Welcome to the new world of radio production with all the possibilities of Internet technologies!
We have developed QuantumCast to enable radio stations to deliver skippable individual audio streaming.
There tends to be a natural division between radio stations and internet because radio has originally not been developed with internet on mind. The traditional processes and systems are primarily targeted for the perfect mainstream solution towards FM and DAB. Simple customizations like radio streams without traffic information poses an immense challenge for the technology and the staff.
QuantumCast is the answer to this problem. It offers completely new solutions for audio professionals.
The focus is currently on the real-time creation and publishing of individual lean-back radio experiences. But there is much more possible.
Personalization, customization and professional audio processing of individual content, playlists and endless audio streams can be offered in real time with a manageable effort for an infinite number of listeners. And skipping radio is also possible with QuantumCast.
WHAT IS QUANTUM CAST?
QuantumCast is a flexible ip-playout system, cms and platform for digital audio.
The QuantumCast platform contains a comprehensive collection of integrated digital audio services that enable audio professionals to create an infinite number of audio streams in real time. A competent team of experts and an extensive API will support you to be most efficient - from the simple creation of on-demand audio streams to personalized playout solutions in real-time.
WHAT IS POSSIBLE WITH QUANTUM CAST?
Connection to external contents
Unlimited flexible webchannels
Personalized audio playout in realtime
On-demand live audiostreaming
Who is Using QUANTUM CAST?
André Gierke / Radio Brocken / 89.0 RTL / Funkhaus Halle GmbH & Co. KG
"The dream of every radio executive: With QuantumCast we at the radio station in Halle now have all the freedom and possibilities to offer our listeners of Radio Brocken and 89.0 RTL new exciting music streams in a flexible, quick and uncomplicated way. Due to monitoring, automated delivery of ads, extensive statistical tools und a lot of further exciting features, this is the first all-in-one system for audio streaming."
Kieran O’Connor / sunshine live / RNO Radio GmbH & Co.KG
"From our perspective streamABC has gone the next logical step concerning audio streaming technology. Now we have the freedom and flexibility that we need in a very competitive market and that we strived for a long time. Additional we are experiencing an outstanding personal service that can only be described as exemplary."
The QuantumCast platform offers a great variety of components. Components can be selected depending on the intended use of the platform. The following components of the QuantumCast platform are the most popular:
The QuantumCast console enables everyone to create individual audio streams on their own. You can configure and automate all available components and processes of the QuantumCast platform on your own. All of your streaming activities will be available in real-time.
The highlight of the PlaylistDesigner is how simple professional audio services can be produced in an extremely fast way. No technical knowledge is required.
The former cost-intensive procedure for providing an audio source signal via a distinct infrastructure is minimized to a few clicks. You will experience a massive boost in flexibility and cost-saving for the broadcast of your audio contents.
SKIP ON RADIO
Radio in the internet needs to go one step further in order to remain a recognized platform for audience, car manufacturers and other actors in the market. This means a major technology update for the radio. skippable radio is an important milestone for this development.
Based on the QuantumCast platform streamABC is offering the 'Skip on Radio' component. With the QuantumCast API every player can generate a back-channel and use the skip function.
Configure ads via mouse click, fast and without technical knowledge: This is QuantumCast Ad Insertion.
The configuration and activation of advertisement in new channels can be automated completely. Time consuming manual exchange of mount points with distributors and ad server providers is no longer necessary. QuantumCast Ad Insertion works seamlessly with all distributers and offers the automated delivery of ads including configuration, activation and monitoring in real-time.
With QuantumCast Geostreaming audio streams can be individually enriched with content according to geo-locations. This system cannot be bypassed. This feature can be used for geo-blocking or regionalisation of streams.
The QuantumCast Streamwatch is the statistics and reporting tool of the QuantumCast platform. Here you can delve into the data about usage and the distribution channels of your audio streams.
QuantumCast Monitor delivers highly differentiated data from the real-time monitoring of every QuantumCast resource. Interfaces for analysis and visualization are available for dashboard providers.
QuantumCast Steamcontrol is a service for monitoring and controlling a multitude of live streams. Main objective is the detection and elimination of malfunctions in live stream infrastructures from a listeners perspective. Notifications can be configured individually.
Features and technical data of QuantumCast:
- Skip titles
- Integrated listener drop-off protection
- 99,9% availability
- No channel limits
- No transcoding limits
- Integrated ad-delivery
- Freely configurable bitrates
- No upper limit for platform size, automatic scaling of platform
- DAAST ad server interface
- Beep and flip bit recognition
- Metadata trigger
- Expandable streaming-codecs, currently: mp3, AAC, AAC+
- Podcast interface
- HTTPS encryption per default
- Streaming protocol: HTTP, HLS
- Segmented & Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH)
The QuantumCast platform is a network of different services. The streamABC audio-streaming-CDN is part of the QuantumCast platform. In theory it can be scaled endlessly by using the infrastructures and resources of multiple carrier-ISPs. Scaling is performed automatically within moments. Primary purpose of the QuantumCast platform is the fully automated provision of an unlimited number of audio live-streams, audio on-demand content, personalised playouts und supporting services. All services are running on multiple redundancies and are distributed over several datacentres. Permanent monitoring of all services combined with fully automated routing assures an availability of 99.9%.
The QuantumCast platform can be scaled into dedicated carrier ISPs. The steamABC audio-streaming-CDN consists currently (Nov. 2017) of five selected carrier ISP infrastructures. The resources of local carrier-ISPs can be added as long as those ISPs comply to the required standards for infrastructures.