Codec interoperability & SIP infrastructure with IQOYA *CLOUD
Make outside broadcasting secure and interoperable thanks to the cloud
Codec interoperability is now possible with Digigram’s innovative IQOYA *CLOUD codec-management Software as a Service (SaaS). This new tool enables valuable, worldwide discovery and access security with a broad array of IP audio codecs from different manufacturers. This solution gives broadcasters access to a robust broadcast SIP infrastructure while facilitating centralized codec management anywhere from any authorized device.
A SIP infrastructure? What for?
Unlike conventional end-to-end contribution using proprietary protocols, a SIP infrastructure works as a transparent codec umbrella. It provides:
- Strong security of all audio streams to protect the broadcaster’s IT infrastructure
- Simple call management through mutual discovery of all authorized codecs — no more IP address/ports, only predefined contacts lists and associated profiles
- Full interoperability between SIP/ACIP-compliant codecs
Why is interoperability important?
Interoperability allows broadcasters to diversify their codec fleet and to invite correspondents using their own IP codec gear, including simple SIP phones.
Key Workflow: With IQOYA *CLOUD, broadcasters can guarantee the continuing reliability and quality of media streams and all content contribution links.
IQOYA *CLOUD is the new innovative IP audio codec management system from Digigram. Relying on Digigram’s strongly secure SIP Broadcast Infrastructure, this application provides efficient real-time monitoring and control of all registered broadcast Audio-over-IP codecs across the network. With this centralized cloud-enabled administrative tool, users can monitor and control codecs, deploy, configure, and reconfigure codecs on the fly, and take action in the event of network faults and fail overs to ensure the availability of continuing high broadcast quality.
At a glance
IQOYA *CLOUD web responsive design and simplified GUI architecture enables easy access through most web browsers and smart devices. It is particularly suited for mobile platforms (Android and iOS), giving a clear and simple overview of Master Control Room (MCR) activity with configuration on the go from any location and at any time.
- Quick, centralized management system – with access to a comprehensive network address book and audio encoding profiles.
- Effective equipment and ACIP stream control and supervision
- Includes a strongly secured SIP infrastructure, designed for broadcast needs
- Straightforward call management to accept and initiate calls.
- Direct access to individual codecs for instant set-up, configuration and reconfiguration
- Digigram IQOYA *CLOUD relies on proven Digigram SIP infrastructure to gather information and live streaming transmission status from all codecs registered on the customer’s network.
- Digigram codecs continually exchange a range of data including presence information, activity status, and on-going link quality. This information is permanently evaluated by IQOYA *CLOUD. With that information, users can easily monitor transmission quality, accept and place remote calls or take any appropriate action, if required.
- The data is also shared among all Digigram codecs and available on the codec’s front panel and web page.
- Full streaming and signalling interoperability with ACIP codecs
- With IQOYA *CLOUD, users can directly access every local codec configuration page that is registered as part of the local network.
- In a Master Control Room (MCR) application, the graphic interface provides a clear display of all monitored codecs. Operators can easily configure display setting preferences, and warnings and alarms are also clearly displayed. Event histories are stored for up to 2 weeks.
- Available as a Service (IQOYA *CLOUD SaaS) or hosted in client premises as a hardware appliance or Virtual Machine instance (IQOYA *CLOUD Enterprise).
- Deployed with Digigram SIP. On all versions, this infrastructure includes a SIP proxy and SIP database. It also includes a media relay server and an Oracle(r) Session Border Controller for a secure integration within the client’s IT infrastructure.
Available as SaaS or enterprise version
A new software-as-a-service version brings cloud benefits to small and medium-sized radio operations while the enterprise version (a virtualized platform of services) is engineered for broadcasters willing to integrate the whole application into their own IT systems with support from Digigram Professional Services.
Secure your streams with Digigram’s broadcast infrastructure
Digigram SIP infrastructure has been specifically deployed by Digigram to meet live professional broadcast requirements such as high availability and redundancy scheme, full ACIP compliancy, audio formats transparency, minimum audio latency.
- SIP Proxy dedicated for Broadcast application
- IP security handled through IT standard Session Border Controller
- Full compatibility ACIP (EBU Tech 3326)
- Full audio transparency, no transcoding
- Minimal audio latency
- Includes standard SIP presence information
- Redundancy is built-in for 24/7 operation
Manage and supervise your codecs with IQOYA *CLOUD application
- Web-based application, multiplatform, responsive design
- Share codec’s presence and activity between users
- Manage address book and audio profiles
- Direct access to equipment individual web pages
- Centralized logging of all codecs activity and alarms
- Turnkey solution: secure critical audio transmissions through integrated broadcast SIP infrastructure and robust management system
- Easy deployment of broadcast-dedicated cloud-enabled IP solution with zero development cost
- Access SaaS benefits: any time, any where with a no-fuss, no-hassle pay-as-you-go model
- Minimize operating costs: through live reconfiguration of codecs and real-time control of fleet status with unified administrative tool for MCR applications
- Access interoperability through full ACIP compliance
- Access everywhere: benefit from MCR cloud-enabled functionality with web access from any location at any time