Spotlight on 4K – Rohde & Schwarz devoting its product portfolio at NABShow2015 to the high-resolution standard
Initial 4K transmissions with Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz supports high-resolution 4K transmissions with its comprehensive range of products, including solutions for post production, ingest, storage, playout, encoding and multiplexing, as well as transmitters and T&M instruments for developing 4K consumer electronics equipment. In 2014, Rohde & Schwarz played a role in many 4K transmissions. In mid-November, a the R&S AVHE100 live encoder took care of data compression during the live UHD broadcast of the Linkin Park concert via satellite from Berlin – a world premiere.
4K in studio production
4K content processing products from Rohde & Schwarz DVS – a company subsidiary – have already been in use since 2005. At this year's NAB, Rohde & Schwarz will introduce an enhancement of the R&S VENICE ingest and production server. The R&S VENICE 4K server, presented as a technological preview, is specifically intended for use in 4K studio production workflows.
Easy processing of large data volumes
Rohde & Schwarz will use the R&S CLIPSTER mastering station to present a complete interoperable master format (IMF) workflow including closed captions. The IMF will show users an extremely convenient way out of the existing labyrinth of multilingual versions. The innovative, scalable R&S SpycerBox Cell storage solution has also been enhanced. It now offers 60 Tbyte storage capacity in a single height unit – an extraordinary combination of performance and functionality.
Efficient transmitter solution
Rohde & Schwarz will also display its wide range of transmitters at NAB. The R&S Tx9 transmitter generation sustainably reduces the total cost of ownership. Thanks to their compact design and energy efficiency of up to 50 percent for the ATSC standard, the transmitters can significantly lower operating costs. In live demonstrations at its booth, Rohde & Schwarz will show how they help to decrease operating costs and achieve savings of up to 70 percent.
Testing DOCSIS 3.1 broadband devices at their limits
To transmit 4K UHD content into consumer households, new technologies such as the DOCSIS 3.1 standard are required. Rohde & Schwarz will present its R&S CLGD cable load generator for developing network components complying with this standard. In combination with the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer, the R&S CLGD can be used to test signals in the upstream and downstream.
Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2014, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9800 employees. It achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.75 billion in the 2013/2014 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It also has regional headquarters in Singapore and Columbia, Maryland, USA, to manage its operations in these regions.