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.
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.
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.