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AEQ Wins Huge Codec Order From RTVE

It will provide 427 codecs to take the broadcaster out of the ISDN era

There aren’t too many opportunities for a manufacturer to announce an order for 427 codecs, but AEQ is in that enviable position.

Here’s the latest from our “Who’s Buying What” page.

Spanish Radio and Television Corp., or RTVE, has awarded the tender for its IP Audiocodec Renewal Project to AEQ, which is supplying 257 stationary Venus 4+ and 170 portable Phoenix ALIOs.

RTVE is Spain’s largest state-owned public media company, comprising TVE, with seven television channels; RNE, with six radio stations; and the website, RTVE Institute and RTVE Orchestra and Choir.

AEQ is an international manufacturer but is also headquartered in Madrid, so this is an order close to home for the company.

“The use of ISDN lines has been part of RTVE’s day-to-day connections until now,” AEQ wrote in a press release. “However, the technological revolution brought about by the rise of IP voice communications has meant that the

current telephone exchanges, which use traditional ‘copper’ cabling, are being replaced by new ones based on fiber optic connections. This change is having a major impact on ISDN lines and is leading to their imminent disappearance.”

The RTVE codecs will be put to work for the news needs of RNE and TVE. Fixed equipment will be installed at RTVE headquarters while the portable gear will be at institutional headquarters, sports venues and outdoor broadcasts.

The Phoenix Venus 4+ and Phoenix Alio can both be managed by the Phoenix Control Multicodec application.

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