Georg wrote in to share the OggSteamer project – Developing an OpenHardware Streaming Device.
The OggStreamer Project started in Feb 2010 and it is intended to become a full OpenHardware/OpenSource ready-to-manufacture product. The main propose of this device is to connect remote radio-studios (or live-events) to a main radiostation over the Internet using an IceCast2-Server. It basically is a hardware IceCast2 Upstream-Client. Additionally the OggStreamer can host an IceCast2-Mini-Server on its own – so that a limited number of listeners can directly connect to the Livestream with just with one click on the webinterface.
The Project won the 2nd price in the Lantronix XPortPro 2010 contest and the designer reinvested the price money and many hundreds of hours to push the project further. The progress will keep posting on the Blog. You can follow the project and check more details there. Contributions are always welcome, help to spread the word and let more people involving in this project.