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New features for RelayCaster technology

The Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary is showing the latest version of its newly acquired RelayCaster for content contribution over public IP networks, and CodecCaster for high-density live transcoding. The company acquired this Motama technology earlier this year.

The new version of RelayCaster features integrated SDI/HDMI input and encoding.

RelayCaster enables distribution of content across any distance, to any place that is reachable by internet infrastructure. It targets live content producers and aggregators as well as live content service operators and OTT operators.

CodecCaster is a software-based system for real-time transcoding. It supports transcoding and transrating to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. Audio passthrough and audio transcoding for AAC, MPEG audioand Dolby Digital Plus is available.GMIT is also showing a commercial web service to supplement the R&S content monitoring and multiviewing system, R&S Prismon. The virtuWall iOS app provides users with necessary information on the state and health of all monitored services.

Marcus Ruoff, product manager, GMIT, said: “Operators are no longer tied to their consoles, working in shifts in case of a very rare system failure. Instead, they can focus on more productive tasks anywhere within their broadcast facility and still receive error notifications whether they are on or off-site.”