The new 611 is a dedicated hardware solution for uninterrupted monitoring of network streaming audio, such as online Internet radio and other IP streaming applications. Inovonics says it designed the new monitor with greater processing power and advanced functionality. It provides balanced analog and AES-digital outputs and self-logging alarms that constantly check for audio, stream and internet loss. Users can remotely manage the 611 from any web-enabled device and SNMP manager.
The 611 features include support for HTTPS streams and HLS and Icecast/Shoutcast streaming formats. It also has a stream failover function to automatically switch to backup streams and stream rotation to rotate through up to 30 preset streams.
Ben Barber, president and CEO of Inovonics, says, “In designing the 611, we drew on our experience with our model 610 to update and add new features that were not possible until now with the superior processing power of the 611. We also listened to our customers to include lots of new and desirable features.”
Inovonics has placed 611 beta units with trusted radio engineers for testing to provide valuable feedback to help make final firmware tweaks before production units begin shipping in June 2023.