Rai Way relies on Lutech SpA and Imagine Communications to transform its AV contribution and distribution networks to IP

Rai Way, an Italian network infrastructure and services operator, has selected Lutech SpA and its technology provider, Imagine Communications, to support the rollout of its IP video and audio contribution and distribution network “IP Matrix” project. The development will be based in Imagine’s Selenio Network Processor (SNP).

The contribution infrastructure Rai Way has implemented for its video and audio networks are built in technologies such as the SNP that bring the best of SDI and IP worlds.

The project includes a complete transformation of the contribution and distribution network to IP video. Built on industry standards, including SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-6 and ST 2022-7 transport, the network switches compressed and uncompressed signals over a quadruple redundant network, all distributed across four different sites in the Rome area.

SNP provides the network connectivity, signal multiplexing, and interfacing between formats and between SDI and IP.

Services can be cross-connected and routed in multiple ways by Rai Way operators using a network orchestrator GUI from Skyline Dataminer. Also incorporated into this facility is Imagine Communications’ low-latency production multiviewer personality, SNP-MV, alongside the company’s EPIC MV.

Aurelio Severino, account manager at Lutech SpA, added, “Lutech SpA is honored to have been selected as the prime integrator for the Rai Way full IP video matrix project. Leveraging the company’s unique mix of IT/IP, broadcasting and audiovisual skills, we were able to integrate the best network and broadcast technologies into one coherent and cohesive platform, making it easy for Rai Way operators to use and troubleshoot it.”

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