IQOYA IP Audio Codecs Help Deliver Two Major NYC Holiday Telecasts


NEW YORK — When production integration company Jetwave Wireless needed a way to broadcast in voiceover talent during the major network broadcasts of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, project engineer Josh Flower turned to Digigram’s IQOYA *SERV/LINK, a multi-channel IP audio codec, and paired it with IQOYA TALK, a portable IP audio codec designed for live and remote broadcasting.

Used to make live announcements before and after commercial breaks, Flower selected the *SERV/LINK and TALK for their remote-control capability.

The *SERV/LINK was used locally at broadcast truck compound, while the IQOYA TALK was used at the voiceover talent’s home located on Long Island — miles away from site of the broadcasts in Manhattan.

“We had been looking for an audio-over-IP solution that features broadcast-quality audio, and the IQOYA device came to our attention,” Flower said. “We did some testing and it proved to be an easily deployable solution in situations where internet and IP might not feature the best setups and where we might have some concerns. For instance, during these broadcasts the voiceover talent was coming in live from their home and relying on their home internet. The technology in the IQOYA devices helped us get over those challenges.”

Flower said that the simplicity of connecting the IQOYA TALK back to the *SERV/LINK was key.

“In this situation, the remote-control ability which allowed the voiceover talent to plug the box into their home internet and be up and running within a few minutes was important,” Flower said. “We were able to, all the way from 34th Street in Manhattan, control everything about his audio path which was great.”

— Dominick Stern, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.