International Datacasting (News - Alert) Corporation (IDC), a provider of solutions for digital content distribution, stated that it successfully equipped Brazil's Transamerica Radio with a critical technical upgrade so that the radio station is able to professionally distribute audio programming over satellite and IP networks.
Transamerica Radio is said to have bought and purchased IDC (News - Alert)'s STAR Pro Audio solution in order to optimize bandwidth usage and reduce operational costs so that consumers, who are eagerly expecting the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament and the 2016 Summer Olympics games both to be held in Brazil, stay tuned to each and every action-packed moment in the months and years to come.
According to IDC, its STAR (News - Alert) Pro Audio is an ultra high reliability, future-proof, professional satellite receiver designed specifically for radio distribution applications. The solution comprises of a highly-integrated, low power, fanless architecture that leverages the latest DVB satellite modulation and MPEG audio compression standards for maximizing network uptime. While the solution supports MPEG Layer 2 and Layer 3 standards by default, users can also avail the support for MPEG-4 AAC as a licensable option.
Another notable feature of the Star Pro Audio solution is that many of its features including very low symbol rate support and AAC decoding, are available as software options which means that users are in a position to activate the software options via a license key whenever additional functionality is needed.
Luiz Guilherme Albuquerque, superintendent director at Transamerica (News - Alert) Radio, remarked, "IDC has proven to be an excellent technology partner for our company. This high quality equipment translates to outstanding value for us by helping us improve our operation and reduce our costs going forward."
Doug Lowther, president and chief executive officer at IDC, added, "Forward-thinking platforms like the STAR solution demonstrate IDC's long-standing commitment to our customers across Latin America and the world."
Edited by Cassandra Tucker