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Radio Maria Selects IDC STAR Pro AudioTM for Worldwide Broadcast Network


April 16, 2012

International Datacasting Corporation announces that Radio Maria and World Family of Radio Maria have selected and started to deploy the STAR Pro Audio receivers within its worldwide network.

With a presence in each country where Radio Maria broadcasts, World Family of Radio Maria operates a vast, global broadcast network on an IDC satellite radio distribution platform. World Family of Radio Maria currently delivers catholic radio programming in multiple languages to over 1,500 transmitter locations in 56 countries. Having successfully deployed earlier generation IDC radio receivers, Radio Maria has now qualified and started to deploy the new STAR Pro Audio receiver series.

The highly reliable STAR Pro Audio receiver, which features the latest open standard modulation and audio compression technologies, offers the ideal replacement platform for satellite radio networks based on older technologies that are nearing end of life, as well as offering state-of-the-art performance for new network builds. The ability to combine efficient DVB-S2 demodulation with AAC audio decoding reduces annual satellite bandwidth requirements and drives down customers' operating costs.

"Having successfully deployed their equipment over the past 20 years, we are pleased to continue to work with IDC to bring our message to a growing audience," stated Claudio Re on behalf of Radio Maria. "The STAR Pro Audio continues IDC's long tradition of delivering reliable, high performance satellite radio receivers."