Z/IPSTREAM A/XE OVERVIEW

Z/IPStream A/XE can process audio for a variety of applications, bitrate-reduced and linear.  It runs in the background as a Windows service, can be fully-managed and configured remotely with a web browser, and can even process and encode multiple streams in various formats simultaneously.

***Browser creators have decided to remove support for the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in. It is highly recommend that users transition to our Z/IPStream X/2 Streaming Software. In order to continue using Silverlight users have to maintain an older version of their browser, which can be less secure than an updated version. This transition will not only remove Silverlight reliance but will also provide users with higher workflow efficiency and increased productivity levels.  In addition, the X/2 software has many new and advanced features such as an HTML5 UI for access from desktop and mobile devices, adaptive streaming, full scriptable control, the ability to further upgrade to 9X/2 with Omnia 9 processing and more. For more information on this product please refer to the Z/IPStream X/2 Product Page

Z/IPSTREAM A/XE FEATURES

  • Genuine 3-Band Omnia processing to improve audio levels, loudness and perceived quality.

  • Software only, no special cards required

  • Runs as a Windows service in the background. No need to log in.

  • Managed from anywhere through a web browser, locally or across the Internet

  • Each license = one stereo input. The user can add each license to the same PC or separate PCs.

  • Each program input can be processed and encoded in multiple ways, and sent to multiple servers simultaneously.

  • Processed audio can also be sent to a local sound device for monitoring.

 

Additional Features

  • High-performance, low memory footprint, native application

  • Can operate with Virtual Audio Cable driver. This allows A/XE to accept audio from a playout system or other applications on the same PC. It can also be used to feed the processed audio from A/XE to another application on the same PC.

  • All configuration information is stored in a single XML file for simple configuration backup/restore.

Z/IPSTREAM A/XE IN DEPTH

Seamlessly integrates with other software

The new Virtual Audio Cable allows Z/IPStream A/XE to receive, process, and send audio to other software on the PC. Internally encoded Shoutcast or Wowza server streams can be “tagged” with “now- playing” information received from automation systems or another application. An internal scheduler can start and stop streams at specific times, or daypart processing presets for different shows.

Included with A/XE is a license for the multi-channel version of the Axia IP-Audio driver. Customers with a Livewire® installation can use the Axia IP-Audio driver to send and receive audio directly from a Livewire network without the need for hardware audio cards.

 

Metadata

Accepts metadata from a variety of sources and uses it to “tag” the audio stream. This information is then sent to the media server and displayed in the user’s media player. Metadata can be accepted over TCP/IP and UDP, or from text files. A/XE can accept just about any format, from simple, line-based messages to XML messages and anything in between. An included set of metadata filters (small scripts, using the Lua scripting language) can be further edited and customized.

 

Processing by Omnia

Z/IPStream A/XE features adjustable wide-band AGC with a three-band compressor/limiter, IIF EQ and low-pass filter, and a precision look-ahead final limiter to prevent clipping. Resulting streams are cleaner, clearer, and with more presence and detail.

 

Z/IPSTREAM A/XE SPECIFICATIONS

Hardware Requirements

  • 32-bit Windows XP and later

  • Minimum 512MB RAM

  • 20MB free hard-drive space

  • Network Interface Card

 

Codecs

  • MP3, AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2. The highest quality codecs from Fraunhofer

 

Streaming Servers Supported

  • ShoutCAST-compatible servers, including ShoutCAST v2

  • Icecast

  • Adobe Flash Media server

  • Wowza server

  • Live365

  • Windows Media Server

 

Regulatory

  • Click here to view the current regulatory compliance