Voice of Vietnam reaches worldwide with Digigram

Louise Duffy | 04-09-2013

Voice of Vietnam, the national radio broadcaster in Vietnam, is using Digigram's PYKO IP-based network audio terminals to make daily radio broadcasts and on-demand content from Vietnam available to listeners worldwide.

Digigram's PYKO-in systems convert 70 audio feeds from around the country into audio-over-IP streams that are transmitted for centralised processing and streaming via the Voice of Vietnam website (radiovietnam.vn).

Perry Leong, project manager at Digigram distributor Global Broadcast Supply, said: "The PYKO-in was 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."

Enabling distribution of digital audio over a shared or dedicated IP network, Digigram's PYKO-in and PYKO-out IP audio devices offer professional solutions for a wide range of audio applications, including paging, public information systems, commercial background music, broadcasting, and webcasting. Unlike other low-cost streaming devices, Digigram's PYKO devices have been designed to offer high performance and versatility.

PYKO modules can be gathered and arranged in various combinations. Voice of Vietnam is using 70 PYKO-in terminals to convert and compress audio inputs from 63 radio channels from various provinces and cities, as well as seven Voice of Vietnam channels, 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. More than 4 million Vietnamese live overseas in about 100 countries, and now they have access to daily radio from all areas of their homeland.