Z/IPStream R1


Z/IPStream combines audio processing with MP3 and AAC encoding in one convenient, single-rack unit. The AAC encoder supports AAC-LC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 formats, and is fully managed and configured remotely with any standard Web browser. Z/IPStream features a wideband AGC, 3-band compressor/limiter, EQ, low-pass filter and a precision look-ahead final limiter; processed audio can then be encoded directly to MP3 or AAC streams to feed a remote replication server at your ISP. Streams can be “tagged” with “now-playing” information received from automation systems. Analog and Livewire® I/O are standard.


On-card audio processing includes wideband AGC, 4-band EQ and tone effects
Includes a stereo enhancer, 3-band AGC with Fidelity control and SIS™ (Sound Impact System) to manage spectral balance
4-band limiter and brick-wall final limiter.
Bit-reduced encoding is handled by host PC CPU.
Supports MP3, AAC, and HE-AAC v1/v2 encoding, plus 3GP-compatible encoding for mobile phones.
Compatible with all standard streaming server platforms including Darwin, Flash, Helix, Icecast 2, Red5, Shoutcast and Wowza using HTTP/ICY, RTSP/RTP Unicast, and RTMP protocols.
Accepts audio input via Axia Livewire® connection or PCI (WDM driver).
Four and eight channel models.
Additional Features
Audio pre-processing, stream encoding and delivery to remote replication server, all in a professional
1RU appliance.
Pro-grade 24-bit A/D converter for studio-reference quality audio.
Choice of MP3 or AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2 stream coding, with output bit rates from 16 kbps to
320 kbps (dependent upon active codec).
Omnia audio processing includes wideband AGC, 3-band compressor/limiter, EQ, low-pass filter and precision look-ahead final limiter.
Metadata support for all popular playout platforms allows streams to be dynamically tagged with
“now-playing” information from automation systems.
Studio-grade analog and Livewire IP-Audio I/O, with separate LAN & WAN Ethernet ports.
Directly supports ICEcast, SHOUTcast, SHOUTcast v2, Adobe Flash Media Server as well as Adobe RTMP, RTP streams (including RTP multicast), as well as LimeLight, Akamai and other popular streaming servers.
Dual encoder support can be used to provide high and low bitrate streams, or MP3 and AAC at the same time.
Can accept metadata over RS-232 (using USB to RS232 adapter).