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Rhode & Schwarz are world-renowned industry leaders in broadcast and post-production. Jigsaw24 are proud to be a solution provider for one of the world’s largest manufactures of enterprise hardware.

About

Who are Rohde and Schwarz?

Rhode & Schwarz have been innovators in all fields of wireless communications for more than 80 years, having stood for quality and precision in their products and solutions. This global electronics company is based in Munich, Germany, and is considered a market leader in all of its fields of operation. Strategically, the company is based around five pillars: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cyber security, radiomonitoring and radiolocation.

About DVS

Years of knowhow and in-field expertise have gone into the creation of DVS products. Creativity and care is essential when handling high-res film data, and customised DVS solutions allow you to keep your workflow profitable.

The DVS product portfolio is varied, offering turnkey systems, custom storage solutions, data management tools and video boards for integration into A/V systems from other manufacturers.

SpycerBox Cell

The Spycer® content control software complements our reliable hardware, making SpycerBox the perfect solution for your data management workflow. The Cell is a next generation online storage solution from Rohde & Schwarz. Equipped with 30 hot-swappable drives arranged on a tray-based carrier system, Cell allows for removal and replacement during operation. This functionality sets the Cell apart from other storage systems – its never been done before.

Designed with post production houses, digital cinema houses and broadcast studios in mind, SpycerBox Cell supports all uncompressed and compressed formats in SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 8K – or more. Each chassis has a superior performance of up to 3 GB/s and a unique SAS interconnection to enable clustering and cascade ability.

  • Key features
    • Internal data rate of more than 12 GByte/s.
    • Latest PCIe Gen3 architecture for superior data rates.
    • New, web-based GUI SAN Remo to configure and monitor your SpycerBox infrastructure.
    • Next generation RAID technology for superior bandwidth.
    • 30 x 2.5” SAS drives for video storage.
    • Web-based KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) interface over Ethernet.
    • Comprehensive SNMP feature set.
    • Advanced remote diagnostics.
    • Mixed SAN and NAS environments accessing the same volume.
    • SAS 7k, 10k and SSD Drive options.
    • Up to 3GB/s performance per 1U node.
    • Configurable for automatic failover.
    • No separate metadata controller required.
    • Includes SAN Remo management software and Spycer file management platform.
  • Technical Data
    • Dual 16Gb Fibre or quad 8Gb Fibre plus dual 10Gb as standard.
    • Clustering capability up to 8 units, total RAW capacity of 268TB and over 20GB/s.
    • Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet as default configuration.
    • Capacity.
    • SAS: 30 x 900GB= 27TB.
    • SAS: 30 x 1,2TB= 36TB.
    • SSD: 30 x 480GB= 14,4TB.
    • 2x16Gbit FC or 4x8Gbit FC
    • 2x16GigE (10 GigE/40 GigE optional)
    • 2xUSB 3
    • Height: 4,445cm (1HU)
    • Width: 47,5cm (19” chassis)
    • Length: 96cm
    • Gross Weight: 18kg
    • Form Factor: 1U
  • Performance
    Up to 3GB/s per system.
    1 cell 2 cells 4 cells
    2K @ 24 10 20 40
    2K @ 48 5 10 20
    4K @ 24 3 6 12
    4K @ 60 1 2 5
    8K @ 24 - 1 2
    8K @ 60 - - 1
  • Content control
    • Automatic metadata extraction of clips in watch folders.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.
    • Platform-independent file sharing.
    • Search in local drives or in the whole network.
    • Defragmentation of volumes or file sequences.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.

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SpycerBox Ultra

Ultra is a cost-effective cost-efficient nearline storage solution that complements the other members of the SpycerBox family. Post production companies, broadcasters and other content creators will be able to seamlessly integrate SpycerBox Ultra into their existing storage architecture, thanks to the number of supported high-speed interfaces. It’s capable of delivering up to three concurrent 2K streams, and offers parallel access via SMB, NFS, blocklevel and more. It’s an established, fast, and reliable nearline storage solution.

  • Key features
    • Next generation RAID technology for superior bandwidth.
    • Connects realtime and non-realtime workflows with each other.
    • Ready for heterogeneous infrastructures (SAN and NAS mixed).
    • Collaborative workflows between Apple®, Windows® and Linux® systems.
    • Fast and reliable file server.
    • High-speed copying with R&S®Spycer software and SpycerLink connections.
    • Easy data movement and scheduler with Spycer.
    • Easy to configure with SAN Remo.
    • Direct realtime playout of 4K uncompressed from nearline.
    • Easy to maintain (SNMP, hot swappable HDD, PSU).
    • Next generation RAID technology for superior bandwidth.
    • Connects realtime and non-realtime workflows with each other.
    • High-performance, nearline storage solution, providing 3x2K uncompressed streams.
    • High availability option.
  • Technical Data
    • 24 disks in 5U/48 disks in 4U ∙ Capacity for 5U version: up to 144 TB ∙ Capacity for 4U version: up to 288 TB.
    • 48 hot-swap top load 3.5’’ HDD bays in a 4U 19" rackmount chassis.
    • Two-piece top cover to maintain HDDs independently.
    • Full travel ball-bearing rails to support on-site maintenance.
    • Sturdy chassis structure with user-friendly side handles.
    • Modular backplane tray design for easy maintenance.
    • Store up to 12.000 hours XDCAM HD 50, or up to 75 hours of 4K DPX.
  • Content control
    • Automatic metadata extraction of clips in watch folders.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.
    • Platform-independent file sharing.
    • Search in local drives or in the whole network.
    • Defragmentation of volumes or file sequences.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.

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DVS SAN

The DVS-SAN is the ultimate high-end storage solution for post production workflows. Post-production facilities generate enormous amounts of data daily, with hundreds of terabytes and even petabytes being stored. The DVS-SAN handles hundreds of connected clients effortlessly, and can provide data to a wide variety of processing systems within the infrastructure. Use the DVS-SAN as a reliable, extremely fast storage system for your critical film, video, and CG data. The innovative Spycer® data manager helps you to organize and move large volumes of data with ease.

  • Key features
    • Custom-tailored storage solution according to customer needs.
    • Spycer® for DVS-SAN for optimum data management.
    • Easy to scale - storage grows with your requirements.
    • Connectivity with Fibre Channel and Ethernet technology.
    • Ready for heterogeneous infrastructures.
    • Primary and secondary metadata servers with active failover for high-availability scenarios .
    • Replication and de-duplication.
    • File servers for bridging to different topologies.
  • Technical data
    • RAID-5 or RAID-6 for data protection.
    • Hot spare disks.
    • Redundant RAID controllers and power supplies.
    • Modular storage enclosures.
    • Durable 19’’ rack components.
  • Content control
    • Automatic metadata extraction of clips in watch folders.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.
    • Platform-independent file sharing.
    • Search in local drives or in the whole network.
    • Defragmentation of volumes or file sequences.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.

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Clipster

The award-winning CLIPSTER workstation is placed in a vital position of the post production process, predominantly at the mastering stage. A complete hardware and software turnkey finishing system, CLIPSTER equips users with a robust toolset to tackle any challenge and enhance the post production of film and broadcast projects. Use the advanced Rohde & Schwarz DVS system for a large variety of post production steps, from capturing to mastering in several digital distribution formats.

CLIPSTER already meets the challenges of the future today, supporting digital deliverables from RAW camera files, the creation of mezzanine formats like IMF* (Interoperable Master Format), AS-02 or AS-11 packages, and DCI cinema projects (including 3D), as well as the conforming and editing of uncompressed 4K data in real time.

  • Timeline, Timecode and Conforming
    • Multi-track video (2D/3D) and audio timeline.
    • Separate metadata timeline for subtitles and closed captions.
    • Timecode or fame readout.
    • Burn-in for customizable text, timecode, keycode and frame numbers.
    • Automatic color matching.
    • Timeline archiving function.
  • Effects
    • Format conversion in real time.
    • Zooming (up- and downscaling) in real time with multiplescaling algorithms.
    • Panning, cropping, rotation and flip/flop.
    • Color processing for RAW files (e.g.RED, ARRI, Sony).
    • 3D look-up tables for color management.
    • Color space conversion in real time (YUV <-> RGB <-> X’Y’Z’).
  • Mastering
    • Real-time review including subtitles and/or closed captions.
    • Intelligent high-speed transwrapping and transcoding of JPEG2000 essences.
    • Automated DCI compliance validation.
    • DCI Mastering with full DCI compliance (supporting Interop, Transitional1 and full SMPTE).
    • DCI subtitling (incl. depth animation, editing).
    • DCI audio labelling including D-Box support.
  • Spycer
    • Automatic metadata extraction of clips in watch folders.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.
    • Platform-independent file sharing.
    • Search in local drives or in the whole network.
    • Defragmentation of volumes or file sequences.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.
  • Audio
    • Sample rate conversion and time stretching.
    • Unlimited audio tracks for editing.
    • Sample and frame-based editing.
  • I/O, Sync and Remote Controls
    • SD-/HD-SDI input and output in YUV(A) or RGB(A) 8/10/12 bit (single-/dual- link).
    • Analog RGBS/YUV output, DVI connector.
    • SD down-converted output in PAL/NTSC.
    • 16 channels of 24 bit digital audio, 48 kHz I/O (AES/EBU and embedded audio).
    • 2 analog stereo monitor outputs.
    • RS-422 in & out.

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Venice

VENICE is well-positioned as a future-ready Ingest and Production Server for highly optimized file-based TV production workflows. VENICE manages classic video server tasks such as HD-SDI ingest and studio playout combined with intelligent file-based features like file ingest, transcoding and media transfer operations.

The growing need for multiple video formats and codecs in a broadcast studio environment is easily handled with VENICE’s flexible multi-format video- and codec pipeline for each channel.

Thanks to its open platform and file system architecture, VENICE can seamlessly be integrated into any file-based broadcast production environment. VENICE offers continuous optimization of efficiency in your workflows – in a single system.

  • Key features
    Independent from file format, codec and video resolution
    • Native support of DNxHD®, XDCAM®, DVCPRO®, AVC-Ultra and Apple ProRes.
    • MXF OP-Atom, OP-1a, GXF and QuickTime® files.
    • High-quality ingest and playout up to 440 Mbit/s.
    • Support of various uncompressed file formats such as DPX, TGA, TIFF and BMP sequences.
    Open system platform
    • Can be embedded in any production environment.
    • Support of MOS, VDCP and SOAP-API (FIMS) for controlling via third-party applications.
    • Accessible RAID-6 protected internal media storage.
    • Can be connected to any kind of storage (connect to DVS-SAN or other SANs via Fibre Channel).
    Integrated software features for streamlining workflows
    • Rundown lists, presets and scenarios for smooth operation.
    • Process SD and HD data in parallel for simulcast operation.
    • Hardware scaler for up- and down-conversion in real time.
    • Full read-while-write capability for fast media turnaround.
    • Proxy file generation in parallel.
    • Batchlist recording and transcoding.
    • Data interfaces for connecting P2 and XDCAM® drives.
    • Avid® Workflow Option for fast file and signal ingest into Avid ISIS® and Interplay® production asset management (PAM).
    Future proof
    • Upgradable software and formats
  • Technical data
    • 2U 19” rack mount with rack mount rails.
    • SAS drives (RAID-1) for operating system and metadata.
    • Up to 9 TB SAS drives (RAID-6) for content.
    • Autodetecting 1,5 / 3 Gbit/s single-link SD/HD-SDI input and output.
    • Dual-link SD/HD-SDI input and output (up to two channels per unit; for keying or 4:4:4 operations).
    • HD/SD genlock input, 1x BNC.
    • HDMI output.
    • 8 channels digital audio AES/EBU.
    • 16 channels embedded audio at SDI connector.
  • Spycer
    • Automatic metadata extraction of clips in watch folders.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.
    • Platform-independent file sharing.
    • Search in local drives or in the whole network.
    • Defragmentation of volumes or file sequences.
    • Metadata and DPX header editing.

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Services and Support
Backup24

Backup24 provides secure, offsite protection that allows you to carry on working without the management headache if something goes wrong.

Storage

We’ll help you develop intelligent shared storage and asset management solutions that best suit your requirements.

Consultancy

We can advise you on everything from hardware to software, and help you develop a workflow that’s futureproof.

Studio design

We’ll take a look at your specific requirements and work with you to build a studio that’s right for you, and doesn’t break the budget.

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Support

We provide comprehensive support, tailored to your needs. We’ll be available over the phone, remotely, or even onsite.

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