International Datacasting Corporation has completed a technical upgrade at Transamerica Radio in Brazil in advance of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympics.
Transamerica Radio bought IDC’s STAR Pro Audio solution in order to use 70 percent less bandwidth compared to other solutions. The STAR Pro Audio IDC solution is designed for professional audio distribution satellite and IP network programming.
Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Transamerica Radio offers national coverage to Brazilians at home and abroad. Listeners can hear a variety of music, radio programs and broadcasts of major football championships.
“IDC has proven to be an excellent technology partner for our company,” said Luiz Guilherme Albuquerque, superintendent director of Transamerica Radio. “This high quality equipment translates to outstanding value for us by helping us improve our operation and reduce our costs going forward.”
Boreal Communications assisted with the system upgrade and installation, which includes new antennas, power converters and the IDC head-end gear.
The new head-end equipment includes IDC audio encoders, Net Manager and FlexKey Encryptors. The system also includes new IDC STAR Pro Audio Receiver to update the local transmission of Transamerica throughout Brazil.