ATX XDS-PRO4S 4-Port Digital Media Receiver

The XDS-PRO4S digital audio receiver allows radio stations to receive audio broadcasts from distributed satellite or IP networks for live broadcasting or storage for later play-out. The unit provides targeted advertising capabilities, allowing radio networks to play localized ads and other content relevant to specific locations. In addition to copy splitting, the cost-effective XDS-PRO4S supports audio insertion and digital live recording with playback to delay time-zone feeds. It also has advanced station automation interfaces via IP, RS-232, relay closures, OPTOs, and commands to seamlessly interface with automation systems. Advanced scheduling capabilities allow networks and stations to automatically switch between live and pre-recorded channels and programs.

ATX XDS-PRO4S 4-Port Digital Media Receiver Features

  • Low bitrate down to 100 Ksps (optional), 256 Ksps standard
  • Can fit in a 150 kHz carrier (optional), 400 kHz standard
  • DVB S/S2 – QPSK/8PSK
  • MPEG-2, AAC-LC, HEv1, and HEv2 *
  • Four balanced analog outputs
  • Four digital AES/EBU outputs
  • One IP AES67 output (four streams)
  • 256-GB M2SATA solid-state drive
  • Store and forward file delivery
  • Receives live IP streams
  • Locally input LIDs, liners and spots
  • Import/export content locally
  • Store and forward
  • Full AoIP output support (AES67, Livewire+)
  • Audio input for network automation
  • Four PAD output ports for RDS
  • 32 relay closures (hard, RS-232, and IP)
  • Program station automation via WebUI
  • Three 100BaseT Ethernet ports with VLAN
  • DHCP, NFS, HTTP and Telnet
  • Alarms via relay closure, email and SNMP
  • In-field firmware upgradable
  • Record and insertion of media
  • Remote control via Xpress or XDS
  • For satellite or streaming networks
  • Cost-effective

Each XDS-PRO4S unit can be fully controlled by the ATX XDS Network Management System. Combined with XDS, this feature-rich system solution provides closed-loop management of each receiver, including digital rights management, live authorizations, content download/local playback, firmware updates and remote storage management. Additionally, receiver health, as-run logging & performance attributes can be collected and forwarded back to the XDS.

ATX XDS-PRO4S Digital Media Receiver Applications

  • Live Broadcasting: News, talk & sports
  • Distribute Over Satellite or Internet: Live or pre-recorded
  • Data & File Delivery: Over satellite or Internet with confirmation
  • Spot/Program Insertion: Localized advertising & programming

The XDS-PRO4S is equipped with up to 16 programmable Form-A relays. These relays can be actuated via network control or ancillary data channels. This provides a legacy interface for many existing radio station automation systems. Additionally, opto inputs provide automation directly into the XDS-PRO4S receiver.

Each XDS-PRO4S logs its activity. The network can decide what events are logged and how often they are reported to the network. This includes receiver performance, spot play, live play, time-zone delays, and all other programming controls. The optional off-air monitor module can also record & tag content received via AM/FM signals.

ATX XDS Digital Media Receiver Specifications

  • Dimensions: 3.5″ x 18″ x 12″
  • Input Voltage: 90 – 240 VAC (50/60 Hz)
  • Mounting: 2RU, 19” Rack Mount
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (+32°F to +122°F)
  • Power Consumption: 150 W Maximum

The network can watermark all audio content that plays out of the receiver. Watermarks include serial number and port of the receiver, program, or commercial ID and station ID. The XDS, AMR module in the receiver can record all the off-air content, detect spots, and report to the XDS.