being able to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime.
STL-IP Connect system works in the following way:
the Field you use the STL-IP Connect IP Codec software
on your Laptop or PC.
the Studio you use the STL-IP rackmount unit.
IP network can be used - the system uses a single TCP/IP
network connection for single or bidirectional live audio - though
the most attractive option for most customers is the possibility
of using the system over Internet.
and WANs can also be used - for reporters to do live
pieces from their desks or from different buildings on your WAN.
of the key advantages of the STL-IP Connect solution is that the
field unit is a Laptop solution. We did consider a hardware solution
(a portable version of our STL-IP unit)... however, in practice,
a hardware solution would be much more complex to setup for the
variety of Internet networks that customers would want to use...
and impossible in some cases.
makes the use of WiFi and public internet connections much simpler
as you can log-in to the service as normal on the laptop or PC.
using DSL routers or other company networks, DHCP allows for quick
and easy network configuration and you can easily check your setup
just by trying to view a web-page.
also makes it very easy to use mobile phone data or 3G services
as the appropriate datacard can easily be connected to the Laptop.
Connect is part of the AudioTX range of products - and we've been
offering high quality audio over IP solutions for 6 years now unlike
some of our competitors... we're not new to this! Expect reliability,
high quality, ease of use and low delay.
of Internet connections - all internet connections should
be suitable, so this is not an exhaustive list:
or some other internet access - at companies, remote broadcast
sites, events, home-working for presenters and journalists.
hotspots available in parks, shops, offices, hotels, coffee shops
company networks you go to for remotes and reporting will have
a network connected to the Internet.
phones capable of 3G or other high-speed internet access.
based internet services or a portable satellite terminal - iDirect,
Hughes, BGAN etc. and others.
STL-IP Connect software can be used with the built-in soundcard
on most laptops and PCs - the quality is normally sufficient for
news use. Standard professional audio interfaces can also be used
- built in, USB or Firewire, or we can supply USB headsets which
are very easy to use and offer excellent quality (and they are hands
can be stereo or mono, Linear (uncompressed), MPEG Layer
2 or 3 compressed, J.41, ADPCM, G.722 or our new extra Low-Bitrate-1
codec which offers good quality speech at down to about 20-30 kbps.
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.