2wcom Launches Dual-Channel FM02 for FM Demodulation, Backup and FM/RDS Monitoring

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Last Updated: January 12, 2015 8:07 am GMT
(Flensburg, Germany--January 12, 2015) 2wcom has just launched its new FM02 FM Receiver Solution that combines the functionality for the multiple roles of demodulation, source-switching for FM backup, and FM/RDS parameter monitoring.



Encapsulating 2wcom’s expertise in FM and RDS monitoring into a single unit, the FM02 can be used in a variety of ways to meet a range of broadcasting scenarios. The dual-channel capability allows the unit to receive one FM signal for re-broadcasting, while monitoring a second FM signal with the second tuner; or to receive the same signal on both tuners with one acting as a backup. A very high-quality FM tuner is key to the FM02’s specification, providing it with substantially better FM performance than is typical in competing demodulator products.

For source-switching in a backup solution, the FM02 receives an MPX signal and loops it through directly to the output. In case of failure the FM02 uses its tuner as a back-up solution to receive the MPX signal off the air. Robust performance is provided by the unit’s ability to loop through the signal even during a power failure. Extending the versatility of the unit still further, the FM02 can be used as part of a monitoring solution for both FM and RDS parameters.

Offering easy remote control via IP and snmp, the FM02 also offers remote audio quality monitoring through its built-in mp3 streaming capability.

“Like many of the products we have developed recently in response to customer requests, the FM02 is a sophisticated device that can be used in so many different ways,” said Werner Drews, managing director of 2wcom. “A high degree of versatility is very valuable to customers today, because it saves investment and operational costs, and accommodates a wide variety of network configurations and strategies, and the ability to make network changes without further cost.”

The FMC02 is a 19” unit with dual tuners and dual antenna inputs.

More information about 2wcom and its products is available at www.2wcom.com or by phone at +49 461 66283015

About 2wcom

2wcom is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of professional broadcast products for FM, RDS, DAB, DAB+, DVB-S, and DVB-S2, 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 www.2wcom.com

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