Rohde & Schwarz to showcase advances in IP, UHD & HDR workflows at BroadcastAsia

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded and optimised its R&S Venice platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications.

At BroadcastAsia 2018, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase new products and system solutions at booth # 4T2-04 spanning different application areas in the broadcast and electronic media processing market.

“Whether it’s SDI workflows over IP or strategies to exploit the wow factor of UHD HDR content, we will use BroadcastAsia as a showcase of the added value that Rohde & Schwarz brings to its customers in this dynamic fast-growing broadcast market,” commented Yew-jin Cheong, Director of Rohde & Schwarz Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters.

Among the solutions on display will be R&S Clipster the workstation for mastering and distributing feature films and episodic TV. Supporting up to 4K120p, from an array of professional media file formats or baseband SDI, R&S Clipster can support various stages of post production with its built-in tools.

At BroadcastAsia, Rohde & Schwarz will highlight its R&S SpycerBox multi-user shared storage system. Using the IBM Spectrum Scale file system solution with Rohde & Schwarz storage solutions ensures more efficient storage capacity utilisation, the release stated. The new file system software for R&S SpycerBox Cell and R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL simplifies the storage workflow and makes it more cost-effective, the company claims.

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded and optimised its R&S Venice platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S Venice offers stability and a range of features. The media server is interoperable with systems from other manufacturers and can be integrated into existing infrastructures.

Another Rohde & Schwarz focus at BroadcastAsia will be its R&S AVHE100 system solution for encoding and multiplexing. A compact, yet flexible and scalable transcoding, encoding and multiplexing solution, it reportedly offers best-in-class video quality for premium content distribution, including for today’s video coding standard HEVC for broadcast applications.

Another focus for Rohde & Schwarz at BroadcastAsia is advanced content monitoring for broadcast and streaming media services featuring R&S Prismon multiviewer. Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate how R&S Prismon is applicable to the broadest range of scenarios including playout, production, contribution, distribution and cloud environments.

Also at BroadcastAsia, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase R&S RelayCaster for live contribution over public internet services. With R&S RelayCaster, reliability of contributing and distributing live content via unmanaged networks is improved, as packet loss issues are efficiently resolved, the company claims. With optional encryption, data streams will be protected between all senders and receivers (AES).