Wheatstone says it has produced a composite FM megaplexer for today’s high-speed data links with the introduction of SystemLink. The company explains that this solves an important piece of the “audio processing in a cloud” puzzle.
Wheatstone SystemLink megaplexes linear audio and the full MPX payload, including RDS, pilot and FM/HD alignment, for transport across high-speed data links.
At 24-bit resolution, SystemLink makes it possible to get across the detail necessary for high-quality audio. This 24-bit digital MPX and HD audio megaplexer also utilizes RIST, the open-source transport protocol, for reliable, real-time audio transport and error correction at the lowest possible latency.
Wheatstone says with fiber optic, 5G and other high-speed connections becoming more common, SystemLink is an integral part of today’s studio-to-transmitter link.
SystemLink works with any audio processor, including Wheatstone’s flagship X5 FM/HD audio processor, MP-532 multiprocessor and new Lion FM audio processor. SystemLink is part of the Layers Software Suite as the MPX output of the Layers FM module, which includes multiband processing, PPM watermarking and full RDS capabilities as instances in an onsite server or off-site at cloud data centers.
SystemLink will debut at the 2023 NAB Show at booth W3000, West Hall, along with Wheatstone’s line of audio processors, cloud products and WheatNet-IP audio network products.