Posted on December 21, 2012
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters, today announces a contract valued in excess of USD$500,000 with Bayerischer Rundfunk, a German public media broadcaster based in Munich.
Bayerischer Rundfunk will enhance their regional radio distribution network with the deployment of IDC’s Stereo FM Demodulator, the SFD-TR FM rebroadcast receiver, to distribute news, cultural and entertainment content to audiences throughout the German province of Bavaria. The SFD-TR delivers the highest quality radio frequency (FM) parameters for best-in-class reliability and integrity of radio signals at each rebroadcast transmitter site. This is especially critical in regions where signal quality and content delivery might otherwise be compromised due to geographic conditions.
Bayerischer Rundfunk, established in 1949, is a member of ARD ("Consortium of public law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany"), a joint organization of Germany's regional public service broadcasters. The ARD is the world's second largest public broadcaster after the BBC, and its constituent broadcasting institutions operate 54 regional and local radio stations and seven regional TV networks.
“IDC offers over 25 years of experience in developing advanced radio content distribution technologies,” stated Del Lippert, Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board. “We are proud of our radio heritage and intend to continue our focus on the advancement of these technologies. IDC’s professional radio receivers are internationally recognized and deployed in over 25,000 sites worldwide, which is testament to the highest levels of quality and reliability of our products.”
The SFD-TR is a proven and reliable FM rebroadcast receiver designed for professional FM broadcasters, offering sophisticated Radio Frequency (RF) measurements, Pilot, Bit-Error Rate, Radio Data System (RDS) and Audio measurements, with digital audio and RDS outputs. The SFD-TR variant offers extremely high RF specifications in accordance with the FM rebroadcast specifications required by the German “Institut für Rundfunk Technik” (IRT) “Technische Richtlinie 5/3.5” and 5/1.0 Teil 3 organizations.
About Bayerischer Rundfunk:
Bayerischer Rundfunk, established in 1949, is the public broadcasting company for the German province of Bavaria, with its main offices located in Munich. Bayerischer Rundfunk is a member of the ARD Consortium of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany, which is a joint organization of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters. For more information: www.br.de
About International Datacasting Corporation:
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including Pro Audio, Pro Video, Pro Cinema, and Pro Data for implementing broadcast content contribution and distribution applications. IDC’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, digital cinema, 3D live events, targeted ad insertion, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV among others. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. IDC has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, with an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information: www.datacast.com.
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