• Red Bee Media opens second facility in Netherlands
  • Efforts to formalise global R&D connected hubs
  • End-to-end IP demonstrations to remain key focus

Red Bee Media stand at NAB 2019 credit Red Bee Media

Red Bee Media: Making efforts to connect its global facilities 

Source: Red Bee Media 

Red Lab Hilversum has officially opened in the Netherlands driving the research and development for solutions focused on video acquisition, compression, contribution and distribution services.

Red Bee Media confirmed its new hub is part of wider efforts to formalise connecting its facilities around the world on its product development and IP testing.

According to Advanced Television, the first Red Lab was opened in London in February this year and a third facility is planned to open in Stockholm, Sweden later this year.

Red Bee Media chief services portfolio officer David Travis said: “With the combination of Red Lab London and Red Lab Hilversum, we will now be able to demonstrate end-to-end IP workflows between multiple countries and demonstrate how Red Bee Media is leading the industry in multitenant IP platform technology.”

Launching Red Lab Hilversum, Red Bee Media performed a successful trial of IP contribution technologies, which involved testing the possibility to deliver uncompressed video over a redundant long-haul connection which was 2 x 35 kilometres from the Amsterdam Arena into the MCR test platform in Red Lab Hilversum.

Red Bee Media confirmed it had a 100% stable IP connection and delivered a stunning 1080p HLG HDR signal, making test a success.

Red Bee Media distribution services strategic product manager Henk den Bok said: “This trial was a huge achievement and it validated our designs for distribution timing protocols and stable packet delivery.

“We were able to stretch and improve the capabilities of our current technology stack, adding bleeding edge components through its paces. As a result of this trial, we now have a whole new list of exciting ideas to explore with our partners.”

Red Bee Media head of distribution services Kris Langbridge added: “Red Lab Hilversum gives us a great opportunity to develop and test our IP enabled capabilities, increasing the value we bring to our customers in live video services and remote production.

“We are committed to putting multitenant platform innovation at the heart of what we do as an agile managed services provider in the broadcasting and media industry.”