with the OC-4B-SDI. The range of flexibility built into the OC-4B-SDI video card far supersedes any other card module available in the market.

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs for Optical Fiber Transport!


Newsletter April 2021 - Success with government installations!

miniHUB hybrid solutions solve the challenges

In the last, few months, Norwia has had a significant penetration and success with a number of high-profile government installations. Our new customers are spread wide and far apart, in Europe, Asia and Africa.

The applications are quite different from each other, and are tailor-made to each customer. The only common factor is that each and every one utilizes the flexibility built into the miniHUB Optical Transport Platform, allowing for customer-specific configuration and operation.

Osama Kotb, Technology K.A.R. and Lars Kr. Thomesen, Norwia, after successful installation and commissioning at Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Center in Egypt.

Why Norwia's hybrid solution?
To put it simple: No two installations require identical solutions!

Some have 3G-SDI needs, some have 12G-SDI needs, some requests either 1G and/or 10G Ethernet, some have AES, some have MADI, some needs Audio over IP (Dante), some needs to connect "remote" cameras via our SMC's (SMPTE Media Convertor), some have multi-fiber cables, some needs CWDM for long distance transport on a single fiber strand. Some even needs most of the combinations listed above.

We always work closely with our Partner in the respective country in order to design a compact, yet cost-effective solution for the end-user.

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs for Optical Fiber Transport!


Newsletter March 2021 - Trunking 10G Ethernet using miniHUB

How to maximize your needs for high data rates transported up to 80 km.

With miniHUB, endless opportunities exist for mixing and multiplexing signal formats. In most applications, we see that customers have numerous video channels combined with a single ethernet connection.

More and more customers, in need for high data rates, have seen the "light"! Utilizing the full potential of miniHUB, up to 9 separate 10GigE connections can be multiplexed on to a single fiber. This enables customers to transport a vast amount of data simultaneously. The data streams may be straight forward Ethernet, or individual ST2xxx data streams, or a combination. In terms of distance, miniHUB supports up to 80km.

Application examples supported:

  • 1 to 9 individual 1GigE and/or 10GigE connections on a single fiber.
  • Standard 1310/1550nm to 1xx0 CWDM wavelength and vice versa
  • Electrical to Optical transponder functionality
  • Multi-Mode to Single Mode transponder functionality
  • Multi-Mode to Single Mode CWDM transponder functionality
  • CWDM Wavelength Conversion: 1xx0 CWDM wavelength to another, free 1xx0 CWDM wavelength
  • All channels in the ITU grid supported!

Trunking 10G

By transporting individual Ethernet connections, issues like PTP for synchronizing clocks in a network is minimized:

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs for Optical Fiber Transport!


Newsletter November 2020


The miniHUB family offers a range of possibilities when it comes to combining optical signals from various sources onto a CWDM system, as well as "just" transponding the signals for PtP optical transport.

Application examples supported:

  • MultiMode to Single Mode and vice versa
  • Standard 1310/1550nm to 1xx0 CWDM wavelength and vice versa
  • CWDM Wavelength Conversion:1xx0 CWDM wavelength to another, free 1xx0 CWDM wavelength
  • Re-clock/Re-shape/Re-transmit
  • All channels in the ITU grid supported!

The transponder functionality is independent of signal format. miniHUB therefore supports all video formats up to 12G-SDI, DVB-ASI, 1 or 10GigE, MADI, AES/EBU, RS232/422, BB and so on.

Transponder Solutions

In de-centralized applications, you can use HUBbox MkII to send/receive optical signals to/from your MCR, OB-van or other production area, and transpond the signals using miniHUB™ for distribution and/or contribution.

Remember: Norwia's transponder solutions can of course be combined with our standard O/E and E/O conversions!

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs for Optical Fiber Transport!


Newsletter October 2020 - WELCOME TO THE FAMILY,

Introducing miniHUB-1RU-2-1

miniHUB-1RU-2-1 is the latest addition to the miniHUB family!

It is designed for space-critical applications in mind, without compromising the well-known features of the miniHUB family.

With its compact size, 145 x 44 x 255 mm, light weight and supporting redundant power supplies, it is the ideal solution for applications in cramped spaces.

New miniHUB-1RU-2-1

The Quarter Rack holds up to two active cards of any combination and an optional 8ch. CWDM filter. The cards and SFP's are, as with all miniHUB frames, hot-swappable.

A full 16 ch. CWDM system can be achieved by daisy-chaining a second miniHUB frame via the built-in upgrade port on the CWDM module.

Some application examples:
  • 8 video (3G/HD/SD-SDI)
  • 4 video (3G/HD/SD-SDI) + 1/10GigE
  • 4 video (3G/HD/SD-SDI) + 2x RS422/232 + 4x GPIO
  • 2 video (12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI) + 4 video (3G/HD/SD-SDI)
  • 4 video (12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI)
  • 2 video (3G/HD/SD-SDI) + 1x 1GigE + 2x RS422/232 + 4x GPIO
  • 4 video (3G/HD/SD-SDI) + MADI
  • And many more...

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs for Optical Fiber Transport!



How has miniHUB and HUBbox performed since Norwia was founded?

Norwia AS celebrated it's 10-year anniversary in March this year. We thought the celebration was the perfect time to have a look at the performance of our optical fiber transport products, and use the opportunity to share the information with our customers and partners.

Let's start with some facts:

  • Norwegian engineered: Both product ranges, miniHUB and HUBbox, are designed and manufactured in Norway
  • Optical fiber transport is the core of our business, it is what we excel at
  • Our products are installed on all continents and are used outdoor in sub-zero conditions as well as in extremely warm installations
  • All products sold are tested extensively in our factory prior to shipping, to ensure that they, as a minimum, meet the specifications we promise. All test results are on archive, and available on request.
  • The very first frames sold are still in operation!
  • Total amount of faulty PSU's: 0
  • Card failure: Less than 0,17%

After 10 years, we do have track of what's happened to our install base across the world. To ensure correct and effective claim handling, an RMA system was established to ease the process for our customers. The picture shows the total amount of faulty modules since the start of the company:

RMA 10 years

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs for Optical Fiber Transport!


Newsletter July 2020 - HUBbox 12G

The ultimate addition to the miniHUB optical transport platform

Whether your applications are in a studio, portable, stand-alone or in a remote location, the latest addition to the HUBbox™ range of compact fiber optical converters are perfect for single or dual channel needs.

The HUBbox 12G is housed in an extremely compact and rugged aluminum case. It is equipped with a compact external PSU, secured with a screw-on connector.

Signal formats supported are 12G-, 6G-, 3G-, HD-, and SD-SDI.

HUBbox 12G

HUBbox 12G are available in the following variants:
  • Dual Channel UHDTV Optical Transmitter
  • Dual Channel UHDTV Optical Receiver
  • UHDTV Optical Transceiver
If your application requires CWDM, the HUBbox 12G can be equipped with a CWDM Dual Channel UHDTV Optical Transmitter, feeding directly into the miniHUB Optical Transport Platform.

Complex applications requiring a multitude of signals in various locations are therefore supported, by combining both HUBbox and miniHUB products!

HUBbox supports Norwia's AutoSFP® technology. This allows you can change the function of the HUBbox simply by replacing the current SFP (i.e. Dual Channel Transmitter) by another Norwia SFP (Dual channel receiver).

For Transmitter channels, re-clocked loop-through SDI outputs are provided.

For Receiver channels, dual re-clocked SDI outputs are provided.

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact us to discuss HUBbox 12G!


IBC 2017

IBC 2019

Visit Norwia at IBC 2019 booth 10.C10

At IBC 2019, Norwia AS, a leading supplier of optical transport products, will showcase true hybrid solutions based on our renowned miniHUB frame concept.

With up to 32 channels of optical conversions in a single 1RU frame, customers may mix and match between any kind of baseband SDI: SD-, HD-, 3G-, 4K-, 6G- and 12G-SDI. In addition, a number of other signals like DVB-ASI, VoIP (ST2022 and ST2110), 10GigE, Audio signals (AES/Ravenna 67) and control signals (Tally/GPIO/RS-232 and RS-422) are all supported in the miniHUB frame concept. All signals may be either single channel per fiber or up to 18 channels of CWDM.

The flexibility provided gives our customers an almost endless range of possibilities for having a system design that matches their exact requirement.

Another feature that makes miniHUB unique, is the possibility of changing the configuration as the requirements change. In other words, a transition from i.e. an HD-SDI infrastructure to a 12G-SDI infrastructure may be done on a single channel basis, allowing for moderate investments over time.
Such configuration changes may be done "on-the-fly" without interrupting the daily tasks.

miniHUB is also available in a version designed for applications in extreme temperature environments. One of the largest US telco groups are using 100's of these units across the country for the transport of live sport events.

HUBbox 12G-SDI is the newest member of the small form factor family. As a stand-alone, dual channel optical converter, this is the ideal product for greatly extending the distance between i.e. a camera and the control room. It is available as a dual channel transmitter, dual channel receiver or a transceiver.

Utah Scientific, our US based partner and router/master control manufacturer, will co-exhibit with us at IBC 2019. A variety of products will be on display at our booth.

We look forward to seeing you at stand 10.C10


NAB 20192019 April 8 - April 11

NAB 2019

Visit Norwia at Utah Scientific Inc. booth# SL7616


At NAB 2019, Norwia will showcase a number of solutions based on the miniHUB Optical Transport Platform.

Supporting up to 32 optical conversions in 1RU gives the user the ultimate flexibility to configure a system to any application.

On display at the show you will find miniHUB solutions for transporting:

  • 4K / 12G-SDI
  • SMPTE2022-6 and SMPTE2110 video over IP
  • 3G / HD / SD-SDI
  • AES67 / Ravenna
  • MADI
  • 1 GB Ethernet / 10 GB Ethernet
  • and much more
Any combination of the above signals may be processed in the same frame. A variety of CWDM multiplexing solutions (4/8/12/16/18 channels) can be integrated, in order to reduce the fiber count.

For fiber redundancy, passive optical splitters are available. Best-in-class optical change-overs is used to ensure signal availability.

HUBbox MkII, the perfect partner for the miniHUB, will also be on display. The HUBbox is ideal for remote locations or as a stand-alone solution when 1 or 2 signals are required. These signals can be brought directly back into the miniHUB system for conversion and monitoring at the central location.

All products on display supports our unique AutoSFP® technology, which enables automatic re-configuration based on the SFP installed.

The NORWIA Sales Team is looking forward to guiding you through all our product offerings, and will assist you with system solutions for your applications.


Norwia and Electric Friends

Electric Friends camera robotics uses Norwia fiber optical technology


Norwia provides the robotic camera manufacturer Electric Friends with a custom-designed CWDM system for fiber optical transport of HD-SDI as well as emerging IP broadcast signals from camera and monitors. Each system is also capable of transporting legacy control signals such as TALLY, RS-422 as well as IP-based control data.

Each system is installed in the Electric Friends' Trolley, which is the central component of an Electric Friends Trolley / Tower / Rail / Trolley Control system.

The standard configuration cover:

  • Camera video signal (HD-SDI)
  • Black & burst synchronization
  • Prompter monitor (HD-SDI)
  • Program monitor (HD-SDI)
  • Ethernet
  • Additional wavelength pair available for 2nd Gb/s Ethernet or 3rd monitor signal
  • RS-422 available for broadcaster (e.g. Camera lens-control)


NAB 20172018 April 7 - April 12

NAB 2018

Visit Norwia at UTAH Scientific Inc booth SL6324

At NAB 2018, Norwia will showcase the industry's highest density optical transport platform with our latest addition to the renowned

miniHUB Optical Transport Platform:

  • New 32 optical conversions in 1RU
    • Ultra-high density with HD-BNC connectors
    • Dual DA outputs or loop-through on all channels
  • Mix and match among our range of AutoSFP®'s in a single frame:
    • Dual Rx or TX
    • Transceivers
    • Transponders
    • 1310nm, 1550nm, CWDM lasers and more
  • All active components are hot-swappable
  • New 18 channel CWDM filter with better specifications
    • Optional 2 optical outputs for fiber redundancy
  • Supports ST2022-6 and ST2110

We are also introducing the brand new HUBbox MKII for applications requiring only single or dual optical conversions:
  • New design with AutoSFP®, one hardware supports all models
  • Dual DA outputs or loop-through
  • Wider range of SFP's supported

Our sales team is looking forward to guiding you through all our product offerings, and will assist you with system solutions for your applications.


IBC 2017

InBroadcast InSight at IBC 2017 Norwia


Norwia is focused on providing quality, cost effective while solving the technical challenges for Optical transport. From IP to SDI, including all signals between Norwia can provide a solution that is tailors to ones needs. Not only tailored but one that can be changed on the go to suit the next needs of our customers. Norwia solution areas include Broadcast stations, Sporting arena's and Arts, Remote production, Ring networks, Camera remote solutions and Contribution networks.


IBC 20172017 September 14 - September 19

IBC 2017

Visit Norwia at IBC 2017 booth 10.C10


Meet the Norwia team who will guide you through our latest products and solution news, for example our NEW frame options. Expanded SMC range for camera transport and solutions that will make your SDI and IP hybrid transport a simple matter.

See you soon!



NAB 20172017 April 24 - April 27

NAB 2017

Visit Norwia at NAB 2017 at UTAH Scientific stand N4506 in the North Hall


Here you will meet our CEO Tore Steen and our Chief sales and Marketing officer Tracey Ford who will guide you through our latest products and solution news, for example the new SMC range.

This is a new SMPTE media multi camera convertor with power supply. You will also find other news and of course our miniHUB concept.

Most Welcome!



News - Ring Networks

Ring Networks

NRK uses miniHUB's flexible optical transport system for their Metro Ring Network


Faced with both growing requirement for live outside broadcasting and concerns over reliability and cost of both microwave and satellite links, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation(NRK) developed a fiber ring architecture for video transport across Oslo.
The use of the innovative Norwia miniHUB solutions with its AutoSFP® cards has enabled a highly resilient and redundant transport of video and data to each node across the metropolitan fiber network.

"We can go live with just a few minutes setup and we have achieved 100% availability since launch."
- Erik Hansen, NRK

Read the story:

Customer Experience - NRK Ring Networks


In the press:

TM Broadcast
TM Broadcast - Zoom in Norwia distribution TMI   ( Online Magazine )
TM Broadcast - Zoom in Norwia distribution TMI   ( PDF Download )

In Broadcast - Norwia Video Transport Solution for NRK


News - Sky choosing Norwia

Sky high with Norwia UHD 4k solutions


Sky chooses MiniHUB's flexible optical transport system chosen for internal distribution of Ultra High Definition / 4k video


"The Norwia miniHUB met all our capacity, distance and SDI-HDMI conversion issues and did it with incredible power and flexibility," said Bruce Kruger, Director, TV Engineering, Sky (UK). "Not only does Norwia solve today's optical transport solutions but the flexibility of the miniHUB Auto-SFP functionality makes it easy to broaden or change the scope of how we use the solution moving forward."

In the press:

The Broadcast Bridge - Sky Chooses Norwia UHD 4K Optical Transport

SVG Europe - Sky utilising Norwia AS miniHUB for 4K distribution at Osterley facility


News - Thunder Over Louisville

Utah Scientific Fiber Solutions Power WDRB-TV's "Thunder Over Louisville"


Norwia fiber-transport technology played a starring role in WDRB-TV FOX 41's all-HD live coverage of the 2016 "Thunder Over Louisville"


Utah Scientific's UTAH-100/XFD fiber-distribution frame with Norwia fiber-transport technology played a starring role in WDRB-TV FOX 41's all-HD live coverage of the 2016 "Thunder Over Louisville" event in Louisville, Kentucky. Over a single bidirectional fiber, the UTAH-100/XFD supplied key content elements and the main program feed for WDRB's sprawling 22-camera coverage of Thunder Over Louisville, an airshow and fireworks extravaganza that marked the official opening of the Kentucky Derby season on April 22.

In the press:

Sports Video Group - WDRB-TV's "Thunder Over Louisville"


IBC 2015

InSight at IBC 2015 Norwia


Norwia's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Tracey Ford highlights a few of the products and developments on show at the IBC 2015 stand. See the incrediably flexible miniHUB system with Norwia's AutoSFP® technology and their Hybrid remote product system for SDI and IP.


News promo

The Format Flexible, Application Flexible one-card solution


The next generation Optical fiber distribution system is here and going to change the way you think about fiber based products


Just imagine a system that is so flexible that it cuts your inventory of Optical products down to 1 product! It's a true 1 card solution that can be used in many different situations and be reconfigured on the fly to provide Optical links, CWDM distribution, Optical distribution, Transponders plus Add/Drop/Pass networks. This is application flexible!

The one-card solution is also Format flexible and able to change from SDI signals to Ethernet in seconds!

If you want your TCO "Total cost of ownership" to work positively in your favor then read on through our website or contact us to arrange a demonstration to see the miniHUB optical fiber distribution system.


PR 2015



2017 Press Releases

August 15 - Remote camera control

August 1 - SDI and IP Hybrid

August 1 - IBC 2017 overview


2016 Press Releases

September 7 - Sky high with Norwia UHD

August 5 - IBC 2016 product releases


2015 Press Releases

August 29 - Hybrid IP and SDI production

August 28 - miniHUB upgrades

August 27 - Short-haul fiber platform

August 26 - IBC 2015 product releases

August 24 - Change-over to Norwia @ IBC

August 24 - Simplifies 12G/4K opticals


2014 Press Releases

October 30 - Remote Production (CE)

October 30 - Remote Production (CE hr)

September 9 - Lego for Broadcasters

September 8 - 4K Fiber Distribution

September 1 - Remote Production

August 25 - Norwia Rings the Changes

August 19 - Norwia Simplifies Production


2013 Press Releases

August 14 - Friends Arena (CE)

August 14 - Friends Arena

August 1 - Roland Garros (CE)

May 15 - TV2 Customer Experience

April 24 - TV2 and miniHUB

April 4 - SNMP included

March 21 - Ultra Low Loss CWDM

March 20 - Ultra Low Loss CWDM (FR)

January 14 - Quinto signs agreement


2012 Press Releases

September 10 - NRK signs agreement

August 15 - Optical products for all

August 15 - Minimized for maximum

August 15 - The Heat is on

August 15 - Norwia at Roland Garros

August 15 - Norwia à Roland Garros

April 10 - Videor partner in Germany

April 3 - miniHUB with GPIO's & RS422

March 29 - More format flexible!

January 4 - Moving up with Norwia


2011 Press Releases

December 1 - Mediatec (CE)

November 1 - Mediatec bets on a winner

September 19 - IBC product updates

September 1 - Intelligent Add/Drop/Pass

August 29 - miniHUB expands capacity

August 22 - miniHUB gets Ethernet

August 3 - Release of miniHUB @ IBC2011

April 5 - Technology Partnership

April 5 - Utah Scientific

March 24 - NAB2011 New release

March 17 - OC-4B-SDI

March 16 - miniHUB

March 15 - What's new

March 14 - Norwia company