How to access our realtime streaming statistics.
We’re working hard on overhauling our realtime streaming statistics and have beta released our new Geo Location and statistic service, complete with Google mapping and player type grabber for Shoutcast, Icecast, and Windows Media services.
If you’re a current customer, go ahead and try it out using your Portal (billing account) login, and let us know if you find any bugs or have any feature requests before the next dev cycle:
Native IPV6 is now available for all Fast Serv customers, free of charge.
Fast Serv is proud to announce immediate availability of native IPv6 address space to our clients, as well as native IPv6 support for our main website and support desk. Understanding that IPv6 implementation can be a daunting task, we’re offering free assistance with implementing a dual-stack (IPv4 + IPv6) configuration for any dedicated server or virtual server client. New and existing virtual and dedicated server customers may request IPv6 address space for free in addition to their existing IPv4 space via the Help Desk.
If you would like to test your own IPv6 connectivity, try loading ipv6.fastserv.com in your favorite browser—you’ll see the “IPv6 Ready” icon next to our logo at the top of every page on our site when connected over IPv6.
We are pleased to announce the addition of native HE-AAC, otherwise known as AACplus or AAC+, live stream transcoding services with full configuration control in the Fast Serv Portal.
We are pleased to announce the addition of native HE-AAC, otherwise known as AACplus or AAC+, live stream transcoding services with full configuration control in the Fast Serv Portal. As with our existing MP3 and OGG Vorbis transcoding options, the HE-AAC encoders are completely Linux based and extremely stable, providing the critical service levels and up-time demanded by live broadcasters and Internet radio firms.
Although Fast Serv transcoders can input and output to any HTTP or ICY compatible streaming server (such as Shoutcast), when combined with our FLV-enabled Icecast hosting service, native Flash player support and mobile phone/PDA support is also made instantly possible with free tools provided to all Fast Serv Icecast hosting clients.
What is live stream transcoding?
Live stream transcoding involves taking an existing, lnternet-based radio (live) steam and converting it to a different format in real-time. It is used mainly to support the widest number of clients and players that require unique, non-MP3 formats. For example, most streaming software supports output in MP3 format only. To support HE-AAC or Ogg Vorbis, transcoding can be utilized to create additional streams in these formats. Another use for live stream transcoding is providing multiple bitrate streams. For example, 128kbps for broadband, and 24kbps for dial-up or rural listeners.
Fast Serv adds Hurricane Electric for additional transit capacity and the addition of IPv6 capability to its Ashburn, VA BGP network.
Fast Serv Networks, LLC has signed an agreement with Hurricane Electric for additional transit capacity and the addition of IPv6 capability to its Ashburn, VA BGP network. Fast Serv currently has network connectivity through Level3, Global Crossing, Telia, Comcast, and Cogentco, with Hurricane being the latest addition.
“We are excited to be able to extend IPv6 enabled services to our customers, in addition to the extensive peering and network capacity of the Hurricane Electric global network.” says Randy McAnally, CTO of Fast Serv Networks, LLC. “Hurricane Electric will be a valuable addition to our existing, highly diverse BGP mix.”
On June 1st, 2010, IPv6 routes from Hurricane Electric will start being rolled out on Fast Serv’s IPv6 capable BGP network.
AACplus flash player support added to Icecast (KH) is now available to all Icecast2 customers.
No longer do you need to use expensive closed-source servers like Wowza or Flash Streaming Media Server to get AACplus streaming to your Flash client.
We are proud to announce newly added native Flash streaming support (FLV) to all of our Icecast servers, free of charge. Now you can stream MP3, AAC, and AACplus (aacp) directly to any popular Flash player without the pricetag, bugs, and memory leaks of other technologies.
Here’s a how-to article and player demo that describes how to set up a Flash player based on the popular JWplayer on your site using Fast Serv FLV-enabled Icecast server.
- Streaming Stats and Geo Location BETA
- Native IPv6 Available
- HE-AAC (AACplus) Transcoding Now Available