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WorldCast Systems’ APTmpX FM MPX compression algorithm has won a 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Award in the radio category. NAB explains that this awards program recognizes the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by the NAB Show’s corporate partners.
According to the company, APTmpX saves network bandwidth for STLs while ensuring high audio transparency and link quality. The first version of APTmpX, launched in October 2020, provided FM broadcasters with access to high-quality signal compression for the resulting centralized FM MPX/composite transmission. WorldCast adds that the breakthrough solution, in the <900Kbps range, solved the difficulty of ensuring high quality and low-cost transmission. The latest versions of APTmpX go one step further, offering new compression levels at 600, 400, and 300 kbps network bandwidth. Furthermore, the technology is 100% backward compatible with APT IP Codecs and APT AoIP modules in the field through a simple software license upgrade.
“The 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards honor innovative breakthroughs that will change how the media and entertainment industry creates, connects and capitalizes content,” said NAB executive vice president of global connections and events Chris Brown. “We congratulate WorldCast Systems on this award in recognition of APTmpX and its potential to help storytellers meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
WorldCast’ Systems director of product marketing, Gregory Mercier, said, “We are honored for this recognition and proud to showcase such a prestigious award. Our team worked hard to meet the radio market’s needs for this high-value technology. APTmpX is a cutting-edge innovation that brings the power of MPX transmissions to a whole new section of the market, particularly those with poor bandwidth penetration. With APTmpX, broadcasters in any network infrastructure can now deliver stunning audio quality to their audiences while enjoying the cost-savings of FM MPX transmission.”