2wcom has launched its new FM02 FM Receiver Solution that allows for demodulation, source-switching for FM backup, and FM/RDS parameter monitoring.
The dual-channel capability allows the unit to receive one FM signal for re-broadcasting, while monitoring a second FM signal with the second tuner; or to receive the same signal on both tuners with one acting as a backup. A high-quality FM tuner is key to the FM02’s specification.
For source-switching in a backup solution, the FM02 receives an MPX signal and loops it through directly to the output. In case of failure the FM02 uses its tuner as a back-up solution to receive the MPX signal off the air. The unit can loop through the signal even during a power failure, and can be used as part of a monitoring solution for both FM and RDS parameters.
Offering remote control via IP and snmp, the FM02 also offers remote audio quality monitoring through its built-in mp3 streaming capability.
“Like many of the products we have developed recently in response to customer requests, the FM02 is a sophisticated device that can be used in so many different ways,” said Werner Drews, managing director of 2wcom. “A high degree of versatility is very valuable to customers today, because it saves investment and operational costs, and accommodates a wide variety of network configurations and strategies, and the ability to make network changes without further cost.”