Cleveland, OH (April 3, 2015)—The Telos Alliance has announced Z/IPStream, a family of streaming audio processing and encoding tools for radio programmers and webcasters.
Z/IPStream X/2 and Z/IPStream 9X/2 are Telos’ third-generation of audio streaming software, with audio processing tools from Omnia developed to condition audio for bit-reduction. A hardware-based streaming solution, Z/IPStream R/1, is a fanless 1RU rackmount device with a front-panel interface and web-based remote UI.
Z/IPStream X/2 runs on a standard Windows PC, simultaneously processing and encoding multiple Web streams. It comes with a number of processing presets, but users can apply a built-in, adjustable wide-band AGC, three-band compressor/limiter, EQ and look-ahead final limiter to craft a signature sound that matches the station’s over-the-air signal.
After processing, Z/IPStream Adaptive Streaming support simultaneously encodes audio at multiple bitrates; the listener’s player automatically chooses the best one for the available bandwidth, and switches bitrates if network conditions change. Z/IPStream X/2 and Z/IPStream 9X/2 support both Microsoft Smooth Streaming and Apple HLS technologies, encoding the same stream at multiple bitrates and keeping audio packets sample-aligned.
Z/IPStream 9X/2 offers additional Omnia.9 audio processing by Leif Claesson. A variety of audio analysis tools are also included, such as oscilloscopes, real-time analyzers, Fast Fourier transforms, full-spectrum analyzers, and more.
Z/IPStream X/2 and 9/X2 feature Fraunhofer IIS codecs. Both accept audio input via Livewire, AES67 and RTP, and are cloud-ready, with HTML5 remote interface, SNMP capability and REST API for custom control.
Z/IPStream R/1 also conditions audio via Omnia processing tools, including wideband AGC, 3-band compressor/limiter, high-frequency EQ, adjustable-bandwidth low-pass filter and a final look-ahead limiter. MPEG encoding algorithms from FhG can generate MP3 or MPEG-AAC (AAC-LC, HE-AAC or HE-AAC v2) streams at bit rates from 14 kbps to 320 kbps. Dual encoder support allows users to process and encode two streams at once.
The Telos Alliance