Tech Superpowers Inc. said that it’s helped Boston-area radio station
WBUR to set up QuickTime audio streaming of its broadcasts.
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WBUR already makes streaming feeds of its broadcasts available in Windows Media Player and RealAudio formats, but until now the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate hasn’t had the equipment or the software to offer its broadcasts in QuickTime format. Now it does, thanks to Tech Superpowers, which donated a dual-processor Power Mac G4 to run QuickTime Broadcaster.
Tech Superpowers — which is also a WBUR sponsor — was asked by WBUR to donate the equipment, and they did so “in a heartbeat,” according to Tech Superpowers president Michael Oh. “It was something we could do for WBUR and Mac users everywhere around the world,” he added.
Tech Superpowers noted that QuickTime Broadcaster’s support of the MPEG-4 format enables WBUR to serve up its QuickTime feed with “only a fraction of the bandwidth” used by other formats.
Tech Superpowers provides technology to small to midsized companies, and is also the creator of
NewburyOpen.net, a free wireless network available in locations on Boston’s popular Newbury Street shopping district.