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OutCaster OC100 Streaming Encoder


Fed up with unreliable PC's running unsupported and unstable streaming encoder software?

The OutCaster OC100 by Outcast Digital is a purpose-designed hardware streaming encoder appliance, designed for maximum stability and features without the usual pricetag found on many other broadcast-grade devices.

Stable

The OutCaster OC100 is a totally solid-state device, with zero moving parts. Designed and built by Outcast Digital, the OutCaster is based on modern multi-core ARMv7 hardware, along with the best open-source software platforms for maximum stability.

Simple

The OutCaster OC100 is designed to be super-simple to use. Simply connect your mixer or playout system to the RCA or XLR audio inputs, and connect the OutCaster's Ethernet port to your network and you can be up and streaming within minutes.

An easy-to-use web-based interface allows you to configure the unit while Outcast Digital streaming customers can enjoy a zero-configuration service allowing the unit to automatically configure itself with no human intervention.

A front mounted LCD screen shows basic unit configuration and status messages.

Features

The OutCaster OC100 supports streaming formats such as MP3, AAC+ (HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2), and Opus streaming formats, along with more advanced features often found only on high-end studio equipment such as configurable silence-detection allowing fallback to a pre-recorded media file in case one of your DJ's forgets to hit play at the end of their shift.

While the OutCaster can be used with any compatible Icecast or Shoutcast server, when used with the Outcast Digital streaming service the front-panel LCD screen will also display the number of connected listeners.

Metadata handlers will be available for major playout systems, including custom handlers available via Outcast Digital support for more unusual systems.

Support

The OutCaster OC100 can be remotely managed by Outcast Digital's support technicians via a secure IPSEC support tunnel if assistance is required during setup, or an ongoing maintenance contract is available.

Options

Two USB sockets are provided for optional WiFi and 3G mobile connection options, and a battery backup option is also available allowing the unit to be a perfect outside-broadcast appliance.

Specifications:

  • Dual-core 1GHz ARMv7 processor with 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal flash memory
  • RCA and XLR (unbalanced) stereo analogue audio inputs
  • 1x 10/100meg RJ45 Ethernet LAN port
  • 2x USB 2.0 for optional Wifi and 3G interfaces
  • Front-mounted 16x2 character LCD display
  • Icecast and Shoutcast streaming server support
  • MP3, AAC+ (HE-AAC & HE-AAC v2), Opus codecs
  • 16-320kbps bitrate (codec dependant)
  • Mono & stereo streaming (configurable)
  • Silence detection with fallback to static media file, including configurable thresholds
  • Optional lithium-polymer internal battery provides 4+ hours in case of mains loss, or use in outside-broadcast situations.
  • Remote support option via secure IPSEC tunnel
  • XML and text-based metadata handler support options
  • Zero-configuration required when used with Outcast Digital's streaming services.
  • Measures only 200 x 200 x 50mm
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$599