The IP-4c from 2wcom is a four-channel rackmount codec.
With multiple channels it can feed more targets than the typical two-channel codec. According to 2wcom besides a standard codec it can be a streaming/transcoding encoder working with new media targets such as a CDN; aid FM or web streaming; and a gateway for DVB transport with cable or satellite distribution. It can operate in unicast, multiple unicast or multicast modes.
It supports major digital protocols such as AES67, Dante, Ravenna, WheatNet and Livewire+. Error correction schemes include Pro MPEG and streaming redundancy along with audio failover options.
For operation and transcoding G.711, G.722, MPEG1 Layer 2, MPEG2 Layer 3, AAC-ELDv2, Opus, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, Enhanced aptX are onboard. xHE-AAC and Dolby E and Digital plus are optional.
Program synchronization is achieved with synchronization is achievable by NTP, PTPv2 (Precision Time Protocol) and 1PPS (1 Pulse Per Second).
The IP-4c can be remotely operated with a web interface. There is also a server software version for cloud networking operation. An FM tuner option is available for monitoring signal functions.