Title   VDL and Sumatronic selected to supply DAB+ Head-end equipment to Swiss
Writer   관리자 Date   2012/9/05 15:58 Hit   5672

VDL and Sumatronic selected to supply DAB+ Head-end equipment to SwissMediaCast for 7 New Regional Digital Radio Networks in Switzerland

SwissMediaCast AG (Wangen SZ, Switzerland) has chosen VDL (Lyon, France) and Sumatronic AG (Unterägeri, Switzerland) to supply DAB+ Encoding, Multiplexing Head-end systems, plus installation and support services.  The selection was made following extensive commercial and technical evaluations.

SwissMediaCast will roll-out a total of 7 regional DAB+ networks by 2015 for the 3rd DAB-Layer in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.  The first network will be on-air from 1st December 2012 and will cover the Zurich, Aargau, Schaffhausen and Glarus areas.

VDL’s Swiss partner, Sumatronic AG, played a major role in SwissMediaCast’s decision to use VDL Head-end equipment, due to their extensive broadcast systems experience, technical competence and local support capabilities.

The VDL DAB+ Multiplexers will be located at a new Playout Centre in Zurich.  The 12 DAB+ Audio Encoders will be located at the radio stations studios and connected to the Playout Centre via dedicated IP networks.

Hans Strassmann, CTO of SwissMediaCast commented: "VDL was able to provide excellent international references, while Sumatronic has the experience and capability to provide the best possible service to SwissMediaCast.  So, we have both a technically advanced and very cost-effective solution for our customers and our Company.  In the next 2-3 years, seven regional DAB+ networks in the entire German-speaking area of Switzerland will be built.  The first DAB+ Allotment (regional network Zurich, Aargau, Schaffhausen, Glarus) is already under construction and will be on air from 1 December 2012.  This also marks the beginning of the DAB+ broadcast of the SRG's DRS radio regional news programmes.”


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