Factum Radioscape unveil MultiMuxa, the next generation of DAB multiplexing systems

Factum Radioscape unveil MultiMuxa, the next generation of DAB multiplexing systems

London, UK – Factum Radioscape, a leading provider of digital radio solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its new MultiMuxa DAB system. This innovative software represents a major step forward in professional DAB encoding and multiplexing, offering simple and efficient operation for multiplex operators and service providers.

Based on extensive experience with DAB multiplexes and their operation, Factum Radioscape have worked closely with major broadcasters to develop this cutting-edge platform designed to make set up and management of DAB services easy. The introduction of service profiles and the ability to associate an individual service to multiple ensembles at once saves time and operational resource.

The system features the Dolby audio codec, ensuring high quality audio experience for listeners. Additionally, MultiMuxa provides advanced redundancy for audio input and EDI output automated switching, service linking, advanced FIC functions and emergency warning system.

“MultiMuxa represents a significant milestone for the company and is an exciting addition to our product portfolio.” said James Waterson, Sales Manager of Factum Radioscape. “This system will provide operators with a superior user experience to manage their DAB services and deliver feature-rich content to their audiences.”

Multimuxa has already been adopted by several leading broadcasters, including SwissMediaCast (Switzerland) in a virtualised environment for six ensembles, ERT (Greece) on dedicated IPC, and the system is being used to deliver many local services across the UK. The system can operate on both Windows and Linux depending on the audio codec requirements, and is optimised for high density deployments using containerisation.

The MultiMuxa DAB system is now available for demonstrations and trials.

KMZ file recordings added to OBSERVA Field Monitor

KMZ file recordings added to OBSERVA Field Monitor

In collaboration with telecommunication engineering specialists Mediatronic srl, the OBSERVA Field Monitor has the added function to record DAB field data in KMZ format. By uploading the KMZ file to Google Earth, a user can create a presentation and easily share their field data for DAB reception quality and accurate coverage planning.

Factum Radioscape’s OBSERVA Field Monitor is a powerful and intuitive tool designed to provide reliable and comprehensive RF monitoring of DAB signal coverage and performance. It is used by Mediatronic for DAB signal analysis across Italy.

The OBSERVA Field Monitor is a portable device equipped with advanced signal analysis capabilities and provides detailed information on signal coverage, quality, and performance. The Map view provides a visualisation of the DAB signal quality during the journey using the Field Monitor’s GPS and RF antenna. The Data Logging feature is designed to record live data, which is customisable to focus on specific metrics of interest, such as a particular transmitter. Together, the map and logger provide key DAB signal analysis during drive surveys, used to identify, and troubleshoot signal degradation and black-spots, and as a reference receiver to evaluate the performance of in car receivers.

The new KMZ file implementation makes the OBSERVA Field Monitor an invaluable tool for Mediatronic for real-time data recording which can be presented clearly using Google Earth.

Factum Radioscape support first DAB+ launch in the Channel Islands

Factum Radioscape support first DAB+ launch in the Channel Islands

Listeners in the Channel Islands have been tuning in to the new local DAB+ services since the platform launched in August. Currently, the ensemble offers diverse programmes with 22 services available from community radio stations, Nation Radio, Global, Wireless and the BBC, with capacity for more services to be added. James Keen, Pan-island Station Director at Tindle Radio comments:

“We’ve been thrilled by the reaction to Soleil Radio – from the feedback we’ve received it’s clear that thousands of islanders have already made Soleil their new place to relax on DAB+ after just four weeks.

“The extra benefits of DAB+ in terms of slideshow, now playing information and digital quality reception across Jersey and Guernsey have been welcomed by both new listeners to Soleil as well as fans of our existing stations Channel 103 and Island FM.”

Factum Radioscape completed installation of the ENMUXA DAB system in two days at Les Platons. The professional software provides straightforward and secure management for the multiplex, and the OBSERVA Monitoring allows the operator to supervise the transmitted signal on air. Factum Radioscape’s Sales Manager James Waterson adds, “We’re very pleased with how well the project came together. With careful technical planning and co-operation with all parties involved in the launch, we have successfully delivered our DAB+ system to a new listenership who are delighted with the service.”

Alderney’s QUAY-FM Station Manager Dougal Bohan says the move represents “a new chapter and secure future” for radio in the Channel Islands.

Affordable, dependable and easy-to-manage, ENMUXA and OBSERVA are the ideal software for local and national DAB Multiplex operators worldwide. For more information on Factum Radioscape’s services and products, please contact: sales@factumradioscpe.com

Factum Radioscape Support DAB+ Pilot in Montenegro

Factum Radioscape Support DAB+ Pilot in Montenegro

Radio difuzni centar d.o.o., in collaboration with Factum Radioscape, have successfully delivered the first test DAB transmissions to Montenegro.

All planning, remote installation, and training were completed within a short, well-structured timeframe. RDC used a local supplier to procure a cost-effective IPC platform to host the ENMUXA DAB system, complete with the OBSERVA monitoring to study and verify the output from the test multiplex. Control and operation of the multiplex are achieved through the easy-to-use ENMUXA web interface.

Factum Radioscape’s Sales Manager James Waterson remarks: “We’re pleased to partner with RDC as they explore the benefits of DAB Radio in Montenegro. The whole process has been swift from start to finish. Ljiljana and her team have seen the power of our products, from the initial remote demonstration to the final system installation. We have been happy to work closely with RDC and draw on our experience with DAB deployments worldwide, to begin the journey of bringing DAB+ to listeners in Montenegro.”

Factum Radioscape provide French radio group GRAM with OBSERVA Monitoring

DAB+ Cable network supervised by OBSERVA Monitoring

A major Swiss cable network operator have built upon their Factum Radioscape virtualised DAB+ system with the addition of the complementary OBSERVA Monitoring solution. The OBSERVA Monitor and Analyser software will be hosted on independent industrial PCs