For its new global contribution and distribution network, the global association for TV broadcasters ENEX chose R&S RelayCaster, the IP contribution solution from Rohde & Schwarz. R&S RelayCaster delivers reliable contribution and distribution of live content over unmanaged IP networks. System integrator EuroMedia Services helped integrate the solution.
Munich, March 7, 2019 — The ENEX association, with local partners in more than 50 countries, shares their news content and new production resources with their members. ENEX holds permanent satellite capacity for their use. Looking for an alternative to satellites as an exchange platform for live content, ENEX has specific requirements for the new equipment. First, the many master control rooms of the partners located worldwide have to be connected as best as possible using the current infrastructure. And high stability and reliability with low latency has to be achieved while keeping the investment as low as possible.
R&S RelayCaster achieves high transmission reliability by reducing packet losses to a minimum, providing the necessary quality of service (QoS) conditions for uninterrupted transmission. Optional encryption based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides end-to-end protection of the transmitted data streams. The only challenge was to link the typical broadcast environment to the IP world. This meant bridging both worlds to acquire the necessary competence and to meet and adapt various security challenges.
Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX, said: “We want to take advantage of the increased performance of IP technologies and networks. R&S RelayCaster is an excellent fit for our global network.’’
Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group’s test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.
Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media
Rohde & Schwarz has been an innovator in broadcast and media for over 70 years. The Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio covers the entire signal processing chain for digital video and audio content – from ingest and playout to encoding and multiplexing, from contribution to satellite and IP networks to terrestrial transmission. It includes solutions for monitoring in the studio, as well as for monitoring streaming and broadcast services and entire broadcast networks. The T&M expert also offers a diverse range of instruments for testing end user equipment and infrastructure components in development, production and quality assurance. Rohde & Schwarz invests in an IP and software based future built with the blend of innovation, experience and stability that the company can offer.
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