The country’s FM spectrum is congested, and attempts to free up some of the spectrum for new players is proving difficult
Codec manufacturer AETA Audio Systems has announced that it’s helping Maghreb Arabe Press deliver timely information to its audience through the press agency’s newly launched radio service, Radio de l’Information Marocaine.
Founded in 1959 and based in Rabat, Morocco, MAP provides official news services in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Tamazight. In addition to providing news, the agency cofounded a national charter for the improvement of women’s images in the media with the ministry of social development and family and solidarity and the ministry of communication and culture in 2005.
As part of an expansion plan, the information agency also recently added RIM to its offerings. The radio station broadcasts news and information 24 hours a day, nationwide and online.
In order to offer RIM listeners a constant flow of up-to-the-minute information, MAP shopped for a system that could record and deliver live stream audio programs in broadcast quality. After issuing a tender in November, the organization says it selected AETA equipment because of its ability to deliver RTC, ISDN, ADSL and 3G/4G connectivity at a competitive price. Casablanca-based systems integrator PHF COM Morocco managed the sale and is providing staff training to RIM.
PHF’s Managing Director Younes Yamouni explains that the station was searching for an easy-to-use mobile solution for its roving reporters. And in January, PHF delivered two AETA Scoopy+ S codecs, one Scoop5 S codec and five D021B LEM mics.
AETA’s General Manager Yann Vonarburg adds that both Scoopy+ S and Scoop5 S codecs are well-suited for remote coverage. “Our entire Scoop range of audio and IP codecs are adaptable to fit broadcasters’ various needs,” he said. “Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, reporters can focus on on their broadcast without having to fuss over configuring the unit.”
AETA recently introduced dual mobile connectivity for the Scoopy+S codec, and also enhanced the unit’s double streaming capabilities and bonding functionalities.
The company points out that dual mobile network connectivity with double streaming and bonding options gives presenters “full mobility and audio reliability so they can concentrate on the broadcast and contribute from almost anywhere.” This, AETA adds, makes remotes easier in terms of logistics and streamlines the tech crew’s task of preparing the system for its presenters.