Zurich, Switzerland (March 24, 2011)–Barix has added new features to its Reflector Service for STL, syndication and remote contribution.
The Reflector Service simplifies the setup of audio transport connections. Hosted by Barix partner StreamGuys, the application serves as an online center to configure and monitor the audio transport bridge while providing a relay of the audio feed. The Reflector Service is paired with Barix Audio-over-IP hardware at the send and receive points, creating a plug-and-play installation for broadcasters.
Barix has added new features to extend the service, including tunneling of encoder inputs through to decoder relay outputs; the ability to flag stream loss on local encoder and decoder output relays; automatic failover to locally stored content at the decoder; automatic generation of e-mail alerts; improved performance with lower bandwidth connections; plus modifications for tuning system performance and resilience.
“The Reflector Service has been delivered to the market with the help of many willing customers who took part in the beta test last year, including successful deployments with Bell Media Group in the United States and Total Star Network in the UK,” said David Gostick, product manager for Barix Reflector Service. “In addition to enriching the service with new features, the user interface has been updated to provide all significant information at a glance, with enhanced reporting and status information for all components.”
The Barix Reflector firmware comes pre-loaded on the currently shipping Exstreamer 500 and Exstreamer 1000 professional AoIP devices for broadcasters. In addition to standard STL connections for program audio transport, broadcasters and service providers can use the Reflector Service for syndication and remote contribution.