Harris plans to introduce SynchroCast3 and IP simulcasting capability to its Intraplex NetXpress IP multiplexer.
With SynchroCast3, the company said, Intraplex NetXpress customers will have the ability to use Harris’ SynchroCast3 Single Frequency Network simulcast technology on their IP transport networks.
“When used with NetXpress, SynchroCast3 allows broadcasters to create SFNs over IP links, which allows them to expand their coverage area and listener base,” the company said.
SynchroCast3 consists of upgraded hardware modules plus new software that interfaces SynchroCast3 technology with the Intraplex NetXpress audio over IP networking platform. Until now, it said, SynchroCast3 has only been available on Intraplex multiplexers, which use dedicated, wired T1/E1 telco circuits.
“The addition of network interface module redundancy to the NetXpress IP multiplexer platform for the NIM-1 control module and MIU-201 interface module, and other modules virtually eliminates the potential for system-level hardware failure, especially when combined with existing power supply redundancy features.”