Ferncast announced today the release of the new version 1.10 of its aixtream software.

With this update, aixtream software enables end users to do multichannel audio streaming.

Online PR News 26 February 2020 – Aachen, Germany

For immediate release

Ferncast’s core software solution aixtream is constantly being improved and new features are added. Version 1.10 was today released with the following features:

  • AC3

While most radios stream in mp3, Ogg and/or AAC, some of the radio stations based on cultural content as well as radio stations for classic music stream in AC3 with 5.1 channels. Beyond this, DVB streams also use AC3 for satellite and cable radio. With version 1.10 aixtream supports de/encoding of streams in AC3 with 5.1 channels. This opens up new possibilities for customers who had been looking for a dynamic alternative for their AC3 stream en/decoding.

  • SIP Improvements, Whitelisting, STUN

SIP supports the communication between different locations, thanks to simpler connection setup and management than what would be possible with simple RTP connections. Ferncast is implementing now additional features to ensure that SIP remains as simple.Sometimes it might be important to force the audio quality at the other side. With the use of the local SDP (Session Description) file aixtream 1.10 enables also this possibility. Furthermore, aixtream includes more features to ensure reliable connections and easy setup with STUN, TURN and ICE.

Version 1.10 introduces also the possibility to whitelist SIP contacts, and to reject automatically calls from other sources. Since SIP Spam is becoming more and more common, this is a key feature to protect the customers from such intrusions.

  • Metadata

The additional data around the music or radio program is getting more and more attention. In addition to the many metadata insertion features that were already present in aixtream, the new version 1.10 is supporting UECP/RDS data for MPEG TS generation and is fully compliant with the standard. Together with PID generation it makes aixtream an ideal cost-efficient solution for cable head end operators and providers.

  • PLC for Opus

Packet loss concealment (PLC) is important because an error-free internet connection might not always be guaranteed. In order to compensate inevitable packet loss, error concealment methods are a great asset.  In verion 1.10, PLC is now available for the Opus codec.

Aside from these, other features have been added or improved in version 1.10. Among these features customers can find: IGMPv3, SIP automation, system diagnosis via USB, improved WebAPI monitoring and general bug fixes and improvements.

Dr.-Ing. Bernd Geiser, main SIP developer at Ferncast, said “aixtream is making great strides both in enabling entirely new use cases as well as improving functionality for existing ones. The new SIP features are essential for customers with demanding SIP requirements, while DVB functionality has been substantially broadened to cover new applications. AC3 is also a vital addition for some DVB and streaming customers. We believe that our constant improvements of aixtream software show that we are serious when we claim that aixtream is going to be the one-size-fits-all solution for audio transmission.”

aixtream version 1.10 was released to the customer base today.

You can visit their multilingual website to read more about aixtream: www.ferncast.com/aixtream

 About Ferncast GmbH: Ferncast is a team of senior developers in digital media signal processing and systems engineering from Aachen, Germany. Ferncast is specialized in high quality audio transmission, audio streaming, and recording solutions. They offer both hardware and software products and they focus on virtualized solutions via their proprietary aixtream software. The Ferncast team develops new audio solutions to revolutionize the broadcasting industry.

Contact info:

Virginie Davin Danker

vd@ferncast.com

tel: +49 162-2689389