The IP-8i is an AES67 audio interface allowing broadcasters to convert their audio in AES/EBU (8 stereo channels) or Analogue (4 stereo channels) format to AES67 (RAVENNA, Livewire, Dante).
A total number of 8x RS232 inputs are available for transport of UECP/RDS/PAD data.
The IP-8i offers you a straightforward audio to AES67 interface offering a variety of features and opportunities to ease your daily work.
Flexible in application: The encoder is designed for easy converting audio to AES67. In case of audio silence, the IP-8i can automatically switch to an (optional) Icecast/shoutcast stream or play files from the internal memory.
High compatibility: The IP-8i supports a wide range of protocols for streaming, control and monitoring (e.g. AES67, Ravenna, Livewire, Dante PTPv2, SAP, Discovery, Bonjour, SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS or Ember+ and more). Furthermore, the exchange of additional information like GPIO and ancillary data between the audio networks is possible.
Pay as you grow: All soft- and hardware components are individually combinable. The scalability from one to four audio channels using software licenses gives you flexibility in planning your network and reducing your costs.
Transmission robustness: Dual Streaming and Pro-MPEG FEC ensure rock-solid IP transmission.
Two optional two internal or hot pluggable power supplies guarantees fail-safe operation.
Smart management: Configuration set-up via an easy-to-use web interface for general settings as well as for backup or fall back. For remote control, the codec offers various possibilities – HTTP, FTP, NMS, SNMP. Real time monitoring is possible by the optional “Icecast Live Listening feature”. Perfect synchronization can be achieved by PTPv2 and latency control.