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Munich 07-Mar-2019

Global association of TV broadcasters ENEX chooses IP contribution solution R&S RelayCaster from Rohde & Schwarz

For its new global contribution and distribution network, the global association for TV broadcasters ENEX chose R&S RelayCaster, the IP contribution solution from Rohde & Schwarz. R&S RelayCaster delivers reliable contribution and distribution of live content over unmanaged IP networks. System integrator EuroMedia Services helped integrate the solution.

Many master control rooms of the ENEX partners located worldwide have to be connected.
Many master control rooms of the ENEX partners located worldwide have to be connected.

The ENEX association, with local partners in more than 50 countries, shares their news content and new production resources with their members. ENEX holds permanent satellite capacity for their use. Looking for an alternative to satellites as an exchange platform for live content, ENEX has specific requirements for the new equipment. First, the many master control rooms of the partners located worldwide have to be connected as best as possible using the current infrastructure. And high stability and reliability with low latency has to be achieved while keeping the investment as low as possible.

R&S RelayCaster achieves high transmission reliability by reducing packet losses to a minimum, providing the necessary quality of service (QoS) conditions for uninterrupted transmission. Optional encryption based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides end-to-end protection of the transmitted data streams. The only challenge was to link the typical broadcast environment to the IP world. This meant bridging both worlds to acquire the necessary competence and to meet and adapt various security challenges.

Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX, said: “We want to take advantage of the increased performance of IP technologies and networks. R&S RelayCaster is an excellent fit for our global network.’’

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.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2020, Rohde & Schwarz had around 12,300 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


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ENEX

ENEX is an association of the world’s leading commercial TV broadcasters. ENEX members share their news content and their news production resources. ENEX provides more than 40,000 news videos a year and more than 2,000 live sources. When breaking news happens ENEX is there. Partners contribute their own coverage, ensuring speed and exclusivity. ENEX has presence in more than 50 countries, where 90% of the international news is generated. From its Coordination Centre is in Luxembourg ENEX aggressively sources other content from around the world. https://enex.lu/public/ and https://enex.lu/public/members/

Euromedia Service

As system integrator and Value-Added Reseller of leading Manufacturers Euromedia Service is specialized on product sales and individual system solutions for the markets Broadcast, Cable, IPTV, OTT, SAT and Network Management. They are supporting Public TV- and Radio-Stations, Private TV- and Radio-Stations, Cable network operators and public utility companies and Service as well as telco providers. Founded in 2007 as a GmbH, the company is headquarterted in Dueren. www.euromedia-shop.de/

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