2wcom reveals IBC 2013 plans
At IBC 2013 2wcom is to introduce the new FMC01, a compact codec for high-quality FM MPX contribution and distribution via IP or E1 (G.703). The FMC01 can combine encoder and decoder functions in the same unit, offering significant infrastructure savings.
With 100% lossless audio encoding/decoding and optimised bandwidth technology that delivers maximum FM quality, the FMC01 is a point-to-multipoint distribution solution that is said to ‘redefine’ the cost/performance equation for radio networks.
2wcom will also be showing FlexDSR02+ and FlexDSR04+, which deliver a combination of capabilities in a compact 1U IRD for professional audio contribution via satellite and IP. The FlexDSR02+ and FlexDSR04+ feature versatile inputs for up to four different programs with analogue or digital output, a full regional insert solution, SIRC for inband control via satellite, and automatic weightbalancing of quality parameters and program source switching (satellite, IP-line, ASI, SD card) in case of failure.
The company will also be showcasing the 2wcom FlexNsert DAB+ Distribution Inserter, which receives a DAB ETI data stream (according to EN 300799), converts the stream into a standard MPEG2-TS-signal, and outputs it via ASI or Ethernet transport stream interfaces. The FlexXtract+ DAB+ Distribution Extractor demodulates a data stream (2048 kbps) from a DVB-S or DVB-S2 signal and converts the data into a standard ETI-signal according to EN 300799 or EDI-signal according to TS 102 693 to feed DAB or DAB+ transmitters.