Z/IPStream R/2 is the latest generation of streaming audio processing and encoding hardware in the Z/IPStream family, handling processing and encoding of multiple audio programs in a compact 1 RU chassis. Processing and encoding of up to eight audio programs is supported, with Livewire and AES/EBU I/O audio input.
The base unit includes processing and encoding of two audio programs using the standard 3-band Omnia audio processing. Encoding formats including MP3, AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, and xHE-AAC. Multiple codecs and bitrates are supported simultaneously on each audio program. A special multirate AAC encoder is included for adaptive bitrate streaming applications. Supported streaming platforms include ICEcast, SHOUTcast, SHOUTcast v2, Adobe Flash Media Server, Adobe RTMP, Triton Digital, LimeLight, Akamai, and Wowza. Additional audio program inputs and Omnia.9 processing are available as options.
The Z/IPStream R/2 with Omnia.9 processing models include exclusive ‘Undo’ de-clipping, 6-band parametric EQ, downward expansion (source noise reduction), multiband stereo enhancer, up to three-stage AGC with adjustable sidechain filter, 2-7 bands of processing, and final two-band look-ahead limiter. Full IP remote control of processing parameters is available via NFRemote, along with the complete Omnia.9 suite of test instrumentation (loudness metering, FFT, RTA, oscilloscope, and remote client audio streaming)