The Educational Media Foundation has placed an order for more than 100 Wegener iPump 6420 audio media servers for use in its network of about 600 FMN radio stations and translators.
EMF is known primarily for the Air 1 and K-Love networks. EMF uses Wegener’s Compel network control and MediaPlan content management systems.
Ned L. Mountain, COO of Wegener, stated in the announcement: “Radio networks like K-Love and Air 1 often rely on unmanned sites for broadcasting, so reliable playout and monitoring are critical. Using the 1Pump 6420’s off-air tuner and low-cost encoding option to record and backhaul broadcasts from each site will greatly enhance EMF’s monitoring capabilities.”
EMF Engineering Advisor Alan Guthrie said: “We plan to take full advantage of new digital technologies to maximize our operational efficiencies. Combining DVB-S2 modulation, point-to-multipoint data distribution, and file-based broadcasts is also creating excellent cost savings opportunities.”