Barix goes live
Barix goes live
The updated Instreamer ICE helps users overcome firewall issues and user limits
To help users get live audio streams online quickly, Barix has upgraded its Instreamer ICE audio-over-IP encoder to reportedly enable simpler installation and is also offering customers a free audio streaming service for their websites until the end of September. The Instreamer ICE was originally designed to encode high-quality, bandwidth-efficient AAC+ or MP3 streams for Icecast-based streaming applications such as internet radio and multi-site audio distribution. Streams can be sent to an external Icecast system or third-party service provider for unlimited propagation, or distributed directly to up to 100 listeners via the unit’s built-in Icecast server.
The new update help users overcome firewall issues and user limits, enabling them to reportedly deploy the unit for streaming audio through their website in less than 30 minutes. Barix provides the customer with a configuration file including customised streaming parameters. Users then plugs their microphone or audio console into the analogue input of the encoder, connect the device to the internet and load the configuration file. The audio stream is now ready and, once a button for it has been placed on the organisation’s website, visitors can start listening.
Customers who want to stream beyond their websites – for example, for internet radio services – still have the option of using a paid third-party streaming host. Alternatively, at the end of September, users can continue to stream for free but with the standard limitation of 100 simultaneous listeners via Instreamer ICE’s built-in Icecast server.