Broadcast and telecommunications software development company Tecom Group and digital audio processors manufacturer Jünger Audio have announced a partnership that will see the integration of Jünger’s Level Magic hardware and Tecom’s Loudness Analyzer software.
The two companies’ joint aim is to relate audio data to a schedule in order to enable fast and easy detection of possible loudness deviations, and give broadcasters improved control over quality of service and assist with loudness regulation compliance.
Jünger Audio Level Magic audio processors provide loudness measurement and processing according to all worldwide loudness standards (including all the revisions of ITU-R BS.1770, EBU R 128, ATSC A/85). Having already shown great efficiency, the Level Magic algorithm allows wideband loudness control while preserving audio quality. Broadcasters requiring efficient loudness management for a number of channels have multichannel and multi-format audio monitoring. At the end of the processing, momentary, short-term and integrated loudness plus true-peak input and output values are logged and transferred to J*AM Loudness Logger software.
The Loudness Analyzer reads J*AM Loudness Logger log-files, combines them with the broadcast schedule and calculates the integrated loudness of each programme block, advertisement and announcement. Then the application compares the neighbouring events’ integrated loudness generates an analytical report which can be used in order to confirm the compliance with local regulations.
Other benefits of the integration include measurement data delivery over network and software-based analysis, which doesn’t require any additional hardware. Access to analytical reports ensures quick detection of loudness deviations, a reduction in response time and better performance as a result. Equally, regulatory reporting gives broadcasters assurance and improves audience trust.
‘We are proud to partner with Jünger Audio,’ says Tecom Group General Manager, Alexander Kabanov. ‘It’s a step towards a new level of loudness control where real-time and file-based solutions combine to complement each other. We believe this integration will allow both companies to meet customers’ needs at a higher level.’