At NAB 2018 Rohde & Schwarz has showcased R&S Prismon that helps customers by adding support for SMPTE 2110 and AMWA IS-04 to its latest software release. Additionally, the set of I/O interfaces has been extended up to 100 GE, and the platform R&S Prismon Ultra (1RU) has been added to the portfolio.
Today each channel requires simultaneous monitoring of multiple broadcast and OTT streams carrying identical content. Depending on the actual distribution path, each stream is encoded with different quality and bit/framerate. The resulting diversity causes technical complexity and many sources of possible errors. R&S Prismon provides simultaneous multi-delivery monitoring to address this challenge for providers of broadcast and streaming media services on a single, converged platform.
Other recent feature enhancements of R&S Prismon are certification for Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby E, enhanced root cause analysis via a new Incident Recording function, SCTE-35 monitoring for MPEG-TS and OTT streams, and the addition of CMAF to the already comprehensive protocol suite for OTT monitoring.
Leveraging the experience from previous NAB 2017, IBC 2017 and SMPTE ATC 2017 interoperability showcases, R&S Prismon is participating in the NAB 2018 IP Showcase, running interoperable implementations of SMPTE 2110 in a live environment.