TRANS Audio Codec Server

The TRANS Audio Codec Server family with aixtream COMPACT inside is the ideal hardware to support audio transcoding. Part of the aixtream concept is a matrix that allows users to set up processing chains to configure exactly what to do with an incoming signal and what output to generate from it. This is the ideal prerequisite for the ultimate transcoder. Even very specific parameter settings or input/output scenarios can be handled with the TRANS Audio Codec Servers.


With Ferncast’s TRANS family of products all audio transcoding requirements are more than fullfilled. Icecast, HLS, RTMP, LiveWire, AES67, Ravenna, MADI, AES/EBU and many more formats as input signals combined with all type of outputs, whether defined by encoding, protocols and/or audio I/O. 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. The ACS is the most comprehensive transcoding device yet.

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. Users that often have to switch the incoming signal used, can create shortcuts to do so.

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.