Madrid, Mexico City, Copenhague – December 1st, 2020
RTVE TRUSTS IN LAGUNA FOR NEW CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE CHANNELS La 1, La 2 and Canal 24h BETWEEN MADRID, CATALONIA, AND THE CANARY ISLANDS
SAPEC has been awarded several RTVE projects for different contribution applications between different facilities. The LAGUNA solution has been the item that has tipped the balance in SAPEC’s favour.
In the first project, RTVE required the supply of the necessary encoders and decoders to transport the contribution signal of the TV channels La 1 HD and La 2 HD from the RTVE Centre in Catalonia to Torrespaña (Madrid) and the La 1 HD signal from the Canary Islands to Torrespaña (Madrid).
The Laguna family consist of 4 models that give each customer the possibility to adapt to the appropriate model depending on the number of signals required by each application.
LAGUNA Solution brochure: https://sapec.es/laguna-2
In this project, different LAGUNA models were supplied (DUAL, QUAD and OCTAL) that have allowed RTVE, not only to be very efficient in terms of densities, but also to save the possibility for possible upgrades to a higher number of channels. Furthermore, the flexibility and versatility of LAGUNA will allow RTVE to upgrade the equipment by converting licenses from encoding to decoding and vice-versa, to adapt to new scenarios without the need of purchasing new equipment.
RTVE needed a solution that could encode 5 signals and decode 4 signals in HEVC/H.264/MPEG-2. Other requirements of the project were, for example, that all the equipment had to be stand-alone (processing of only 1 signal per equipment), that it would be possible to insert a logo in the encoding side, as well as perform down-conversion in decoding side. As for audios, a processing density of 8 audio (stereo) per video channel was required. Both ASI and IP I/O interfaces were required, as well as redundant power supplies on all units.In this project, SAPEC proposed also LAGUNA in encoding side, using 5 LAGUNA DUAL encoders that made it possible to encode a HEVC/H.264/MPEG-2 signal in a 4:2:2 profile and 4 GREDOS units as decoders, which allow ASI and IP I/O ( 2 ASI ports and 2 IP ports), incorporating 2 identical outputs, 3G-HD-SDI, 1 HDMI monitoring output and composite video output (SD) in addition to everything required.
With these two projects, not only SAPEC reinforces and reaffirms its relationship with the Spanish public broadcaster, but also, LAGUNA MEDIA PROCESSOR has established itself in the multi-channel contribution market.