Ferncast products are officially certified by Akamai

Ferncast GmbH announce that its aixtream software and all aixtream-based products are certified by Akamai, the distributed intelligent edge Platform. Ferncast’s software solution aixtream and all platforms powered by aixtream are now certified by Akamai as “Qualified Encoders” for MSL 3.2 & MSL 4.x. Customers of Ferncast are now assured perfect compatibility between aixtream OTT streaming systems and Akamai as CDN (Content Delivery Network).

aixtream software is the core of Ferncast’s offerings and marks the next level of live audio streaming and transmission platforms. aixtream is a customized scalable software solution for all live audio applications. While aixtream itself can be used as software installation or virtualization, it is running on all of Ferncast’s hardware solutions as well.

For OTT (over-the-top) streaming, aixtream contains everything needed to get internet radio programs in all desired formats to all kinds of end points, whether smartphones, kitchen radios or internet browsers. AAC, Ogg and mp3 are supported and even the all-new xHE AAC. The certification by Akamai confirmed that OTT streaming via aixtream fulfils all requirements and is utterly reliable to ensure the best audio streaming experience for the end user.

As a concrete case Deutschlandradio (DLR) is using Akamai as a CDN and aixtream for OTT streaming for its online radio offerings.

Alexander Leschinsky GL

Alexander Leschinsky, managing partner of G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky Gmbh said: "G&L integrates and operates demanding solutions for customers in the OTT and broadcast environment. HLS is the most important transmission protocol also for audio transmission because it has the broadest support in the market and offers a high level of adaptability. When it comes to delivery, Akamai's support is a must for us: no other CDN offers a comparable presence in end-user networks or secures the signal contribution through the explicit qualification of encoders. "