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NAB Sneak Peek: IDC Star Pro Audio’s Next Generation

Comes in two-decoder and four-decoder models, with integrated scheduling and playout

International Datacasting says that its Star Pro Audio Generation 2 (G2) receiver increases ad revenues by offering ad insertion for regionalized and localized campaigns — plus it reduces costs by lowering the cost-per-channel and using less bandwidth. Star G2 is a DVB-S/S2 audio receiver with integrated advertisement and content play-out system, offering live audio decoding and file play-out. It handles HE-AAC, MPEG-2, MP3, IP and satellite delivery methods. Available in two models — the Star Two G2 is supplied with two audio decoders and the Star Four G2 is supplied with four audio decoders.

The original Star Pro Audio receiver is a satellite receiver designed specifically for radio distribution applications. Based around the latest DVB satellite modulation and MPEG audio compression standards, the Star’s integrated, low-power, fanless architecture is designed to maximize network uptime. Star supports high-efficiency, standards-based DVB-S2 as well as DVB-S satellite demodulation. Both MCPC and SCPC delivery modes are supported, down to rates as low as 100 kbps.

The SuperFlex Pro Audio Series features two models: SuperFlex Pro Audio with two audio decoders and SuperFlex Pro Audio XTR with four audio decoders. All the decoders have associated relays sufficient for an AM/FM collocation or AM/FM transmitter pair. Each audio decoder is independent of the other allowing maximum flexibility in data rates, codecs and sample rates: MPEG Layer II for existing DVB compatibility or MPEG Layer III or HE‐AAC for the best audio performance at the lowest bitrate. The SuperFlex Pro Audio Series is specially designed to allow commercial/program insertion on any channel, according to the company.

NAB Booth: SU3710

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