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Broadcast Technology Looks
To A Brighter 2021
2020 could not have been worse for the world as a whole but,
says Mediaproxy Chief Executive Erik Otto, it brought new
opportunities for broadcasters and technology
developers that will only increase this year...

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tarting a New Year always comes
with a feeling of hope that the
coming 12 months will be better,
more prosperous and offer greater
certainty and opportunities than what
went before. Few could have predicted
at the beginning of 2020 how much
disruption and sorrow the coronavirus
would cause but it also brought out the
best in many areas of life, including the
broadcast industry.
The most obvious was that it
reaffirmed television and radio as
sources of information. TV - and radio
in particular - also provided much
needed contact and entertainment for
people. What was less obvious to the
public was how the crisis accelerated
the use of remote production
techniques. With social distancing and
restrictions on the number of people
being in any place at one time, the

ability to control a production from the well established for connectivity in
main studio with only a small crew on broadcasting on a general basis.
site became a necessity.
Among the vital tasks that could be
Remote production was already used carried out remotely is compliance
by many broadcasters, but it came into monitoring, which became even more
its own as COVID-19 made producers necessary to ensure all distribution
and engineers think differently and paths were conforming to the relevant
more creatively about how television standards and reached the correct
could be produced to the same destinations.
standards as before. Another form
Mediaproxy was able to offer
of operations that existed prior to the increasing number of major
the virus but which also became vital broadcast
networks,
streaming
during the various national lockdowns service operators and facilities that
was working from home. This
enabled presenters, journalists
and technical personnel to carry on
their work more or less as normal
without the need to go into the
office or broadcast center.
Both forms of working were
partly made possible by fiber
Mediaproxy's LogPlayer
and IP links, which are now

InForm
use its technology the flexibility to
perform quality control (QC) and
compliance monitoring away from the
main master control room (MCR) or
network operations center (NOC). By
mirroring the Mediaproxy LogServer
logging and analysis systems at the
MCR/NOC in the homes of technical
operators, it was possible to maintain
the same level of checking and
audience experience. Through low
latency links, technicians monitored
outgoing streams using exceptionbased monitoring on Mediaproxy's
interactive Monwall multiviewer.
This new functionality, together with
Mediaproxy's proven technologies
for day-to-day logging and analysis at
broadcast centres, is something that is
being adopted by leading international
broadcasters and distribution facilities.
During 2020, Mediaproxy solidified
its position as the most trusted
technology in the market, reaching
nearly 20,000 deployed channels
globally.
Broadcast organizations and
manufacturers alike will doubtless
face tough times during 2021 but
the technology exists to ensure
TV and radio continues to provide
necessary services in the highest
possible quality.

Rohde & Schwarz Presents New Handheld
Vector Network Analyzer up to 26.5 GHz
R

ohde & Schwarz now offers the
R&S ZNH, a full two-port handheld
vector network analyzer up to 26.5 GHz
with cable and antenna analysis and
full S-parameter measurements. Both
of these functions are included free of
charge. The R&S ZNH is user-friendly,
easy to configure and has a compact
fanless housing for field applications.
The R&S ZNH handheld vector
network analyzer helps detect and
remedy defective RF cables and
communications system components.
It can also characterize components
up to 26.5 GHz in the field and lab.
The R&S ZNH comes standard with
essential functions, such as cable and
antenna measurements and full 2-port
S-parameter measurements. The
analyzer also has a built-in receiver
step attenuator at both ports that
protects it from overloading. The
R&S ZNH four-receiver architecture
supports unknown through, open,
short and match (UOSM) calibrations.
Best in class RF performance features

such as low trace noise (0,0025 dB
RMS), 100 dB dynamic range, 0 dBm
typical maximum output power and
16,001 measurement points make
the R&S ZNH ideal for installing and
maintaining
RF
communications
systems and characterizing basic RF
components.
Additional R&S ZNH options such as
a power meter, pulse measurement,
wave ratio and wave quantities enable
field engineers to maintain and swiftly
restore radar and satellite systems.
The options are provided using a
software keycode.
Weighing just 3 kg, the R&S ZNH has
a small form factor, fanless design,
long battery life and widely spaced
large keys for comfortable operation
with gloves, making it convenient
for work in the field. The 7 " multitouch display uses smart touch
gestures similar to smartphones in lab
applications. The R&S ZNH is simple
and user-friendly to operate. Novice
users can operate the analyzer with no

The R&S ZNH comes standard
with essential functions, such as
cable and antenna, and full 2-port
S-parameter measurements

previous training. The wizard function
enables pre-configuration of test
sequences, reducing on-site errors.
Free InstrumentView and MobileView
software enables measured data to be
forwarded straight from the field to
the lab for parallel analysis.
The handheld R&S ZNH is also
ideal for R&D labs, production lines
and universities, where space and

budgets are limited, and for measuring
RF
components
in
production
environments
such
as
filters,
amplifiers, cables, connectors and
antennas.
The handheld vector network
analyzer R&S ZNH is now available
from Rohde & Schwarz.


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