Ferncast unveils its new and improved fernReport device at IBC 2023.

This next-generation aixtream reporter unit combines flexibility, simplicity, and mobility in a modern and compact design.

Online PR News- Aachen, Germany – for immediate release

Ferncast, the audio logistics company specializing in 24/7 software solutions, has announced it will unveil the new fernReport for the first time at IBC 2023. The new fernReport is a portable aixtream platform, designed for audio reporting in the field, live sports commentary and also any use case that profits from portable audio codecs with on-device controls and monitoring. It is a compact solution, which combines aixtream software and the new RasPad 3, a portable Raspberry Pi Tablet.

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Users control the new fernReport via the largest touch screen available on such a device: 10-1-inch touch screen. Connectivity includes WiFi, LTE/4G/5G and Ethernet. It is powered by a 5h rechargeable battery and includes up to 128 GB storage. By default, 3 professional headsets (USB) are supported out-of-the-box. Splitters, adapters, and external interfaces enable even more microphones and many different connector types.

The intuitive and user-friendly user interface is highly customizable, allowing every user to create the control interface that suits them best, even mimicking knob and fader control panels for users that prefer the classic experience. On request, UI controls closely matching existing hardware solutions can be enabled for the user. This ensures switching to this new solution is easier than ever before. Ferncast has worked hard to improve responsiveness and feedback of touch screen controls for audio transmission UIs and is confident that these now offer an improved user experience while being future-proof.

With the new fernReport, Ferncast is entering the professional reporter market with a powerful software-based device offering the largest touch screen and all formats compatibility at a highly competitive price compared to the existing premium devices.

Detlef Wiese, CEO and founder of Ferncast, commented this innovation: “We completely rethought how reporters can do their news gathering: a freely configurable UI controlled with touch screen — no knobs, no potentiometers, no faders, everything in the software. The final pricing will be released at IBC. It will be extremely attractive because we were able to avoid so many costs. Users will nonetheless benefit from a modern, high-quality solution, as they are used to with aixtream.”

For customers who desire a one-stop solution, the fernReport will also be available with carrying case and audio hardware included in delivery.

Murray Hunt, Managing Director AVW Group commented that “We at AVW are thrilled to be the exclusive distributors of Ferncast’s groundbreaking fernReport in Australia and New Zealand. This next-gen device is a game-changer for the audio reporting and live sports commentary sectors. Its software-based approach, coupled with state-of-the-art hardware like the RasPad 3, offers unparalleled flexibility and customization.

The fernReport’s robust connectivity options, including WiFi, LTE/4G/5G, and Ethernet, make it an ideal choice for our diverse and often remote landscapes. The device’s 5-hour rechargeable battery and up to 128 GB storage capacity are perfect for the on-the-go professionals who make up a significant portion of our market.

Moreover, the highly customizable UI will allow our clients to tailor their experience to their specific needs, making the transition to this modern solution smoother than ever. We believe that the fernReport will not only meet but exceed the expectations of the Australian and New Zealand markets, offering a high-quality, future-proof solution at a competitive price point.

We look forward to showcasing the fernReport at IBC 2023 and are confident that it will set new standards in the industry.”

You can discover the new fernReport at Ferncast stand 8.F83 (Hall 8) at the IBC2023
Or talk to one of our exclusive distributors AVW Group Australia, Sales@avw.com.au and New Zealand sales@avw.co.nz

About Ferncast GmbH:
As an audio logistics company, Ferncast develops software and hardware solutions for audio workflows in broadcasting, and offers services and consulting connected to their extensive expertise. The core product is aixtream, a 24/7 software solution for OTT, DVB, SIP/WebRTC, STL, DAB, FM, Logging, Recording and more, which Ferncast continuously develops and improves. It runs as server appliance, virtual machine, containerized on AWS and other cloud services as well as on hardware like Raspberry Pi. Ferncast also packages aixtream with hardware as Audio Codec Servers. They support their customers every step of the way, both with integration into existing environments as well as realizing completely new system architectures.

Contact :
Virginie DANKER
Tel. : +491622689389



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