With IP at the heart of broadcasting’s future, codecs are increasingly the gateways of content assimilation and distribution
WorldCast Systems has unveiled the new APTmpX technology. The company explains APTmpX is an MPX/composite. It’s designed to save network bandwidth without deconstructing the original composite signal.
“With this technology, FM broadcasters now have access to high quality signal compression for FM MPX/Composite transmission,” the company states. “FM is still the technology that reaches the most listeners worldwide. Simultaneously, industry specialists are making efforts to optimize distribution costs to keep them as low as possible.”
With the transmission of a centrally generated MPX/Composite signal, a single central processor guarantees the sonic signature across the transmitter network. This, says the firm, simplifies MPX/composite transmission and results in less hardware, cost savings, reduced site maintenance, transport optimization.
According to WorldCast, APTmpX technology manages the high IP data rate of a composite signal without affecting the MPX/composite transmission.
“With APTmpX, we provide a perfect solution for FM MPX/Composite transmission without deconstruction of the existing composite signal,” said Hartmut Foerster, APT product manager.
“APTmpX not only enhances our portfolio for MPX solutions, but also marks a milestone in the transition to an MPX/composite environment. In the end, the user benefits from significantly lower hardware and distribution costs while maintaining the station sound.”
APTmpX is available in all MPX/composite compatible APT IP codecs.