APT says it will debut the WorldCast range of IP-based audio codecs.
WorldCast Horizon and WorldCast Meridian are the first products in this series, which features IP connectivity as its core functionality. The company says the series enables broadcasters and service providers to commence migration to IP and still retain the audio quality, low delay and DSP-based performance of other APT codecs.
The WorldCast Horizon offers digital audio over IP for bi-directional stereo audio transport. It operates using Enhanced apt-X coding technology, which APT says is suited to the transport of audio over packet-switched networks. Additionally, it provides contact closures and opto-couples for remote status alarms. The unit comes with Network Management Software package for management and monitoring.
The WorldCast Meridian is a multi-algorithm codec offering both IP and leased-line connectivity. Users can choose from a suite of coding options including Enhanced apt-X, G.711, G.722, MPEG Layer II and Layer III, and AAC.
APT also added features to the WorldNet Oslo audio multiplexer such as increased coding options; four-channel simplex (Quad) cards available as analog and AES/EBU; 5.1 phase-locking option; in-band management, which enables control and monitoring of a network of units over E1/T1 without the need for an additional dedicated comms link; and cross-connect availability on the E1/T1 transport cards.