WorldCast Systems has announced that its APT IP codec is now available as a software solution — the Virtual APT IP codec.
In step with the market’s transition to offer both hardware and virtualized solutions, the company claims the move takes its field-proven hardware solution for audio/MPXoIP program transport and delivers it as flexible and scalable software. Worldcast says it has designed the Virtual APT IP codec with “the highest level of reliability for 24/7 operation and is fully compliant with a High Availability (HA) architecture.”
Using AES67, the Virtual APT IP codec can be integrated into virtualized studios and as a server-based solution it removes the need for hardware, which WorldCast Systems explains offers upfront and operational cost savings.
It means broadcasters can centralize and transport a large volume of program signals and have the flexibility to re-adjust their network size as needed. It also allows high-density encoding/decoding from a single server, with the company adds, no compromise on APT quality standards.