IBC 2017

R&H Bows Ingest-Production-Playout Solution

Rohde & Schwarz introduced at IBC a new ingest, live production and channel playout platform that bridges hybrid SDI and IP operations.

Designated R&S VENICE, the system can be used as a channel playout solution in 24/7 operation applications by broadcasters, the Munich-based company said.

The system represents a radically different approach to media processing and channel playout, it said.

It enables immediate application within existing SDI baseband architectures while also future-proofing them by offering the flexibility and sustainability of IP-based broadcast infrastructure and workflows.

The system also reflects the company’s commitment to using open standards that offer new features, functionality and services rather than being locked in devices and products.

R&S VENICE allows communication and integration via the framework for interoperable media services (FIMS) standard. Also, incorporating open standards rather than proprietary APIs grants interoperability with a wide range of third party vendor equipment.


“An open communication standard such as FIMS is an absolute requirement in today’s multi-vendor broadcast environment – by using IT and internet friendly communications technology we have developed R&S VENICE into a production and channel playout platform that is open to adoption and integration with the broadest range of media companies and industry suppliers,” said Michael Hackl, product management, file-based media solutions at Rohde & Schwarz.

“R&S VENICE empowers broadcasters to make the migration to IP whenever and however they wish. It bridges the technology gap between today’s baseband SDI video and future IP workflows, delivering any I/O from SD to UHD. Thanks to its advanced architecture and codec performance it supports HDR workflows today.”

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