NTC Provides Solutions for R&S VENICE Customers with Rialto

RS VENICE, well established with major broadcasters in the U.S. is now coupled with NTC's Rialto, providing seamless integration into any file-based feature film or television production environment. RS VENICE and Rialto offer continuous optimization of efficiency in workflows – in a single system.

Columbia, MD – National TeleConsultants (NTC) has taken R&S VENICE's flexible architecture to the next level by creating a customizable interface for automation systems. This customizable interface simplifies the orchestration of complex video pipelines. The challenges of job management, prioritization, dependency tracking and multi-port control are addressed in a single, simple interface. The simple interface allows R&S VENICE to seamlessly connect with existing stage management software and filebased media workflow managers. Productions now have an efficient way to capture a large amount of video and metadata. Using R&S VENICE with the Avid® Workflow option and NTC Rialto, media and metadata are transferred faster than real-time into the central Avid® ISIS storage environment for editorial. Rialto automates the steps associated with capture, transfer and post record metadata insertion. This allows easy definition of custom workflows, expansion of metadata fields and the addition of annotations from the director and crew on location to be utilized in the production process.

Erik Balladares, Director of Broadcast & Media at Rohde & Schwarz USA: "Partnering with NTC was a natural choice for us as they have an excellent reputation as a systems integrator and developer of integrated software solutions. We share a common customer base that needs automation as well as customization in today's complex workflows."

Rialto exposes R&S VENICE's simple but powerful FIMS web services interface, allowing a variety of components to easily select and utilize any number of channels from any number of VENICE servers for ingest. This is done using faster than real-time transcoding and cross vendor platform copy operations to meet the fast paced and demanding world of onset feature film and television production.

David Potter, Senior Vice President of Software Solutions for National TeleConsultants: "Our goal for Rialto was to enable fast, easy-to-use, custom digital media workflows for the feature film and television industry. R&S VENICE's powerful, standards-based interface simplified the development required to realize that vision."

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.

National TeleConsultants:

National TeleConsultants (NTC) provides superior technology and operations consulting, software development, systems design, systems implementation and facility infrastructure design services to the media and entertainment industry. Content creators, aggregators and distributors including broadcast and pay television networks, broadcasters, multi-channel video programming  distributors, film and television production studios and digital media companies in the US and internationally rely on NTC's expertise across the media supply chain to select, customize, develop and deploy innovative infrastructure architectures and technology solutions for both traditional and emerging media environments. By providing exceptional service with unparalleled integrity and technical competency, NTC has earned a leadership reputation as the industry's preferred media IT partner. Learn more about NTC at www.ntc.com.

Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.

6821 Benjamin Franklin Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Tel. 410-910-7800

Fax 410-910-7801


R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

National TeleConsultants press contacts:

Tom Mikkelsen

Phone +1 858 692 8314

E-Mail: tom.mikkelsen@ntc.com

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