Rohde & Schwarz has significantly expanded and optimised its R&S VENICE platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. With the use of open standards, 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.
Broadcasters and production companies face many challenges when updating their infrastructure. The R&S VENICE platform facilitates the smoothest possible transition from SDI to IP technology. Its applications range from a stand-alone server to multi-channel installations. It is ideal for the studio, live productions, and multichannel playout applications. The new R&S VENICE uses a standard IT server and features an ultra-robust, next-generation modular software design based on a new software structure. The new proprietary VSA technology enables fail-safe ingest and playout operation.
VSA acts as a partition between software and hardware functions and virtualises 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 simply 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 is available now from Rohde & Schwarz.