AEQ PHOENIX STUDIO AT SNRT MOROCCO 01/08/2012
SNRT SELECTS AEQ TECHNOLOGY TO EQUIP 17 NEW STUDIO-TO-TRANSMITTER LINKS
National Company of Radio and Television (SNRT, of its name in French Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision) is a public company that operates as national broadcaster of Morocco. Founded in the middle of the 50s, it forms a part from 1978 of the Department of Information of the Government of Morocco. The origins of the SNRT date back to the foundation of Radio Maroc in April 1928, today is a full-rights member of EBU's plenary session. SNRT operations are financed by state subsidies, advertising incomings and the taxes for the promotion of the national audiovisual panorama.
Public Moroccan service channels, with their programs, promote and protect the cultural Moroccan heritage using SNRT national and international diffusion. At present SNRT manages 9 independent television channels, 4 national coverage radio stations and 10 regional radio channels.
SNRT has been traditionally a satisfied AEQ customer of audio mixing consoles (they have several radio studios in their facilities broadcasting over AEQ material), and communication equipments like rack-mounted (for central studios) or portable (for journalist).
SNRT renews once again their confidence in AEQ's technology, selecting now AEQ Phoenix Studio audiocodecs to equip 17 studio-to transmitter links between their programs production central headquarters distributed all over the country and the associated remote transmitter sites. Final selection, after a phase of technical evaluation, of AEQ Phoenix Studio units was based on its great flexibility and simple operation, since the majority of these STL are in remote zones and use the most varied methods of connection (ADSL, ISDN, X21/V35…) as well as the most diverse communication algorithms (MP2, PCM, AAC, G722, AEQ-LD …) always for stereo signals.
SNRT considers very important in the operation, one of the technical features that make AEQ Phoenix Studio unique in the competitive market of the professional audiocodec over IP for broadcast: one AEQ Phoenix Studio unit can encode in real time just one mono signal, or two independent mono signals, or one mono and one stereo independent signals, or even two independent stereo signals in parallel. Customer gets two complete IP audiocodecs only installing one.
Due the importance of the project, because the customer relevance (SNRT is one of the best well-know broadcaster in the Magreb area) and the complexity of the startup because AEQ Phoenix Studio units must be deployed in many different places around Morocco, AEQ together with their local partner ABCHIR moved a large technical team led by the engineer Mr. Luis Hernandez to attend to all the installation and startup of the STLs, as well as to provide complete operation and maintenance training seminars for all the supplied material.