To support broadcast network operators in delivering traditional and new services in the streaming area, Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has introduced the first solution in a new generation of transmitters.
The R&S TH1 is a liquid-cooled high-power transmitter with software-defined operation and the ability to work across all bands of UHF transmission. According to R&S, the design philosophy of the TH1 is to support the three critical challenges and opportunities for broadcast network operators: Reduce energy costs and carbon footprint; increase operational efficiency and resilience; and unlock new broadcast applications, thereby creating new revenue opportunities.
The TH1 is also designed to deliver sustainable broadcasting in the connected world, explained Manfred Reitmeier, VP Broadcast & Amplifier Systems, R&S.
He highlighted, “Consumers still watch linear television – two or three hours a day on average – and broadcasting is the best way to deliver it.
“What we have done with our revolutionary R&S TH1 transmitter is to enable broadcast network operators to continue serving that key market with much greater cost-efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and higher resilience, and a much lower environmental impact.
“At the same time, we have enabled broadcasters to seize the advantages of new services. As well as taking the advantages of linear multicast to mobile devices, this opens up new and valuable opportunities in the Internet of Things and in booming markets like the automotive industry.”