Digigram Pyko aids Voice of Vietnam broadcasts
VIETNAM: National Vietnamese radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam is using Pyko IP-based network audio terminals from French manufacturer Digigram to make daily radio broadcasts and on-demand content available to listeners worldwide. The terminals were supplied and installed by the Vietnamese office of Global Broadcast Supply Pte Ltd (GBS), Digigram's master distributor for South East Asia.
The Pyko-in systems accept 70 audio feeds from 63 radio channels located in various provinces and cities around Vietnam, plus a further seven Voice of Vietnam channels. Those signals are then converted and compressed for transmission as IP audio streams over leased lines to a central facility, where audio is processed by a Wowza streaming server for Internet-based delivery on the broadcaster's website (radiovietnam.vn). The service is targeted at the more than four million Vietnamese people currently living overseas in approximately 100 countries.
Following the installation, the terminals were described by Perry Leong, project manager at GBS, as ‘an obvious choice for us because it is a cost-effective solution that provides professional broadcast quality with balanced audio inputs and robust streaming technology in a compact form factor’.
‘We are happy to count VOV as a customer in the region, thanks to long-term collaboration with our regional master distributor, Global Broadcast Supply Pte Ltd,’ added Nancy Diaz Curiel, sales manager, APAC, at Digigram Asia Pte Ltd. ‘GBS is a very suitable partner for us, as the company has offices in several countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, and extensive knowledge of the broadcast market in these countries.’