R&S®AVHE100 Headend Solution for Encoding and Multiplexing

Minimize complexity, maximize availability


The fully integrated and highly compact R&S®AVHE100 headend solution for encoding and multiplexing minimizes complexity for terrestrial and satellite DVB systems. The innovative R&S®CrossFlowIP technology enables optimum utilization of all system components for maximum availability. It provides significantly enhanced redundancy solutions compared with conventional systems.

The R&S®AVHE100 is a highly integrated, modular system that provides the entire functionality of a headend in an extremely compact size. It combines sophisticated developments from Rohde & Schwarz with state-of-theart IT technologies. R&S®AVHE100 functionality is largely software-based, with only a few, standardized hardware modules. The headend can therefore be flexibly configured for a wide range of applications. Signal flow within the headend is fully IP-based.

The headend has an intuitive, easy-to-use headend management system (HMS) that lets users control and monitor the entire workflow via a single GUI. A fully integrated broadcast video wall (BVW) is also available for the HMS. The R&S®AVHE100 takes a unique approach to headend architecture, combining best-in-class software modules with highly reliable and compact hardware solutions to provide the industry’s first all-IP broadcast headend.


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  • HD and/or SD MPEG-2/H.264 encoders
  • Statistical multiplex
  • DVB-T/DVB-T2/DVB-S/DVB-S2 network adaptation
  • SFN synchronization for DVB-T and DVB-T2 networks
  • Seamless signal switching during redundancy operation
  • Integrated smart video wall