4K is very much the IBC focus of Rohde & Schwarz.
Many of its products are already in operation, for instance the company reported that its AVHE100 headend was used by South Korea broadcast operator KBS to broadcast the FIFA World Cup live in 4K. The BMM-810 multiviewer and content monitoring system from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT were used to monitor the broadcast. KBS also uses terrestrial Rohde & Schwarz transmitters to broadcast 4K, along with Rohde & Schwarz T&M equipment.
Subsidiary Rohde & Schwarz DVS is at IBC with its Clipster mastering station, which processes 4K data in realtime. It supports mezzanine formats such as AS-02 and AS-11 and can generate interoperable master format (IMF) packages up to 4K. It’s also capable of creating Dolby Atmos DCPs.
The company’s exhibit includes SpycerBox Cell, which can store data for 4K or even 8K production. Thanks to the web-based SAN Remo management software, the devices can be configured in clusters, with 36 TB of storage and a maximum data throughput of 3 Gbyte/s per unit.
Rohde & Schwarz is also demonstrating its Tx9 transmitter generation, and new features for its T&M equipment to test 4K devices.