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The first worldwide studio on the go with a portable audio codec

The first worldwide studio on the go with a portable audio codec

SUCESS STORY – RADIO MEGA

The first worldwide studio on the go with a portable audio codec

The Radio Mega Challenge

The goal of Radio Mega is to “make a link with the people”. Despite having a full-fledged studio in Valence, and another one in Romans sur-Isère, the station had very limited contact with the ground. Raphael Terribile, radio director and music pro- grammer from the station had the idea of creating a studio on a bicycle.

“Radio Mega conceived this studio-bike idea to broadcast and strengthen the projects within the territory to a wider audience.”

The success of this studio-bike, from the idea to the technical realization, is due to the perfect synergy of different assets. It started with the acquisition of a bike with electric assistance and its transformation to include a wooden canopy and seating. Meanwhile, the question of broadcasting was the most important point. The mobile studio must be able to stream reliably from anywhere, and sometimes even while on the move.

Digigram delivered 2 products, an IQOYA X / LINK AES67 – to be compatible with the Axia console in livewire – which can receive the stream in the studio, and an IQOYA TALK on the studio-bike to broadcast the stream. On 23rd, June, for the release of the bike-show, the IQOYA TALK fulfilled its mission with flying colors: it streamed for 7 hours and 30 minutes using cellular networks.

After that, radio Mega organized a five-day tour of the Drome region with the studio-bike, which was a great success: Radio Mega was able to stream comfortably thanks to the dual built-in 4G module and 2 hot-swappable batteries.

The easy user-interface is ideal and simple for a field reporter. The ergonomy, functionality, and “usability” was designed to be maximized.

IQOYA TALK works with a very simple touchscreen with icons, just like a smartphone. “I just have to plug my microphone and click a button to connect my TALK to the radio. I’m going to the town square market to cover a story and I have the option to simply record or broadcast” says Bastien Enard. The audacious studio-bike, conceived by Radio Mega and powered by Digigram creates a perfect synergy that has a bright future.

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BEING A REPORTER IN TIMES OF LOCKDOWN = CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Remote broadcasting – Audio-over-IP

A smart trick and flawless broadcasts from home thanks to Digigram’s IQOYA Guest Preview.

Basically, reporters’ job is to “report”, therefore they need to be on the field (preferably with an IQOYA Talk) to meet real situations and craft the news. But, in times of nation-wide lockdowns, when social distancing is a golden rule, how do reporters… Report?

Bypassing this new (and hopefully, temporary) normal and reporting from a comfy couch or cluttered garage is a thing: countless images have flourished over the web, depicting journalists happily working from home, with a ton of equipment imported from their usual studio.

However, shipping equipment to each journalist’s place and ensure a smooth news service is sometimes beyond possible. 

At Digigram, we have come up with a ridiculously easy trick – simply hijacking our IQOYA Guest Preview service and turning it into remote reporters’ best companion (beside the coffee shot)! Basically, that hands-down service was designed to host remote guests during a show or broadcast. Whether using a smartphone, tablet or being interviewed from a computer, the guest needs absolute no knowledge of any radio-specific tools, tunings and features.

All it takes is a reliable internet connexion and a web browser. Sound quality for the stream transmission is top notch (you know how much we care about sound quality) and the service has the simplest configuration.

Turning IQOYA Guest preview into a work sidekick is an easy-peasy operation that requires only minimal equipment. This lightweight solution takes no more than 4 steps:

#1 Choose the best place to broadcast

Is it your sofa? Your desk? The kitchen counter? You may roam your home to find the most convenient setting for your computer or smartphone as a scenery for your upcoming broadcast.

#2 Fix yourself a warm drink

Carefully choose the mug for your home made cappuccino – if you were to make a selfie while broadcasting, you’d certainly want to look at your best. So, discard that good ol’ chipped mug you received for your 12th birthday.

#3 Clear the place

Kick the kids or the cat out of the place (but #stayhome anyway, ok?) – This is your workplace, after all. And you are about to broadcast your regular show.

#4 Open your favourite browser

Launch IQOYA Guest. Log in. Sip some coffee. Click on CALL to connect to the studio. Take another sip. Mic on. You are on air.

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IQOYA SERV/LINK: the most powerful AoIP codec in the world

IQOYA SERV/LINK: the most powerful AoIP codec in the world

IQOYA SERV/LINK: The most powerful AoIP codec in the world

Distribution – remote broadcasting – Infrastructure – Audio-over-IP

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ince 1985, Digigram has innovated in the development of sound processing software and hardware. From the famous PCX3 to its solutions for SIP infrastructures, discover 35 years of history at the heart of this company on the border between IT and audio.

SERV/LINK: one Rack Unit. No compromise.

In 2009, Digigram invented the first stereo audio codec dedicated to transport over IP networks which natively integrated the redundant streaming function on two separate networks.

Always at the forefront of research, Digigram sensed the need to go further in the design of its codecs. In order to develop a tool that would bring an indisputable advantage to the broadcaster, Digigram put the “user” above everything else. 

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This new generation codec was the first IP audio codec in the market to offer as many channels in 1U. IQOYA SERV/LINK accommodates Digigram’s professional audio cards and relies on the Fluid IP™ streaming engine developed by the brand. It is available in several versions with different format compatibility: MADI / AES67 / AES / EBU / DANTE / Analog.

The functional scope of the IQOYA SERV/LINK was then extended to support MPEG-TS streaming, followed by applications using DVB Audio transport and then for simultaneous live remote broadcasting applications.

In the “remote broadcasting” configuration, it is the only IP audio codec in the market capable of managing up to 64 mono or stereo full-duplex IP streams, regardless of the audio encoding format and the audio connectivity.

In the “program distribution” configuration, it is the only IP audio codec in the market which supports up to 128 mono, multiple-format, input and output channels with the possibility to simultaneously encode, decode and transcode IP audio streams.

Two redundant hot-swappable power batteries and the 1 + 1 redundancy functionality make the IQOYA SERV / LINK a very secure and reliable, program distribution (WEB radios, DVB Audio, FM) and remote broadcasting (commentaries, talk-back channels, inter-studio links) codec.

For more than 10 years, Digigram’s IP codecs have been used for the distribution of radio programs. More than 10,000 IQOYA are currently in operation 24/7 all over the planet.

They are known for their reliability and versatility, as well as for the resilience of the audio connections they enable. Digigram has put all its know-how and passion to perfect its codecs IQOYA X/LINK and IQOYA SERV/LINK ranges.

Bridging LAN Audio to external WAN: Security is key

Remote broadcasting, on-field coverage, live game commentary, audio distribution to transmitters or web radios – the audio production environment has multiple forms. These streams traditionally travel through dedicated analog/AES-EBU audio infrastructures. Those legacy infrastructures use audio codecs to interconnect the audio world with the Wide Area IP network – among which is Internet. Within a traditional company IT infrastructure, codecs are designed to remain in the so-called DMZ, the first security layer and farthest possible ‘exclusion zone’ from the company’s sensitive data – the latter being lodged into a ‘privileged zone’, a deep layer heavily protected by firewalls.

Simplifying and Reinforcing a DVB multiplex generation workflow with only 2 AoIP codecs

RCF is a network of Christian associative radios, which includes 64 stations in France and Belgium, followed by 630,000 listeners every day. It is the 1st independent generalist radio network of proximity in France. RCF offers local and national programs, implemented by 300 employees and 3000 volunteers, and is available in 5 broadcasting modes (FM, Mobile, Internet, Podcast and DAB +).The national structure, based in Lyon, generates the national program (20h of program / day) and the local radios broadcast 4h of their own program, according to a schedule common to all the radios.

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