RAS (Rundfunk-Anstalt Südtirol) is the public broadcasting company in Südtirol and distributes all the German speaking TV and radio broadcasts in this North Italian region.
At the start of 2007, RAS selected Net Insight's Nimbra platform for a small initial phase of its DTT network rollout and continued to expand during 2008. In addition to the main requirement for cost-efficient transport of ASI video streams and digital radio (DAB) with guaranteed quality of service, RAS was challenged with the topographical conditions of the mountainous region. Reliability was another crucial network design factor, which made RAS to deploy a fully redundant network with Nimbra 360 units.
RAS is now upgrading and extending the network with additional transmitter sites, now reaching about 30 transmitters in the area of Südtriol. Net Insight's Nimbra Vision is also implemented for efficient network management and the unique Time Transfer feature for GPS-free time synchronization is installed in the network.