The Rai Way digitization program continues. To support this program is a nnew IP contribution and distribution network which was created by Cisco IP Fabric for Media following the related public tender. Rai Way, as the main Italian provider of infrastructures and services for television networks, has focused on Lutech e Cisco to support its digital transformation. The new IP video and audio contribution and distribution network will play a leading role in this program.
Rai Way takes a new step forward in its digitization program
The evolution of the Italian broadcast infrastructure of Rai Way, with the transition from analogue to digital, it started in 2008. In this period, with the arrival of the new digital terrestrial, an important additional step of the program is being recorded. This process, in fact, requires the freeing of the 700 MHz frequency band and the transition to an MPEG video signal compression standard. To support this program, Rai Way has therefore created a new infrastructure offered by one software-centric IP network. Lutech has created the new infrastructure using Cisco technologies.
The comment of the protagonists
Aurelio Severino, Client Executive of Lutech, comments on the project as follows: “Lutech SpA is honored to have been chosen as the main integrator of Rai Way’s IP Video Matrix project. In a context characterized by the pandemic crisis, we knew that in order to be successful we would have to ensure that everything was done on time with the type of quality that is expected for this type of activity ”
Marco Gasperoni, Media Chief Technology Officer per Cisco EMEAR, he added: “Migrating critical infrastructures from previous generation technologies to IP is essential to enable the evolution of audio and video services in Italy. We have been supporting Rai Way since 2018: the collaboration with Lutech and the other technological partners has led us to a result we are very proud of ”