fernStation

The fernStation is an extremely powerful 2 RU codec device, which supports a truly massive number of channels.

If your applications needs a lot of power and you prefer a tried-and-true hardware box powered by aixtream to a customized server, this is the choice for you. It has more than enough power to run many dozens of streams of even resource-intensive codec algorithms at once, while distributing the streams to the CDN as an OTT streamer or creating recordings of the streamed audio.

The fernStation is cooled entirely passively so no matter where you use it, you can enjoy a relaxing quiet. It is furthermore designed for easy implementation into racks with its handles and front-facing USB slots.

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  • Straightforward all-in-one solution for high-capacity applications with AES67 and MADI for 64 channels I/O
  • Fully supports all aixtream functions
  • Extremely modern user interface with controls optimized for monitoring massive number of simultaneous streams
  • Absolutely silent and cool
  • Opus, Ogg, mp3, L2, AAC, xHE AAC and many more

Features Overview

 

  • >100 Streams
  • Opus AAC
  • xHE AAc
  • mp3
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • Linear
  • AES67
  • AES/EBU
  • MADI
  • Icecast
  • HLS
  • RTMP
  • 3 x 64 channel I/O
  • OTT
  • DVB
  • SIP
  • Encrypt
  • Capture
  • Transcode
  • Scalable

All-in-One

The fernStation is a veritable toolbox and highly customizable. No matter whether you want to handle multiple SIP transmissions, set up an OTT streaming platform or perform DVB en/transcoding, no matter the protocols or algorithms required, no matter the number of channels needed, the fernStation can do the job. The hardware can also still be customized by us to account for your more specific needs, like adding additional interfaces or redundancies. This makes it a great way for you to get aixtream power for your audio transmission needs.

If you are unsure what would be the most appropriate setup for your needs, we would be happy to help.

Dozens of Audio Transmissions

As our premier hardware product, the fernStation supports a staggering number of simultaneous audio transmissions and related operations. Thanks to input/output via AES67 or MADI even a single fernStation can perform more than a hundred audio transmissions, and you can get all this power in an easily set up 2 RU package. This makes it perfect for large broadcasting or OTT streaming projects and related applications.

Broad Codec and Protocol Support

All aixtream products represent the cutting edge of contemporary audio transmission and recording technology. All modern formats and protocols are supported and new developments are quickly adapted into the ferncast reportoire. This shows itself in the wide range of available codec algorithms, including Opus, AAC, xHE AAC, mp3, Vorbis and more, and also in all the supported transport and streaming protocols. RTP and SIP are supported for classical broadcasting applications, just like HLS, RTMP and IceCast for OTT streaming. We are especially proud of our support for DVB transmission capabilities. Finally, with our focus on cutting edge technology input and output via AES67 is of course also possible.

Highly Customizable Controls

Perhaps the biggest advantage of the aixtream software for the customer is its exceptional customizability. This is especially important for the large number of diverse applications that each of our products supports. With a customizable Dashboard for instant control and monitoring, as well as as many search and filter functions for the fastest possible navigation, the GUI can do whatever you need it to. And should something, despite expectations, not fit your use case, we are happy to make adjustments for you as necessary.

Detailed Specifications

Form Factor 2 RU, 19″ rack mountable, front handles for easier placement and carry
482,60 mm x 307 mm x 88 mm
Audio I/O
  • Up To 8x AES I/O
  • Up to 3x MADI I/O
  • optionally, AES67 I/O
Network I/O 2x Ethernet Gigabit LAN
optionally up to 6x.
CPU Intel Core i7 8700, 6x 3,2 GhZ
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2666
Storage 250 GB Samsumg SSD 970 EVO M.2
USB Interfaces 8x USB 3.0
Power Supply Internal, fanless, 240W
Algorithms
  • Opus
  • MP3
  • G.722
  • Vorbis
  • Linear
  • FLAC
  • AAC LC
  • AAC HE
  • AAC xHe
Transmission Protocols
  • RTP
  • SIP
Streaming Protocols
  • IceCast
  • HLS
  • RTMP
Other Features
  • Audio Recording
  • Audio Visualization
  • Simultaneous Upload
  • Smart Control Applets
  • VPN
  • Interface Bonding + VLAN

All mentioned features in the spec might be mandatory or optional depending on product and their composition. Please aks for a quotation which will reflect such details.