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Ferncast has updated its scalable aixtream software to further enhance the solution’s connection options.
Describing aixtream as an input/output matrix, Ferncast says that while the system can manage conventional use cases like connecting an analog or digital audio signal and streaming it via RTP to another device over the internet, it can also now handle more unusual applications, like gateway functionality. For example, it says, it’s now possible to use a Dante input for a SIP call, and more.
Other connection possibilities with aixtream include:
- Accepting an RTP stream from another source and then turn it into an online radio stream (Icecast, HLS, RTMP).
- Taking an online radio stream and broadcasting it into a closed, internal network, such as an MPEG TS.
- Broadcasting an audio signal as a web stream within an internal network. This can be used for monitoring or communication within an organization.
- Reusing a single input for multiple outputs, e. g. creating Icecast streams, DVB multiplex and recordings from the same input at the same time.
- Sending DTMF signals for remote control of devices via RTP
The company explains that aixtream lets customers eliminate unnecessary hardware and complex routing because it handles all processes internally. Other new developments include Ferncast’s proprietary Loudness Control, which, the firm says, can improve audio leveling for just about any scenario.
“Our goal with aixtream is to offer a solution for any kind of live audio application, including streaming, recording and audio-on-demand,” said Tobias Dornbusch, product expert at Ferncast. “With the flexible PIPE concept, we set the groundwork for this adaptable approach, and are happy to see the fruits of our labor taking shape, by being able to offer a solution for even the most unusual scenarios.”
Ferncast aixtream software runs as a server or VM installation.