Tag: sonixcast

Outage in the Montreal Datacenter

The main router in the Montreal Datacenter (CABHS) which enables access to the Internet suddenly stopped working at or around 09:00 hours UTC on 2/12/2018. It took a couple of hours to install and re-configure a new router and operations resumed at 18:00 hours UTC. Preliminary autopsy results indicates a massive network attack occurred shortly…

Release: BB v3.0.2

This is a maintenance release which addresses customer reported issues and system management requirements in both the frontend (web interface) and backend server systems. With this release the BoomBox software release schedule enters the production (stable) stage. Customer Issues Addressed: Random shoutcast server restarts User (DJ) connection Periodic playlist playback Inability to apply Auto-DJ (Transcoder)…

BoomBox v3.0.1 Release

BoomBox Version 3.0.1 is a maintenance release which repairs issues introduced in previous releases. This release also concludes the migration of playlist track management and integration into Cloud Services. Important Information In order to finalize migration to cloud services, all customers must log into BoomBox, navigate to the AutoDJ settings page and press the Save…

Coming Soon! New Playlist Manager for BoomBox!

We have immediately begun migrating all customer accounts over to the new BoomBox Playlist Manager v3.0.1 which will allow users much more flexibility creating and managing playlists as well as introducing seamless integration of private and public music libraries. Migration is happening in the background and no service interruption is expected. Migration is expected to…

BoomBox 3.0

We are Happy to announce the release of BoomBox 3.0 BoomBox 3.0 is here and better than ever. Over 6 months in the making, BoomBox 3.0 is full featured, battle tested and sports a new faster and more robust infrastructure and interface. As some of you may know, there have been challenges keeping up with…

Network Hardware Issues (Resolved)

SoniXCast Whitelabel partners, producers and customers, Yesterday, August 7th, 2017 at around 19:00 hours we were noticing higher than usual packet loss on the network hardware servicing CABHS32, CABHS33, CABHS36 and CABHS37 clusters. At or around 03:00 this morning (August 8th, 2017) the aforementioned hardware failed catastrophically and an emergency replacement was performed. Unfortunately that also required restarting…

Producer News for August 2017

Howdy, SoniXCast Producers! As we go into our 12th year, some new and exciting developments have occurred that I’m dying to share with you all. Check out the new roadmap for the remainder of 2017 and beyond: SoniXFM.com The streaming service aggregation services unit which provides yellow pages services (kind of like shoutcast.com or xiph.org…

Torontocast infringes on SoniXCast Patents

To be copied is the best form of flattery. Unless of course it is a wholesale ripoff! Torontocast.com founded by Simon Cechacek and Ronald Anderson decided to simply copy the SoniXCast broadcast license model (USPTO publication number 77898601) and “BoomBox” software platform (USPTO 6577949, USPTO 6778903 and pending publication USPTO 43338776) and simply make it their own.…

BoomBox 2.4.211 beta released

We are happy to announce the release of BoomBox 2.4.211 beta! Here are a list of the features and fixes for this release: Dashboard Added services widget for managing services and adding value added services directly from the dashboard Added Encoder settings widget for quick access to settings required for live broadcasting Rebuilt Users widget…