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We recommend using dedicated hardware such as our EasyStreams or Barix instreamers for regular use. However, if you’re needing to stream from an alternate location or are having hardware problems you can use an Android iOS device.
You’ll need a special cable such as this one to connect your device to a mixer. As usual, be very sure that you’re connecting your device to line level and not to an amplifier port. For more information check out this page on Wikipedia.
You will need a high speed internet connection at the location you will be broadcasting from. We typically set the Baris Instreamer to broadcast with a CBR (Constant Bit Rate) of 128kbps. If you have an EasyStream we would recommend setting it to 64kbps as the audio quality will be similar to a Barix at 128kbps. You will want to make sure that your internet is faster than this to allow for other traffic as well as stream overhead. It is also important that the latency of your connection is consistent. We do have customers connecting over the cellular network but this is only recommended if you can get a solid connection and have sufficient local technological expertise.
Not at this time. It is possible to connect your dial-in conference bridge to another conference bridge but this is not possible with MP3 streams. We are evaluating implementing this in the future.
There are several ways to do this:
You can connect your laptop media player to the MP3 stream and then connect your headset output port from your laptop to the correct port on your PA system.
The same principals apply as with your laptop. The benefit to using a smart phone is that you probably have a data connection on it already. However, you need to be sure the data connection is fast enough to handle the MP3 stream and that your data plan has sufficient data included.
If this is something you will be doing on a regular basis it would be worth considering purchasing a Barix Exstreamer. This standalone box will require a network connection and can be easily configured to point to an MP3 stream.
The EasyStream devices come with an audio output port that can be connected to your mixer. Once that is in place the audio can be controlled via the devices onboard web interface.
By default your conference bridge will come with the following message if recording is turned on: “This call is being recorded”. In some cases we are able to have this message play only to those who are not muted/hosts. If you would like this change made please contact us.
We will quote and charge you in the appropiate currency for your country. Canadian customers will be charged in CAD and American customers will be charged in USD.