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Rohde & Schwarz upgrades DVB-T2 transmitter, Zixi integrates with Vimond, and more

Rohde & Schwarz has completed the successful upgrade of a DVB-T2 (HD) terrestrial TV transmitter network in Finland.

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The company supplied more than 80 UHF HD transmitters for the project, including R&S THU9evo liquid-cooled UHF transmitters, R&S TMU9evo air-cooled UHF transmitters and TLU9 Low-power UHF transmitters and GapFiller systems.

The country-wide network of transmitters was installed and commissioned by Digita, owner and operator of Finland’s terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmission services.

The first phase became operational 1st January this year, enabling Digita to expand their pay-TV UHF terrestrial networks up to 90 per cent coverage.

In addition to the DVB-T2 upgrade, Rohde & Schwarz and Digita have initiated a 5G Broadcast pilot in the Greater Helsinki region. The pilot utilises the same transmitter.

Zixi integrates with Vimond for live video editing
Zixi has announced a collaboration with Vimond to create a Cloud-native video editing tool for post-video production.

Vimond has integrated its Vimond IO browser-based clipping and video editing system with the Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform, which results in a Cloud-based collaborative editing tool. The Zixi integration provides low latency, content-aware and network adaptive error corrected live ingest, enabling users to deal with connectivity challenges of remote production.

Riedel provides signal transport and comms backbone for Montenegro public broadcaster
Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG) has selected Riedel’s networking and communications technologies for its studio upgrade.

RTCG has installed a comprehensive signal routing and crew communications backbone based on the MediorNet real-time network, Artist digital matrix intercom, and Bolero wireless intercom.

The new Riedel-based infrastructure at RTCG serves two master control rooms, one each for radio and TV, along with five production control rooms, an audio post production suite, 12 editing rooms, and four commentator desks. In addition to handball, water polo, and football broadcasts, the Riedel network will provide signal transport and communications for RTCG’s UHD coverage of Tokyo 2020.

Edgeware chooses Norigin Media OTT Testing-aaS
Edgeware and Norigin Media have partnered for quality assurance of Edgeware’s streaming control solution StreamPilot. This collaboration will be based on Norigin Media’s OTT Testing-aaS packages.

Norigin Media will test the streams provided by Edgeware, that are independent of the content delivery networks (CDN), across a large range of Smart TV devices and models.

“Quality Assurance is an integral part of our streaming solutions. Our testing labs have a wide range of devices that have been collected over a decade to create our new Testing as a Service (Testing-aaS) packages. It is a pleasure to work with industry leaders Edgeware and we look forward to expanding our collaboration”, says Ajey Anand, CEO of Norigin Media. TVB Europe

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