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Appear TV unveils new audio encoder

A new audio processing module is being presented at IBC by Appear TV. According to the company, the new audio encoder enables operators to integrate all of their video and audio encoding needs into a single system. The compact module is claimed to be capable of encoding up to 32 stereo radio channels in a single 1-slot interface, making it easy to introduce large volumes of radio services to the service line-up.

As a part of an expanding series of future software updates, the first release of this new module supports audio encoding of radio channels and manual audio levelling adjustment. The audio is received embedded in HD-SDI/SDI and supported output formats include MPEG-1 Layer 2, MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3), AAC-LC or HE-AAC v1/2. The module has four HD-SDI/SDI input ports. Each SDI input provides up to 8 embedded audio stereo pairs, making the total capacity 32 stereo radio channels.

Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV (pictured), said: “We are proud to introduce this dedicated module for advanced audio processing. This new high-density, modular audio encoder looks to the future of broadcast services that we seek to provide. Updates for the software are already in the works, as we look to deliver additional functionality to streamline the workflow of our worldwide customer base.”