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Rohde & Schwarz
Secures Russia 2018
World Cup Contract

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wisscom has appointed Rohde &
Schwarz to provide UHD encoding
facilities for the upcoming Russia 2018
FIFA World Cup.
Utilising Rohde & Schwarz's R&S
AVHE100
video
encoding
and
multiplexing system, Swisscom will
provide support for UHD channels
over an IPTV network for Swiss public
broadcaster SRG - the official rights
holder in Switzerland for the world
soccer championships at Russia 2018.
The contract, which was announced
at NAB Show 2018, will see Rohde &
Schwarz supply a fully redundant UHD
encoding platform that will allow SRG
to distribute three channels of live
and pre-recorded soccer coverage
throughout the Russian games.
As well as supplying multiple R&S
AVHE100 systems, Rohde & Schwarz
will provide technical and operational
support in the period running up
to, and throughout, the four-week
tournament.
The R&S AVHE100 is a compact, but
flexible and scalable transcoding,
encoding and multiplexing solution,
offering best-in-class video quality
for premium content distribution,
including advanced video coding
standard
HEVC
and
broadcast
applications.
The
platform
provides COTS-based encoding and
multiplexing, while its IP-based
system workflow provides advanced
redundancy options. In addition
to being 4K compatible, the R&S
AVHE100 platform provides High
Dynamic Range (HDR) content.

Rohde & Schwarz will deliver UHD
encoding facilities for the Russia 2018
soccer championship

Swisscom selected Rohde & Schwarz
following extensive research and
testing of various UHD-capable
encoding systems.
The Rohde & Schwarz option was
chosen as a result of its exceptionally
high image quality. Contributing to
this quality, the encoder uses an HEVC
algorithm developed in collaboration
with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz
Institute.
"It's not just outstanding image quality
that attracted us to Rohde & Schwarz -
it employs the lowest possible bitrate,
which presents major operational
advantages," said Bruno Haug, Head
of TV Development at Swisscom.
"This efficiency enables us to provide
UHD services to more viewers thanks
to some unparalleled signal chain
processing technology."
The project win is a boost for Rohde &
Schwarz's major projects team. "The
importance of this project to Rohde &
Schwarz cannot be understated and
to be selected as trusted technology
partner by Swisscom is something
that we are very proud of and take
very seriously," commented Stephan
Krafft, Vice President, Marketing and
Technical Sales at Rohde & Schwarz.
At
NAB,
Rohde
&
Schwarz
demonstrated how the solution
integrates seamlessly with its R&S
PRISMON monitoring solution to
ensure efficient monitoring of all
streams received and generated.


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