London 2015 Firework Extravaganza
Systembase supplied 26 C510ip audio codecs to Delta Sound to broadcast multiple IP audio streams to various locations around central London for the 2015 new year firework extravaganza.
low delay Linear IP audio was streamed using a mixture of 5HGz microwave and fixed lines. Each Audio codec was enabled with FEC (forward error control) that was capable of replicating 1 lost packet in every 4 received. The FEC feature was particularly effective over the 5GHz microwave links, where WIFI interference from large numbers of mobile phones is always an issue.
An important feature for this event was the ability of C510ip codec to ensure that each ip codec link had a fixed audio to audio delay of only 13ms. This delay would remain constant even if the audio codec links were disrupted or the equipment power cycled.
Delta Sound were the first customer to extensively use the new EasyMON, broadacst Codec Monitor Tool, which allows a single browser window to simultaneously monitor the status of all 26 codecs in a tiled formatted display.
New - EasyMon Broadcast Monitoring Tool
On stand N24 at the BVE 2015 Exhibition, Systembase will be demonstrating the new EasyMon - Codec Network Monitor Tool, which enables a single browser window to simultaneously display status information of multiple C500xr codecs in a tiled format. The EasyMon tool simplifies the task of monitoring a large number of codec units and was used extensively during London's New Years Eve Fireworks extravaganza.
EasyMon is available for free download from www.systembase.com, and is designed to work with all C500xr series codecs running the latest firmware release.
BT Select Systembase IP audio codecs for UHD OB Truck
BT have selected Systembase C510ip audio codecs, supporting both IP and ISDN interfaces, for installation in their new fleet of 4K Ultra HD Outside broadcast trucks. The new truck which is the first of it's kind in Europe, was built by MegaHertz Broadcast Systems (MHz) and was displayed at the recent IBC 2014 Exhibition in Amsterdam.
The eight C510ip codec units will be used to broadcast real-time audio over IP and ISDN talk-back circuits for live sports coverage for a number of broadcasters including BT Sport, Sky Sports and ITV Sport.
Systembase originally started supplying ISDN codecs to BT Broadcast in 1994, and the successful relationship has continued for over 20 years.