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WorldCast Systems has announced that its APT IP codec is now available as a software solution — the Virtual APT IP codec.
In step with the market’s transition to offer both hardware and virtualized solutions, the company claims the move takes its field-proven hardware solution for audio/MPXoIP program transport and delivers it as flexible and scalable software. Worldcast says it has designed the Virtual APT IP codec with “the highest level of reliability for 24/7 operation and is fully compliant with a High Availability (HA) architecture.”
Using AES67, the Virtual APT IP codec can be integrated into virtualized studios and as a server-based solution it removes the need for hardware, which WorldCast Systems explains offers upfront and operational cost savings.
It means broadcasters can centralize and transport a large volume of program signals and have the flexibility to re-adjust their network size as needed. It also allows high-density encoding/decoding from a single server, with the company adds, no compromise on APT quality standards.
“Over 20 000 APT codecs are deployed worldwide and the range is continuously enhanced to meet the needs of modern broadcasters. This launch faithfully reflects the high APT-standards for reliability, latency, scalability, and feature-density; all at a competitive cost,” said Hartmut Foerster, APT product manager at WorldCast Systems
Find out more at IBC2022, booth 8.C58.