Club DAB Italia Uses 2wcom to Rapidly Startup DAB Service

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Club DAB Italia Uses 2wcom to Rapidly Startup DAB Service

Oct 13, 2014 12:08 PM, Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB

MILAN, ITALY�Club DAB Italia has deployed the country''s nationwide DAB service with help from 2wcom''s FlexNsert and FlexXtract . The 2wcom technology allows the DAB network to be fed with an ETI stream and distributed over a large geographical area, according to 4rfv.com.

The FlexNsert DAB Distribution Inserter receives a DAB ETI data stream or a DAB EDI data stream and then converts it into a standard MPEG2-TS-signal and outputs it via its transport stream interfaces. Additionally the FlexNsert may act as timestamp inserter for SFN Networks. The generation of timestamps within the MPEG-stream is basis for a synchronized transmission at transmitter sites. The FlexXtract DAB Distribution Extractor demodulates a data stream (2048 kbps) from a DVB-S or DVB-S2 signal and converts the data into a standard ETI-signal or an EDI-signal according to feed DAB transmitters.

�We chose the 2wcom system because it allowed us to build a simple, reliable and cost-effective distribution chain for a fast-growing network,� said Hanns Wolter, technical manager for the project. �Although this was a technical first, implementation proved to be extremely fast and we were up and running within days of delivery. Over time we have been able to appreciate the reliability of the units and the excellent customer support from 2wcom.�

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