August 19, 2017 9:30 AM ET

Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

Company Overview of ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. KG

Company Overview

ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. KG manufactures and supplies test and measurement (T&M) equipment for wireless communications, general-purpose electronics, and microwave applications. Its (T&M) equipment include wireless communication testers and systems, oscilloscopes, signal and spectrum analyzers, signal generators, network analyzers, mobile network testing and survey solutions, EMC and field strength test solutions, power meters and voltmeters, audio analyzers, modular instruments, broadband amplifiers, power supply products, system components, optical measurements, meters and counters, and complementary products. The company also offers broadcast and media products, including broadcasting an...

Mühldorfstraße 15

Munich,  81671


Founded in 1933


49 89 41 29 0


49 89 41 29 12 164

Key Executives for ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. KG

Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Executive Board
Age: 49
President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of Executive Board
Chief Executive Officer of Rohde & Schwarz Topex continues
Head of the Radiocommunications Systems Division
Head of Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. KG Key Developments

Rohde & Schwarz Wins Contract to Supply Radio Systems to German Armed Forces

Rohde & Schwarz has been contracted to equip the German Armed Forces with the joint communications system also known as SVFuA, which operates on the same principle of the advanced software defined radio (SDR) solutions. Awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg), the contract will see the company initially installSVFuA on the military's 50 command vehicles such as PUMA infantry fighting vehicles and BOXER armoured transport vehicles. The SVFuA is being installed as part of the mobile tactical communications (MoTaKo) programme for digitising tactical communications within the German Armed Forces.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG to Showcase New Solutions at IBC 2017

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG has announced that it will showcase a number of new and enhanced ingest, production, monitoring and OTT distribution workflow solutions that offer high quality, future-proofed migration pathways to multi-platform IP-based broadcast operations at IBC 2017. With its open architecture, R&S VENICE is an ingest and playout system that enables broadcasters to deliver content in the most appropriate manner by merging SDI and Video-over-IP technologies, empowering the user to migrate to IP-based production at a time and speed that best suits their situation. R&S VENICE provides a comfortable working environment and comprehensively covers all major formats and codecs. The system is easy to operate and, in an industry where time equals money, its transfer-while and edit-while ingest workflows ensure fast post processing. It seamlessly ingests and plays out resolutions ranging from SD to 4K, whilst advanced transform functionality allows transforming into all supported formats. Another Rohde & Schwarz focus at IBC 2017 will be its R&S AVHE100 system solution for encoding and multiplexing. A compact, yet flexible and scalable transcoding, encoding and multiplexing solution, it offers best in class video quality for premium content distribution, including for today's most advanced video coding standard HEVC - for Over-The-Top (OTT) and broadcast applications. It also fully supports high dynamic range (HDR) video transmission. Elsewhere on its IBC stand, following its recent integration with Motama GmbH, Rohde & Schwarz will for the first time showcase RelayCaster for live contribution over public internet services. With RelayCaster, reliability of contributing and distributing live content via unmanaged networks is significantly improved, as packet loss issues are efficiently resolved. RelayCaster enables the replacement of expensive satellite links or contracts with CDN service providers. In contrast to these services, RelayCaster is not limited to certain regions or data centers. 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 (AES).Another focus for Rohde & Schwarz at IBC 2017 is advanced content monitoring for broadcast and streaming media services featuring its award winning R&S PRISMON multiviewer. Leveraging the experience from its NAB 2017 interoperability showcase, R&S PRISMON will again actively participate in the 'IBC 2017 IP Showcase' running interoperable implementations of the latest drafts for SMPTE 2110 and AMWA IS-04 in a live environment. In another technology showcase, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate the latest enhancements and refinements to its R&S ETL TV Analyzer. Used by broadcast network operators worldwide to install, maintain, service and optimize terrestrial transmitter networks and cable modulators, this sophisticated test & measurement device has become the universal reference receiver for broadcast signal analysis. The latest version, being showcased at IBC, supports HEVC compression and combines the functionality of a TV (analog and digital) and FM (radio) analyzer, a video and MPEG TS analyzer and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument.

ZDF Selects Rohde & Schwarz's R&S AVHE100 Encoding and Multiplexing Solution

ZDF has selected the R&S AVHE100 encoding and multiplexing solution from Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG with HEVC technology from the Fraunhofer HHI for its headend implementation. The transition to DVB-T2, including switching off DVB-T, was accomplished without a single hitch in just one night. The Rohde & Schwarz system handles the central signal processing as well as encoding and multiplexing for the new DVB-T2 network. It uses the new HEVC codec to deliver the best video quality at the lowest possible data rate. This system solution provides realtime HEVC encoding of resolutions up to 4K/UHD at up to 60 frames per second. The integrated HEVC encoder was developed by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, which also played a major role in the development of the HEVC standard. The key advantage for this successful application is that, the R&S AVHE100 offers the best picture quality on the market for HEVC coded content. ZDF has confirmed this in numerous quality and stability tests against established competitors. Another advantage is the statistical multiplexing that makes optimal use of the available bandwidth to provide viewers with outstanding picture quality. ZDF was impressed with the system design, which includes a uniform user interface that is straightforward and easy-to-use, yet extremely powerful. Rohde & Schwarz garnered another point in its favor with the special Dolby audio implementation that exactly meets ZDF requirements. The R&S AVHE100 is a fully software-based encoding and multiplexing solution that runs on standard IT components. It is an exceedingly flexible solution that can be individually tailored to each customer. Extensions and improvements to the coding and transmission standard are easily incorporated and simple to upgrade on existing systems. The R&S AVHE100 also offers an extremely sophisticated redundancy concept. Its many reliability features ensure especially high failsafety for 24/7 operation.

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