We are happy to announce new CentovaCast Pricing!With the recent release of the SoniXCast/CentovaCast hybrid architecture, we were able to sink costs immensely and are passing the savings on to you! New sign-ups can save up to 20% over competitors and existing customers could save up to 30%!
What Happened?As stated in our initial release announcementfor CentovaCast, our dedicated development team has been customizing CentovaCast to work with the SoniXCast/AnyCastIP™ architecture and were able to complete the new CentovaCast Cluster ahead of schedule.
What are the benefits?The new CentovaCast Cluster not only takes advantage of our failover virtual machine architecture guaranteeing uptimes of better than 99.9%, but ip-failover feature ensures that the ip-address follows the virtual machine as it is spun up on different hardware and our new 8.6 petabytedirect access storage (DAS) ensures rock-solid data protection, security and near limitless storage for music and videos. Since the architecture applied to the CentovaCast Cluster is the same we provide to our Professional customers, Hobbyists and Webcasters now benefit from the cutting edge technology and (more importantly) the huge cost savings.
What about Pricing?We offer two, globally licensed, programs designed (and appropriately named) to fit the needs of Hobbyists and Webcasters...
Hobbyist ProgramSmall businesses that wish to provide custom content, station operators who are just starting out or Musicians who wish to showcase their music, do not need the AutoDJ or concurrent listener features offered with other programs. Available with the ShoutCast or Icecast server option, the Hobbyist programs is optimized for price, stability and ease of use. Pricing starts at: $3.95/month (icecast/ices, 96Kbps), $4.95/month (shoutcast/shoutcast, 96Kbps)for maximum 100 listeners and 2 mount points.
Webcaster ProgramGeared towards semi-professional station operators or those who wish to broadcast video, the Webcaster program is optimized for for medium to large listener bases. Like the Hobbyist program, both ShoutCast and Icecast streaming server options are available and pricing starts at: $5.95/month (icecast/liquidsoap, 96Kbps), $6.95/month (shoutcast/liquidsoap, 96Kbps)for unlimited (999) listeners and unlimited mount points.
- Easy web-based stream configuration
- AutoDJ support with powerful playlist scheduler
- Drag-and-drop AJAX media library - demo
- Comprehensive statistics and royalty reports - demo
- Automatic stream monitoring/restarting
- Feature-rich, automatic station home pages - demo
- Much, much more -- take the tour!
ShoutCast versus IcecastAs far as listening quality and performance are concerned, there isn't much difference between the two. All modern html5 and flash players support each equally and both offer the mount point feature. However, ShoutCast offers more specialized features like ShoutCast CDN, integrated popularization tools and station management on the popular shoutcast.com website. Whereas Icecast is more compatible and stable with more seamless handover between Live and AutoDJ source clients.
Upgrade/Downgrade OptionsCurrent customers cannot upgrade to the new CentovaCast Cluster, however our support team will work with you in upgrading your current package. Simply contact support from the customer area. It is possible to upgrade or downgrade Hobbyist and Webcaster packages within minutes. Simply login to the customer area, navigate to your service and select the Upgrade/Downgrade option.
Whats Next?The development continues... Next will be integration of the CentovaCast Cluster in our Global Relay Network which will add to broadcast quality and worldwide saturation and then there will be the integration into the SoniXFM.com popularization platform which will make stations available on (among others) the Smart-TV's, Google Play, iTunes and Amazon and much more. Watch for the announcements.
Friday, July 6, 2018