2wcom’s MM01 is a new compact multi-role solution for audio over IP contribution and distribution.

It is targeted primarily at studio-transmitter link applications; but 2wcom says the MM01 is designed for versatility, providing advanced redundancy capability and monitoring functions, with the ability to integrate into diverse infrastructures. Audio synchronization with microsecond accuracy makes it suitable for applications where precise timing is essential, such as SFN FM networks, the company says.

 The MM01 offers network-wide economies by combining encoder and decoder functionality within the device. With its redundancy and monitoring capabilities, it can replace multiple equipment components to simplify infrastructure and reduce cap-ex and op-ex. The MM01’s flexible and automatic redundancy support is designed to accommodate a range of possible sources, from economical DSL lines to satellite.

 The MM01 supports widely used audio codecs including AAC and Enhanced aptX; it also supports dual streaming and Pro MPEG FEC — standardized mechanisms for overcoming IP limitations when they occur.

 Helping to further reduce a network’s operational costs, the MM01 includes remote monitoring capabilities through its asymmetric audio return channel and system audio data log functionality. For remote maintenance, upgrades and control, detailed logs and status information from the MM01 can be analyzed by 2wcom’s centralized management system, or by third-party network management systems. Daily or event-based tasks such as firmware and configuration changes, redundancy switching and content exchange can be automated.

 The MM01’s hardware and software schemes offer adaptability to future needs through its support for features like https, SNMPv3, detailed syslog capabilities, SNMP and Web GUI.