Latin America. WorldCast Systems announced an evolution for its APT range. In line with the market's transition to offer virtualized hardware and solutions, the APT IP codec is now available as a software solution: the virtual APT IP codec.
With this release, WorldCast takes a field-proven hardware solution for transporting audio/MPXoIP programs, with thousands of users worldwide, and delivering it as flexible and scalable software. The virtual APT IP codec has been designed with the highest level of reliability for 24/7 operation and is fully compatible with a high availability architecture. This shift to virtualization is also strategic for reducing the number of equipment to be purchased, offering significant savings in upfront and operational costs.
With AES67, the virtual APT IP codec can be integrated into virtualized studios and, as a server-based solution, eliminates the need for hardware. Broadcasters could easily centralize and transport a large volume of program signals and have the flexibility to readjust the size of their network as needed. It also enables high-density encoding/decoding from a single server, without compromising APT quality standards.
Fully compatible with its hardware sibling, the virtual APT IP codec supports APT technologies such as APTmpX, the algorithm for the highest quality MPX compression, and SureStream, an established technology for robust, low-cost, low-latency transport over IP. It can also be combined with Kybio for end-to-end monitoring, control and automation.
"More than 20,000 APT codecs are deployed worldwide and the range is continuously improved to meet the needs of modern broadcasters. This release faithfully reflects high APT standards of reliability, latency, scalability, and feature density; all at a competitive cost" said Hartmut Foerster, APT Product Manager at WorldCast Systems.