Panama City, FL (July 26, 2022) LinkUp Communications Corporation has been chosen by Your Network of Praise (YNOP), a non-denominational broadcast network, to operate their new next-generation radio network from their Denver Teleport. The content delivery platform is being supplied by Novra Technologies Inc. (“Novra”) (TSX-V: NVI) and its subsidiary International Datacasting Corporation (“IDC”).
With YNOP retiring the outdated Comstream platform of encoders and receivers, IDC will provide audio encoders and next-generation MAP receivers for the network refresh, as well as the IDC MISTiQ cloud distribution platform. The MAP Pro Audio receives and distributes for broadcast state-of-the-art audio signals via satellite and/or internet, empowering redundancy and high-availability requirements.
MISTiQ will be used for contribution links, while distribution will take place via satellite—all managed by LinkUp Communications at their Network Operations Center. Broadcasters today are looking for the flexibility of hybrid distribution in order to increase reliability, reduce costs, and/or expand the reach of networks beyond the traditional satellite footprint.
While LinkUp is committed to provide a cost-effective and seamless transition for networks using orphaned technologies, Novra is pleased to furnish next-generation hardware and software technologies, supporting LinkUp in their efforts.
LinkUp Communications is the nation’s largest independent technology provider for content producers. LinkUp’s selection of IDC as one of its technology partners will enable it to provide a range of solutions, including receivers, uplinks, hosted satellite channels, internet distribution, and event affiliate and network administration. LinkUp’s prime directive is to manage all aspects of their clients’ technical details, leaving programming companies empowered to create the very best in audio content.
Mark Johnson, President of LinkUp Communications, commented. “This is an important project for us as we expand our hybrid delivery services. As a longtime leader in rock solid satellite distribution, the IDC platform provides a strong future of distribution solutions for our customers. We are pleased to add reliable, versatile MISTiQ to the services we provide our user community.”
“We are also thrilled to work more closely with Your Network of Praise. For years they have been on our radar as a company that is highly deliberate in their global outreach, while effectively ministering to their listeners in the US. Helping them continue to reach their goals – even in a small way – is very satisfying.”
Gary Carter, VP Business Development and Products for Novra Group/IDC said, “Our MISTiQ platform is now in its second generation, and MAP Pro Audio in its third. It is exciting to see these products mature and add features and functionalities based on real life deployments and the feedback of our customers. Our industry is on the verge of a tipping point for internet distribution and we are at the front of this evolution.”
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About LinkUp: Founded in 2016, Florida- based LinkUp Communications Corporation is a broadcast technology company specializing in content delivery. LinkUp offers an array of services, including FCC licensing, design, integration, installation, space segment, internet distribution, managed services and ongoing support.
LinkUp Communications, designs, installs, supports and operates satellite and MISTiQ IP/Internet distribution systems for radio and television broadcasters with a staff of highly experienced content delivery professionals. For more information visit: www.linkupcommunications.com.
About Novra and International Datacasting: Part of the Novra Group (Novra, TSX-V: NVI, OTCQB: NVRVF), International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) is a longtime global provider of products, systems and services for the distribution of multimedia broadband content. The Novra Group of companies includes Novra Technologies, International Datacasting Corporation, and Wegener Communications. The companies in the group are known for a strong focus on applications including: broadcast video and radio, digital cinema, digital signage, and highly reliable data communications. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.
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