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APT Debuts Codec for HD Radio Apps

The company says U.S. broadcasters have been asking for a solution to simplify their HD STLs and make them more cost-efficient.
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(click thumbnail)APT is launching an audio codec specifically for HD Radio applications, the WorldCast Horizon HD.

The company says U.S. broadcasters have been asking for a solution to simplify their HD STLs and make them more cost-efficient since the launch of HD Radio.

The WorldCast Horizon HD is a duplex stereo codec, which enables broadcasters to deliver FM and HD content from the studio to the transmitter site. With both a T1 and Ethernet interface, broadcasters can use existing T1 links for the FM transport, and send their HD content as a UDP stream embedded in the T1 link, making additional bandwidth unnecessary. At the remote/transmitter link, the HD content is presented back on an IP port.

As a fully duplex device, WorldCast Horizon HD allows off-air monitoring or an independent channel to backhaul RPU feeds and satellite down-linked audio. An RS-232 port is available for PAD and contact closures for remote control.

APT says it will be offering a special package price for units ordered at the show.

Booth: N8811

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