Radio France International (RFI) took Ferncast SIP Servers into operation for contribution and distribution over IP, supporting 250 SIP addresses and possible end points. The service has been running successfully since early January of 2023 and is still being expanded.
These SIP servers are set up on-site and include power user features like user-managed account administration and the novel Active Phonebook.
This is now the biggest installation of Ferncast SIP Services, even before the one at the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), and the first cooperation in France between Ferncast, Radio France and its French distributor Eurocom.
Ferncast’s SIP services offer powerful monitoring and management features for power users, including call monitoring, call history, centralized online phonebooks and expanded support.
Ferncast has also developed new features to answer the request from RFI and improved existing features that were already in use with the EBU. These features include:
- Dynamic live white/blacklisting of unknown callers via admin interface (color-coded)
- Display of registered accounts and devices as well as active calls in one view (color-coded)
- Accessible call history and error monitoring
- The option for admins to start calls between two registered devices directly from the admin view — without action from codec operators
- Support for more than 250 active SIP accounts on the server
Much of RFI’s SIP communication is now running through servers provided by Ferncast and using software customized by Ferncast.
Radio France International (RFI) is a French news and current affairs public radio station that broadcasts worldwide in French and in 13 other languages. RFI is broadcast on 156 different FM frequencies, via medium and short-wave relays, on 30 different satellite signals throughout the world and also on the internet and dedicated apps.
For 25 years, Eurocom, importer and integrator of radio studios in France, has been helping its customers to realize their projects. To adapt to the evolution of the radio industry, Eurocom is now offering aixtream software developed by Ferncast in the French market.
Detlef Wiese, Ferncast CEO, commented the project: “Customer requirements are driving us and our development. The original requirements of the EBU and now the SIP Server implementation for RFI have lifted the functionality of our SIP services to a whole new level, with unprecedented features. The other SIP customers of Ferncast will also benefit from these new features and we have already received further requests for similar implementations.”
You can visit Ferncast’s website to learn more about their SIP offer:
About Ferncast GmbH: Ferncast is a company for software-based audio streaming, broadcasting and recording solutions which combines expertise and experience in audio transmission and audio streaming technologies for radio and broadcasting industries. They develop innovative software solutions for any live audio applications with an eye towards installable software solutions and cloud-based services on servers and other platforms. They are dedicating their research and development resources to continuously develop and improve aixtream – a software solution for various real-time audio applications.