Digigram, developer of innovative audio and video solutions, today announced the
release of its IQOYA *SERV/LINK multichannel IP audio codec in a new 1-RU unit
that supports up to 64 stereo channels — an industry first. With this upgrade,
Digigram provides a more powerful and much more compact audio-over-IP solution
that enables users to send multiple audio programmes simultaneously to a variety
of destinations — such as FM transmitters, a DVB/cable operator, or Web radio
CDNs — using a single piece of equipment.

“We have upgraded the IQOYA *SERV/LINK to meet rapidly rising demand for robust
multichannel encoding and decoding capabilities in space-limited facilities and
applications,” said Stephane Bert, product owner at Digigram. “In addition to
providing the high channel density that helps users save space and money, the
extremely secure new model offers broad audio I/O support, including
RAVENNA/AES67 connectivity, that enables much greater interoperability. Plus, the
IQOYA *SERV/LINK can be easily managed remotely with standard supervisors, as it
includes SNMP ‘set,’ ‘get,’ and ‘trap’ commands.”

Just one-third the size of preceding IQOYA *SERV/LINK models, Digigram’s newly
upgraded model is available with analogue and AES/EBU I/O (up to eight stereo
analogue I/O), AES/EBU-only I/O (up to 16 stereo analogue I/O), or MADI I/O (up to
64 stereo analogue I/O). The product also features up to 16 RS-232 ports and 16
GPIOs for auxiliary data tunnelling.

The IQOYA *SERV/LINK facilitates multiformat encoding and multiprotocol streaming
(RTP, UDP, HTTP, MPEG-TS SPTS, and MPTS encapsulation) of each input. On the
decoding side, it enables the decoding of multiple audio programs, giving users the
option of defining three decoding priorities for each program, including local sound
files and playlists.

The upgraded product is ideal for applications including multichannel studio-to-
transmitter links, multichannel studio-to-studio links, multiple four-wire
commentary connections over IP, delivery of Web radio to CDNs, and the delivery
of multiple audio programs to DVB/cable operators.