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WorldCast Enhances Audemat DAB Probe

Improvements include decoding of FIG tables and display of real audio and PAD bit rates

WorldCast Systems has enriched its Audemat DAB Probe for monitoring DAB, DAB+ and DMB radio applications.

Designed to monitor DAB signal quality and service continuity at the transmitter site or in a coverage area, the Audemat DAB Probe enables remote monitoring of a set list of channels. It allows users to verify the conformity of their DAB network with both legislation and their broadcasting needs.

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Installed in SFN or MFN networks, the solution features a web interface, alarm notification by email or SNMP traps, and is equipped with telemetry board via ScriptEasy and audio output connectors.

According to the company, the software tools provide a deep signal and content analysis with impulse response representation, TII, audio or ETI recording. What’s more, adds WorldCast, the unit is designed for optimal monitoring of the user experience (QoE) and includes visual slideshows, dynamic label and services (DLS) display to enable users to hear and see in real-time the same content as their audience of listeners.

Improvements to the Audemat DAB Probe include the decoding of FIG tables for a more detailed analysis of the streaming content received; and the display of real audio and PAD bit rates, so broadcasters can visualize the real audio quality and have the possibility to listen to radio remotely using native codecs (MP2 or AAC+) or with an MP3 compression of 8kbps to 320 kbps.

In addition, an optional card for ETI output is now available for a connection to analysis equipment or recordings. The management of telemetry I/Os to monitor and control the on-site measurement equipment or probes is also possible.