The network spans over 7,000km, covering seven time zones across the Russian territory and connects nearly 100 regional and local studios with the headquarter of Russia’s state broadcaster in Moscow.
In a first step, 43 studios were upgraded, receiving redundant MediaLinks MDP3020 equipment. The network management software was updated to the latest VIDI NMS 2.0 (see image). Routed connectivity and auto protection switching by the MDP 3020 and the VIDI NMS 2.0 ensure high end-to-end availability.
Additionally, 20 regional nodes and the headquarter in Moscow were updated with routers, switches and media adaptation equipment.
RTR uses the network for the communication needs of its regional studios, partly with remote operation, enabling data connectivity, file transfer communication as well as the delivery of audio and video signals in different formats and with different interfaces.
VIDI provided support during the planning phase and supplied the whole hardware including pre-configuration, tests and remote support during the rollout and installation process, with further support provided during the operation itself.
The complete network is managed and controlled by VIDI’s network management system NMS 2.0.