CLEVELAND, Ohio�The Z/IPStream R/2 stream encoder/processor from Telos Alliance is now available for shipping. The hardware iteration of Telos� second-generation stream encoding/processing software, the R/2 features all of the capabilities of the company�s Z/IPStream 9X/2 and X/2 software, but also includes a slate of new features in its 1RU chassis.
One example of the unit�s new features is adaptive streaming technology. The R/2 is able to encode content at multiple bitrates simultaneously, keeping the content frame aligned for switching between bitrates. R/2 also supports Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming adaptive streaming formats.
The unit also features Livewire and AES/EBU audio I/O and is able to support up to eight stereo audio input channels. Each channel includes either standard Omnia three-band processing of full an optional Omnia.9 processing with �undo� plus de-clipping technology. The R/2 comes standard with up to seven bands of processing and audio-analysis tools.
The R/2 hardware also includes the Fraunhofer xHE-AAC codec, as well as other supported encoding algorithms like AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1/v2, and MP3. In addition, the encoder/processor comes with a flexible metadata processor for accepting metadata from multiple play-out systems and the ability to adjust fields that are presented to listeners.
Telos Alliance will display the R/2 unit at its booth, N1934, during the upcoming 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas.