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Norway’s new national DAB network is being built with 2wcom DAB+ technology in a major project to ready the country for its FM switch-off in 2017.

The FlexNsert DAB+ inserter and FlexXtract DAB+ extractor will be deployed in the network’s satellite headend system to be the world’s first to provide DAB radio via standardized IP delivery over Ku-band satellite payload.

Used by Norway’s national broadcaster NRK, the new network will provide nationwide coverage via landline connections to the main transmission sites, complemented by satellite distribution to 400 outlying transmitters reaching remoter communities.

FlexNsert systems at the DAB satellite uplink headend at the Nittedal Teleport outside Oslo can receive DAB data streams in ETI or EDI form, and convert to a standard MPEG-TS signal for satellite contribution. Each of the 400 transmission stations served by satellite will use FlexXtract systems to demodulate the DVB-S/S2 signals and convert them to feed the DAB transmitters.

Contact Peter Warren at Lumina Broadcast Systems – peter@luminabsa.com.au

See 2wcom at Broadcast Asia 2014 in Singapore – June 17-20

Booth number: 1L2-07