DAB Audio Codec Server

The DAB Audio Codec Server family with aixtream COMPACT inside is the revolutionary solution for modern Digital Audio Broadcasting handling in the ACS Audio Codec Server range. It is ideal hardware device for DAB reception and conversion into various other formats, including MPEG TS. This follows the TRANS technology of the TRANS Audio Codec Servers. Reception of DAB in all four modes (I, II, III, IV) are supported.


With Ferncast’s DAB family all typical DAB reception and conversion requirments are more than fullfilled. The full range of programs of the DAB ensemble are received, optionally decoded or transcoded and output in another encoded format, such as a web stream like Icecast or HLS or a fully standards-compliant MPEG TS (MPTS or SPTS). This allows the operator to integrate the ACS optimally into the system architecture, often replacing multiple adapters and similar hardware pieces in the process.

All kinds of transcoding are supported. In addition, an expansive suite of monitoring and control features based on REST API, SNMP, Ember+ and NMOS ensure reliable operation. This makes the ACS product family supremely suited to all types of DAB reception and conversion scenarios and system concepts.

Hot backup concepts include simultaneous stream outputs. In the case of full hardware failure, bought software licenses can also be transfered to a different hardware platform. If you are especially concerned with redundancy, make sure to pick a Redundant ACS.

Smart Control Applets can ensure that any errors in the transcoding process are automatically emailed or otherwise communicated to the administrators and technicians. Backup signals in the case of errors can also be configured.

Audio Codec Servers are available for other applications and multiple applications can be combined in a single device.

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All ACS can be scaled and customized to fit your use case, workflow and environment exactly — and at a great price too.
Contact us if you think you cannot find an appropriate option for your use case. We will help you get exactly the product you want.