March 28, 2016
By Maisie Loh
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — A non-exclusive partnership between Barix and Wowza Media Systems Tech Alliance partner sees two industry vendors working together to simplify the Audio over IP ecosystem in support of online content delivery.
The interoperable platform brings together the Barix Instreamer IP audio encoder with Wowza Streaming Engine media server software, the market-leading solution for anytime, anywhere audio delivery for consumption on any device. Wowza Streaming Engine transports the real-time input stream from the Instreamer in support of live radio streams, on-demand podcasts and other audio content.
“As broadcasters evolve how they deliver content to reach more listeners and support new business models, it’s vital that hardware manufacturers and software companies address interoperability across networked audio systems,” said Reto Brader, vice president of sales and marketing, Barix. “Barix is working with a variety of industry-leading streaming providers to simplify the technology adaptations of content providers worldwide. Our partnership with Wowza is a prime example of two innovators coming together to help broadcasters design effective and comprehensive streaming networks from the input point through to the delivery and playout phase.”
Although the main focus is to support online and mobile delivery to consumers, the integrated Barix and Wowza solution can support many networked audio transport requirements in broadcast and beyond.