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Cornelius Heinemann heads up Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media division

Cornelius Heinemann takes over as Executive Vice President Broadcast and Media at Rohde & Schwarz at the beginning of July 2019, and is appointed to the Board of Directors at the same time. He was previously responsible for the Transmitter and Amplifier Systems and File Based Media Solutions business units within the Broadcast & Media Division.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 11, 2019.

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Live 8K broadcasts over 5G at French Open tennis

The Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), France Télévisions and Orange have joined forces to offer the first ever live 8K broadcast on 5G networks of matches from the 2019 French Open tennis at Roland-Garros. The 8K market is forecast to be worth USD 26.8 billion by 2024.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 11, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz presents latest products and solutions at ANGACOM

Rohde & Schwarz will show its leading-edge solutions at ANGACOM 2019 in Cologne, June 4-6, at booth R8 in hall 8. Highlights include end to end cloud-based OTT monitoring systems, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, advanced DOCSIS 3.1 testing and signal and spectrum analysers up to 44GHz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 28, 2019.

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Media companies invest more in IP and cloud technologies

The latest IABM Buying Trends Report has revealed the latest media and broadcast trends in the market today. Read the findings here.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 22, 2019.

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EBU tests HDR pipeline for producers

New plans recommend the best ways to process high dynamic range (HDR) images, while we offer industry-leading solutions for handling it.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 22, 2019.

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Newsroom and studio production take centre-stage at BroadcastAsia

Rohde & Schwarz will highlight newsroom and studio production solutions, mastering and IP workflows at the 2019 show in Singapore, a part of ConnecTechAsia, from June 18-20, 2019. For the first time, newly-acquired subsidiary Pixel Power will co-exhibit with Rohde & Schwarz at booth 4T3-01, Level 4, Suntec Singapore.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 17, 2019.

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Serbian state broadcaster RTS builds new MCR around R&S VENICE-S

RTS has placed Rohde & Schwarz R&S VENICE-S server system at the heart a new master control room (MCR) at its production centre in Belgrade.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 8, 2019.

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IT decision makers target cloud solutions

A report from Nutranix has found that IT decision makers plan to massively increase their companies’ cloud usage – using a combination of private cloud and third-party, public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 1, 2019.

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R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring solution utilises Microsoft Azure

Rohde & Schwarz has selected global cloud service provider Microsoft Azure to support its new R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring system, launched at NAB 2019.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 30, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz plans integrated future for Pixel Power

At NAB 2019, Rohde & Schwarz Vice President, Cornelius Heinemann, said Pixel Power has a strong integrated future within the Rohde & Schwarz family after its acquisition at the end of last year.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 25, 2019.

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Quality assurance key for OTT success

Discover how Rohde & Schwarz’s new cloud-based OTT monitoring solution - R&S PRISMON.cloud - helps providers easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. April 17, 2019.

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R&S PRISMON.cloud wins Best of Show Award at NAB 2019

TV Technology announced that the newly launched R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring solution from Rohde & Schwarz was one of its prestigious Best of Show Award winners at the NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2019.

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The future of broadcast monitoring is here: introducing R&S PRISMON.cloud

In 2017, Rohde & Schwarz introduced R&S PRISMON, our monitoring solution for audio/video services. Now in 2019, we are releasing our updated, cloud-based partner product to enhance and expand capabilities for our customers. Learn how this will help transform the current state of media content monitoring here.

Posted by Kristina Salmane. April 10, 2019.

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R&S PRISMON.cloud launches at NAB 2019

Dr. Alexander Hackmann, Business Development Manager Monitoring & Headend, introduces the new R&S PRISMON.cloud multiviewer and monitoring solution unveiled at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2019.

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tpc in Switzerland builds state of the art IP-based broadcast facility

Andreas Lattmann, CTO, tpc, explains how Rohde & Schwarz solutions, including the R&S PRISMON and R&S VENICE, are being integrated in the company’s state of the art IP-based broadcast facilities in Switzerland.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 9, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz booth overview at NAB Show 2019

Tim Felstead, Director of Strategic and Product Marketing, Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the key highlights on the booth at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 9, 2019.

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New R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solutions unveiled at NAB 2019

Rohde & Schwarz presents its field-proven R&S PRISMON solution with a new take on two primary applications: advanced A/V monitoring for distribution and delivery environments and an IP baseband multiviewer for studio, production and playout environments. See more at NAB 2019 on the Rohde & Schwarz booth SL6405, South Lower Hall.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 1, 2019.

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Technology changing the way we see sports

Technology is advancing the way we engage with sport, with the introduction of high-speed broadband speeds. Find out what this will mean for the viewers at home as well as those in the industry.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. March 13, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz presents cutting-edge solutions at NAB 2019

From April 8 to 11 at NAB 19 in Las Vegas, Rohde & Schwarz will present its latest product portfolio under the motto "Supporting you today. And for the future." Highlights include a new cloud solution for monitoring, a new high-power transmitter and new applications for existing solutions. Another focal point is 5G Broadcast. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its products and solutions at booth SL6405 in South Lower Hall.

Posted by Patrizia Muehlbauer. February 28, 2019.

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GMIT fully integrates video-over-IP monitoring and distribution solutions with Rohde & Schwarz

GMIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz since 2010, will be fully integrated into the group by the end of January 2019. With this move, the electronics specialist reinforces its commitment to digital products, including the R&S PRISMON audio/video content monitoring and multiviewer solution and the R&S RelayCaster video-over-IP distribution solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 22, 2019.

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Swiss broadcaster’s video-over-IP facility has R&S PRISMON monitoring at its heart

The R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution sits at the heart of a new video-over-IP campus building built by technology and production center switzerland ag (tpc) for SRF, the Swiss broadcasting company serving the German-speaking region of Switzerland.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 18, 2019.

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EBU publishes new specification for video-over-IP facilities

The EBU has published a new specification – EBU Tech 3371 – laying out the minimum requirements needed in a video-over-IP broadcast facility to support SMPTE ST 2110 standard production equipment.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 17, 2019.

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What will happen to the media cloud services market in 2019?

There’s a perfect storm brewing. Numerous forecasts point toward the rapid growth of video, driven by demand for video over mobile often in tandem with breathless predictions for the rollout of 5G, the next generation wireless broadband. The choice for media companies is to build the physical infrastructure to cope, or go to the cloud.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. December 13, 2018.

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What will happen to the 4K UHD TV market in 2019?

The market for 4K UHD TV sales is growing strongly, led by the increase in premium 4K UHD content, and is predicted by specialist research and consulting firm Futuresource Consulting to top 100 million units worldwide in 2018 and to continue expanding rapidly in 2019 and beyond.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 11, 2018.

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R&S SypcerNode media storage system now commercially available

Following a successful technology showcase and system launch at IBC 2018, Rohde & Schwarz has announced the commercial availability of its R&S SpycerNode media storage system, offering a new and radically different approach to the broadest range of broadcast and media storage requirements.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 10, 2018.

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What will happen to the VR and AR market in 2019?

Looking at the market for two of the big technology trends of 2018, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) sales are predicted to have fallen sharply in 2018, but will return to growth in 2019, according to a new report by research firm CCS Insight.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 10, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz acquires Pixel Power Limited

Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Pixel Power Ltd., a technology leader in television branding, graphics, automation, master control and playout. With this acquisition Rohde & Schwarz is executing its plan to expand further in broadcast playout while taking ownership of a company with significant technological leadership. The subsidiary will be renamed "Pixel Power Ltd. - A Rohde & Schwarz Company".

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 27, 2018.

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The 8K future arrives in December

At the beginning of December 2018, the world’s first regular broadcasts in 8K begin, the climax of a 23-year development programme for Japanese broadcaster NHK. The question is whether it is truly the start of something that will eventually sweep the industry or will remain niche.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. November 13, 2018.

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Contribution and distribution using unmanaged networks a key focus at SMPTE2018

Moving IP media effectively over unmanaged networks was a key focus at SMPTE2018 in Los Angeles, October 22-25, 2018. A major stream in the conference programme was dedicated to the subject, including a presentation on Thursday by Martin Holmes, Senior Business Development Manager at Rohde & Schwarz (booth 322).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 4, 2018.

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Interoperability and content exchange made easy with IMF

Interoperability and content exchange made easy with IMF – eBook

Posted by Chris Dickinson. October 16, 2018.

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Internet giants dominate IBC with virtual presence

IBC2018 might not go down as a classic in terms of ground-breaking point product release but it marked a definitive shift away from legacy broadcasting and engineering to new models based on software as a service.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. October 3, 2018.

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Next generation storage solution unveiled at IBC 2018

Rohde & Schwarz showcased a brand new storage solution at IBC 2018. R&S SpycerNode combines enterprise-class hardware with state-of-the-art software technologies. It is the first storage product on the M&E market to feature high performance computing (HPC).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

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Netflix Post Technology Alliance Program

Rohde & Schwarz participates in Netflix PTA Program

Rohde & Schwarz is an inaugural participant in the Netflix Post Technology Alliance Program (PTA), with the R&S CLIPSTER 6.7 mastering and distribution workstation. The PTA Program identifies products that meet Netflix technical and delivery specifications today and will continue to do so in the future.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

Media Factory or Customised Curation? Content's future at IBC2018

Themed around ‘the search for growth’ IBC will showcase AI-assisted workflows, the status of IP infrastructure and the future of content.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. August 28, 2018.

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How to achieve cost effective IP contribution and distribution

Whether in a studio or a live outside broadcast, IP-based content transport systems simplify content acquisition and, in distribution, extend the reach of content providers at reduced cost per viewer. Download the eBook to learn more.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 23, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz to showcase latest solutions at IBC 2018

At IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, September 14-18, Rohde & Schwarz (booth 7.B21) will make a number of strategic new product introductions that impact across many sectors of the broadcast industry, from post production storage to satellite and terrestrial transmitter networks.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 11, 2018.

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BBC wins world cup for pioneering UHD HDR live streaming

The BBC’s live streaming of the FIFA World Cup in UHD and HDR is a case of believe the hype. The BBC has cracked open the possibilities of end to end live streamed ultra-resolution high dynamic range content and signalled the future in a landmark public trial.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. July 11, 2018.

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SES broadcasts first 8K TV images using Rohde & Schwarz satellite uplink amplifier

Leading satellite operator SES successfully broadcast an 8K television signal – four times bigger than 4K – for the first time in May 2018. The demo broadcast was supported by the new R&S PKU amplifier from Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 5, 2018.

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Nika-TV upgrades studio production and playout with R&S Venice

Award-winning Russian satellite TV and radio broadcaster migrated all its studio production and playout operations to R&S Venice servers in a single day.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 5, 2018.

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How to monitor the same content across different pathways

Rohde & Schwarz has produced a white paper that explains how R&S ALASS technology, working with the R&S PRISMON monitoring solution, simultaneously monitors the same content as it is distributed to a broad range of devices, ensuring a common standard is maintained across a broad range of pathways.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 5, 2018.

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What role do servers play in today’s broadcast operations?

Without any doubt, the future of the broadcast industry will be increasingly influenced by the Cloud-based technologies, but today is there still a place for on-premise video servers? And if so, what will these servers look like and how will they operate? Will everything be remote production over IP networks?

Posted by Tim Felstead. May 17, 2018.

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BroadcastAsia 2018 showcases IP and UHD-HDR workflows

Singapore broadcast and media show spotlights key market drivers fuelling growth across the APAC region, with Rohde & Schwarz (booth 4T2-04) leading the way.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 14, 2018.

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Today’s big data challenge

If your business handles large volumes of film, video, and computer graphic data as part of your daily workflow, then there is a requirement for a fast and reliable storage architecture.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 1, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz expands its media server platform for studio production and playout

Rohde & Schwarz has significantly expanded and optimized its new R&S VENICE platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S VENICE offers absolute stability and an enormous range of features. Its flexibility makes it a future-proof investment.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2018.

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Future technologies provide a focus for broadcasters at NAB 2018

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith opened the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas with his annual State of the Broadcast Industry Address, and a broad range of industry professionals led sessions focusing on the latest advances in filmmaking, television production and content creation.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 11, 2018.

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IP Showcase at NAB 2018 demonstrates SMPTE ST 2110 under real conditions

Vendors and broadcasters who plan to switch to IP can check the interoperability of products under realistic conditions in accordance with SMPTE ST 2110 and the AMWA NMOS specification at the IP Showcase at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 7, 2018.

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UHD/4K HDR end to end solutions feature at Arab Radio and TV Festival

The Arab Radio and TV Festival in Tunisia, April 26-29, 2018, features a demonstration of the latest UHD/4K HDR end to end production solution from Rohde & Schwarz. The Festival is organised by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in cooperation with Tunisian Radio and TV and in partnership with the Arab Satellite Communications Organisation, Arabsat.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 28, 2018.

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NAB showcases the state of the industry

The rate of technological change in the industry is unprecedented which is both a cause for alarm as well as excitement, both moods likely to be encapsulated at NAB this month.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. March 20, 2018.

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Game-changer products and solutions at NAB 2018

At NAB 2018, Rohde & Schwarz (booth SL6610) will showcase new products and system solutions spanning many different application areas in the broadcast and electronic media processing market.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 6, 2018.

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SMPTE to publish IMF for broadcast and OTT delivery

Before NAB in April there will be a new file format available for facilities, broadcasters and online publishers. Based on the existing Interoperable Master Format (IMF), the new specification will be adapted for online delivery rather than the Hollywood Studios cinema and archive focus of the original.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. January 30, 2018.

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IP-based playout and multiviewer facilities support RTL’s new OTT platform

Pinoeering German broadcaster RTL II created a fully IP-based playout facility for its new OTT channel, including a monitoring and multiviewer solution supplied by Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 29, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media portfolio on show at CABSAT 2018

Around 13,000 visitors attended the first day of CABSAT 2018 in Dubai, opened by Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai's Department of Information.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 14, 2018.

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Pinewood Studios’ award-winning creative teams supports the whole production chain

Whether a cinematographer needs digital dailies support, a post supervisor needs bespoke sound elements, or the VFX department need an actor’s body 3D scanned, Pinewood can deliver a vast array of creative services that blend traditional techniques with cutting edge technology.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 6, 2018.

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What are the key trends in 2018 for OTT, IP, HDR and cyber security?

IBC365 and Rohde & Schwarz have come together to create an exclusive report that looks at the key trends of 2018: “One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security “. From 4K video over the internet to the beginning of the end of SDI broadcast, the report examines the impact of game-changing technologies in the broadcast industry.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 15th December 2017.

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With SMPTE ST 2110 broadcasters have the foundation for interoperability

Broadcasters can confidently pursue their transitions to IP with minimal disruption by following certain basic guidelines. That’s the view of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), an industry-wide coalition of vendors that has helped devise and support an interoperability framework.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 12th December 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz plots moves to IP-based future

Rohde & Schwarz is at the forefront of the transition from SDI to IP-based production, with its implementation of the first parts of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 12th December 2017.

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4K UHD devices and content grows but HDR message confuses consumers

4K UHD devices and content is growing strongly, representing 35% of global TV sales in 2017, but there is limited delivery of content to consumers. High Dynamic Range (HDR) messages are also confusing and making it harder for consumers to appreciate the benefits, according to research from Futuresource Consulting.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 29th November 2017.

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New virtual storage access technology prevents failures during playout or ingest

New Rohde & Schwarz virtual Storage access (VSA) technology prevents any interruption of running media transfers, file encoding and file decoding processes during playout or ingest.

Posted by Michael Hackl and Dirk Thometzek. 24th November 2017.

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First 8K UHD signal generator for satellite TV tuners at Inter BEE 2017

SiTune Corporation has successfully tested its tuners for 8K Ultra High Definition satellite TV in line with the ISDB-S3 standard being rolled out by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK in 2018, in preparation for the Olympics Games 2020 in Tokyo.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 15th November 2017.

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Streamlining workflows in a multi-format media ecosystem

Standards convertors need to be able to handle different forms of 4K and Ultra HD (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR) pictures as these technologies proliferate, David Smith, technology manager at Rohde & Schwarz, told Asia Pacific Broadcasting.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 14th November 2017.

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R&S PRISMON adds approved Dolby codecs to monitoring solution

Successful Dolby certification of the R&S PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & Schwarz. Dolby is a leading manufacturer of audio codecs.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 6th November 2017.

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LinkedIn Learning upgrades its live production workflow

LinkedIn Learning selected Rohde & Schwarz VENICE 4K and HD/SD video servers for live capture and delivery of the network’s instructional programming.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 19th October 2017.

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Monitoring and multiviewer solution supports SMPTE ST 2110

Live interworking between different vendors based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard was the focus of the IP Showcase at IBC 2017 where Rohde & Schwarz participated with its IP-based R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution for broadcast and streaming media.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 6th October 2017.

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German broadcaster SWR starts massive digital archive migration

German public service broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) solved a massive tape archive digitisation challenge by using the ADAM solution from the Swiss-based archiving specialist Jordi AG which includes encoding and storage products from Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 4th October 2017.

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What are the main competing HDR standards for broadcast?

High dynamic range (HDR) can massively improve image quality, but there are different standards being developed for broadcast applications. The latest Rohde & Schwarz report sheds light on the two main standards and gives you guidance on the merits of both.

Posted by David Smith. 30th September 2017.

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Keepixo works with Prismon monitoring solution

Rohde & Schwarz tested the Genova Origin packaging solution from Keepixo for compatibility with its R&S Prismon monitoring and multiviewer solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 26th September 2017.

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Unified Origin works with Prismon monitoring solution

Rohde & Schwarz tested Unified Origin from Unified Streaming for compatibility with its R&S Prismon monitoring and multiviewer solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 26th September 2017.

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Venice helps to bridge hybrid SDI and IP operations

At IBC 2017 in Amsterdam Rohde & Schwarz introduced a range of new generation ingest, live production and channel playout solutions that bridge hybrid SDI and IP operations.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 16th September 2017.

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The future is IP-based but how do we get there?

Recent years have seen the rise in importance of IP-based production strategies and this IBC will be no different.

Posted by Stephan Krafft. 7th September 2017.

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What are the key industry themes at IBC 2017?

Buzzwords to look out for at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam include HDR, UHD, IP in live production, virtualisation and the wider shift towards IT environments, alongside AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Virtual Reality.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 1st September 2017.

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IP production showcased at IBC 2017

Real-time IP will be one of the big themes in Amsterdam, as the show organisers plan a dedicated IP showcase featuring kit from over 40 vendors.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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Elegant solution for Swiss facility network

Broadcast and production service provider tpc Switzerland has expanded its internal facility network adding the SpycerBox Cell storage solution equipped with IBM Spectrum Scale file system.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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