BIG 92.7 FM bags Hughes Escort Communications Award

BIG 92.7 FM has added yet another feather to its cap by walking away with the customer award for ‘Network Innovation’ from the prestigious Hughes Escort Communications Ltd (HECL) for its innovative use of the VSAT network. BIG 92.7 FM was awarded at the HECL’s Users Forum on August 17, 2007 – a forum where HECL recognizes its customers for their outstanding contribution to the industry.

BIG 92.7 FM was awarded by its VSAT service provider HECL for its brilliant innovation in using the VSAT satellite link to transmit the audio from its studios to the transmitters using the IP packet technology. BIG 92.7 FM network is one of the prime networks executed this year and besides being the largest network in the industry, BIG 92.7 FM is the only FM Station to deploy IP based encoders for the first time. In a very short span of time, BIG 92.7 FM has managed to spread its network and reach out to even the remote areas of Tier I & II cities. The role and the contribution generated by the Technology team of BIG 92.7 FM have been remarkable in making the FM Station become a success.

The idea of using IP packet data for streaming audio over satellite is new and a very innovative concept, and was envisioned by BIG 92.7 FM. And turning this into reality has been possible with the timely help and assistance provided to BIG 92.7 FM by its satellite service provider HECL. In addition to this, BIG 92.7 FM has been supported by manufacturer APT of UK, who has helped designed our equipment ‘Codec’.

The customer award for ‘Innovation Network’ has been presented to BIG 92.7 FM for its ability to ‘recognize the vision and hard-work of our customers’ and for its effort in making ‘new and innovative use’ of the VSAT network.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr.Soumen Ghosh Choudhury – Chief Technical Officer, BIG 92.7 FM said, “We are extremely proud and are very glad that our efforts have been appreciated at the HECL forum, which is one of the most coveted forums in the industry. This is an important recognition of the innovation happening in the industry and we are thankful to HECL for helping us make this important technology a reality over a satellite link. Such acknowledgement works as a great motivator for the team, who strive harder to put forth a better product for our listeners”

BIG 92.7 FM is part of Adlabs Films. Ltd. The Station is poised to create history with it’s pan India presence, spanning across 45 cities, 1000 towns and 50,000 villages to reach 200 million Indians across the length and breadth of the country. The Company plans to take FM radio as a medium of entertainment not only to the key metros, but also to virgin markets that have never before experienced this medium of entertainment. The Station promises not only to entertain but to inform and empower the listener with utilities that one may take for granted. In addition to the utilities, the Station has a stunning array of RJ’s who will be the voice and personality of the channel.

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