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R&S®VENICE Channel Playout Excellence

On air. 24/7.

Media Systems and Solutions

To achieve success in the digital intermediate between the camera and the cinema or television, you need to exercise both creativity and care in the handling of high-resolution film data. Our customized solutions are designed to provide precisely what you need for your workflow to be profitable. Both the design and development of the products are based on years of know-how and expertise in the field, granting you the confidence that only comes from proven experience.

The product portfolio ranges from turnkey systems to custom storage solutions and data management tools to video boards for integration into the A/V systems of other manufacturers. Implement the Rohde & Schwarz media products to effectively optimize your workflow with high-performance technology.

R&S®VENICE Channel Playout Excellence

On air. 24/7.


Key Facts

Features & Benefits


Brief Description

Key Facts
  • On-air-reliability
  • Hybrid SDI and IP functionality
  • Flexible system design
  • UHD and HDR ready
  • Based on standard enterprise server platform
Brief Description

R&S®Venice is built for 24/7 operation. The combination of a commercial off-the-shelf server, the new Rohde & Schwarz virtual storage access technology and our proven R&S®SpycerBox Cell storage solution offers unrivalled stability and speed in challenging channel playout scenarios. The R&S®VENICE platform can be flexibly adapted to your requirements thanks to its software architecture and scalability.

Features & Benefits

Redundancy of every system-relevant component

Designed for 24/7 broadcast operations

No single point of failure

New R&S Video I/O board
Swappable SFP+ modules
Future support for upcoming IP standards
Virtualized access to redundant file systems
Enables continous broadcast operations
Up to one channel UHD p60 (bidirectional)
Up to four channels HD p60 (bidirectional)
Auto-scaling with broadcast quality deinterlacing
Approved enterprise server
Redundant hardware components
Easy maintainability
Big variety of software-based codecs
Minimizes the need for transcoding operations
Expandable via future software updates
Deep integration of the FIMS protocol
High interoperability due to web services comm.
Easy to integrate into existing infrastructure
Support for industry-leading automation solutions
Controllable via VDCP (serial and TCP/IP) and FIMS
Scalable in channels, storage and bandwidth
From single server instl. to multi-channel playout
Unrivalled performance with R&S
High density, redundancy and easy maintenance

Broadcast Systems

R&S®VENICE Channel Playout Excellence

  • UHD media server for 24/7 channel playout and studio production
  • 1 channel 2160p60 or 4 channels 1080p60


  • HD/SD video server with ingest, playout and transform functionalities
  • 2 or 4 channels in 2 rack units


  • 4K UHD-1 video server with ingest, playout and transform functionalities
  • 2 channels up to 2160p60

R&S®VENICE Control

  • Ingest software for controlling live multicamera recordings.
  • Available on Windows®, Mac OS®


  • Network-based multiviewer software for monitoring all R&S®VENICE channels
  • Available on Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®


  • Studio playout software for managing complex studio playout situations
  • Available on Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®

Post Production Systems


The Flagship Mastering solution

Storage Solutions

R&S®SpycerBox Cell

  • SSD: 14,4TB, 28,8TB
  • SAS: 27TB, 36TB, 54TB
  • SAS 7K: 60TB

R&S®SpycerBox Ultra TL

  • Half populated: 96TB, 144TB, 192TB
  • Fully loaded: 192TB, 288TB, 384TB


  • Gain an overview of your files and metadata
  • Effectively tidy up your SAN or NAS
  • Correct and edit the names of file sequences

Video Boards

R&S®Atomix HDMI

  • Video formats: SD/HD/2K, 4K HSDL, 4K
  • 3 Gbit/s SDI
  • HDMI output

R&S®Atomix LT

  • Video formats: SD/HD/2K
  • 3 Gbit/s SDI