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Meet 2wcom FM, Cable, SAT and AoIP products at Broadcast Asia and at Angacom

May, 2017 2wcom Systems will be pleased to present the extensive portfolio for SAT, AoIP, FM and DAB+ by offering high quality encoders, decoders, codecs, modulators and demodulators. The complete end-to- end solutions imply comprehensive redundancy and backup possibilities. Characteristically is a wide range of system settings for managing multiple network interfaces and simplicity in configuration by web interface or jog wheel. 2wcom introduces some state-of-the-art product highlights: MM08E – Eight-channel MPEG Encoder: for absolute flexibility in dealing with SAT or IP environments. The MM08 encodes all common audio algorithms (Enhanced apt-X, AAC, MPEG I/II Layer 2/3, PCM) as well as RDS data. Additionally the Encoder generates multiple streams independently. Transmission of ancillary data and switching contact information (GPIO) can be forwarded via integrated interfaces. Activation of additional hardware channels can be managed easily and convenient via software update. Very clever and cost-efficient! Two hot swapping slide-in power supplies are ensuring operation without interruption. The whole package is rounded out by offering functions for quality management, controlling and monitoring. FlexDSR04+ Professional Satellite Receiver: well known for broadcasting of local content, diverse back-up solutions and its comprehensive functionalities regarding monitoring applications. The long-established IRD SAT Receiver is equipped with state-of-the art technology.  It is possible to handle transport streams via satellite (DVB-S/S2), ASI input and IP, while also managing elementary audio streams and Icecast streams via IP. Processing all common coding algorithms like Eapt-X, AAC, MPEG I/II Layer 2/3 or PCM, the multipurpose device includes a sophisticated concept for audio quality and redundancy options (Pro-MPEG FEC and DualStreaming to avoid IP packet losses). Furthermore, the FlexDSR04+ detects and switches over automatically to the best signal source available. FM2TS – Eight-channel Gateway / Transcoder: a versatile partner for various fields of applications, which creates and transcodes single transport streams (SPTS) as well as multiple transport streams (MPTS). Cable Network Operators integrate the FM2TS to convert regional FM-radio programs into MPEG-2 transport streams for further processing in their cable head-ends infrastructure. Radio Broadcaster can stream up to eight FM channels for quality assurance as part of a FM monitoring solution. Additionally highlights are an SFP connection for optical fiber application (optional), RDS data forwarding and an antenna switching matrix. Company-Profile: 2wcom is a leading manufacturer and supplier of professional audio broadcast products. Werner Drews (Managing Director) expresses the company philosophy and passion “We would like to contribute to the success of our customers not only by providing high-quality, versatile and highly reliable products, but also by offering the best possible support and advice. Our solutions are future-oriented and can be flexibly integrated into existing system environments. Worldwide customers of 2wcom benefit from our long time experience, competence, first-class customer service and quality “Made-in-Germany”. The 2wcom headquarter is located in Flensburg (Northern Germany) and the base of our global dealer network.

8-Channel MPEG Encoder Expands AoIP portfolio

Long-time-grown experience and competence in development of versatile system solutions as welll as substantial feedbacks of our customers flows into the expansion of our AoIP product line. Now, the whole 2wcom team proudly introduces a new member of the AoIP solution family: The MM08E is a state of the art MPEG Encoder and offers absolute flexibility in dealing with SAT and IP environments.  By offering a sophisticated and extended application spectrum, the professional eight-stereo-channel MPEG encoder is designed for contribution, distribution, in-house streaming as well as studio-to-transmitter links. Characteristic for MM08E is a complex range of system settings for managing multiple network interfaces and, at the same time, a simplicity in configuration by web interface or jog wheel. The device supports all known audio-coding algorithms (Enhanced apt-X, AAC, MPEG I/II Layer 2/3, PCM) and offers various control possibilities (HTTP, Telnet, NMS and SNMP) as well as a high standard monitoring and alarm concept. Besides, one unit can generate multiple streams independently. Transmission of auxciliary data and switching contact information (GPIO) is possible via integrated default interfaces. Furthermore, technicians can fall back on reliable and well-constructed redundancy opportunities (like Pro-MPEG FEC or Dual Streaming) as well as a perfect management of ancillary data. Very clever and cost efficient! Activation of additional hardware channels can be managed easily and convinient via software update. Two hot swapping slide-in power supply modules are ensuring operation without interruption. Rounded off with practical-oriented functions for quality management, controlling and monitoring, the device perfectly supports you handling everyday chalanges. Learn more about MM08E

2wcom Chosen by Swedens Teracom

January, 2017 2wcom announced that it has delivered more than 500 MM01 AoIP codecs and 120 FlexMon FM02 FM demodulators to Swedish transmission provider Teracom for audio signal encoding and demodulation of its nationwide FM network. Teracom specializes in radio and television broadcasting, transmission capacity for data connections, colocation and services. The company manages the country’s terrestrial digital broadcasts, which covers 99.8 percent of the population. Sara Lundkvist, Teracom’s FM radio technical specialist, says the company opted for 2wcom’s MM01 solution because it was the only codec on the market able to meet its rigorous standards and to ensure high quality radio transmissions. “After in-depth study of available products on the market, we chose the 2wcom MM01,” said Lundkvist. “The MM01 offers a flexible, all in one encoder and decoder solution with redundancy and monitoring functions, and it fits our requirements perfectly.” Teracom needed a versatile multi-role solution for AoIP contribution and distribution that offered high quality audio along with state of the art security. The MM01 provides just that: low latency via PCM, transparent mode as a software option, transmission without delay and a 192 kHz sample rate for MPX. It also features dual streaming and Pro MPEG FEC. In addition, the MM01 provides users with advanced redundancy capability and monitoring functions along with the ability to integrate into diverse infrastructures. MM01’s audio synchronization, delivered to microsecond accuracy, also makes it suitable for applications where precise timing is essential, such as SFN FM networks. “We are pleased that Teracom is relying on our technology and incorporating the MM01 in such an important project in Sweden, said Werner Drews, managing director of 2wcom. “We look forward to pursuing our cooperation with them in the future.” About Teracom Teracom is a terrestrial broadcast transmission service provider. The company, owned by the state of Sweden, maintains all Swedish and Danish broadcast transmission sites and distributes all public and private, analog and digital terrestrial radio and TV channels. By simplifying workflows and network complexities, Teracom helps to improve the balance between content value and cost of production. This opens up new opportunities to connect live content to audiences worldwide. About 2wcom 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.

Radio World International Marketplace – MM01 Funtionality

December, 2016 2wcom says its MM01 IP codec now supports EBU Tech 3326, Ravenna, Livewire and AES67 AoIP standards. Suitable for studio-to-transmitter link applications, studio-to-studio transmission, as well as broadcast and post production purpose, the MM01 is compatible with SDP, SIP, SAP, RTSP and PTPv2. read more …

Radio World – 2wcom introduces A30 for FM Monitoring

November, 2016 Flensburg, Germany – 2wcom’s A30 is the company’s newest monitoring device and successor to A20. Featuring additional power and flexibility, the system is equipped with two professional FM tuners capable of indepent operation. Operators can, for example, use the first tuner to monitor audio inputs (silence detection), while the second tuner monitors up to 30 broadcasting stations in scan mode. read more …

2wcom and Jump2Go Develop RDS2.0 Encoder

September, 2016 Designed for all RDS2 applications (the new industry standard introduced in 2015), the RDS2.0 encoder is backward compatible with existing RDS receivers. The release of this innovative unit represents a step forward in data transmission technology. The RDS2.0 Encoder is the first RDS encoder to feature an internal FM receiver for the verification of all RDS activities. Real-time configuration and monitoring of the encoder’s activity is available via web interfaces as part of Jump2Go’s data management system. RDS2 technology uses three additional data subcarriers in addition to the existing carrier, and reduces many limitations of the existing RDS standard by increasing the usable data transmission capacity by a factor of 10 to 20. This permits station identifiers to reach a maximum of 32 characters versus the current eight characters. read more …

IBC Daily

September, 2016 “At IBC we are focusing our attention on 2wcom’s new technology that takes transport one step further by letting broadcasters easily integrate AoIP and satellite technologies and switch from one stream to another, depending on their immediate needs.” —  Werner Drews, Managing Director of 2wcom 20160909 IBC Daily read more … 20160913 IBC Daily read more …

IBC: 2wcom Unveils AoIP MPEG Encoder

August, 2016 2wcom is showing its new MM08E eight-channel Audio over IP MPEG encoder, designed for in-house streaming, studio-to-transmitter link and studio-to-studio link applications, at IBC 2016. read more …

On The Show Floor… 2wcom Systems Streaming Into IBC2016

August, 2016 With another major trade show upcoming — IBC2016 in Amsterdam — companies are preparing their presentation packages for on and off floor activities as the event—2wcom Systems GmbH is going to focus their attention on their new technology that takes transport one step further by enabling broadcasters to easily integrate AoIP and satellite technologies and switch from one stream to another, depending on their immediate needs, according to Werner Drews, the Managing Director of 2wcom. read more …

2wcoms FlexDSR Facilitates Transport Technologies

August, 2016 2wcoms innovative FlexDSR state-of-the art STL technology allows operators to receive audio streams via satellite or IP, depending on their requirements and the best quality source available. Particularly suited for dual-stream applications, FlexDSR is a satellite receiver that also serves as a complete AoIP system. The multi-faceted solution, ideal for mixed environments, automatically detects and switches to the best quality source satellite or IP. The system, which cleverly combines transport technologies, facilitates the reception of transport streams or elementary audio streams via IP with Pro-MPEG FEC and DualStreaming protection against IP packet losses. read more …

2wcom Debuts A30 Monitoring Device

July, 2016 FLENSBURG, Germany—2wcom’s A20 monitoring is officially out of date, as the company has now introduced the new A30. The updated system features two professional FM tuners that can be used independently, allows for the configuration of station order and measurement time through a web interface. The A30 has multiple interfaces, including an analog or digital audio input, MPX input, two analog or digital audio MPX outputs, relays, GPIOs, SNMP and two parallel MP3 streams. read more …  

2wcom Increases Versatility for SkalaFM, RadioVLR

June, 2016 Denmarks SkalaFM and RadioVLR have installed 2wcoms CO2 RDS Encoders to enable the use of alternative PI codes, and switching to alternative frequencies for news and commercial breaks. SkalaFM and RadioVLR are both part of the Jyske Fynske Medier group which owns more than 70 newspapers and operates five radio stations serving a nationwide audience of over 700,000. By upgrading our infrastructure with 2wcoms CO2 RDS Encoders we can achieve a much more dynamic operation with the versatility that comes from using multiple frequencies, and greater efficiency, said Morten Petersen, Technical Manager at of SkalaFM. Read the complete article …

Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency

MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has purchased 2wcom’s FlexMon FM02 receivers as part of its national infrastructure for Public Early Warning messages in case of disaster.

2wcom Chosen by Radio Canada

German company 2wcom has announced that Canada’s national radio broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada has taken delivery of more than 100 of its C02 RDS encoders for deployment nationwide.

2wcom to launch very efficient station ID solution

2wcom will be presenting their professional broadcast products and solutions for audio over IP, audio over DVB-S/S2, DAB / DAB+ over satellite / IP, and FM, RDS at the upcoming NAB2016 event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2wcoms MM01 Chosen by Broadcast Partners

Dutch radio service provider Broadcast Partners has implemented audio-over-IP distribution from the studio to up to 250 transmitters in Netherlands and Belgium, using 2wcom’s MM01 AoIP Codec.

2wcom Supplies DAB+ Networks in Netherlands

Four regional DAB+ networks built by Broadcast Partners went to air in the Netherlands in May, all of which were installed with 2wcom’s FlexXtract+ DAB+ distribution extractor.

2wcom Selected by Radio France

Radio France has chosen to go with 2wcom’s FlexDSR02+ for satellite audio distribution, deploying 60 units with dual tuner option to service its network

IBC Interview: Werner Drews, 2wcom

As IBC2015 gets closer, we continue our series of short Q&As with manufacturers about their plans and offerings, to help you get the most out of the annual trade show. Werner Drews is managing director for German-company 2wcom.

FM Single Frequency Networks

Single Frequency Networks (SFNs) are a form of broadcast network design where several transmitters use the same frequency channel to send the same signal.

2wcom Focus for IBC 2015

At IBC we are focusing attention on 2wcoms integrated solution for highly-efficient modern audio distribution. The MM01 and FlexDSR products are the building blocks of a system that delivers outstanding quality and incredible flexibility in any kind of audio contribution application.

2wcom FlexDSR+ at SMPTE 2015

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

2wcom Unveils Products For ANGA COM

2wcom, manufacturer and supplier of professional broadcast products in the fields of FM, RDS, DAB, DAB+, DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T, has confirmed it will showcase a number of products at ANGA COM 2015.

2wcom at 2015 CommunicAsia Show

2wcom, a world leader in the manufacture and supply of professional broadcast products for FM, RDS, DAB, DAB+, DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T, is gearing up to display it's range of intelligent solutions at this year's At CommunicAsia.