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Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has announced that it is to deploy encoders and decoders from the X Platform of Appear TV to enhance its contribution radio links.

rtve sede 21 december 2017With what is said is its offering of channel density and ability to combine encoding and decoding of multiple contribution formats in the same chassis, Appear’s X Platform delivers low-latency video in a redundant architecture.

The X Platform is claimed to be able to accommodate a range of input, processing, and output modules for all contribution scenarios in video, satellite and all-IP infrastructures. Modules for receiving compressed or uncompressed video from IP or SDI are available, with support for HD, 4K and 8K. The contribution links support codec formats including TICO, J2K, HEVC and AVC.

RTVE selected Appear’s X Platform for low-latency 4:2:2 HEVC HD encoding and decoding on radio links between locations in Prado del Rey, Torrespaña and Salón de Loterías. The software-defined hardware allows RTVE to run variety of features on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are hot-swappable. Installation and configuration of the X Platform is being handled by MoMe, Appear’s business partner and system integrator in Spain.

“The high visual quality at low bitrates was the prime reason for selecting Appear,” explained Manuel Delgado, head of the radio communication unit at RTVE.
“Combined with the X Platform's operational simplicity, high reliability and low power consumption, Appear surpass our requirements for dependability and low operating cost.”

“Offering an adaptable and future-proof solution to RTVE, delivering on their contribution needs both today and tomorrow was our goal” added Jaime Herbada, operations director at MoMe. “Appear’s modular approach allows RTVE to upgrade existing equipment to 4K and beyond, securing both flexibility and their investment.”