Terneuzen-based radio operator Broadcast Partners has built four new regional DAB+ networks in the Netherlands, with newly developed key functionality provided by 2wcom technology.
Channel 9D-Z 7A, 6B and 9D-N , the country’s regional networks covers whole Netherlands and the signal distribution is achieved over IP, with 2wcom’s FlexXtract+ DAB+ Distribution Extractor. The first channels were launched to air last May and the fifth Regional network 8A will be deployed after the Summer.
Jeroen Millenaar, Broadcast Partners’ network engineer, commented: “We have set the parameters we required for an efficient and swift roll-out of our networks. Choosing 2wcom as our supplier made it possible to jointly design a technical solution that perfectly answers our high standard needs for compactness, quality and efficiency, with the flexibility and robustness we expected”.
To increase the robustness of the distribution, Broadcast Partners uses twin EDI streams, and exploits the FlexXtract technology’s ability to reorder the activated FEC (forward error correction) and spreading of IP packets in the EDI stream. This feature provides exceptional resilience by facilitating stream repair in the case of a burst failure.
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About Broadcast Partners
For more than 25 years Broadcast Partners provides state-of-the-art broadcast technology and solutions to broadcasters. The main product is the construction and maintenance of transmission networks to a substantial number of public and commercial radio stations nationwide in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. On behalf of these and other customers, Broadcast Partners manages approximately 400 FM transmitters, 6 DAB+ networks, a DMB network and a number of AM transmitters. Beside network operation, Broadcast Partners supplies turnkey broadcast projects worldwide. Studio design and the in-house developed radio automation “Aeron-Studio” are among the top selling items in their portfolio. More information is available at www.broadcastpartners.com
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