APT said the Metropolitan Opera in New York is using a WorldCast Eclipse codec.
Matt Galek is broadcast engineer for the opera. “With the recent fall in prices of synchronous lines and also the consolidation of ISDN, IP, V.35 and T1, we were looking for all of these interfaces within one unit which could be operated remotely via a Web-based GUI,” he was quoted by APT as saying.
The WorldCast Eclipse will be used as the codec for the opera’s primary T1, interfaced through an Adtran TSU with an integrated and automated ISDN feed to its North American stations, distributed via NPR.
“We will be running the codec at 576 kbps in the Enhanced apt-X mode for the primary feed,” Galek said.