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InForm

Rohde & Schwarz Offers
IP-Based Vision of Future

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t IBC2017, Rohde & Schwarz (R&S)
will offer a vision of an IP-based
future that builds on a strong SDI
heritage.
From channel playout to internetbased live contribution, remote
monitoring and test & measurement,
R&S provides real world solutions to
today's challenges. R&S, a leading
international provider of broadcast
and digital media solutions, will use
IBC2017 to showcase a number of
new and enhanced ingest, production,
monitoring and OTT distribution
workflow solutions that offer highquality, future-proofed migration
pathways to multi-platform IP-based
broadcast operations.
"Through organic growth combined
with strategic acquisitions, R&S has
built an elegant portfolio of products,
system solutions and enabling
technologies that combine some
of the best established hardware
systems combined with state of the
art IP-based systems," says Stephan
Krafft, Vice President, Marketing &
Technical Sales at R&S. "At IBC, this
will be presented as a series of exciting
technology showcases, many of
which are unique in the international
broadcast and media market. We look
forward to a tremendously exciting
show in Amsterdam."
Systems On Show
With its open architecture, R&S
VENICE is an ingest and playout system
that enables broadcasters to deliver
content in the most appropriate
manner by merging SDI and Videoover-IP technologies, empowering the
user to migrate to IP-based production
at a time and speed that best suits
their situation. R&S VENICE provides
a comfortable working environment
and comprehensively covers all major
formats and codecs. The system is easy

to operate and, in an industry where
time equals money, its transfer-while
and edit-while ingest workflows ensure
fast post processing. It seamlessly
ingests and plays out resolutions
ranging from SD to 4K, whilst
advanced transform functionality
allows transforming into all supported
formats.
Another R&S focus at IBC2017 will be
its R&S AVHE100 system solution for
encoding and multiplexing. A compact,
yet flexible and scalable transcoding,
encoding and multiplexing solution,
it offers best in class video quality
for premium content distribution,
including for today's most advanced
video coding standard HEVC - for OTT
and broadcast applications. It also fully
supports HDR video transmission.
Elsewhere on its IBC stand, following
its recent integration with Motama,
R&S will for the first time showcase
RelayCaster for live contribution
over public Internet services and
CodecCaster for high-density live
transcoding.
With RelayCaster, reliability of
contributing and distributing live
content via unmanaged networks
is significantly improved, as packet
loss issues are efficiently resolved.
RelayCaster enables the replacement
of expensive satellite links or contracts
with CDN service providers. In contrast
to these services, RelayCaster is
not limited to certain regions or
datacentres. RelayCaster enables
distribution of content across any
distance, to any place that is reachable
by Internet infrastructure. With
optional encryption, data streams will
be protected between all senders and
receivers (AES).
CodecCaster is a turnkey solution
for real-time transcoding, offering
high-performance and high-quality IPbased format conversion and bitrate

R&S AVHE100 system solution for encoding and multiplexing

R&S VENICE is
an ingest and
playout system

reduction for MPEG Transport Streams.
CodecCaster fully supports transcoding
and transrating to multiple bitrates
for adaptive streaming for MPEG-2,
AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. Audio
pass through and audio transcoding
for AAC, MPEG audio and Dolby
Digital Plus is available. CodecCaster
combines the full flexibility and
encoding quality of a software-defined
solution with high-performance. The
number of streams to be transcoded
in parallel is not artificially limited:
All units can be freely configured with
unlimited numbers of input streams
and output profiles up to the system
maximum.
Content Monitoring
Another focus for R&S at IBC2017
is advanced content monitoring for
broadcast and streaming media
services featuring its award winning
R&S PRISMON multiviewer. Leveraging
the experience from its NAB 2017
interoperability
showcase,
R&S
PRISMON will again actively participate
in the 'IBC2017 IP Showcase' running
interoperable implementations of
the latest drafts for SMPTE 2110 and
AMWA IS-04 in a live environment.
Also at IBC, R&S subsidiary GMIT will
introduce its secure mobile monitoring
service virtuWall as a cloud-based
supplementary service to R&S
PRISMON. The virtuWall app allows for
secure remote display of monitoring
information from a set of distributed
R&S PRISMON probes. This provides
offsite operational personnel with realtime access to monitoring and status
parameters of their broadcast and

streaming media services on standard
mobile devices via regular Internet
while profiting from a highly secured
web service.
Analysis Tool
In another technology showcase,
R&S will demonstrate the latest
enhancements
and
refinements
to its R&S ETL TV Analyzer. Used
by broadcast network operators
worldwide to install, maintain, service
and optimise terrestrial transmitter
networks and cable modulators, this
sophisticated test & measurement
device has become the universal
reference receiver for broadcast signal
analysis.
The latest version, being showcased
at IBC, supports HEVC compression
and combines the functionality of
a TV (analogue and digital) and FM
(radio) analyser, a video and MPEG
TS analyser and a spectrum analyser
in a single instrument. Also, the R&S
ETL contains generators to create
analogue video signals, audio signals
and MPEG-2 transport streams.

"Through organic
growth combined with
strategic acquisitions,
R&S has built an elegant
portfolio of products,
system solutions and
enabling technologies"
Stephan Krafft, R&S


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