Broadcast and media


CABSAT 2022 sees Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power deliver integrated workflows from ingest to playout along with live over-the-air 5G Broadcast to smartphones

The Rohde & Schwarz stand will give visitors an up-close look at end-to-end workflows for ingest, transcoding, storage, multiviewing, branding and playout as well as a live 5G streaming demonstration

Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power at CABSAT 2022
Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power at CABSAT 2022

Booth E6-20, CABSAT, Dubai, 17-19 May — Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in broadcast media technologies, will demonstrate multiple end-to-end workflows for broadcasters, highlighting clear migration paths from SDI to IP to the cloud at CABSAT 2022. With the launch of platform agnostic studio production, playout and transcoding capabilities, Rohde & Schwarz provides broadcasters and production companies with all the robustness that they expect from traditional broadcast workflows with added flexibility and scalability that the cloud offers. 

In partnership with Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz is also showcasing 5G Broadcast with a full end-to-end streaming demonstration at CABSAT 2022. The demonstration will deliver content to smartphone devices and highlight Broadcast/Multicast capabilities over 5G. Content will be re-transmitted using a 5G Broadcast signal over-the-air, giving visitors to the stand a first-hand look at an advanced live mobile experience. 

Jörg Fries, vice president broadcast, amplifier and media solutions at Rohde & Schwarz said, “At Rohde & Schwarz we are committed to supporting the growth of our customers in the MENA region and helping them to adapt as our market experiences rapid shifts. regardless of the underlying technology, 24/7 capability and uncompromising quality must never be disrupted; Rohde & Schwarz understands this fundamental business need. At CABSAT 2022 we look forward to showing visitors how our unique combination of robustness and futureproofing can support the evolution of their businesses.” 

As part of its commitment to helping customers make their journey from SDI to IP to cloud in ways that meet their specific needs, Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive range of solutions that deliver on-premise and/or virtualizable workflows, allowing broadcasters to handle tasks such as ingest, transcoding and quality control (QC). At CABSAT 2022, customers will see how they can benefit from cloud playout ability to rapidly spin up/spin down channels as and when needed.  


Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power will together be presenting integrated workflow solutions, from ingest to playout, that include broadcast-wide monitoring, multiviewing and storage.  

Studio Production – R&S will highlight its live, multi-camera for ingest, transcoding and studio playout functionality for studio production using existing and software solutions for storage that synchronizes content from the facility with the cloud storage. Within a single workflow, studio content being ingested could be passed straight to master control for scheduled or immediate playout. Monitoring and Multiviewing from the cloud, using SRT, brings multiviewer mosaics and monitoring content back to the studio.  

Post Production – R&S CLIPSTER, which has for many years been the gold standard solution for mastering and distribution of feature films and episodic TV, sees a new competitive CLIPSTER MKII release. The new CLIPSTER platform brings greater functionality to a wider audience at a more competitive price. R&S also recently launched its dedicated post production storage solution, SpycerNode SC, bringing high performance computing power, speed, and reliability to post production workflows. 

Delivery – Using AWS, directly from the show floor, Pixel Power will present Playout, Branding and Automation workflows via the public cloud as well as demonstrating an on-premise solution. With integrated, software defined, virtualizable monitoring and multiviewing, a powerful portfolio for playout and transmission suites is now available within one system. Fully embedded graphics and branding come with 30 years heritage and experience and offers workflow solutions for a range of sophisticated in-channel and cross channel branding and promotion as well as playout.  

Distribution – Television & Radio Transmitters have been at the heart of R&S broadcast technology for more than 70 years. R&S presents its leading-edge software-upgradable TV transmitters as well as the new 5G Broadcast and ATSC3.0 technologies that redefine the future of content delivery on the move. Rohde & Schwarz transmitters fully support ATSC 3.0 core features, including multiple physical layer pipes (PLP), multiple subframes and single frequency networks (SFN) capabilities for optimal spectrum utilization. They also support ATSC 3.0 layered division multiplexing (LDM), helping network operators maximize coverage in different reception scenarios, including fixed and mobile reception. 

5G Broadcast – To bring a live 5G Broadcast demonstration together, Rohde & Schwarz will use its end-to-end 3GPP compliant solution that comprises a 5G Broadcast enabled R&S TLU9 transmitter and the Broadcast Service and Control Center (BSCC2.0) acting as a core network. The 5G Broadcast solution is built on the 3GPP Rel-16 feature-set, operating in a Receive-Only Mode (ROM), Free-To-Air (FTA) and without the need for a SIM card (SIM-free reception). The 5G Broadcast dedicated mode will be demonstrated with a standalone broadcast High Power High Tower (HPHT) infrastructure while operating within the UHF band. 

Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading technology innovator in broadcast and media for over eight decades. With technology for live studio production, premium post production, playout delivery and distribution Rohde & Schwarz helps creative, operational and technical people make and deliver great programs for great entertainment.

Rohde & Schwarz develops virtualizable, software and hardware solutions for live ingest, transcoding, graphics & branding, master control playout, automation, multiviewing, monitoring, intelligent storage as well as solid state satellite amplifiers and terrestrial transmission for radio, linear television, OTT and VOD. As media people we design for media people and with our engineering prowess and dedication to customer support we know exactly how to make it happen to highest quality. Privately owned and engineering led.

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