Rohde & Schwarz Show Live Contribution Encoder RelayCaster

Rohde & Schwarz is showing live content contribution product RelayCaster Encoder, fruit of its acquisition of Germany’s Motama Technology earlier this year. RelayCaster is being sold from R&S subsidiary GMIT. The latest version features integrated SDI/HDMI input and encoding.

Explains Dr. Marco Lohse, Director of R&D IP Gateways at GMIT; “RelayCaster enables the replacement of expensive, dedicated links or contracts with CDN service providers. In contrast to these services, RelayCaster is not limited to certain regions or data centers. RelayCaster enables distribution of content across any distance, to any place that is reachable by Internet infrastructure. With optional encryption, data streams will be protected between all senders and receivers.

“Even though it is utilizing the public, unmanaged IP networks, RelayCaster enables secure and reliable data contribution,” he adds. ”It empowers users to create flexible and scaleable do-it-yourself content delivery networks and by doing this it offers unbeatable levels of OPEX using internet capacity in such a creative way.”

Also being showcased by GMIT at IBC is CodecCaster. This system is a turn-key solution for real-time transcoding, offering high-performance and high-quality IP-based format conversion and bitrate reduction for MPEG transport streams. CodecCaster fully supports transcoding and transrating to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. The output of DVB compliant and OTT streams is also supported. In addition, audio pass through and audio transcoding for AAC, MPEG audio and Dolby Digital Plus is available.

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