(Flensburg, Germany--July 21, 2014) 2wcom (IBC stand 8.E78) has announced the launch of MM01, a new compact multi-role solution for audio over IP contribution and distribution. Targeted primarily at studio-transmitter link applications, MM01 is designed for versatility, providing advanced redundancy capability and monitoring functions, with the ability to integrate into diverse infrastructures. The MM01’s audio synchronization, delivered to microsecond accuracy, also makes it suitable for applications where precise timing is essential, such as SFN FM networks.
The MM01 offers network-wide economies by combining both encoder and decoder roles within the same device, and with its redundancy capability and monitoring functions, it can replace multiple equipment components to simplify infrastructure and reduce both CAPEX and OPEX. The flexible and automatic redundancy capability is designed to accommodate a wide range of possible sources, from economical DSL lines to satellite.
Offering comprehensive support for today’s most popular audio codecs including AAC and eAPTX, the MM01 also supports dual streaming and Pro MPEG FEC – standardized mechanisms for overcoming IP limitations when they occur.
Helping to further reduce a network’s operational costs, the MM01 includes remote monitoring capabilities through its asymmetric audio return channel and system audio data log functionality. For easy remote maintenance, upgrades and control, detailed logs and status information from the MM01 can be analyzed by 2wcom’s centralized management system, or by third-party network management systems. Daily or event-based tasks such as firmware and configuration changes, redundancy switchings and content exchange can be automated. The MM01’s hardware and software concept offers the versatility to adapt to any future requirement through its built-in support for features like https, SNMPv3, detailed syslog capabilities, SNMP
“The MM01 is a leading-edge solution for the networks broadcasters are building and running today,” said Werner Drews, managing director of 2wcom. “The key to its value is not just in the exceptional quality combined with economy that it allows broadcasters to achieve, but in its ability to do so many different things in so many different ways. With the MM01, broadcasters have the ability to design and operate networks of almost any configuration, and to continue to adapt and change them without being locked in by the equipment.”
MM01 is a 19” 1HE unit prepared for a rack installation with display, jogwheel and remote control audio inputs and outputs, serial inputs and outputs, GPIOs, redundant IP interfaces and dual redundant power supplies.
More information about 2wcom and its products is available at http://www.2wcom.com
2wcom is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of professional broadcast products for FM, RDS, DAB, DAB+, DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T, with complete end-to-end DVB-S/S2 Audio/IP Satellite system solutions including professional encoders, modulators and a highly reliable IRD product range. 2wcom’s leading position in the market is based on a track record of technical innovation, high quality and outstanding 24/7 support. Formed in 1996 with the buyout of Rohde & Schwarz’s FM/RDS product range, 2wcom has its development and manufacturing headquarters in Germany, with a worldwide network of dealer partners. More information on 2wcom and its products is available at http://www.2wcom.com