Vodafone Deutschland has modernised its two broadcast centres with the latest generation of MPEG video codec as it prepares for the start of Tokyo 2020.
The update has been undertaken to ensure the reliability of video streams sent by TV broadcasters to their viewers.
Vodafone is employing a software-based system that uses high-quality compression processes based on the latest generation of the MPEG video codec.
Tasks that were previously distributed across single or different devices, such as processing special audio, are now all carried out directly in real time via the new video system.
The company has removed SDI cables and decoders as well as replaced 789 individual devices that were housed in 56 large server racks. It now has 103 individual devices that are spread across 13 server racks.
Vodafone estimates it’s saving around 2000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity each year across both locations – equal to the electricity consumption of around 600 households of four people.