Digigram launches its new product IQOYA X/LINK MPX
- 17 June, 2021
FRA: Digigram, the professional audio solution specialist, launches its new IQOYA X/LINK-MPX codec. This new product is designed for the delivery of an FM MPX composite signal to one or several transmitter sites.
Currently, most of the studio-to-transmitter links for FM transmissions rely on the transport of the baseband audio signal over IP networks. This requires the FM composite MPX signal to be generated at each transmitter site with devices such as sound processors and RDS encoders.
Over the past few years, there has been a growing demand for the transport of the MPX signal to be generated within the studio, since it will help reduce the number of required equipment at the transmitter sites, optimize the global power consumption, and maintenance costs.
Digigram X/LINK-MPX supports both analog MPX and digital MPX AES192, allowing analog-to-analog, analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog, and digital-to-digital distribution of the MPX signal. Thanks to the optional µMPX compression, the cost of transportation is further reduced by using inexpensive network links.
What are the advantages of such a product?
- Reduced operational costs at transmitter sites:
Sound processing and RDS encoding are centralized at the studio side. This reduces the maintenance costs as well as the power consumption at transmitter sites.
- Optimized IP transport bandwidth:
The new X/LINK-MPX will be able to conserve network bandwidth thanks to the µMPX compression. In addition to this, bandwidth can also be conserved by selecting a lower sampling frequency and/or bit depth in uncompressed PCM.
- Reliable hardware:
X/LINK-MPX is based on the same hardware platform as the acclaimed IQOYA X/LINK range. It also features two internal redundant power supply units.
- Robust IP streams:
Forward Error Correction, Redundant dual streaming with time diversity in PCM ensures that the transportation of IP streams is completely reliable and stable.
About IQOYA X/LINK Range:
The IQOYA X/LINK range is a selection of 5 IP audio codecs designed to best suit the remote broadcasting and program distribution applications of our customers. This rackmount codec range includes stereo and dual stereo IP audio codecs with analog, AES3, Livewire, Ravenna or AES67 I/Os and an 8-stereo IP codec with full AoIP I/Os.
Established in 1985, Digigram offers complete point-to-point audio encoding and streaming solutions; from remote broadcasting to program distribution. With over 35 years of experience in the pro-audio industry, Digigram focuses on understanding the needs of the market and developing user-friendly, reliable and future-proof solutions.