BT Media & Broadcast selects Systembase IP audio codec

BT Media & Broadcast, BT Group’s international media services enterprise business, has recently expanded its IP Audio capability by purchasing Systembase C510ip audio codecs for installation in its fleet of UHD and HD outside broadcast trucks. The new codecs will allow BT Media & Broadcast to offer realtime audio delivery over IP networks whilst maintaining backward compatibility with the extensive network of C310xr ISDN audio codecs.

By switching to the Systembase C510ip it is now possible to stream audio and video services through the same IP connection using virtual private networks, VPN’s, to allocate a fixed amount of IP bandwidth to each service. In particular, the use of IP technology for delivering audio will reduce reliance on the availability of temporary ISDN installations at OB locations. Additionally, IP offers greater flexibility than ISDN, by allowing dynamic simulcast broadcast of an audio feed to multiple clients from a single IP connection.

Managing director Andrew Steward commented; “I am very pleased that BT has committed to using the C510ip audio codec, they now join a growing network of mainstream broadcasters using Systembase IP codec technology.”

Neil Huggins, Head of Occasional Use Services at BT Media & Broadcast added: “BT Media & Broadcast has always been at the cutting edge of service delivery. The deployment of the new Systembase C510ip codecs across our national fleet of OB vehicles will give us the ability to deliver IP comms as well as traditional ISDN comms on all of our outside broadcasts. This upgrade is part of a major refit of the TV outside broadcast network, trucks and infrastructure. We look forward to seeing the benefits of delivering enhanced services to our customers.”

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