The ReliaStream Team would like to wish all of our members a Happy New Year. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year for all of us. We will be busy this year with some upgrades, server updates, a migration, adding more free secure links to servers, upgrades for apps, and we will be testing a new streaming control panel this year. We have a lot going on in 2021 so keep checking the announcements area for updates.
What's happening in 2021?
Server 1 Dallas Texas Migration: IBM has been going through a lot of changes in 2020. They shut down a data center in Seattle and now they are moving and upgrading servers at the Dallas Texas location. We have been informed that a server migration will be performed and they will be moving our data to a newer server. Members on server 1 Dallas Texas will be relocated to a newer server with with cpu, memory, and other upgrades. The secure link attached to this server will also be moved to the new server.
Update 01.09.2021: At 3 PM EST all the data on our current Server 1 Dallas server was copied and transferred (migrated) to the newer Dallas Texas server. This means anything you add or change on the current server will not be migrated to the new server. If you upload media or make changes to your current Dallas Server 1 account these changes will not be applied to the new server. So anything you do to your server after 01.09.2021 will have to also be performed on the new Dallas 1 server. Please keep that in mind.
Update 01.10.2021: All active members broadcasting on Server 1 Dallas Texas will be updated via email. This migration should be pretty seamless for most of our members. If you are using the secure url, standard url, and secure https tune in links this should automatically switch over when we start the url transfer. If you are still using the non-secure IP address (not suggested) you will be required to update and change your IP address. Your data, media files, port number, and other settings should remain the same.
UPDATE 01.13.2021: Migration is completed. Members on the current Dallas Texas server #1 can now access the new server. All your data was transferred to the new server so your username and password are the same. If you used the built in centova auto dj your media files and playlists are the same. We plan to move the secure URL (s1.reliastream.com) this Friday 01.29.2021. Your ISP will play a part in this process and how fast this URL transfers to the new server. To access this new server (for now) you can use the URL below. Once the secure URL transfers then you will be able to use that link. The old Dallas Texas server will remain active until Feb 17th 2021 so you have plenty of time to make the switch. The old server will not have secure links as no two servers can share the same URL. The URL will transfer to the new server once your ISP updates.
(NEW) Dallas Texas Server 1 IP Link: http://18.104.22.168:2199/
London EU1 Server: If you are broadcasting through the London EU1 server we have some great news for you. We are planning to add free secure links on the EU1 London server. As many know this is needed if you want to broadcast with the Google Chrome web browser and other web browsers that require a secure tune in link. There is no set date at this time. This upgrade is performed by Centova Cast techs and they have to go in a make sure this can even be done to any given server. Once we have confirmation from Centova Cast we will update you with an aprox date of completion.
Update 01.04.2021: The EU1 Server is now 100% secure. Our London EU1 server now features secure tune in links as well as secure Centova Cast widgets. Now you can place Centova Cast widgets on your secure https web site and maintain your security. Be sure to log into the EU1 server using the secure url to gain access to these new features. The secure URL: https://eu1.reliastream.com:2199/
Amsterdam AM1 Server: If you are broadcasting through our Amsterdam AM1 server we have some great news for you. We are planning to add free secure links on this server. As many know this is needed if you want to broadcast with the Google Chrome web browser and other web browsers that require a secure tune in link. Amsterdam currently has an IP address. We can not attach a secure link to an IP address so we will be adding named URL's to the Amsterdam server. The IP address will not change. We will simply add named URL's to this server so we can add free secure links. There is no set date at this time. This upgrade is performed by Centova Cast techs and they have to go in a make sure this can even be done to any given server. Once we have confirmation from Centova Cast we will update you with an aprox date of completion.
Update: 01.11.2021: The Amsterdam (AMS1) Server is now 100% secure. Our Amsterdam (AMS1) server now features secure tune in links as well as secure Centova Cast widgets. Now you can place Centova Cast widgets on your secure https web site and maintain your security. Be sure to log into the AMS1 server using the secure url to gain access to these new features. URL: https://ams1.reliastream.com:2199/
Resellers: Some resellers have been requesting free secure link upgrades to their reseller servers and we are working on a solution to get this done. The hold up is our reseller servers are unbranded (no named url's) and Centova Cast can not attach secure links to an IP address. It must be a named URL and that conflicts with the whole unbranded reseller account. We have had conversations with resellers and some want the secure links and others insist they do not want ReliaStream showing on their clients servers. We are working on a solution to this issue and we hope to have this resolved very soon.
Update: 01.13.2021: Things are moving along and we are getting very close to getting our reseller servers fully secure. The only way to do this is with an actual named URL and we now own the following URL (NetRadioStation.Com). Our techs will be working to fully secure your reseller servers thus giving your clients the ability to get their radio stations secure and working on Google Chrome and other web browsers that now require https links.
New Control Panel: The Centova Cast panel is king in this industry but some members have been asking about another panel that's out there right now (everestcast). We have been doing some research on this panel. Some love it and some say it's got it's bugs so we will have to do some tests and see how it goes. If we get that far we may allow 25-30 ReliaStream members to give it a test run for a month or two and see how it goes. More and more members are asking about this so we will check on it. More details on this soon.
Monday, January 4, 2021