being able to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime.
Connect is a quick and cost-effective solution for News Reporters
and Correspondents, Remote (Outside) broadcasts, Home-working Journalists
and presenters and a wide range of other applications.
over Internet allows effectively FREE on-air live audio (in full
studio quality) using a variety of connections which cover pretty
much any location you'd need to broadcast from.
can be made using Internet (the most popular and maybe most interesting
possibility for the STL-IP Connect solution) and also using existing
LAN and WAN networks in your organisation.
Internet connections - any Internet connection will be suitable,
so this is not an exhaustive list!
ADSL, Cable modems or other high-speed internet access for home-working,
Remotes from small business premises, events, concerts etc
hotspots available in parks, shops, offices, hotels, coffee shops
and many more locations.
companies you'll visit for remotes will have a network connected
to the Internet.
a self-contained solution you can use mobile phones that are capable
of 3G or other high-speed internet access.
satellite based internet services or portable satellite terminals.
can also use STL-IP Connect over an existing company LAN at your
radio station - so a reporter can do a live report from your desk
instead of going into the studio. Then again, the reporter's desk
might even be in another building... no problem it works over the
company WAN too. Similarly a presenter or guest can make a contribution
to another radio station within your group from the office if there's
no studio available.
STL-IP Connect system works in the following way:
STL-IP Connect software installs on a Laptop or PC.
user connects his/her microphone and headphones to the Laptop,
or maybe a mixing desk in the case of Remotes - the built in soundcard
is normally sufficient quality for news use.
can also use a professional audio interface, or we can supply
USB headsets which are very easy to use and offer excellent quality
(and they are hands free!).
user connects to the studio (where the STL-IP rackmount unit is
installed) and STL-IP Connect gives a live, studio quality, low
delay connection that is bi-directional (so you can get program
cue back in your headphones if needed).
File Playback functionality allows the use of pre-produced
audio on your computer during a live connection. For example, a
reporter might use clips of an earlier interview or audio recorded
at a press conference during a live broadcast. During a remote broadcast,
pre-recorded items, idents or other material can be played back
and mixed with the live input.