Arduino based Studio Control Simulator

A windows based application was written for client, it interfaces to external circuitry via the LPT / Parallel Port. Making changes to the application would require the software be connected to this circuitry, which is fine when on site, but difficult when not. I came up with an idea to use an arduino to simulate Read more about Arduino based Studio Control Simulator[…]

Brad Boyd receives a commendation (VOLUNTEER LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD) @ Australian #NFPtechawards

I was delighted to have received a Commendation (Volunteer Lifetime Service Award) @ the 2016 Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards for 20 Years of Voluntary Service with Western Radio Broadcasters. Finalists; Volunteering Australia Technology Volunteer of the Year Brad Boyd (Western Radio Broadcasters Incorporated – Stereo 974) Trent Geddes (2GHR Incorporated) Daniel Billing (Indigenous Reading Project) The awards night was a Read more about Brad Boyd receives a commendation (VOLUNTEER LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD) @ Australian #NFPtechawards[…]


Compressing PDFs using Ghostscript under Linux

I had to email a PDF with several high-resolution images embedded. The original file size was 7.31 MB and this was unnecessary large for a single page PDF. I did not need the very high-resolution of the pictures, but only that the PDF would look good on-screen and in print on a normal inkjet printer. Read more about Compressing PDFs using Ghostscript under Linux[…]

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Streaming Links for IP Camera

It’s often hard to find the rtsp/mjpeg links for IP cameras from China. I’ve found this site to be quite useful S3 HTTP: http://IP:80/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?fps=10 RTSP: rtsp://IP:554/cam1/h264 IPSCAM RTSP Main Feed: rtsp://IP:554/ch0_0.h264 RTSP Sub Feed: rtsp://IP:554/ch0_1.h264 HTTP: http://IP/cgi-bin/net_jpeg.cgi?ch=0 HTTP: http://IP/mobile.htm BlueIris Extract from the BlueIris Help File. /image/{cam-short-name}?q=50&s=80 A single JPEG image from a specific Read more about Streaming Links for IP Camera[…]

How to configure the Barix Instreamer

The Barix Instreamer 100 is a standalone device that will stream your audio to our servers, there is no dedicated PC required. Step 1 Head to the devices configuration page by entering its IP address in your web browser, eg Step 2 In the Settings, select Streaming Here you can enter the name of Read more about How to configure the Barix Instreamer[…]

How to configure Skype and voice recognition in Homeseer

Homeseer is a great application for automation around the house. It has the ability to understand voice and trigger commands and actions in response. For this to work we need to capture the voice and feed it into your homeseer pc. One way is to use specialist and often expensive microphone/mixer systems, or if your Read more about How to configure Skype and voice recognition in Homeseer[…]

NPD Study: Online Radio is Fastest Growing Choice

NPD’s “Annual Music Study” reveals increasing numbers of consumers adopting online radio options to listen to, and discover, music. PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 – According to an annual study of the consumer music market in the U.S. by The NPD Group, a leading market research company, online radio is the fastest growing Read more about NPD Study: Online Radio is Fastest Growing Choice[…]

Fraunhofer, Panasonic Team with Aupeo for Streaming 5.1 Demo

Erlangen, Germany, and Las Vegas – Jan 5, 2012 – Fraunhofer IIS, personal music service provider Aupeo and Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) announced a collaboration to demonstrate the new Aupeo service at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas. Aupeo uses Fraunhofer’s MPEG Surround audio codec to deliver . According to Fraunhofer, “the Read more about Fraunhofer, Panasonic Team with Aupeo for Streaming 5.1 Demo[…]

Fraunhofer IIS Audio Codecs Power Winamp, Shoutcast

Erlangen, Germany – Aug 31, 2011 – Fraunhofer IIS has signed a licensing agreement with Nullsoft, which will enable the inclusion of Fraunhofer’s MPEG audio codec software in Nullsoft’s software products, such as Winamp and Shoutcast. The Fraunhofer-provided codec suite includes HE-AAC v2 and HD-AAC. HD-AAC combines lossless audio quality with the flexibility and convenience Read more about Fraunhofer IIS Audio Codecs Power Winamp, Shoutcast[…]

Internet Radio Streaming and APRA

We are often asked the question about streaming and how licensing works with your APRA agreement; APRA|AMCOS offers the following license schemes for Webcasters. Audio webcast channel (General) – net radio Applies to online radio webcast channels that are exclusive to the Internet. They are characterised by a continuous audio stream for simultaneous reception by users. License Read more about Internet Radio Streaming and APRA[…]