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PRODYS provide equipment for the broadcast and communications markets.

Current Users of Prody's codec's include ARN, SOUTHERN CROSS RADIO, CHIEF ENTERTAINMENT, 4 TAB, GOLD FM, 3AW, CAAMA, SPORTS 927, MCQUARIE SEA FM, RACING RADIO, MCM NETWORKING, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY, 3MBS-FM, TAB SKY RADIO, CHANNEL SEVEN, CHANNEL NINE, AUDIO TECHNOLOGY & ACE RADIO.

 





QUANTUM LITE Handheld Audio Codec



Quantum Lite is Prodys handheld audio codec for professionals having no equal in the broadcast market. This device enables extreme reliable field audio contributions over wireless networks by means of concurrent use of two UMTS /LTE network connections.
  No risk since double SIM operation is enabled.
No risk due incoming GSM calls disturbing your smartphone codec app.
No risk since large battery capacity is provided.
No risk since professional XLR microphones might be directly used.
No risk since input & output volume and cue balance got true professional knobs.
Quantum Lite might combine up to 4 uplink IP connections: 2x UMTS/LTE, 1x Ethernet & 1x Wifi (optionally) for any scenario.
This device turns also off-line jobs in easy tasks with embedded audio recording and transfer.

 


QUANTUM XL Codec / Mixer



Quantum XL is a powerful new portable IP audio codec with built-in audio mixer that extends the technology introduced in the existing Prodys Nomada codec family.
Quantum inherits world-class IP technology from the Prodys Ikusnet Video Codec Family: Automatic Jitter Buffer, Adaptive Bit rate, Bonding of up to 7 IP links (Ethernet, 3G/4G, Wifi) for secure audio streaming with the best possible audio quality.
A Wireless Communication Module will be available with up to four 3G/4G data links with bonding capabilities. This module is external for better reception and versatile installation options.
Up to 3 Stereo Audio Inputs (5 mic/line mono inputs) are available to be mixed, encoded and streamed in Stereo mode.

As an option, it is possible to replace the audio inputs for a Dante/AES67 interface. It can also include a decoder for H.264 IP video streams.


 

QUANTUM W Codec / Mixer



Quantum W is a smaller version of Quantum XL with 3 microphone/line inputs instead of 5 but with all the power of its bigger brother.

Quantum W inherits world-class IP technology from the Prodys Ikusnet Video Codec Family: Automatic Jitter Buffer, Adaptive Bit rate, Bonding of up to 7 IP links (Ethernet, 3G/4G, Wifi) for secure audio streaming with the best possible audio quality.

A Wireless Communication Module will be available with up to four 3G/4G data links with bonding capabilities. This module is external for better reception and versatile installation options.

 



QUANTUM ST Rack mount IP Codec

 IP Audio Codec with two stereo channels

 

Quantum ST is a powerful new-generation 1U rack mount IP audio codec that inherits world-class IP technology from the Prodys Ikusnet Video Codec Family and the ProntoNet Audio Codec Family. 
  Its main application is to receive, decode and store audio streams from remote Quantum Portable units. But Quantum ST is not just a decoder, it is also capable of encoding two stereo audio channels back to the remote Quantum Portable codec or to other Quantum ST codec.
  This unit can be controlled from its built-in web graphical interface, its front panel display menu, or from the ProdysControlPlus application. 

Datasheet : http://www.prodys.net/QUANTUM.pdf







 QUANTUM 3U

Quantum 3U allows the encoding of 14 stereo channels in a 3U rack device.

Latest features added include :

Dante / AES67. With this audio transport protocol all audio channels can be routed over a single cable, which facilitates the interconnection of different devices into the studio.

2 Ethernet connections, one for transmission and one for control. The two Ethernet connections allow you to work in Bonding mode or Diversity mode, achieving higher bandwidth and greater security in transmissions.




PRODY'S PRONTONET



ProntoNet completes the PRODYS audio codecs family improving the features provided in previous models. Based on the Motorola 56311 DSP, ProntoNet extends its performance possibilities as dual audio codec and supports Apt-X, MPEG AAC LC/LD & HE amongst its coding algorithms and bidirectional uncompressed audio transmission via IP.

Its most important features are:

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· ISDN Universal terminal adapter S/T or U interfaces worldwide.

· X.21 for synchronous data transmission links.

· LAN Interface 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet for control and audio transmission. Unicast, Multicast and Multi-Unicast IP   connections.

· Stereo Analog or digital (AES/EBU). The AES/EBU interface provides input for external clock.

· Easy configuration to optimize link for low delay, jitter and utilization.

· Prodys Real time Network Analyzer to monitor critical network parameters in real time during the connection.

· FEC (Forward Error Correction) is supported as per the RFC 2733 standard.

· Prodys NAT Traversal Streaming Protocol (v3) permits router firewall pass-through with zero coniguration.

· N+1 Prodys Redundancy Protocol allows one backup IP codec to provide resiliency for up to N active IP codecs.

· Full management of all functions including audio levels with user friendly ActiveX web interface.

· Dolby E transmission over IP (by using AES/EBU I/O in transparent mode).

· Dual operation (two fully independent communications) in G711, G722, Apt-X and MPEG.

· MPEG1/2 Layer II/III, MPEG AAC LC/LD/HE and Apt-X standard and enhanced.

· Independent operating encoding and decoding modes.

· Automatic detection of the encoding mode used by the remote unit.

· ISDN Compatibility: Fully compatible with all major audiocodec manufacturers, supporting the most important bonding algorithms: J52, Telos and CCS bondings.

· IP Compatibility: SIP/SDP/RTP protocols are supported according to the standard for IP compatibility Tech 3326 defined by the   N/ACIP project within the EBU group.

· Auxiliary data in all MPEG and Apt-X modes.

· User configurable GPIOs. Posibility to configure them as remote contact closures.

· Alarms: Real Time alarms management through SNMP traps and e-mails.

· Local or remotely (TCP/IP) upgrading of one or several units at once. Factory software upgrades can be downloaded.

· BackUp: Integral backup feature to assure program continuity. ISDN can be used as a back line in the event of a failure   of the IP or X21 lines.

 

PRODY'S PRONTONET LC

ProntoNetLC enhances the PRODYS IP audio codecs family, offering a subset of those features provided by ProntoNet. ProntoNetLC is a multi-algorithm stereo audio codec over IP, X21 and ISDN, supporting many popular coding algorithms i.e. G722, MPEG1/2 LayerII, MPEG1/2 LayerIII and uncompressed linear audio (PCM). Other compression modes such as AAC or apt-X are offered as an option.

Each ProntoNetLC fully support IP (TCP and UDP), terminated with a 10BaseT/100Base-TX Ethernet port (RJ45 connector). This enables remote monitoring/configuring and data/audio transportation over data communication links (LAN, Wan, Internet…)

 

PRODY'S PRONTONET IP DECODER

ProntoNet Ip Decoder enhances the PRODYS IP audio codecs family, based on the features provided in ProntoNet. ProntoNet Ip Decoder is a multi-algorithm stereo audio decoder over IP, supporting many popular coding algorithms i.e. G722, MPEG1/2 LayerII, MPEG1/2 LayerIII, MPEG2/4 AAC LC, MPEG4 AAC LD, apt-X (enhanced and standard) as well as uncompressed linear audio (PCM). Each ProntoNet Ip Decoder fully support IP (TCP and UDP), terminated with a 10BaseT/100Base-TX Ethernet port (RJ45 connector). This enables remote monitoring/configuring and data/audio transportation over data communication links (LAN, Wan, Internet…).

 

PRODY'S NEW NOMADA PORTABLE IP XL CODEC 

Running sports audio over IP is becoming more and more popular as venues loose their copper networks.

Most stadiums now are equipped with well managed IP networks, being able to provide a decent point to point bandwidth for audio streaming.

You will also find more offerings of 3G wireless as this tends to get rid of cable altogether however the problem with 3G in large venues is that the more people, the more likely it is that the network will collapse or reduce the bandwidth capacity to a unusable level.

Currently IP is already in use for distribution, in many broadcaster’s Networks,  YLE, major Finish broadcaster, is now replacing both distribution and contribution old channels by IP, and they are getting a lot

the Prontonet IP only codec's.

SR in Sweden have just received 40 Prodys modular Nereus IP codec systems to start the migration to IP in their Studio to Studio links. Onda Cero in Spain are already doing all Studio to Studio links with Nereus and ProntoNet units, and so on…

Company's in Sydney and Melbourne have purchased Prontonet codec's which have IP & ISDN options, although I think they are using them only on ISDN at the moment.

A 10 mBs ADSL2 circuit between venue and studio sounds great as you would only need 192 kBs for high quality audio.

Prodys also have portables in their Nomada range for OB use..

Nomada IP XL is a new full-duplex, dual (Program &Talkback) audio codec. With its all new design - robust, compact and a flat control surface that prevents damage to the knobs & controls also makes it very easy to use.
Nomada IP XL is a portable audio codec with all ProntoNet functionality built-in. It comes fitted with an inbuilt channel mixer to route and mix both input sources and output destinations. All audio and communication parameters, including input/output signal routing and levels that can be remotely configured & controlled. These can be stored in different presets to make setup and use by non technical stuff very easy.

 

Features

AUDIO

· Inbuilt channel mixer for both input and output sources
        -- 4 Mic/Line inputs with phantom power (48V) + 1 Line input (International sound input).
        -- 4 headphone outputs (6,35mm jack connectors) & 2 auxiliary line outputs (XLR connectors).
   · Compressor/limiter for Program Channel.
   · Coniguration presets to deine different conigurations for all or some speciic parameters.
   · Full control (local & remote) of audio levels & I/O signal routing, using cross-point audio matrix.
   · Tx/Rx audio level balance control.

COMMUNICATIONS 

· IP, 3G/3.5G (optional), PSTN, and ISDN (optional) communications.
· Ethernet 10/100BaseTX interface: Full industry-standard TCP/UDP/IP connectivity. No special networking required. The following protocols are provided:
           · DNS: Domain Name Server.
           · DHCP: IP address auto configuration.
           · RIP2: Internal/Alias IP addresses can be assigned.
           · SNTP: Clock synchronization.
           · SNMP: Remote monitoring over SNMP protocol.
           · HTTP: An embedded Web server allows the user to monitor/configure the unit from a Web Browser. An ActiveX dynamic Web Page offers full real time monitoring.
           · IGMP: This protocol deals with Multicast traffic.
           · ICMP: IP control protocol.
           · SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
·IP Compatibility: SIP/SDP/RTP accoding to the standard for IP compatibility defined by the N/ACIP project within the EBU group.
· Audio streaming over 3G/3.5G (UMTS) networks via USB modem. 
· Nomada IP XL supports Unicast, Multicast and Multi-Unicast IP audio streaming connections.
· Built-in 1-BRI ISDN terminal adapter. S/T and U interfaces. Protocols: EISDN, DMS100, NAT1 and AT5ESS.
· Dual operation over IP and ISDN: Program and Talkback lines.
· BackUp System: ISDN as a secondary link for IP.
· Prodys Real time Network Analyzer to monitor critical network parameters in real time during the connection.
 · Prodys NAT Traversal Streaming Protocol permits router firewall pass-through with zero coniguration.

 · FEC (Forward Error Correction) is supported as per the RFC 2733 standard. Up to 24 different schemes are available, to fit to the desired delay and available bandwidth.

· Error Concealment mechanims on Mpeg audio modes are supported to reduce the impact of packet losses.

 User Access Control to define different access restrictions in a per user basis.

· Configuration presets to define different conigurations for all or some speciic parameters.

· Streaming advance features:
· Jitter correction buffer. This adjustable buffer avoids audio dropouts compensating for up to 10 seconds of jitter in the IP connection.
· The unit automatically adjusts in synchronisation with the transmitter site rate, to give a constant delay in IP       communications.
 · The frame size is user configurable, to give full flexibility when adjusting the delay and bandwidth use.
· The codec provides a test tool which allows the user to check the bandwidth, delay and jitter in the IP      connection. This information can be used to adjust the streaming parameters and so, to obtain the best-quality in the real-time audio reception.

·Local or remotely (TCP/IP) upgrading of one or several units at once using the same utility, which is also compatible with ProntoNet units. Factory sofware updates can be downloaded

 

PRODY'S NOMADA PORTABLE IP CODEC

Nomada IP is a new full-duplex, dual (Program &Talkback) audio codec. With its all new design - robust, compact and a flat control surface that prevents damage to the knobs & controls also makes it very easy to use.
NomadaIP is a portable audio codec with all ProntoNet functionality built-in. It comes fitted with an inbuilt channel mixer to route and mix both input sources and output destinations. All audio and communication parameters, including input/output signla routing and levels that can be remotely configured & controlled. These can be stored in different presets to make setup and use by non technical stuff very easy.

 

AUDIO 
   · Inbuilt channel mixer for both input and output sources
        -- 2 Mic/Line inputs with phantom power (48V). XLR connectors.
        -- 1 Line input with 3.5mm minijack connector.
        -- 2 headphone outputs (6,35mm jack connectors) & 2 auxiliary line outputs (XLR connectors).
   · Compressor/limiter for Program Channel.
   · Remote control of levels and signals (I/O matrix).
   · Supports Mpeg1/2 LayerII/III, AAC, apt-X, G711/G722 and PCM.
   · The various signals to monitor on the headphone and the auxiliary outputs can be set by web-interface.
   · Configuration presets: The whole audio configuration parameters can be stored in different presets.

COMMUNICATIONS
   · NomadaIP supports Uunicast, Multicast and Multi-Unicast IP audio streaming connections.
   · Built-in 1-BRI ISDN terminal adapter. S/T and U interfaces. Protocols: EISDN, DMS100, NAT1 and AT5ESS.
   · Dual operation over IP and ISDN: Program and Talkback lines.
   · BackUp System: ISDN as a secondary link for IP.
   · Ethernet 10/100BaseTX interface: Full industry-standard TCP/UDP/IP connectivity. No special      networking required.

 

PRODYS IKUSNET VIDEO CODEC

Ikusnet is the product that changes it all in the way that news contribution is performed. It is not only the fact that you can use Ikusnet to send your live news via satellite or Internet, at your election, but also that Ikusnet integrates in only one super portable package all the functionality you usually have in an ENG van.
With Ikusnet you can transmit your live news using Internet, because Ikusnet adapts dynamically to the network conditions, taking the best from the experienced H.264 algorithms and IP protocols used by Prodys for years. Of course you can also perform a satellite live transmission using the DVB- ASI interface. Also, in case live is not a requirement, store your material into the local storage and forward lately to the base station.
But the best about Ikusnet is that it is not only one transmission box: with Ikusnet you have all the functionality of one small news gathering suite: with two folding video monitors and one menu touchpad, you have all the control you need for your news productions.

 

Introduction:

Ikusnet portable system and Ikusnet BS connect automatically through Internet so that live transmission or video file transfer could be performed. Ikusnet BS is able to decode a live feed sent from Internet or satellite, and also it is able to encode a video signal to be sent back to the portable station for feedback or monitoring purposes.

This compact, 1RU equipment can also be equipped with an external hard disk drive in order to store all the videos for later access through the local network.

Ikusnet BS can be set up and controlled via PC and also using the front panel alphanumeric display. Video and audio signals and conectorization are full broadcast quality, and benefit from the extensive experience of Prodys in broadcast live applications along years since 1995.

 

Ikusnet Technical Features:

GENERAL FEATURES VIDEO FEATURES AUDIO FEATURES
2 x 16:9, 4.5” foldable monitors with selectable inputs 2 switchable video inputs for Program 2 x audio inputs for Program and talkback
2 x RJ-45 10/100/1000BT Ethernet connector External monitor output Embedded audio can be selected for Program/talkback encoding
DVB-ASI 270Mbps program output Broadcast BNC connectors Balanced broadcast XLR connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for peripherals H.264 encoding with selectable bitrates between 200Kbps and 8Mbps AAC encoding from 8 to 256 Kbps
SD removable storage media up to 64GB (Ikusnet) Selectable framerate and spatial resolution PSTN interface for talkback
Simultaneous recording during live transmission Adaptative bitrate to adjust transmission quality to the network conditions On-screen Vumeter
1 TB external disk storage (Ikusnet BS) HD 1.5Gbps and 3Gbps upgradable

Intuitive and fast touchscreen dynamic menu (Ikusnet) Factory and custom encoding presets for fast operation

Automatic connection to Ikusnet BS Selectable framerate and spatial.

Network monitoring tools

12V external feed

 

Prody's Nereus Multi IP Codec

     

Nereus is a Multi IP Codec in a 3U rack, which can house up to 14 IP audio modules. These IP audio modules are based on ProntoNet, so it offers the possibility to extend the number of audio signals over IP provided by ProntoNet. It supports all the main features of ProntoNet when working over IP, and inherits all the key features from the devopment of ProntoNet, such us widest range of audio compression modes, stability, flexibility and easiness to use.

Its most important features are based on ProntoNet:

   · IP Multicast and Unicast audio streaming transmission/reception.

   · The Ethernet port is used for audio and control. 

   · Each IP Module offers fully TCP/UDP/IP connectivity via a 10Base-T/100BaseTX Ethernet port.

   · Dolby E transmission/reception over IP (by using AES/EBU I/O in transparent mode).

   ·Most important industry-standard algorithms: PCM,G722,MPEG1/2 Layer II/III, MPEG2/4 AAC LC, MPEG4 AAC LD, apt-X(Standard and Enhanced 16,20 & 24 bits).

   ·Automatic detection of the encoding mode used by the remote unit.

   · A redundant AC power supply is available as an option.

   · Up to seven user configurable general purpose input-outputs (open-collector signals, RJ45 connector).

 

 Streaming advance features:

   - Jitter correction buffer.

   - The unit automatically adjusts in synchronisation with the transmitter site rate.

   - The frame size is user configurable.

   - The codec provides a test tool which allows the user to check the bandwidth, delay and jitter in the IP connection.

   · Local or remotely (TCP/IP) upgrading of one or several units at once using the same utility.

   · Alarms: Real Time alarms management through SNMP traps and e-mails .

 

 

PRODY'S SOFTWARE UPGRADES, MANUAL'S AND SPEC SHEET'S CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM HERE

Prontonet Family Users Guide

Prodys PDF's

Prodys IP Family User Manual Rev6.0.1.pdf 9.7MB 18 Sep 2009 5:56 PM
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