BRIO by OraStream: Native Hi-Res Streaming
From the press release:
Singapore (Newswire) April 12th, 2017 – OraStream Private Limited launches BRIO by OraStream ("BRIO"), a next-generation consumer music streaming server.Did I hear someone ask for hi-res without the "special sauce" (see: Neil Young back in his Pono days)?
BRIO is a novel personal music server for consumers to stream music at native resolution. It lets users stream 16 bit/44kHz up to 24 bit/192kHz resolution audio, which delivers all the digital information to bring true musical reproduction.
We first met OraStream and their patented quality-adaptive streaming technology way back in 2011 (Streaming 24/96 over the Internet. Interested?). Quality-adaptive means that Brio will throttle the streaming bit rate to 'fit' your current pipe and device in use.
Here are the current plan offerings which should help to explain Brio better:
- Standard plan is free of charge. It turns desktop PCs into personal music servers which allow consumers to access music stored in their PCs remotely at native resolution, using a web browser on another PC. It also gives consumers access to connected streaming services.
- Mobile plan costs $15 per year. It allows consumers to use an iOS and Android app to access the PC server and connected streaming services using Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE cellular networks.
- Cloud plan costs $150 per year. It allows consumers to upload up to 1,000 GB of music files to cloud storage and stream the music from a cloud-server (rather than relying on your PC server). It also includes all the Standard and Mobile Plan features.
Just in case you missed our first tip of the hat to the Neil Young/OraStram connection, here's one more pull quote from the Brio press release:
Celebrated singer-songwriter Neil Young, who has passionately pursued the goal of musical fidelity for many years, says: "OraStream’s technology delivers the best fidelity one would ever hear with digital music streaming today. As bandwidth increases, the music will increase in quality to the highest level possible, subject only to the quality of the original music source."Shots fired across the starboard bow, Captain MQA!
For more information, visit www.orastream.com/brio