Ferncast has announced the launch of Audio Codec Servers powered by aixtream Compact software. As an entirely new class, the Audio Codec Servers combine the advantages of tried and tested aixtream Compact software and the flexibility and full scalability of server installation with the convenience of traditional hardware boxes. According to Ferncast, this creates a far more powerful and versatile solution than conventional audio codecs, multiplexers, studio transmitter link equipment and similar audio processing and transmission devices while being fully customizable to the customer’s requirements.
Forty-eight ACS products with six form factors are available to answer the various needs of customers: slim, slim redundant, redundant, silent, mini and slim silent.
Multiple application fields
They are designed for up to eight fields of application:
- OTT online streaming
- SIP communication
- Studio Transmitter Links
- Audio on Demand
- DVB multiplexing
- DAB conversion
Users can combine these on the same system if desired. They can also choose the number of programs they want to be supported, such as two, five, 10, 20, 50 or even 100.
“This new product range will benefit from the advantages of aixtream, which have been in use by major broadcasters for multiple years, in the most convenient package ever released,” explained Detlef Wiese, CEO of Ferncast.
“Customers told us they need ‘out of the box solutions.’ It is simple for us to pre-configure aixtream and create an attractive package with a high-quality server. Now we can serve the market with hardware devices for different live applications. We call the software running on those platforms aixtream Compact while the modular software aixtream will stay for those who want to configure their own systems.”