The device must be connected with a network cable to a router that:
Assigns an IP address to the device via DHCP
Allow unfiltered outgoing internet traffic on ports 80, 8000 and 10171. (Click here to see if port 8000 is open. This is the most important one.)
Be able to sustain a constant upload speed of at least 150 kbps, 300kbps preferred
Cater for 35GB to 50GB of outgoing traffic per month
Provide a reliable route to our Europe datacenter
IMPORTANT: We recommend using a dedicated internet connection for streaming. Other devices using the same connection may cause skipping to occur.
Validate network access
Prior to connecting our streaming device, validate the internet connection by following these steps:
Connect a normal laptop or desktop machine to the router the device will be connected to
Use the same network cable the device will be using
Ensure internet browsing works without setting up an configuration
Visit http://www.bandwidthplace.com in your browser.
Click on Server: Auto Select Server. Under Europe select "Frankfurt, DE"
After running the test the Upload speed must be at least 0.20Mbps and the Ping must be below 200ms.
The package contains the following items:
Power supply for mini-PC
- 2-pin prong for power supply
CAT5 network cable
- Focusrite capture device
The device will automatically power up and attempt to start streaming whenever it's power supply is connected. Prior to doing so ensure that:
The network cable is connected
USB audio capture device is connected
HDMI plug is connected
The two (left and right) ¼'' TS audio jacks are connected to the Focusrite audio capture device. Audio Cables need to be supplied by the station. The Focusrite device requires dual analog input via ¼'' TS jack. We do not recommend using XLR connectors since this automatically enables the Focusrite instrument mode pre-amplifier. This will make the input signal very loud and ultimately degrade audio quality.
Both input settings on the audio device below the gain controls are set to LINE and not INST.