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August 31st, 2017

On the IBC2017 Show Floor... 2wcom to Present Products that Enhance SatBroadcasting™

2wcom Systems will be presenting an extensive portfolio of high quality encoders, decoders, codecs, modulators, demodulators and remote control solutions during the upcoming IBC2017 held in Amsterdam — these complete end-to-end solutions offer comprehensive redundancy and backup possibilities as well as a wide range of user-friendly configurable system settings for managing multiple network interfaces.

Eight-channel MPEG Encoder for absolute flexibility in dealing with SAT or IP environments. The MM08 encodes all common audio algorithms (EaptX, AAC, MPEG I/II Layer 2/3, PCM). Additionally, the Encoder can generate multiple independent streams. Transmission of ancillary and private data (PAD, RDS, etc.), as well as switching contact information (GPIO) can be forwarded via integrated interfaces. Activation of additional hardware channels can be managed easily and conveniently via software update. An optional second hot swappable slide-in power supply enables uninterrupted device operation during operation. The whole package is rounded out by offering functions for quality management (MPEG FEC and DualStreaming to avoid IP packet loss), controlling (HTTP, Telnet, NMS and SNMP) and monitoring (IP and MPEG parameters via SNMP v2c and relay, headphone output and alarm, source switch & event logging). Combined with the eSIRC (enhanced Satellite Inband Remote Control) Server and FlexDSR series satellite receivers, this homogeneous global solution enables broadcasters to distribute and broadcast local programs and to fully control the entire distribution chain with a satellite IP solution.

FlexDSR02+ and FlexDSR04+
These are professional IRD Satellite Receivers well-known for broadcasting of local content, diverse backup solutions and comprehensive functionalities regarding monitoring applications. The long-established IRD SAT Receivers are equipped with state-of-the art technology.  It is possible to handle transport streams via satellite (DVB-S/S2), ASI input and IP, while also managing elementary audio streams and Icecast streams via IP. Processing all common coding algorithms like E-aptX, AAC, MPEG I/II Layer 2/3 or PCM, the multipurpose devices include a sophisticated concept for audio quality and redundancy options — e.g., Pro-MPEG FEC to compensate for IP packet loss and redundancy DualStreaming. Both receivers offer fallback options by automatically detecting and switching over to the best signal source available. Furthermore, FlexDSR02+ offers the option of a dual tuner for simultaneous reception of two transponders.

eSIRC (enhanced Satellite Inband Remote Control)
This product enables perfect remote control for hybrid IP/SAT networks. The cost efficient and web-based software eSIRC Server is most suitable for regional broadcasting, quality control and management of local audio content, jingles, schedule and firmware files – while saving time and money. Operators are able to completely access the eSIRC management system via web interface from any computer within the network for uploading data files to the internal memory of MM08E Encoders, DSR01 receivers and FlexDSR02+/04+ receivers (such as firmware, audio, reports and configuration). The content provided by eSIRC can be processed immediately and without delay or can be scheduled for processing at a certain point in time. For each SD card installed in the receivers, there is a separate directory on the eSIRC server, into which all distributed files are written. System operators can fall back on these data mirrors in case a SD card has to be exchanged or if high data volume has to be distributed and bandwidth is not sufficient.

DAB+ — FlexNsert and FlexXtract
These offerings enable broadcasters to use existing legacy as well as new IP-capable transmitters at the same time and to distribute DAB+ signals via satellite for remote, inaccessible and rural areas that cannot be served by IP landlines or direct beam connections. The FlexNsert+ DAB+ distribution inserter can receive a DAB ETI data stream (according to EN 300799) or a DAB EDI data stream (according to TS 102 693), converts the data stream into a standard MPEG2-TS-signal and outputs it via its transport stream interfaces (IP and ASI). The FlexXtract+ distribution extractor demodulates incoming EDI data via IP, ASI or from a DVB-S or DVB-S2 signal and converts the incoming DAB+ data stream (EDI) into a standard ETI signal (according to EN 300799) or an EDI signal (according to TS 102 693) to feed DAB or DAB+ transmitters. In case the DAB+ signal is transmitted via E1 and SAT in parallel, FlexXtract is able to receive both for further synchronized transmission.

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