STAR Pro Audio G1 Receivers

Designed specifically for professional distribution of audio programming over satellite, IP and ASI radio broadcasting networks.

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Overview

Radio network operators need to be sure that the infrastructure investments they make can be relied upon to support their business for many years to come. Our twenty year history in professional radio demonstrates both IDC’s ability to engineer long lasting, reliable audio receiver products, and our proud commitment to this market. Continuing in this long tradition, IDC has designed the STAR Pro Audio to support our customers' satellite distribution needs well in to the future. The STAR Pro Audio receiver range is designed specifically for the distribution of audio programming over satellite to radio broadcasting networks.

STAR Pro Audio is an ultra high reliability, professional satellite receiver designed specifically for radio distribution applications. Based around the latest DVB satellite modulation and MPEG audio compression standards, the STAR’s highly integrated, low power, fanless architecture is designed to maximize network uptime.

STAR supports ultra high efficiency, standards-based DVB-S2 as well as DVB-S satellite demodulation. Both MCPC and SCPC delivery modes are supported, down to rates as low as 100 kSymbol/s.

STAR is available in three different decoder configurations:

  • STAR One supporting the decoding of a single audio pair;
  • STAR Two supporting two pairs and optional ASI input;
  • STAR Three supporting three pairs.Supporting multiple decoders in one chassis reduces cost for radio networks delivering more than one channel to each transmitter site.

IDC has designed the STAR to be the modern replacement to its market-leading ABR platform, which is still being used to deliver content to tens of thousands of transmitter sites around the world. STAR updates the ABR’s twenty year old satellite modulation and audio compression technologies with modern, open standard alternatives, while retaining the ABR’s legendary levels of reliability. It also improves on the ABR’s density, offering up to three stereo channels per rack unit instead of one.

Features & Benefits

  • Standards-Based

  • High Availability, Low Power, Fanless Operation

  • DVB-S/S2 Demodulation with optional Low Symbol Rate support

  • MPEG Audio Decoding - Layer 2 and 3 with optional AAC support

  • Up to 3 Audio Decodes per 1 RU Device

  • Transport Stream over IP Input with optional ASI Input support (some models)

  • Analog and Digital Audio Outputs

  • Async Data Outputs (up to 3 per unit)

  • Relay Outputs (up to 8 per unit)

  • Headphone Jack (some models)

  • Program Backup - stored file playout on loss of satellite signal

  • Programmable Alarms via relays or SNMP messages

  • In-Band NMS Control from headend

  • Web-Browser Interface for local or remote control over IP networks

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