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 Upgrade with C510ip IP Audio Codecs
BT Media & Broadcast, BT Group’s international media services enterprise business, has recently expanded their IP Audio capability by purchasing Systembase C510ip audio codecs for installation in their fleet of UHD and HD outside broadcast (OB) trucks. The new codecs will allow BT Media & Broadcast to offer real-time audio delivery over IP networks whilst maintaining backward compatibility with their extensive network of C310xr ISDN audio codecs.
By switching to the Systembase C510ip it is now possible to stream audio and video services through the same IP connection using virtual private networks, VPN's, to allocate a fixed amount of IP bandwidth to each service. In particular, the use of IP technology for delivering audio will reduce reliance on the availability of temporary ISDN installations at OB locations. Additionally, IP offers greater flexibility than ISDN, by allowing dynamic simulcast broadcast of an audio feed to multiple clients from a single IP connection.
Neil Huggins, Head of Occasional Use Services at BT Media & Broadcast has commented;
“BT Media & Broadcast has always been at the cutting edge of service delivery. The deployment of the new Systembase C510ip codecs across our national fleet of OB vehicles will give us the ability to deliver IP comms as well as traditional ISDN comms on all of our outside broadcasts. This upgrade is part of a major refit of the TV outside broadcast network, trucks and infrastructure. We look forward to seeing the benefits of delivering enhanced services to our customers.”
RTL 102.5 Italy, Install C510ip IP codec
Italian broadcaster, RTL 102.5 have recently purchased a pair of Systembase C510ip audio codecs to link their studios in Milan and Rome. The C510ip codecs are configured to stream, full duplex, linear, IP audio over a dedicated VPN. In addition to using the forward error control feature, the C510ip codecs have been configured to automatically backup the audio stream via ISDN if the primary VPN should develop a fault. Remote status monitoring is achieved using the Systembase EasyMON network tool with additional alarms being delivered via email.
New Features- SIP and Multicast
At BVE2015 Systembase launched a new set of features that are to be included in the current range of IP audio codecs. These features include SIP connectivity that allows Systembase C500 series IP codecs to connect with codecs, PC's and tablets from various manufactures in G722, G711 and Linear audio modes. In addition, Systembase IP codecs now include IGMP V2 which allows streaming of IP audio in a Multicast environment. The new firmware release can be flashed to all existing C510ip hardware platforms.