Overview

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.

Powerful
Performance

Audemat ScriptEasy Powerful Performance

  • High quality audio transport over IP networks using RTP/UDP
  • Multi-Algorithm Support as standard, including HE-AAC
  • Non-destructive, cascade-resilient, real-time coding with aptX® Enhanced
  • 192/128 kHz Sampling supports digital MPX over AES and fully digital transfer
  • Dual IP ports configurable for back up
  • Support of Specific-Source Multicast (SSM)

Powerful
Control

Audemat ScriptEasy Powerful Control

  • NTP System Time option for program time-alignment on multiple Decoder sites
  • Highly intuitive Network Management Software (NMS)
  • Embedded web server for access & control from any location
  • Dual IP Ports, configurable for management and  redundant streaming
  • Distributed intelligence powered by ScriptEasy
  • VLAN aware interfaces for flexible network management
  • Allows management of network conditions such as packet size, buffers and QoS levels for optimum audio performance

Powerful
Savings

Audemat ScriptEasy Powerful Savings

  • Competitively priced professional platform
  • SureStream for broadcast-grade reliability and audio quality over open internet links
  • Support for unicast, multiple unicast & multicast networking ensuring minimal and flexible operational costs.

Features

  • Professional & Affordable IP Audio Codec
  • Dual IP Ports, configurable for management and redundant streaming
  • Multi-algorithm support as standard, including HE-AAC, aptX® Enhanced & linear
  • Audio Backup from SD card
  • 192kHz Sampling supports transmission of Digital MPX over AES*
  • SureStream Technology enables broadcast-grade audio over inexpensive IP Links*
  • Distributed Intelligence powered by ScriptEasy
  • Forwarding of audio or non-audio UDP streams, such as PAD or HD Exporter Data
  • Auto-Detection of received audio format
  • Auxiliary data for transmission of RBDS / RDS or PAD
  • Network Security features with Firewall capability
  • 4 Opto-coupled Inputs and 4 Relay Outputs
  • Support for SNMP, Alarm & Event Logging
  • Intuitive Web Interface
* Cost option

 


USER VIEWS

Unit Status GUI

Unit Status GUI

Unit Performance GUI

Unit Performance GUI

Unit NMS View

Unit NMS view

ScriptEasy IDE

ScriptEasy IDE

Backup Example

Backup Example

SNMP Example

SNMP Example

SureStream for Broadcast Quality Audio over IP

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.

SureStream technology is available as an option on this codec. 

 Learn more about
SureStream


Advanced Telemetry & Remote Control with ScriptEasy

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.

Learn more about
ScriptEasy


Connect with WorldCast MANAGER

The WorldCast MANAGER Desktop simplifies the management of all SNMP-enabled devices in a network, providing real-time status 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.

Free to download, the WorldCast MANAGER Desktop is compatible with all WorldCast Systems’ equipment as well as SNMP devices from ANY manufacturer.

The WorldCast MANAGER Server adds recorded measurements, detailed logs, alarm management / notifications and more…

Learn more about
WorldCast MANAGER Server
  Learn more about
WorldCast MANAGER Desktop
 

Applications

 

APT IP CODEC application

APT IP CODEC application Time aligned content playout with NTP timing
user report

User report

«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

user report

User report

"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

Specifications

Current version: 2.1

APT IP CODEC rear panel

 

Interfaces
EthernetDual physical Ethernet ports, RJ45 for management and streaming
Virtual NetworkVirtual Interfaces and VLAN tagging
Analog I/OElectronically balanced, capacitive isolated XLR  for Left/Right, Imp. Hi/Lo and 600 Ω
Digital Audio I/OAES-3, 24 Bit, transformer balanced, Imp. 110 Ω,  XLR-Connectors
Digital Ref InputAES, transformer balanced, 110 Ω, XLR
Serial Aux Data9 pin D Type, RS232 level
GPIO15 pin D-Type 
ManagementWeb GUI, APT NMS, SNMP, XML API (available with a later release)
Audio
Asymmetric  AudioIndependent audio modes for sent and receive, Tx and Rx clock domains
Digital Operation

Output FS, 32/44.1/48/96/192* kHz – software configurable

Audio Bandwidth10Hz to 20kHz mono & stereo 88kHz for digital MPX over AES (option)
Standard Coding AlgorithmsaptX 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 Delaymin. 2ms on aptX Enhanced and higher depending on chosen algorithm
Dynamic Range16 Bit  >85dB,  24 Bit  >120dB
Network and IP
IP Protocols SupportedRTP/UDP/IP, RTCP, DNS, Dynamic DNS, DHCP, ICMP, IGMP, VLAN, UPnP (IGD), NTP, SNMP, SMTP, HTTPS (management)
IP StatisticsComplete IP Statistics for each stream 
Casting ModesUnicast, multiple unicast, multicast, multi- multicast
De-Jitter BufferBuffer size 1 - 5,000ms adjustable, automatic packets re-sequencer 
RTP/UPD Streaming and ModesStereo audio multiple Tx-Streams, UDP stream forwarding, Auto-Detection of received Stream, Auto-Reply to sender
Quality of ServiceDiffServ, with separate DSCP values per stream, SureStream Technology* and Error Concealment
Backup FeaturesSD Card for audio file storage and system backup
Network SecurityService Filter and Firewall Features
Data
Serial Data Rates (embedded)1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 Baud
Serial Data Rates via IP1200 - 115,200 Baud (8 rates)
AUX Data via UDPUDP forwarding PAD or private Data
GPIO4 switch inputs, 4 relays; GPI transmitted as separate UDP stream or embedded in aptX Enhanced
Physical specification
19” rack mount 1U Dimensions (W / L / H)44mm x 482mm x 160mm
Weight< 1,5 kg - 3.355 lbs
Main Power Supply100-250 V / 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption< 20W
Guaranteed Working Temperatures0°C - +55°C
HumidityUp to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)

Order information

REFDescription
TFP0100APT IP CODEC with AC PSU
TFP0100-DCAPT IP CODEC with DC PSU
Software Options
CD00123SureStream - APT IP CODEC
L00074Digital MPX Over IP option for APT IP CODEC
Hardware Options
SPP00100Dual AC PSU - for APT IP CODEC AC
SPP00114Dual DC PSU - for APT IP CODEC DC
SPP00123Dual AC PSU - for APT IP CODEC DC

Videos

How to

  • How to set up a SureStream link on the bench

Webinar

  • Watch the Webinar: How to Create your ULTIMATE IP Audio Network

Download

Brochures

  • APT IP CODEC

    Published on Jun 27, 2016
  • APT SureStream technology

    Published on Feb 15, 2017
  • AUDEMAT ScriptEasy

    Published on May 30, 2017

Quick Start Guides

  • APT IP CODEC - Quick start

    Published on Jul 22, 2016

Manuals

  • APT IP CODEC - Manual

    Published on Feb 15, 2017
  • ScriptEasy - Manual

    Published on Jun 15, 2017

Software

  • WorldNet NMS Software

    Published on Jun 8, 2016

Catalog

  • Corporate Catalog

    Published on Apr 20, 2017
  • WorldCast Systems Overview

    Published on Jun 8, 2017
  • The Essential Guide To Audio Over IP for Broadcasters

    Published on Jun 27, 2016

Press Kit

  • WorldCast Systems Logo - Press Kit

    Published on Feb 16, 2017
  • APT IP CODEC - Press Kit

    Published on Feb 16, 2017