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Product Description

Z/IPStream R/2 produces the best possible streams by providing a multitude of streaming options for the broadcaster and maximizing audio quality for the listener. This second-generation Z/IPStream processor and encoder is essentially the hardware appliance version of the successful X/2 and 9X/2 software, allowing flexible, multi-format stream-encoding for up to eight audio programs in a single 1RU chassis.

Ideal for high-density processing and encoding applications, R/2 offers the simplicity and reliability of a single 1RU dedicated hardware appliance. R/2 is available with 3-band Omnia processing or full Omnia.9 processing, both featuring high-quality Telos® encoding.

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Includes standard 3-band Omnia processing. Optionally use full Omnia.9 processing with up to 7 bands of processing. The number of audio processing instances that may be used simultaneously depends on overall system configuration and resource usage. As expected, Omnia.9 is more resource-intensive than the 3-band Omnia processor. The chart below illustrates the number of instances that can be run under typical usage scenarios. It is provided as a guide, the actual number may be different for your specific application.

Stream encoding

Includes AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, xHE-AAC, and MP3 encoding at bitrates from 16 kbps up to 320 kbps (depending on codec). A program may be encoded using multiple codec formats and bitrates simultaneously. A special multirate encoder supports encoding for adaptive streaming applications. The multirate encoder properly generates the required Stream Access Points for adaptive streaming.

Ethernet Remote Control

Gigabit Ethernet supports HTML web interface for administration, REST API for remote control, and SNMP monitoring. Also used with dedicated remote control application for Omnia.9 processing. Various metadata update methods via Ethernet supported as well.

Front Panel Controls and Indicators

Directional navigation cluster

Graphical LCD display

Power/Reset controls

Diagnostic LED indicators (power, network, drive activity)

USB port

Audio I/O

Livewire+/AES67 and AES/EBU audio I/O

Supports AES/EBU input at up to 24 bits, 192 kHz

Supports direct input from RTP streams

Power Requirements

Dual power supplies, each rated at 100-264 VAC, 50/60Hz, auto-sensing, 100W max. total

Dimensions and Weight

One rack unit – 1.75”H x 19”W x 15.5”D (44 x 483 x 394 mm)

Net weight: 9 lbs (4 kg); shipping: 12 lbs (5.4 kg) approximate.


Fan cooled.

Operating: 0 to 50 degrees C

Non-operating: –20 to 70 degrees C


Complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/ EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS Directive), and WEEE.

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