Rohde & Schwarz has added to the functionality of its R&S PRISMON multiviewers with Multiviewer Control Centre (MCC). The update enables a single point of control for a network of multiviewers, which can be automated. This gives an instant reconfiguration of multiple displays.
PRISMON is a software-defined multiviewer architecture designed specifically with IP studio production and playout systems in mind. It supports Ultra HD signals (3840 x 2160), both for displays and for streams within mosaics. The distributed multiviewer functionality enables “any input to any output” connectivity through IP proxy networks. This also enables PRISMON to share resources across a network, allowing users to set up a view with multiple Ultra HD inputs beyond the decoding capacity of a single system.
Rohde & Schwarz has now added the ability to control the complete network of multiviewers, along with associated decoders and encoders, from a single point. In environments when studios and control rooms change personality regularly, like news or live sports, MCC means that all the monitoring can be changed either with one touch of a central controller or triggered by studio automation.
MCC is an option for the PRISMON system (subject to a separate license), allowing users to configure their monitoring networks to meet their exact requirements. Version 1.0 of MCC was released in April 2021. Version 1.1 added further functionality and will be made available in June 2021.