BOXpopuli Offers Linux Podcasting Appliance

Sep 19th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting Hardware

Webcasting firm Webcast in a Box is now BOXpopuli, according to company co-founder, Chris Dawson. The company is updating its name to reflect its emphasis on podcasting and its automated podcasting market niche.

The company’s Linux-based appliance, a 1U rackmount device, records audio in a club, classroom or other venue and uploads the encoded files, with optional “intro” and “outro” segments and ID3 tags added, to a server as a podcast. The system has a 200GB hard drive,¬† no manual recording controls and can be configured using a Web interface.

The system is designed to be streamline podcasting and conform to podcast standards.

Using a web interface, BOXpopuli users can schedule a one-time or recurring post. Users can also copy audio files using a specially configured USB key. The appliance will read the file, record and post the podcast.
BOXpopuli plans to make the appliance software available as a demo on a bootable CD.


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