Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
03/04/2017

Rohde & Schwarz Unveil R&S PRISMON

News Image
Rohde & Schwarz has announced the launch of R&S PRISMON – its new monitoring and multiviewing solution for audio/video services – for the first time at NAB 2017.

The solution is fully software-based and takes an innovative multistandard, multi-protocol approach. It supports traditional SDI signals and all relevant IP-based protocols, including MPEG-DASH, AIMS and ASPEN.

Future protocols and media formats can be added via software upgrades, making R&S PRISMON a cost-efficient solution for all broadcast and streaming media service providers. R&S PRISMON is available as a standard IT platform and for the first time also as a cloud-based solution.

With the new R&S PRISMON, Rohde & Schwarz offers a flexible solution for automatic monitoring of transported broadcast and streaming media content. R&S PRISMON allows service providers to meet their contractual requirements with regard to service quality and availability in order to ensure customer satisfaction.

The new R&S PRISMON supersedes the successful BMM-810 monitoring solution from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT GmbH. The BMM-810 already supplies the market with a unique protocol suite, including HLS, MSS/HSS, DASH, HDS, RTMP, HBBTV and IceCast, for OTT/streaming services.

Hannes Strobel, Vice President of Monitoring & Headend at Rohde & Schwarz, said: "R&S PRISMON takes the innovative monitoring functions from the BMM-810 to the next level, and it adds new functionality for use in playout and contribution environments. For the first time, a single instrument platform can now be used to monitor both contribution and distribution – including the dynamic field of streaming media services. With this solution, we envisage a major potential for cost savings and productivity improvements for our customers."

R&S PRISMON is fully software-based, making it a flexible and adaptable solution. It supports, among other features, the SDI, SMPTE 2022-1/2, SMPTE 2022-6, AIMS, ASPEN, HLS, DASH transport standards as well as media formats such as MPEG-2/4, HEVC and TICO. Future new standards and media formats can be added via software upgrades efficiently and flexibly. R&S PRISMON automatically detects dropouts and content errors in realtime, using sophisticated monitoring functions such as 'Video freeze with whitelisting' and 'Video content compare'.

A large number of channels – including those in UHD quality – can be monitored in parallel with R&S PRISMON and visualized in a straightforward manner on a multiviewer video wall. Using a mobile app, a cloud-based service from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT transmits the collected monitoring data via a secure connection and displays it on mobile user equipment, allowing technicians for the first time to quickly identify and assess the sources and effects of errors without requiring an on-site visit.

R&S PRISMON is easy to set up and operate via its intuitive, web-based user interface. It is up and running within a very short time and can be administered via SNMP or remote API. Users can conveniently adjust the layout of the multiviewer video wall to their specific needs using graphical editors. R&S PRISMON allows fast and easy operation and administration under widely varied operating conditions.

The R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewing solution is now available from Rohde & Schwarz on hardware at various performance levels and as a cloud-based installation. Come and visit us at NAB 2017, booth SL 1205.

rohde-schwarz.com
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

06/09/2017
Tektronix Introduces OTT Monitoring Solution
Tektronix has introduced video on demand (VOD) and live over-the-top (OTT) monitoring solutions for customers. At IBC2017, Stand 10.D14, Tektronix wil
25/09/2017
R&S PRISMON Tested For Unified Origin Compatibility
Rohde & Schwarz has announced that its R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution has successfully been tested for compatibility for Unified Orig
09/08/2017
TSL Products Announce Solution Updates
TSL Products has updated a number of its solutions to help simplify the transition to IP. These updates – which have been applied to a number of the c
03/08/2017
NewTek To Debut Full End-To-End IP Solution At IBC 2017
NewTek is to debut its full end-to-end IP solution at IBC 2017. The company will demonstrate the world's first NDI camera with video, audio, PTZ contr
28/07/2017
VITEC's Multi-Site Streaming Solution Brings Together the Communities
VITEC has announced that Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, Arizona, installed VITEC's House of Worship Multi-Site Streaming Solution at it
03/05/2017
CHEK TV Invests In Snell Advanced Media's Vibe Solution
Canadian broadcaster CHEK TV has invested in Snell Advanced Media's (SAM) fast news production solution Vibe, which will allow it to deliver news to a
02/05/2017
Vortex & LiveShot Provide The All-in-One Studio Solution For PBDS
Studios across the world are starting to globalise, with internet technologies growing at an alarming rate there are more and more ways to get your co
10/04/2019
Rohde & Schwarz Adds A/V OTT Monitoring Solution To PRISMON Family
Rohde & Schwarz has launched a new cloud-based A/V OTT monitoring solution, R&S PRISMON.cloud. Expanding on the company's existing R&S PRISMON product
08/12/2017
Banijay Rights Selects Blue Lucy Solution
Blue Lucy has revealed that its Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) has been chosen by Banijay rights to manage their content catalogue of over 250,000 tit
04/12/2017
Avid Solution Chosen By ITV Studios Daytime
ITV Studios has selected Avid Maestro graphics toolset to help improve its storytelling and workflow efficiencies. The solution will enhance the broad
21/11/2017
Ross Video Announces New Software Defined Production Solution
At Inter BEE 2017, Ross Video recently unveiled the latest addition to its Software Defined Production (SDP) range of solutions, that also includes th
16/11/2017
Riedel Solution Selected For Zurich Street Parade
An Artist digital matrix intercom system from Riedel Communications delivered the radio communications infrastructure for the 26th annual Zurich Stree
15/11/2017
Timecode Systems Releases Solution For GoPro HERO6 Cameras
Timecode Systems has unveiled the SyncBac PRO for GoPro HERO6 Black cameras, which will enable professional users of the camera to shoot in sync. Usin
13/11/2017
DNF Controls, 360 Systems Announce New Solution Bundle
DNF Controls and 360 System had partnered to deliver a solution bundle that allows scheduled record/playout of video server-based programme and commer
08/11/2017
Perfect Solution For Continuous Power
Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, announces Mini V-Lok, a new ultra-small and lightweight addition to its V-Lok battery l