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WorldCast Launches Virtual APT IP Codec

Will demo it at the IBC show

A concept image showing four APT Virtual IP Codecs being managed via the cloud

WorldCast Systems is now offering its APT IP Codec in a software solution version.

“With this launch, WorldCast takes a field-proven hardware solution for audio/MPXoIP program transport, with thousands of users worldwide, and delivers it as flexible and scalable software,” the company said.

The product is called the Virtual APT IP Codec and will be shown at IBC2022.

WorldCast said it is compliant with a High Availability (HA) architecture. “This shift to virtualization is also strategic in reducing the amount of equipment to purchase, thereby offering important upfront and operational cost savings,” it said.

“Using AES67, the Virtual APT IP Codec can be integrated into virtualized studios and, as a server-based solution, removes the need for hardware. Broadcasters can easily centralize and transport a large volume of program signals, and have the flexibility to re-adjust their network size as needed. It also allows high-density encoding/decoding from a single server, without compromise on APT quality standards.”

The codec supports the APTmpX, MPX compression algorithm, and the SureStream technology. It can be combined with WorldCast’s Kybio system for monitoring, control and automation.