Another stop along the way at IBC finds Team Satnews publisher, Silvano Payne, and Director of Marketing, Jill Durfee, at the 2wcom booth experiencing déja vu when they met with Managing Director, Werner Drews. Which one is the real Werner? What about Leif Cipriano, Sales Engineer and Nicole Petersen, Team Assistance Office Management?
One thing for certain is they brought news about their many products including the fact that an automatic selection and switch to the best available transport stream is a boon for broadcasters with 2wcom's FlexDSR04+ DVB Satellite Receiver/IRD.
Werner Drews, Founder of 2wcom, explains the company’s philosophy as follows, “It is our ambition to contribute to our customer’s business success with future oriented high quality products. We are developing with and for our customers. All of our professional and sophisticated products are being designed and manufactured at 2wcom in Flensburg—Made in Germany."
This FlexDSR state-of-the art STL technology enables operators to receive audio streams via satellite or IP, depending on their requirements, and the best quality source available. FlexDSR is a satellite receiver that also serves as a complete AoIP system and is particularly suited for dual-stream applications. The multi-faceted solution, ideal for mixed environments, automatically detects and switches to the best quality source—satellite or IP. The system, which combines transport technologies, facilitates the reception of transport streams or elementary audio streams via IP with Pro-MPEG FEC and DualStreaming protection against IP packet losses.
FlexDSR can receive and decode audio from a wide range of sources and is capable of transporting streams via satellite (DVB-S/S2), ASI input and IP, while also managing elementary audio streams and Icecast streams via IP. Able to support audio codecs such as MPEG 1 Layer 2, MP3, AAC LC, HE-AACv1 and HE-AACv2 and Enhanced aptX®, FlexDSR also offers quality uncompressed audio PCM at 48kHz/24bit. The FlexDSR system allows operators to benefit from a wide range of audio quality and offers a complete, efficient solution able to meet the rigorous needs of broadcasters, allowing them to quickly adapt to various transport scenarios.
For over 15 years 2wcom has been a manufacturer and supplier of professional broadcast products in the fields of Audio over IP, FM, RDS, DAB, DAB+, DVB-S, DVB-S2. They offer complete DVB-S/S2 Audio / IP Satellite System solutions from end-to-end including professional encoders, modulators and an IRD product range.