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News and Announcements

BoomBox v3.4 Software Patches

The most recent patches for BoomBox Control Panel v3.4: Simplified Dashboard page (removed redundant controls) Repaired Server Settings Editor (now saves stream authorization hash from shoutcast.com) Repaired Transcoder (AutoDJ) Settings Editor (now applies and restarts liquidsoap settings correctly) The most recent patches to the relay network v3.4: All worldwide nodes have been rolled into the…

BoomBox 3.4 Rollout Complete.

We are happy to announce the completion of the BoomBox v3.4 infrastructure rollout. As with any major infrastructure release, not everything went as smoothly as we had hoped and we apologize to those who experienced any issues during the changeover. What was done… One of the main reasons for the infrastructure rollout was to de-couple…

Updated Rollout BoomBox 3.4

We’ve run into some unforeseen issues while rolling out BoomBox 3.4 and have revised the rollout plan as follows: CDN: The global content delivery network has been updated to version 3.4 and is functioning normally. Relay: The global relay network has been updated to version 3.4 and is functioning normally. SoniXFM: has been updated to…

Recent Support Issues

We wish to apologize to all retail customers who have experienced delayed support responses over the last 30 days. Due to an unfortunate series of events, human resources at SoniXCast have been strained to the limit on issues of exceptionally high priority and have only been able to rotate to retail customer issues during overtime…

BoomBox Periodic Events Update

We’ve recently released a software update to BoomBox which addresses the challenges some customers are having scheduling and executing periodic playlists like spots and news blasts. The issue, as reported by Support, concerns confusion when prioritizing periodic playlists which complicates triggering at the times expected by the customer. Currently BoomBox mimics playlist scheduling implemented by…

BB35 Upgrade

Customers on BB35 (BoomBox) have been experiencing higher than usual loads due to a recent addition of the ABC Radio Network to the SoniXFM platform which has introduced SoniXCast Radios to an additional 4 million potential daily listeners. BB35 is one of the last servers on the legacy hardware platform and is having a hard…

BoomBox Upgraded to ShoutCast Server 2.6

Howdy Folks! We’re happy to announce that BoomBox has been upgraded to ShoutCast Server 2.6 (more info) which resolves issues, with the authorization hash, aacp encoding, targetspot and more… Customers on the BoomBox platform will have to completely restart their server to take advantage of the new features. The easiest way to do this is…

BoomBox Minor Patch Released

Customers having issues restarting their server or that some settings are not being applied on BoomBox will be happy to hear that we just released a patch to BoomBox that resolves these issues and more. The recently released patch (3.3.3212) resolves an undocumented operating system idiosyncrasy that caused wide ranging issues starting and stopping streaming…