Z/IPStream R/1

Z/IPStream combines audio processing with MP3 and AAC encoding  in one convenient, single-rack unit. The AAC encoder supports AAC-LC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 formats, and is fully managed and configured remotely with any standard Web browser. Z/IPStream features a wideband AGC, 3-band compressor/limiter, EQ, low-pass filter and a precision look-ahead final limiter; processed audio can then be encoded directly to MP3 or AAC streams to feed a remote replication server at your ISP. Streams can be “tagged” with “now-playing” information received from automation systems. Analog and Livewire® I/O are standard.


  • On-card audio processing includes wideband AGC, 4-band EQ and tone effects

  • Includes a stereo enhancer, 3-band AGC with Fidelity control and SIS™ (Sound Impact System) to manage spectral balance

  • 4-band limiter and brick-wall final limiter.

  • Bit-reduced encoding is handled by host PC CPU.

  • Supports MP3, AAC, and HE-AAC v1/v2 encoding, plus 3GP-compatible encoding for mobile phones.

  • Compatible with all standard streaming server platforms including Darwin, Flash, Helix, Icecast 2, Red5, Shoutcast and Wowza using HTTP/ICY, RTSP/RTP Unicast, and RTMP protocols.

  • Accepts audio input via Axia Livewire® connection or PCI (WDM driver).

  • Four and eight channel models.


Additional Features

  • Audio pre-processing, stream encoding and delivery to remote replication server, all in a professional
    1RU appliance.

  • Pro-grade 24-bit A/D converter for studio-reference quality audio.

  • Choice of MP3 or AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2 stream coding, with output bit rates from 16 kbps to
    320 kbps (dependent upon active codec).

  • Omnia audio processing includes wideband AGC, 3-band compressor/limiter, EQ, low-pass filter and precision look-ahead final limiter.

  • Metadata support for all popular playout platforms allows streams to be dynamically tagged with
    “now-playing” information from automation systems.

  • Studio-grade analog and Livewire IP-Audio I/O, with separate LAN & WAN Ethernet ports.

  • Directly supports ICEcast, SHOUTcast, SHOUTcast v2, Adobe Flash Media Server as well as Adobe RTMP, RTP streams (including RTP multicast), as well as LimeLight, Akamai and other popular streaming servers.

  • Dual encoder support can be used to provide high and low bitrate streams, or MP3 and AAC at the same time.

  • Can accept metadata over RS-232 (using USB to RS232 adapter).

Z/IPStream R/1