Strengthening IP data protection for radio

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Making its European debut is Intraplex IPConnect, a software application designed to fortify data transport across IP networks.

Available as an option in most Intraplex IP Link codecs, GatesAir claimed IPConnect solves the problem of reliable data transport across complex networks that traditionally suffer data loss through dropped packets.

The software data gateway provides extra protection through packet encapsulation, which encloses the external IP data packets in a GatesAir protocol wrapper as it moves across IP networks.GatesAir said that unlike other applications, IPConnect provides this protection for studio-generated data, as well as IP data from external sources.

While the former might include RDS data or SNMP control signals to trigger a command at the transmitter site, the latter may incorporate programme or control data coming from a network operations centre, satellite feed or advertising service.

The IPConnect software represents the first product phase of an ongoing development plan, which will include a dedicated hardware device, said GatesAir.