2wcom has announced that its FM/RDS and analog/digital MPX over IP product line is undergoing a big change: The 4FM will replace all existing established products, including the C02 RDS encoder, S02 stereo generator and the analog/digital MPX over IP codec. The company says this new solution offers station staff a modular, cost-efficient and scalable concept in one 19’’ 1HU rack unit.
Activation of 4FM’s components is software based, meaning operators can configure the device to their needs onsite. For example, 2wcom says, it’s possible to combine a RDS2 encoder, a stereo generator and an analog/digital MPX over IP codec in one device. Future upgrades can also be done via software.
The 4FM is equipped with inputs for analog/digital MPX, analog audio, AES/EBU and AoIP. The stereo generator now also supports protocols for AoIP streaming, control and status (EBU TECH 3326, AES67, Ravenna, Livewire+, SMPTE ST 2110, PTPv2, SNMP, HTTP/s, FTP or FTPS ).
In addition, it is possible to add local RDS data to a MPX signal that was already assembled in a main studio. The integrated FM tuner monitors audio and RDS signals and can also rebroadcast. The device offers the option to forward both the MPX signal and the pilot via IP.
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