STAR Pro Audio G2

Targeted ad insertion, shared hub support, time-shifting and lower bandwidth requirements make this next-level solution unique.

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Overview

IDC's experience serving over 30,000 radio downlinks worldwide has led to this best-in-class solution. STAR Pro Audio Generation 2 (G2) increases ad revenues by offering ad insertion for regionalized and localized campaigns – plus it reduces costs by lowering the cost-per-channel and using less bandwidth.

STAR G2 is a professional DVB-S/S2 audio receiver with integrated advertisement and content playout system, offering live professional audio decoding and file playout. Available in two models - the STAR Two G2 is supplied with two audio decoders and the STAR Four G2 is supplied with four audio decoders.

STAR G2 receivers are ideal for deployment at co-located radio stations or transmitter sites. Each audio decoder is independent of the other allowing maximum flexibility in data rates, codecs and sample rates: MPEG Layer 2 for existing DVB compatibility or new High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (AAC HE) for the best audio performance at the lowest bit rate.

Features & Benefits

Copy Split – Ad Insertion

  • Provides the network the ability to target advertising to specific locations so each receiver in a network can play unique programs and advertisements

Shared Hub Support

  • Allows multiple radio networks to share a single 4-channel receiver (compared to each radio network deploying a standalone single-channel receiver.)

Efficient Bandwidth Usage

  • Requires up to 70% less Satellite bandwidth than other systems

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