Global TV Broadcasters Association ENEX Chooses R&S RelayCaster for IP Contribution

RelayCaster can fix packet loss rates of up to 50 % and jitter issues resulting from Internet transmission.

Rohde & Schwarz recently announced that the global association for TV broadcasters ENEX has chosen the R&S RelayCaster IP contribution solution for its new global contribution and distribution network. The network wanted the most reliable contribution and distribution of live content over unmanaged IP networks as possible. System integrator EuroMedia Services helped integrate the solution.

Searching for an alternative to satellites as an exchange platform for live content, ENEX had specific requirements for the new equipment. First, the many master control rooms of partners worldwide must be connected as best as possible using the current infrastructure. High stability and reliability with low latency must be achieved while keeping the investment as low as possible.

R&S RelayCaster encodes live from SDI or HDMI sources to MPEG-2 or AVC/H.264 with adaptive bitrate selection for optimal bandwidth allocation. It achieves high transmission reliability by reducing packet losses to a minimum, providing the necessary quality of service (QoS) conditions for uninterrupted transmission.

RelayCaster enables low-delay IP contribution and distribution in unmanaged IP networks, even over long-distance Internet links. It supports standardized MPEG-TS (SPTS and MPTS) with all common audio/video codecs as input and output.

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.’’

You might also like...

Cloud Native Technology Ensures Media Business Success

As the media landscape continues to streamline the way it delivers content, cloud-native technology, that is, container-based virtualized environments that replicate traditional workflows on premise, is playing a big role. However, some broadcasters moving their assets and processing power to…

The New Precision Time Protocol Explained

The IEEE has just published the latest version of its Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard that provides precise synchronization of clocks in packet-based networked systems. This article explains the significance of IEEE 1588-2019, otherwise known as PTPv2.1, and how it…

Is Gamma Still Needed? - Part 2

Here we look at some of the origins of gamma in imaging and move on to introduce the peculiar characteristics of the cathode ray tube.

Broadcasters Ready For 5G Adoption

Broadcasters are far more upbeat about the impact 5G mobile networks will have on their services than they were in the case of 4G when that was introduced around a decade ago.

Intelsat Looks To Close Digital Divide In U.S.

Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to establish a 5G Fund, making $9 billion available to help mobile network operators (MNOs) deploy 4G and 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-reach rural America. Some call these areas with sparse…