Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT launches enhanced RelayCaster at IBC 2017
At IBC 2017 GMIT will showcase its newly acquired RelayCaster and CodecCaster products for the first time since acquiring the technology of Motama earlier this year. The company will introduce the latest version of RelayCaster for content contribution over public IP networks and CodecCaster for high density live transcoding, on stand 7.E25. The new version of RelayCaster features integrated SDI/HDMI input and encoding, features that add further value to this live content contribution platform.
With RelayCaster, reliability of contributing and distributing live content via unmanaged networks is improved as packet loss issues are efficiently resolved, claimed the company. RelayCaster enables the replacement of expensive, dedicated links or contracts with CDN service providers. In contrast to these services, RelayCaster is not limited to certain regions or data centres. RelayCaster enables distribution of content across any distance, to any place that is reachable by internet infrastructure. With optional encryption, data streams will be protected between all senders and receivers.
RelayCaster targets live content producers and aggregators as well as live content service operators and OTT operators. It extends the reach of live streams to a global scale, harnessing the power of the internet as a flexible and cost effective means of content contribution and distribution.
“Even though it is utilising the public, unmanaged IP networks, RelayCaster enables secure and reliable data contribution,” commented Dr. Marco Lohse, director of R&D IP gateways at Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary, GMIT. “It empowers users to create flexible and scalable do-it-yourself content delivery networks and by doing this it offers unbeatable levels of OPEX using internet capacity in such a creative way.”
Also being showcased by GMIT at IBC 2017 is CodecCaster. This system is a turnkey solution for real time transcoding, offering high performance and high quality IP-based format conversion and bitrate reduction for MPEG transport streams. CodecCaster fully supports transcoding and transrating to multiple bitrates for adaptive streaming for MPEG-2, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. The output of DVB compliant and OTT streams is also supported. In addition, audio pass through and audio transcoding for AAC, MPEG audio and Dolby Digital Plus is available.
The new version of RelayCaster, together with CodecCaster, are shipping immediately and can be purchased through channel partners and Rohde & Schwarz sales agencies worldwide.