The APT IP CODEC (formerly known as WorldCast Horizon NextGen) offers the most complete set of IP features ever included in APT’s extensive range and features both our revolutionary “SureStream” technology and intelligent ScriptEasy scripting. In addition, this next generation IP audio codec also offers a wide range of algorithms as standard on a solid DSP platform with dual IP ports and redundant power supplies. Despite the high feature density, the APT IP CODEC is extremely competitively priced.
Perfect for STLs and mission-critical applications, the APT IP CODEC provides extensive control and monitoring capabilities to manage both your audio, data and network conditions and other equipment located at the transmitter site.
SureStream technology is a revolutionary innovation from APT that enables broadcasters to use inexpensive IP links and still maintain professional broadcast-grade audio quality and reliability.
It delivers the audio quality and reliability you expect from a T1/E1 link at a fraction of the associated cost. APT SureStream Technology also offers the added benefit of «Always-On Redundancy». With APT SureStream Technology, you can save thousands on your audio transport bills and still offer your listeners the highest quality sound.
ScriptEasy is the revolutionary facility control software developed by WorldCast Systems to give users the power and flexibility to create “Smart” sites; ones that can automatically take action to correct any critical errors that affect operations.
Featuring an intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI), ScriptEasy incorporates GPIO functions, serial communications, logic operators, live user inputs, timers and more. This allows the site operations to be “scripted”, to allow evaluation of multiple parameters and even automatically engage backup systems, while simultaneously alerting relevant technical personnel.
The WorldCast Manager simplifies the management of all SNMP-enabled devices in a network, providing real-time status, historical data and visualization of multiple devices from a single screen. The intuitive and simple-to-use interface shows all devices located at your site(s) displaying product information, alerting you to any alarms and providing one-click access to the unit’s web-based control interface.
The WorldCast Manager is compatible with all WorldCast Systems’ equipment as well as SNMP devices from ANY manufacturer.
«The audio quality is exceptional, and the boxes stay up and running 24/7. Overall, the APT/WorldCast AoIP solutions are what they claim to be: Audio quality, uptime, seamless IP transport using their SureStream technology are all on the money.»
Joe Curcio, WNYC, USA
“I would absolutely recommend the APT IP Codec as the new generation of audio codecs! I do not compromise on the quality I bring to the client and that is the reason I use the APT IP Codec with SureStream technology for my audio distribution. It works, it’s as simple as that!”
"Despite the poor quality of the internet connections available, the project was able to proceed with high quality audio, very workable latency and with connections that cost a fraction of what we would have spent on satellite."
John Pearce, Technology Manager, Nova Entertainment, Sydney, Australia
"I would absolutely recommend the APT IP Codec as the new generation of audio codecs! I do not compromise on the quality I bring to the client and that is the reason I use the APT IP Codec with SureStream technology for my audio distribution. It works, it’s as simple as that!”
Oliver Schitz, Voice Talent, Germany
|Ethernet||Dual physical Ethernet ports, RJ45 for management and streaming|
|Virtual Network||Virtual Interfaces and VLAN tagging|
|Analog I/O||Electronically balanced, capacitive isolated XLR for Left/Right, Imp. Hi/Lo and 600 Ω|
|Digital Audio I/O||AES-3, 24 Bit, transformer balanced, Imp. 110 Ω, XLR-Connectors|
|Digital Ref Input||AES, transformer balanced, 110 Ω, XLR|
|Serial Aux Data||9 pin D Type, RS232 level|
|GPIO||15 pin D-Type|
|Management||Web GUI, APT NMS, SNMP, XML API (available with a later release)|
|Asymmetric Audio||Independent audio modes for sent and receive, Tx and Rx clock domains|
Output FS, 32/44.1/48/96/192* kHz – software configurable
|Audio Bandwidth||10Hz to 20kHz mono & stereo 88kHz for digital MPX over AES (option)|
|Standard Coding Algorithms||aptX Enhanced 16 & 24 Bit, Linear PCM 16 & 24 Bit |
MPEG 1/2 Layer II, MPEG4: AAC-LC/LD/ELD, MPEG2/4: HE-AAC v1/v2
|Coding Delay||min. 2ms on aptX Enhanced and higher depending on chosen algorithm|
|Dynamic Range||16 Bit >85dB, 24 Bit >120dB|
|Network and IP|
|IP Protocols Supported||RTP/UDP/IP, RTCP, DNS, Dynamic DNS, DHCP, ICMP, IGMP, VLAN, UPnP (IGD), NTP, SNMP, SMTP, HTTPS (management)|
|IP Statistics||Complete IP Statistics for each stream|
|Casting Modes||Unicast, multiple unicast, multicast, multi- multicast|
|De-Jitter Buffer||Buffer size 1 - 5,000ms adjustable, automatic packets re-sequencer|
|RTP/UPD Streaming and Modes||Stereo audio multiple Tx-Streams, UDP stream forwarding, Auto-Detection of received Stream, Auto-Reply to sender|
|Quality of Service||DiffServ, with separate DSCP values per stream, SureStream Technology* and Error Concealment|
|Backup Features||SD Card for audio file storage and system backup|
|Network Security||Service Filter and Firewall Features|
|Serial Data Rates (embedded)||1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 Baud|
|Serial Data Rates via IP||1200 - 115,200 Baud (8 rates)|
|AUX Data via UDP||UDP forwarding PAD or private Data|
|GPIO||4 switch inputs, 4 relays; GPI transmitted as separate UDP stream or embedded in aptX Enhanced|
|19” rack mount 1U Dimensions (W / L / H)||44mm x 482mm x 160mm|
|Weight||< 1,5 kg - 3.355 lbs|
|Main Power Supply||100-250 V / 50-60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||< 20W|
|Guaranteed Working Temperatures||0°C - +55°C|
|Humidity||Up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)|
|TFP0100||APT IP CODEC with AC PSU|
|TFP0100-DC||APT IP CODEC with DC PSU|
|CD00123||SureStream - APT IP CODEC|
|L00074||Digital MPX Over IP option for APT IP CODEC|
|SPP00100||Dual AC PSU - for APT IP CODEC AC|
|SPP00114||Dual DC PSU - for APT IP CODEC DC|
|SPP00123||Dual AC PSU - for APT IP CODEC DC|