R&S PRISMON Expands Monitoring and Multiviewer Capabilities

Broadcasters and network operators must monitor incoming signals to ensure that they arrive intact at the correct destination. R&S PRISMON continuously monitors transmissions and immediately alerts the operator if there is a problem.

Rohde & Schwarz will present its field-proven R&S PRISMON solution at the 2019 NAB Show with a new take on two primary applications: Advanced audio/video monitoring for distribution/delivery environments and an IP baseband multiviewer for studio/production/playout environments. The solution detects errors in video, audio, loudness, subtitles or embedded content, helping broadcasters and network operators comply with service level agreements (SLAs).

The R&S PRISMON is a versatile and future-proof family of software-based solutions for monitoring and multiviewing audio/video content. It supports the current profusion of standards for content transport and media formats, in both legacy and IP-based broadcasting environments. For the associated streaming environments, it also offers a comprehensive set of protocols for OTT services.

Used as a monitoring application, R&S PRISMON provides broadcasters and media service operators advanced capabilities for monitoring audio/video content in distribution/delivery environments, using a unified multi-standard/multi-protocol approach to transport media via OTT, SMPTE 2022-1/2 and DVB. R&S PRISMON covers classic broadcast transmissions via SDI as well as OTT, TSoIP, SDIoIP and 2110 in a single tool.

Used as a multiviewer application, R&S PRISMON supports powerful video multiviewing capabilities for IP baseband signals (SMPTE 2022-1/2, 2022-6/7, 2110-20/30/40) in state-of-the-art, AMWA NMOS based studio/production/playout environments. For backward compatibility, support for SDI/ASI signals is provided.

Production operators/controllers benefit from multiviewer resolutions up to UHD with industry-leading low latency. The solutions offer both output of video mosaics via physical monitors (HDMI) and via multiple streams over the IP network (SMPTE 2022-1/2, 2022-6/7, 2110-20/21). A built-in editor enables users to create and modify mosaic layouts.

Transport level monitoring is supplemented by a comprehensive and extendable set of intelligent functions for signal analysis, monitoring and quality control of audio/video content such as LiveQM, video freeze, content compare and more. With this set of tools, broadcasters and media service operators can monitor live services from the transport to the application level to ensure that their viewers enjoy an excellent QoE and QoS.

Visitors to the Rohde & Schwarz exhibit will also be able to experience how the R&S PRISMON monitoring solution seamlessly interworks with R&S PRISMON.cloud – a new Rohde & Schwarz digital service featuring monitoring as a service (MaaS).

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