(Flensburg, GERMANY--August 4, 2015) Radio France has implemented audio distribution via satellite using 2wcom’s FlexDSR technology.
The French national public service broadcaster has deployed 60 2wcom FlexDSR02+ units equipped with dual tuner option to service its growing network. “2wcom’s technology perfectly answered our needs for compactness, quality and efficiency together with the flexibility and robustness we wanted,” said Emmanuel Chantry, Head of Network and Telecom Projects of Radio France. “The dual-tuner option and the built-in support for streaming are very important features of the FlexDSR units, and we are achieving useful savings in rack space too.”
2wcom’s FlexDSR02+ and FlexDSR04+ digital satellite receivers offer an exceptionally comprehensive feature set, with support for all major audio formats, automatic program switching, full regionalization capabilities, SIRC remote control through satellite, fail-safe dedicated hardware, and many more functions that allow broadcasters greater operational flexibility and cost savings.
FlexDSR02+/04+ accepts input from satellite (DVB-S/S2), internet (IP), and synchronous transmission lines (STL with ASI). SD card-based internal memory capacity facilitates additional backup solutions and transmission scenarios. Automatic weightbalancing of quality parameters and failover switching to alternative input sources (satellite, IP-line, ASI, SD card) is complemented by seamless audio fading between sources.
“We’re very happy that the team at Radio France has been able to benefit from the wide range of features and flexibility in the FlexDSR+ product line to implement exactly the functionality it needed,” said Werner Drews, managing director of 2wcom. “A major infrastructure project like this confirms once again that FlexDSR is the leading solution for audio satellite distribution.”
More information about 2wcom and its products is available at www.2wcom.com
About Radio France
Radio France is the leading national radio group with 6 thematic channels, 44 local radios, 2 orchestras and 2 choirs. In 1999, the Radio France management launched a vast digitalization program over its entire network. The technical management's aim is to use all the possibilities opened up by the new information and communication technologies. In 2000, France Info, Radio France's permanent news channel, inaugurated the arrival of digital radio in the " Round Building ".
2wcom develops professional broadcast products and solutions for audio over IP, audio over DVB-S/S2, DAB/DAB+ over satellite/IP, and FM/RDS. The complete end-to-end system solutions provide extensive redundancy and backup possibilities including high quality encoders, decoders, codecs, modulators, demodulators and an outstanding satellite IRD product range. 2wcom’s leading position in the market is based on 25 years of delivering technical innovation, quality and excellent 24/7 support to the broadcast industry. Its development and manufacturing headquarters are located in Germany, with a worldwide network of dealer partners. More information on 2wcom and its products is available at www.2wcom.com