R&S launches 5G Broadcast Server and Control Center 2.0

Rohde & Schwarz.
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Rohde & Schwarz has launched version 2.0 of its Broadcast Server & Control Center (BSCC2.0), which opens up a host of new opportunities for 5G broadcasting, such as venue casting, multimedia streaming-on-demand, live casting, and live commerce.  

The BSCC2.0  will sit at the heart of a number of Rohde & Schwarz trials, currently being undertaken in regional markets such as Germany, Brazil and China. And by utilizing BSCC2.0, broadcasters and communication service providers (CSPs) will be able to deliver new services such as over-the-air updates and upgrades, automotive services, e-Learning, multimedia streaming, eSports, and beyond.

“In many ways, 5G Broadcast represents the cutting edge of broadcast technology today."

Manfred Reitmeier, Rohde & Schwarz.

“In many ways, 5G Broadcast represents the cutting edge of broadcast technology today,” said Manfred Reitmeier, vice president of transmitters and amplifier systems at Rohde & Schwarz. “On top of live and linear content, BSCC 2.0 allows content providers to deliver different types of premium content to their mobile users simultaneously, simplifying the implementation of new services for broadcasters and mobile network operators with consistent quality of service and experience while optimizing spectral efficiency and significantly reducing costs.“

Multi-service support

BSCC2.0 supports a wide range of streaming platforms via 5G, including FLUTE (File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport Stream), DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and HLS (HTTP Live Streaming).

And Rohde & Schwarz says that its new server and control product will provide  the “flexibility, scalability, and performance customers need for mobile broadcast service”. It also claims that BSCC2.0 will help reduce costs, provide greater flexibility, and meet the demands of 5G broadcasting.

BSCC2.0 includes 3GPP Release 16 support, the integration of Transport Streams over IP (TsoIP) protocols and multi-service support, whilst also featuring embedded multi-TX connection support, as well as single frequency network (SFN) and multi frequency network (MFN) transmission support.

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