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Ecreso Launch New DAB/DMB Transmitter Range at IBC 2009 English

September 1st, 2009

Full DMB Transmission and Monitoring Systems now Available from WorldCast Systems


Bordeaux, France, 1st September 2009, - Ecreso (www.ecreso.com), the leading European transmitter manufacturer will launch its extensive new range of high performance transmitters for DAB, DAB+ and DMB at IBC 2009.   As part of the newly announced WorldCast Systems group comprising Ecreso, Audemat and APT, the company is now able to supply end-to-end transport, transmission and monitoring solutions for DAB and DMB applications.
Based on same modularity, efficiency and reliability that have made Ecreso’s FM transmitters extremely successful with many major broadcasters worldwide, the new DMB range provides broadcasters with a professional and affordable solution for their migration to Digital Radio transmission. 
Commenting on the IBC launch, Jean Baptiste Roux, Group VP Sales said, “We see the DMB transmitter range as a natural extension of our successful FM transmitter portfolio and anticipate a high level of demand from our customer base worldwide. Our R&D department has worked hard to deliver an unrivalled combination of efficiency, modularity, reliability, performance and affordability that makes this range a “must” for those establishing a DMB transmitter network.”
The new range takes a modular approach to power output with each of the seven available power classes from 150W up to 2.4kW based around a basic 300W amplifier. As well as offering greater flexibility in configuration, the modular architecture ensures that, should one unit fail, the transmitter will remain on air with a significant power output. Redundant power supplies and UPS offer even greater protection and reliability.

Broadcasters can select from a range of different exciters including the exceptionally versatile Helios DMB offering support for all DAB modes, MFN or SFN network operation, ETI management as well as advanced remote control and monitoring via IP and SNMP.

State-of-the-art features on the DMB range include ETI over IP (EDI) for remote updates of the exciter and remote monitoring of all main EDI parameters and Adjustable Pre-correction to deliver automatic performance enhancements. With an efficiency rating of around 30%, the DMB transmitter range offers performance levels unparalleled in the industry and enables significant savings in the cost of ownership. In the high power classes, broadcasters can opt for water-cooling as an alternative to air-cooling; a more efficient approach which can effectively double the lifetime of your transmitter.
All transmitters in the new DMB range include monitoring, remote control and interface via IP/SNMP to a single monitoring network.
Ecreso, together with leading broadcast brands Audemat and APT, is part of the newly-launched WorldCast Systems group which offers complete turnkey solutions for both radio and TV broadcasters.  The group can design a tailored and comprehensive end-to-end DMB broadcast system incorporating the delivery of digital audio from the studio to the transmitter site using APT codecs, a professional DMB transmission system using the new Ecreso range and an extensive range of signal monitoring and mobile measurement equipment from Audemat to ensure that your DAB, DAB+, T-DMB network complies with expectations.
Roux explains, “With the combined experience and expertise of three industry-leading brands, WorldCast Systems can now offer a full service to those entering the DAB/DMB marketplace. From the studio to the

transmitter site and right through to the coverage area, we have a wide range of solutions for digital radio transmission.”
“At IBC, we’ll be demonstrating our new DMB transmitter range, digital audio codecs and our full range of measurement and monitoring solutions and would be delighted to provide advice to those with an interest in this area.”

WorldCast Systems incorporating Ecreso, Audemat and APT will be exhibiting at IBC in Hall 8, Stand 8.B58


About WorldCast Systems:
WorldCast Systems (http://www.worldcastsystems.com) is a world-class provider of turnkey solutions to the international broadcast market.
Encompassing the industry-leading brands of Audemat, APT & Ecreso, WorldCast Systems offers a wide range of reliable, innovative and high performing broadcast products for the studio site, transmitter site and the coverage area. Product lines include: world-class RDS encoders, AM, FM & HD digital audio processors, audio codecs for IP, E1/T1, ISDN and leased line, video over IP multiplexers, FM and DVB transmitters, high precision test equipment for FM, GPS field strength meters for HD, FM, DVB with built-in modulation monitors; RF monitoring equipment; and transmitter remote control for HD, AM, FM and TV (ATSC, DVB).
WorldCast Systems specialises in the development of efficient, multi-purpose products under its “Radio All in One” brand. This range combines many functions into a single unit enabling savings on cost, space, time and energy.
The group focus on innovation has ensured that WorldCast System products have been selected for over 15 prestigious awards at the NAB Show over the past 10 years.
WorldCast Systems is privately owned by the board of Directors, as well as capital investors .Headquartered in Bordeaux-Merignac, France, the group also has offices in Belfast, Miami, New-Delhi and Beijing and employs over 150 staff worldwide.
For more information on WorldCast Systems including Audemat, APT, Ecreso and Nortek products, please contact: Gillian Wylie at +44 28 90 677200 (gwylie@aptcodecs.com)

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DMB, T-DMB