R&S SpycerBox trade-in program launches

Rohde & Schwarz has launched a R&S SpycerBox trade-in program, whereby you can trade in your R&S SpycerBox for the new R&S SpycerNode and receive attractive discounts. The offer ends June 30, 2019.

R&S SpycerBox trade-in program launches
R&S SpycerBox trade-in program launches

At IBC 2018, we launched R&S SpycerNode, the latest generation of our media storage that offers HPC redundancy mechanisms, a class-leading file system and an intuitive user interface. Centralized media storage for all applications has never been easier or better.

Increase your workflow efficiency now – use the link below to contact our sales team and learn more about this limited offer.

All R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL, R&S SpycerBox Cell, R&S SpycerBox Ultra, R&S SpycerBox Flex and DVS-SAN units are eligible.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. March 1, 2019.

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Netflix Post Technology Alliance Program

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EBU conducts UHD HDR tests at European Championships 2018

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