R&S®PRISMON A/V Content Monitoring & Multiviewer Solutions

Convergent next-generation monitoring for broadcast and streaming services

Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon
Audio & Video Monitoring - Prismon

Challenge & Solution

In a heterogeneous world of ever growing and fast moving standards and formats for media content transport and encoding, flexibility and cost are winning factors.

R&S®PRISMON is designed from the ground up to allow broadcast and media service providers to successfully solve these challenges. It provides an innovative and versatile software-based solution for monitoring and multiviewing of audio/video content for both broadcast and streaming services.

Key Facts

  • Multi-standard/multi-protocol support for unmatched versatility (e.g. SDI, SMPTE 2022-1/2, SMPTE 2022-6, AIMS, ASPEN, OTT protocol suite, DVB)
  • Multi-application approach for playout/contribution and distribution environments on a single platform
  • Fully software-defined solution for future-proof extensibility
  • Cloud-enabled platform and orchestration-ready design for dynamic and flexible allocation of monitoring capacity

    Features & Benefits

    Unmatched versatility in transport protocols and standards

    Unmatched versatility in transport protocols and standards

    • Support for IP-based signal types (SMPTE 2022-1/2, SMPTE 2022-6, AIMS, ASPEN)
    • Support for classical signal types (SDI, ASI)
    • Multiprotocol stack for OTT/streaming (CDN download/upload, VoD download)
    • DVB
    Unmatched versatility in transport protocols and standards

    Unmatched versatility in media formats and standards

    • Support for video services with resolutions up to UHD/4k
    • Comprehensive set of video codecs (MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, J2K, TICO)
    • Comprehensive set of audio codecs (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer II, AAC, HE-AAC, ATSC A/52 (AC-3), VORBIS)
    Cost-effective, convergent monitoring of playout/contribution and distribution environments

    Cost-effective, convergent monitoring of playout/contribution and distribution environments

    • Multi-application approach with unified software framework
    • Single scalable computing platform (industry standard IT server or hypervisor)
    Future-Proof Extensibility

    Future-Proof Extensibility

    • Fully software-defined solution
    • Comprehensive set of I/O accessories for legacy supportModular software framework
    Dynamic and flexible allocation of monitoring capacity in the cloud

    Dynamic and flexible allocation of monitoring capacity in the cloud

    • Support for operation in the cloud
    • Support for major hypervisor types
    • License server with dynamic allocation of floating licenses
    • Orchestration-ready design
    Comprehensive and extendable set of functions for signal analysis and content monitoring

    Comprehensive and extendable set of functions for signal analysis and content monitoring

    • Continuous decoding and analysis of audio services
    • Continuous/periodic decoding and analysis of video services
    • T2-MI decoding for TSoIP/TS ASI
    • ETSI TR 101 290 monitoring
    • Video live quality measurement (LiveQM)
    • Video freeze with whitelisting
    Powerful multiviewer video wall

    Powerful multiviewer video wall

    • Flexible layout with built-in editor
    • Resolution up to UHD/4k
    • IP-based remote output (SMPTE 2022-1/2, 2022-6)
    • Overlay display of supplementary monitoring & analysis information
    Comprehensive set of functions for system administration

    Comprehensive set of functions for system administration

    • Web-based GUI/RESTful API for remote configuration and administration
    • Email-based notification on alerts and alarms

    Award winning technology

    • Recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2017 NAB Show by TV Technology
    • Evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry expert
    • Selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry
    Specifications
    Specifications in brief
    Input
    Input protocols IP-based input ❙ SMPTE 2022-1/2 (TS over IP)
    ❙ SMPTE 2022-6
    ❙ SMPTE 302M
    ❙ AIMS protocol suite
    ❙ ASPEN protocol suite
    ❙ OTT protocol suite (HLS, MSS/HSS, DASH, HDS, RTMP, HbbTV, IceCast)
      SDI input ❙ SD-SDI (SMPTE ST 259)
    ❙ HD-SDI (SMPTE ST 292)
    ❙ 3G-SDI (SMPTE ST 424)
    ❙ Quad-Link 3G-SDI
      DVB input MPEG transport stream (ISO/IEC 13818-1, ITU-T Rec. H.222.0)
    Video processing
    Video decoding codecs ❙ MPEG-2
    ❙ H.264/AVC
    ❙ H.265/HEVC
    ❙ J2K
    ❙ TICO
      resolutions (horizontal pixel × vertical pixel) ❙ up to 1920 × 1080 for MPEG-2, H.264, J2K, TICO
    ❙ up to 3840 × 2160 for HEVC
      SD (progressive H.265),
    frame size (rate),
    horizontal pixel × vertical pixel (frames/s)
    ❙ 960 × 540 (60, 59.94, 50)
    ❙ 544 × 576 (25)
    ❙ 352 × 288 (25)
    ❙ 176 × 144 (25)
      HD (progressive DVB),
    frame size (rate)
    1920 × 1080 (60, 59.94, 50)
    1280 × 720 (60, 59.94, 50),
    960 × 720 (50)
      UHD/4k (progressive),
    frame size (rate)
    3840 × 2160 (60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25)
    Video analyzing functions ❙ determination of video frames with no changes (video freeze)
    ❙ determination of video frames with low luminance level (video black)
    ❙ determination of lost video signal
    ❙ determination of content mismatch
    Audio processing
    Audio decoding codecs ❙ MPEG-1/2 audio layer II
    ❙ AAC
    ❙ HE-AAC
    ❙ ATSC A/52 (AC-3)
    ❙ VORBIS
    Audio analyzing functions ❙ determination of audio samples with low audio level (audio silence)
    ❙ determination of audio samples with high audio level (audio overload)
    ❙ determination of audio samples with constant audio level (audio constant)
    ❙ determination of lost audio signal
    ❙ loudness monitoring
    Service monitoring and analysis
    Data decoding and analysis functions ❙ teletext decoding
    ❙ subtitle decoding
    ❙ determination of lost data signal
    ❙ closed aption decoding
    ❙ parental rating
    ❙ running state
    ❙ SCTE 35
    ❙ HDR monitoring
    Video image quality monitoring functions ❙ referenced based picture quality monitoring methods (max. resolution: 4K/UHD)
    ❙ side by side visualization
    ❙ A/V delay measurement
    Video content monitoring functions ❙ video content compare (max. resolution: HD)
    ❙ video freeze (max. resolution: UHD/4k)
    ❙ video freeze with whitelisting (max. resolution: HD)
    ❙ video black (max. resolution: UHD/4k)
    OTT source monitoring functions ❙ multiprotocol download
    ❙ multiprotocol upload sniffing
    ❙ multiprotocol VoD download
    DVB source monitoring functions T2-MI decode for TS over IP/TS ASI
    Transport layer monitoring functions TR 101290 V1.2.1 – first/second/third priority monitoring
    Multiviewer video wall
    Layout   ❙ tile presets: video, teletext, audio, quality, waveform, status
    ❙ tiles freely positionable
    ❙ multiple tile sizes for video and audio services
    Video visualization aspect ratio handling ❙ Automatic scaling to correct aspect ratio
    ❙ Support of dynamic aspect ratio changes
    Audio visualization functions ❙ audio meter scale
    ❙ peak indicator
    ❙ RMS indicator
    Meta data visualization functions ❙ display of meta data per tile
    ❙ dynamic system and description tiles
    HDMI output frame size (rate),
    horizontal pixel × vertical pixel (frames/s)
    ❙ 1920 × 1080 (60, 50)
    ❙ 3840 × 2160 (30, 25)
    Streaming output protocols ❙ SMPTE 2022-2
    ❙ SMPTE 2022-6 (frame rate/size 1920 x 1080 (25) only)
      codecs ❙ MPEG-2
    ❙ H.264/AVC
      frame size (rate),
    horizontal pixel × vertical pixel (frames/s)
    ❙ MPEG-2: 720 × 576 (25)
    ❙ H.264/AVC: 720 × 576 (25), 1920 × 1080 (25)

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