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Rohde & Schwarz Transmitters
- from DAB to 5G and Beyond cont'd...
BSCC 2.0 makes it possible for
broadcasters and network operators
to launch new mobile TV services
for the end user. In order to deliver
more services such as multimedia
streaming on demand and public
warning, BSCC 2.0's functions can
be enhanced with more features and
optionally integrate MCE and/or MME
to provide a complete broadcast/
multicast solution. It can also be easily
connected to third-party MCE and/or
MME as a highly flexible platform. The
BSCC 2.0 broadcast service and control
centre supports all required 3GPP
standardized interfaces to control all
EPC elements involved in the delivery
of broadcast content over the
LTE/5G network.
This exciting product was
first introduced at IBC last
year and directly won the IABM
BaM Award 2019. Since then,
we have been very actively
involved with large-scale proof
of concept trials in Munich,
Beijing, and Rio de Janeiro.

Also, in Barcelona early this year,
we have provided an end-to-end 5G
Broadcast/Multicast solution. This
Proof of Concept demonstration is
based around our 1.5 KW TMU9evo
5G Broadcast enabled transmitter,
with BSCC 2.0 playing the role of a
core network. In addition, a software
defined receiver, developed by
Technical University of Braunschweig
is used to demonstrate the 5G
Broadcast reception.
In Barcelona, the on air signal
is transmitted in channel 56 with
5MHz bandwidth (750-755 MHz)
from Collserola's Tower Cellnex
facilities. Spinner, a worldwide filters

provider for mobile and broadcasting
infrastructures, takes part in the PoC,
providing a 5MHz 5G Broadcast based
filter for the transmitter. The content
broadcast through the Broadcast/
Multicast over 5G trial includes both
live and non-live 4K streams. The live
content is provided by RTVE, - the
Spanish public service broadcaster includes the live radio channel "Radio
5" and the TV channel "Canal 24H"
from RTVE (both channels dedicated to
public service content).
At Rohde & Schwarz, we believe that
5G Broadcast/Multicast applications
are well suited to the European
and global market. In Italy, we are
supporting
CRIT
(Italian
broadcaster RAI's R&D body)
in Torino with a 5G Broadcast
test network including high/
medium power transmitters
and the BSCC playing the role
of the core network.
With nearly the same setup,
we promote a better way of
delivering content to many

THU9evo Liquid-Cooled UHF Transmitter

consumers across France, Austria,
Finland, Spain and Philippines where
tests are also taking places. Interest
is high in other parts of the world
like South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia,
Australia, UAE, Russia, Hong Kong,
Korea, UK and even US, where we
have identified potential future 5G
Broadcast/Multicast commercial trials.
If you are interested in more
information about any aspect of my
presentation, contact your local Rohde
& Schwarz representative who will put
us in touch.

Shotoku's TR-XT Firmly in the Frame
New level of automation supports face tracking for both
onsite and remote operation...
By James Eddershaw, Managing Director UK

T

he TR-XT control system has
been the centrepiece of Shotoku
Broadcast Systems' robotics platform
for several years. Over time it has
expanded with increased capacity
and features that have been added
in response to our global customers'
growing needs. TR-XT remains at the
leading edge of robotic camera control
with features such as CRuZe, LiveView,
and now AutoFrame.
AutoFrame adds automatic face
tracking to the TR-XT system. Face
tracking is not new, we are all familiar
with the ability of even the simplest
of PTZ cameras to identify and track
a face. The challenge for live TV
applications though, is to ensure the
tracking is intelligent and produces
a viewing experience virtually
indistinguishable to that of a manual
camera. To hold frame is easy, holding
it smoothly and naturally as presenters
and inexperienced guests move, is

more difficult.
AutoFrame makes
this possible by combining tracking
algorithms with subtle adjustments
for response delays, accelerations, and
decelerations in motion.
As always with Shotoku systems, the
focus is on advanced performance
and reliability with the simplest of
set-ups and operation. AutoFrame
requires only a minimum of selection
and set-up choices, the rest is
automatic. So much so that it can even
initiate tracking without any human
intervention - recall the shot and start
tracking immediately in one operation.
With this level of automation control
rooms require fewer people working
closely together and operators can
easily work from remote locations,
even at home if necessary.
Tracking can be based on a single
face, or two faces simultaneously maintaining appropriate framing in
interviews.
All tracking selections

can be carried out by an external
automation system so, where
appropriate, productions can be
run without any dedicated robotics
operator at all, even on shows
where on-air re-framing may still
be expected.
That said, human
intervention is always possible
whenever the need arises - AutoFrame
will immediately disengage if an
operator takes control of the camera
or if acceptable tracking becomes
impossible to maintain. AutoFrame
will never randomly move the head,
hunting for a face to track. It will
remain disengaged on that camera
until tracking is restarted.
AutoFrame is tightly integrated with
TR-XT but is effectively a separate
system meaning it will be able to
work with other Shotoku controllers
such as those used in parliamentary
applications. It also means AutoFrame
can be added to any TR-XT installation

new or old, large or small. Each
AutoFrame system can simultaneously
track four live cameras and multiple
systems can be added to increase that
capacity if required.
TR-XT, with its wealth of features and
advanced operational capability, and
now with AutoFrame face tracking,
offers any live TV broadcaster the
chance to expand the use of robotics
without compromising on production
quality, while keeping costs firmly
under control.
James Eddershaw has 32+ years
experience in technical and commercial
roles within the broadcast industry. He
joined Shotoku UK in 2007 and was
named Managing Director in 2016.


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