News | September 22, 2015

SES Platform Services Relies On UHD / 4K Monitoring From Rohde & Schwarz Subsidiary GMIT GmbH

By Ed Biller, Editorial Director

Since the initial rollout in 2011, SES Platform Services (SES PS) has continuously expanded and improved its BMM-810 monitoring installation. The BMM-810 A&V monitoring platform is used for all of the SES PS distribution channels, from satellite to cable to over-the-top Internet transmissions. It now monitors over 700 TV services in SD, HD and UltraHD resolution, supporting the first HEVC-encoded UHD broadcasts over Astra 19.2°. The BMM-810 is therefore a true one box monitoring solution for SES PS, eliminating the need for multi-vendor monitoring equipment.

Berlin – The decision to choose GMIT’s BMM-810 was based on the product’s input flexibility and unique monitoring features. These include, for example, automated content mismatch detection, which allows SES PS to ensure highest service availability. In addition, the service-centric multiviewer visualization concept keeps monitoring of an ever-growing number of channels efficient and reliable.

Furthermore, SES PS benefits from the high flexibility of the BMM-810 A&V monitoring platform and the extensive customization services provided by GMIT GmbH. Based on a maintenance and service contract and utilizing the flexible software approach of BMM-810, GMIT rapidly integrates new technologies and feature requests and provides SES PS with a truly customized monitoring solution.

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GMIT is a Rohde & Schwarz company that has developed products and solutions for broadcasters since 2007. The GMIT team has a strong broadcast background and in-depth knowledge of audio, video and data real-time processing utilizing state-of-the-art software architectures and IT technologies.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2014, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9800 employees. It achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.75 billion in the 2013/2014 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It also has regional headquarters in Singapore and Columbia, Maryland, USA, to manage its operations in these regions.

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