Delivery of 24 CENTAURI IV 5000 for the BBC ViLoR project
Flensburg, March 15, 2016 - After many years of close cooperation with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in developing a solution exactly fitting their requirements, we have now delivered 24 CENTAURI IV 5000 with customized software to the BBC for use in their Virtual Local Radio (ViLoR) project. This is the largest project involving the CENTAURI IV 5000 yet and we are proud that the BBC has made the decision for MAYAH quality. The CIV 5000 is equipped with ISDN PRI 30 interfaces in order to communicate with ISDN devices worldwide and receive reports and other content. It is converting the ISDN calls into Axia Livewire signals and thus acting as a Gateway for a variety of audio coding formats and interfaces.
ViLor (virtual local radio), lead by Geoff Woolf, is the first virtual radio system to reduce time and 75% of the costs needed to upgrade and run a typical local radio station. In July 2014 ViLoR went live for the first time with BBC. It was developed by BBC Technology in cooperation with BBC Local Radio and BBC Radio Northampton.
BBC Radio Northampton was the first of four stations (BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Essex and BBC Three Counties Radio) which was equipped with in-studio capabilities.