A new product announcement at NAB2018 comes from Rohde & Schwarz which has expanded and optimized its R&S VENICE platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. The R&S VENICE offers stability and a generous range of features as well as flexibility for use into the future.
The media server is interoperable with systems from other manufacturers and can easily be integrated into existing infrastructures. R&S VENICE uses proprietary virtual storage access (VSA) technology to ensure reliable transmission even in critical applications. The latest evolution of the platform supports the SMPTE 2110 video over IP standard, NMOS and SDI. The new R&S VENICE is available now from Rohde & Schwarz.
When broadcasters and production companies update their infrastructure they face many challenges. That is where the R&S VENICE platform facilitates the smoothest possible transition from SDI to IP technology. VENICE's applications range from a standalone server to multichannel installations, and it is ideal for the studio, live productions, and multichannel playout applications. The new R&S VENICE uses a standard IT server and features a next generation modular software design based on a new software structure. The new proprietary VSA technology enables failsafe ingest and playout operation.
VSA acts as a partition between software and hardware functions and virtualizes two physical storage units as a single virtual storage unit. All crucial components are redundant to ensure uninterrupted operation.
To achieve the greatest possible interoperability in existing installations, R&S VENICE uses web service technologies and standard communications protocols such as VDCP, MOS and FIMS. R&S VENICE supports workflows based on SDI or SMPTE 2110 by exchanging the SFP+ module on the video I/O board. This modular concept allows customers to flexibly transition from SDI to IP, making R&S VENICE a future-proof investment.
The new R&S VENICE platform will be on display at NAB as part of the IP Showcase (Central Hall C12634). The media server is the HD and UHD signal source for the subsequent workflow. Test devices receive these signals and forward them to UHD providers.