2wcom expands portfolio with a professional eight-channel MPEG encoder

The new MM08E MPEG encoder offers a sophisticated and extended application spectrum and is designed for contribution, distribution, in-house streaming as well as studio-to-transmitter links. With its 8 channels (analog/digital/Livewire), the MM08E provides you absolute flexibility in dealing with SAT or IP environments. Characteristic for MM08E is an enhanced 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) as well as RDS data.

Additionally, the Encoder can generate multiple independent streams. Transmission of ancillary and private data (PAD, RDS, etc.), as well as switching contact information (GPIO) can be forwarded via integrated interfaces. Activation of additional hardware channels can be managed easily and conveniently via software update. An optional second hot swappable slide-in power supply enables uninterrupted device operation during operation. The whole package is rounded out by offering functions for quality management (MPEG FEC and DualStreaming to avoid IP packet loss), controlling (HTTP, Telnet, NMS and SNMP) and monitoring (IP and MPEG parameters via SNMP v2c and relay, headphone output and alarm, source switch & event logging). Combined with the eSIRC (enhanced Satellite Inband Remote Control) Server and FlexDSR series satellite receivers, this homogeneous global solution enables broadcasters to distribute and broadcast local programs and to fully control the entire distribution chain with a hybrid satellite IP solution.