Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
09/05/2017

Broadcasting Center Europe Selects SAM Solutions

News Image
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has delivered an end-to-end IP infrastructure solution at RTL Group's new Luxembourg headquarters, RTL City.

SAM was selected for the project following rigorous testing by Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), the systems integrator for the project, which was designed to consolidate all the broadcaster's operations in one location.

Providing an end-to-end IP routing system, SAM was chosen for its ability to demonstrate full SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundant hitless operation, with seamless recovery from interruption to one IP link. SAM had a clear on-air upgrade path from ST 2022-6 and VSF TR-04 to TR-03/ST 2110 with AES67 support throughout. Other factors included the ability to deliver 40GbE network technology and fast SDI-level performance and clean (COTS IP) switching, with no SDN required. In addition, SAM's media flows and control system exhibited the best up-times, reliability and fast error recovery. SAM was able to demonstrate the system at scale, with the final solution handling x960 2022-6 video flows, x1103 AES67 (each x8 AES3) audio flows using more than 1104 ports.

SAM was able to demonstrate comprehensive user intuitive router control, transparent to the operator whether in SDI, IP or hybrid operation, on both traditional software and hardware router panels, including multi-level routing support with VSF TR-04 for audio breakaways. Interoperability with third-party control systems means it is easy for users to control the routing in the system via SAM router controllers.

The SAM IP routing system integrates SAM's Kahuna IP production switchers, IQ-Edge IP processing systems, IP routing control systems and IP Multiviewers. The initial deployment is based around VSF TR-04 using SMPTE ST 2022-6/7 & AES67 redundant IP streams with a seamless migration to VSF TR-03.

Jean Lampach, Chief Technology and Development Officer at BCE, said: "Having undertaken extensive and highly competitive tests into the suppliers within the market, SAM's experience and product offering was truly unmatched. They quickly understood our business needs and challenges, and have technology that offers flexibility and scalability, making them the right partner to help undertake our IP deployment. They put the needs of our customers at the core, and as a result they ensured a smooth transition path that will enable us to continue to deliver exemplary services as we evolve."

Robert Szabó-Rowe, EVP and GM, Live Production and Infrastructure at SAM, added: "Congratulations to RTL and BCE on the successful launch of this market-leading project. We're very proud to have been chosen by BCE; it's a testament to our commitment to open, interoperable architecture and a strong roadmap that underlines that we are a partner for the long term. SAM is focused on helping customers to transition to new technologies and workflows – be that IP, 4K/UHD or HDR – as risk free as possible and we work in close collaboration with them to make this happen."

The new system supports programme broadcasting 24/7 for a number of channels including RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, Chamber TV (Luxembourg), RTL TVI, Club RTL, Plug TV (Belgium), RTL4, RTL5, RTL7, RTL8, RTL Z (Netherlands), RTL9 and AB Groupe movie channels (France).

www.s-a-m.com

(JP/MH)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

24/03/2017
SAM Demonstrates World's Fastest 4K Live Sports Workflow
At NAB 2017, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) will introduce a wide range of new technology across its product portfolio. These include the new 12G - SDI pr
27/11/2017
Square Box Systems Promotes Hannah Stern To Sales Operations Manager
Square Box Systems' has announced the promotion of Hannah Stern to sales operations manager. Reporting to the company's CEO, Dave Clack, Stern will ma
29/08/2017
SAM To Demonstrate IP Solutions At IBC
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has announced its key themes for IBC2017 next month. At the show, the company will demonstrate its IP and remote production
29/04/2016
SAM BroadcastAsia 2016 Preview
At BroadcastAsia 2016, SAM will show a host of technologies that explore the company's leading position in software/virtualization, solutions for moni
07/12/2017
JVC's Robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP Production Camera
The first PTZ camera in JVC's line-up, the KY-PZ100 PTZ is popular for live production, events and sports. When connected to a Wi-Fi adapter or 3G/4G
16/08/2016
SAM To Present IP, 4K Capabilities At IBC2016
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has announced that it will showcase its capabilities in IP, 4K, HDR and software applications at IBC2016, Stand 9.A01. The
26/01/2017
SAM To Exhibit 4K & IP Workflows At BVE 2017

SAM has announced its plans to showcase it's latest 4K and IP production workflows at BVE 2017. It's showcase will also include its LiveTouch highligh
17/08/2017
Timeline Television To Showcase IP 4K HDR OB Truck At IBC2017
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has announced that Timeline Television's newest OB truck – the first IP 4K HDR truck in Europe – will be featured on its st
07/04/2017
Snell Advanced Media Unveils SAM VIBE
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has unveiled its new real-time News and Sports production solution – SAM VIBE. SAM VIBE allows a single team to create and
03/04/2014
Grass Valley Extends IP Portfolio At NAB
Newly-absorbed into the Belden Brand, Grass Valley is to expand its IP portfolio with the launch of the IRG-3401 IP Gateway module and Kaleido-IP X310
20/08/2015
GatesAir Adds To IP Portfolio
GatesAir is to demonstrate its latest IP connectivity innovations for radio broadcasters to IBC2015, Stand 8.B20. With new products and applications f
14/06/2012
Miranda Announces Expansion Of Kaleido-IP Multiviewer Range At ANGA 2012
Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcaster
14/08/2017
AIMS at IBC2017
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions(AIMS) has announced its participation in a number of activities at IBC2017 to highlight progress in the march towa
10/09/2015
NewTek To Demonstrate Advanced IP Workflow At IBC 2015
NewTek has announced it will demonstrate its Advanced IP Workflow at IBC 2015. NewTeks product demonstrates a new live production paradigm which provi
16/11/2017
AJA Announces Io IP Device
AJA Video Systems has unveiled the new Io IP capture and output device for broadcast IP workflows. The device, which is portable, simplifies the trans