Qmusic, a commercial Dutch radio station, found a perfect ally to transition from analog cables to audio and GPIO over IP in Omniplayer.
Jaap van ‘t Riet,
Chief Engineer at QMusic
“The broadcast industry is witnessing game-changing advancements with audio and video over IP. Flexibility is a top priority for broadcasters, and audio over IP provides the ideal infrastructure for building networks and studios.”
“We changed our studio some time ago, and there is almost no copper cable left. We made everything audio and GPIO over IP. We now have a more reliable system. It’s more cost-efficient and it’s much more flexible.”
“By using a SQL database with high availability, one of the servers can fail without the user even noticing. And the audio is continuously synced between the two servers to add an even higher level of redundancy.”
The transition to digital involved securing the implemented solution from server failures, enabling high redundancy to guarantee an uninterrupted operation. Additionally, Omniplayer needed to be flexible to integrate with third-party systems, adapt to configuration requirements and be a more cost-effective solution.
“I’m very pleased that Omniplayer embraces new technologies like audio and GPIO over IP. It seamlessly integrates with our DHD mixing consoles by using Dante Audio and DHD Global Logics. This gives us a lot of flexibility in our configuration. And it reduces costs. And that makes me a happy guy!”
Qmusic effectively transitioned to a digital radio automation system without losing an inch of continuity in their operations. Moreover, the radio station gained flexibility to set up a customized environment with less recurrent costs than before.
Qmusic, a Dutch commercial radio station operating since 2005, is under the ownership of the Belgian media company DPG Media. The station follows a feel-good formula, offering a blend of recent hits, concise presentations, a notable morning show, and engaging promotions.
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