Rohde & Schwarz – R&S (Hall 7. E25) has expanded its portfolio to one that now spans the entire 4K video transmission path.
Many of its products are already in operation. For instance, the R&S AVHE100 headend was used to in Sky Deutschland’s broadcast of the German football cup final in April.
It was also employed to broadcast the World Cup live in 4K from Brazil.
In each case, R&S subsidiary GMIT’s BMM-810 multiviewer and content monitoring system provided monitoring.
Korean Broadcast System (KBS) meanwhile uses R&S terrestrial transmitters to broadcast the first 4K programs in Korea, with quality monitored by the company’s test and measurement equipment.
R&S’s 4K roots go back to 2005, when its subsidiary DVS started offering 4K cinema post-production systems.
The R&S CLIPSTER mastering station processes 4K data in real time. It supports mezzanine formats such as AS-02 and AS-11 and can generate the necessary interoperable master format (IMF) packages up to 4K.
It also supports Dolby Atmos (3D audio format), allowing post-production studios to create Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) that can be easily integrated into existing workflows to increase efficiency.
The SpycerBox Cell is used to store data in 4K or 8K production environments.
Thanks to the web-based SAN Remo management software, the devices can be configured in clusters. They offer 36TB of storage and a maximum data throughput of 3Gbps per unit in one height unit.
The R&S Tx9 transmitter generation for TV, FM and DAB+ will be live at the show to demonstrate the claimed maximum energy efficiency and innovative redundancy concepts that R&S says can reduce costs by more than 70%.