The Reflector service is a great way for Broadcasters to quickly and easily set up a unidirectional STL (Studio to Transmitter Link), without all the tedious business of having to configure IP networks, punch holes in firewalls or negotiate with your network administrator or ISP's tech support department. Reflector can also be used to link studio to studio for raw prerecord transfers and/or syndication, and remote to studio for "in the field" contributions.
Reflector can save you money, as IP connections are cheaper than most other types. And with the Reflector service, you don't need a 'Static IP address' (a way that your ISP has for charging you more money for your internet services). Sure, you pay for the Reflector service...but a lot less.
|Two Barix Devices|
You first install a Barix encoder device (Instreamer 100, Exstreamer 500 are popular models for their respective feaures) at your source feed location (primary studio, remote/mobile local, etc.), and install the Barix Reflector firmware on it. This allows you to encode the audio and sends it to the Reflector service.
You then install a Barix decoder device (Exstreamer 100 series, Exstreamer 200 series, Exstreamer 500, or Exstreamer 1000 are popular for their respective features) at your receiving location (2nd/remote studio, transmitter,etc.), and install the Barix Reflector firmware on it as well. This allows you to pull the audio from the Reflector service.
And finally, you tell the Reflector about your two Barix devices by using a simple, secure web based interface.
Once you've created an account using the Reflector server's web interface, you can then register your Barix devices as a Project, giving the unique MAC address of each plus a few other details. Once that information has been entered, the Reflector server will then locate your devices, and the audio data flow between them will begin!
If you'd like more information about our Reflector Service and/or Barix instreamer/exstreamer devices, please Contact Us.