IBC 2019: Rohde & Schwarz shows new products and updates

5G Broadcast technology, Monitoring-as-a-service and more

At IBC, Rohde & Schwarz will show new product introductions, from 5G Broadcast core solutions to studio production, content mastering, storage and distribution over unmanaged networks.

5G Broadcast trials are currently underway in Germany where Rohde & Schwarz is a moving force within the 5G TODAY project. The company will showcase a new solution which enables terrestrial transmitters to deliver LTE/5G Broadcast content. This enables Rohde & Schwarz to be the first technology vendor to offer a complete 5G Broadcast solution.

DAB+ transmitter
Rohde & Schwarz will also introduce a new DAB+ radio transmitter. The new medium power transmitter R&S TMV9evo accompanies the R&S THV9evo high power transmitter. The DAB+ transmitters of Rohde & Schwarz help to run networks smoothly and reliably while reducing operating costs even further.

PKU100 750 W outdoor variant
Also showing its R&S PKU100 family of satellite solid-state Ku-band uplink amplifiers with the addition of its new 750 W outdoor variant. This model is offering the highest output power with the lowest dimensions. At IBC the company will also demonstrate the live operation of the unit wrapped around with the latest T&M equipment. It is incorporating adaptive predistortion and having the advantages of tube amplifiers.

Rohde & Schwarz plans to extend its fully cloud based monitoring-as-a-service solution R&S Prismon.cloud across further countries in the EU. The OTT monitoring solution addresses broadcasters and content providers. A flexible and scalable pricing model allows users to reduce their investments (CAPEX). Based on actual requirements PRISMON.cloud now provides monitoring of SMPTE 2110 on-premise streams in the dashboard, incident notification via email and an REST API for integration of status data in network management systems.

The R&S Prismon monitoring and IP-multiviewer family will benefit from increased capacities for SDI/ASI-I/Os, enhanced configuration for PTP and support for extended colour spaces with SMPTE ST 2110-based input signals.

Rohde & Schwarz will enhance its SpycerNode media storage system with a compact 2U height unit version along with several new JBOD capacity extension units. The new SpycerPAM a production asset management system, allows workgroup editing and seamless integration of various editing and mastering platforms such as Adobe Premier, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro and R&S Clipster.

The latest version of Clipster as the DCI/IMF mastering solution includes a Dolby Vision iCMU (integrated content mapping unit), which facilitates media conversion from HDR (with high peak luminance) to HDR (with low peak luminance) or SDR on live output via SDI or HDMI as well as for file transcoding.

The HDR optimized ProRes4444XQ support in Rec 2020, where all information of color space and HDR transfer functions will be written in the file has also take place. Venice will now support NMOS IS04 / IS05 and configuration via web service, which allows completely web services-based control of Venice (incl. FIMS and MOS) from IBC on.

With RelayCaster, reliability of contributing and distributing live content via unmanaged IP networks is significantly improved and packet loss issues are efficiently resolved. At IBC, Rohde & Schwarz will feature major updates for all RelayCaster products by software update: a new setup wizard reduces installation and setup times. Another major new feature provides link redundancy using two separate internet connections.





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