International Datacasting Corp. says that it has provided its next-generation MAP Pro Audio satellite receivers and a NetManager network management subsystem to radio broadcaster Southern Cross Austereo for live content delivery to SCA’s affiliates in Australia.
According to a release, the MAP Pro Audio downlink receivers are “the first in the new generation of the modular architecture platform (MAP) products for radio, video, and data distribution via satellite and/or internet. It is designed to be both backward and forward compatible and easy to expand and upgrade with modular features as technology evolves.” It added that “NetManager provides in-band management and control enabling easy remote configuration control and over-the-air updates.”
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SCA Lead Systems Engineer Phil Elzerman said, “Our existing platform that service SCA’s own sites are excellent, but has some limits — it provided good functionality but comes at a significant cost and is dependent on WAN connectivity for control. We went with IDC for our expansion because the MAP solution utilizes ‘in-band’ control, and also because we appreciate their willingness to meet the challenge of building a platform that would integrate seamlessly into our existing infrastructure.”
President and CEO Harris Liontas of IDC’s owner, Novra Group, said, “We designed the modular architecture platform of the MAP specifically to make sure it would be extremely flexible and adaptable to the changing requirements of broadcasters.”
Lumina Broadcast Systems Australia was the contractor.
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