LUCI RADIO COMMUNITY APPS
allow and secure free live contributions from anyone anywhere anytime to your station with LUCI Global or your own LUCI4ALL app.
Subscribe to one of our radio community apps LUCI 4ALL and or LUCI GLOBAL. These are custom made apps and based on subscription and not license purchasing. The main difference between these two community apps is that with your own LUCI 4ALL you get a dedicated app for reporting to only your station by your own community, i.e. chosen contributors; with LUCI GLOBAL you become a member of a global community app which allows live contributions from anyone who chooses your station from the destination list of members to broadcast live to.
LUCI4ALL has no software license. It is a multi-platform app that works as a download and install, either via iOS iTunes App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android, or via your broadcast station’s (secured) website or any other preferred URL.
Your contributors, reporters, influential guests and / or the common listener can all go live on radio, in studio quality, by simply using, for example, their laptop, iPhone or Android phone with an internet connection. The audio quality makes it seem as if they are at the radio station itself. LUCI LIVE4ALL is a great, user-friendly solution for live program formats where many different guests can contribute. They need practically no technical skills to broadcast live, as it is extremely user friendly.
In short, the app works as follows: by downloading the free app via the App Store or your website or a specified URL, people can get a live stream connection i.e. access to a station’s public IP address for free. They only pay the internet charges. The broadcaster i.e. receiving party chooses the platforms for the app, creates the names and designs of the app buttons, pays a one-time setup fee and then a fixed subscription amount every month. Access will be granted by the broadcaster either at a time specified by the producer or on a first come first served basis. Stations can work with a host name and or even with a DNS SRV record so next to defining your IP address you can also add the port number to this. The streaming destination is preset by default to only 1 location, your studio, with high quality and low bitrate AAC-HE codec and a return channel stream for the contributor.
LUCI 4ALL enables live radio contributions from anyone, anywhere at any time, providing an extremely easy to use interface for the general public.
Features LUCI 4ALL
- a custom made app based on your required name and design like your station’s logo or program you want to use it for
- app availability is limited to your/one country
- one-time setup fee for each chosen platform (iOS, Android, Windows or MAC available) with 1 (one) stream / destination by default
- a monthly subscription fee of € 99,- per destination starting from the release date first platform, invoiced annually
- additional multiple destinations / extra stations possible, invoiced additionally and annually from the release date of each platform ( € 99,- per destination)
- extra feature available for recording while broadcasting live incl. playing this pre-recorded material during a live broadcast later, one-time setup fee
- Technica Del Arte will specify the designing of your app button
- Technica Del Arte can design your own total GUI against an hourly rate
- Technica Del Arte will submit the iOS app for you in the iTunes App Store and or in Google Play, but limit the availability to your country only
- Technica Del Arte has submitted various LUCI 4ALL apps for different broadcast stations and they were all accepted. However, we do not guarantee this as App Stores are free to change their policy and requirements at anytime
- Technica Del Arte also develops recording customized 4All apps only – without the live streaming – which are also available on a subscription basis
Any contributor, reporter, influential guest and / or the common listener with an internet connection can all go live on your radio, in studio quality, by simply using the LUCI Global app and choosing your station from the destination list. The audio quality makes it seem as if they are at the radio station itself. LUCI Global is a great, user-friendly solution for live program formats. People need practically no technical skills to broadcast live, as it is extremely user friendly. LUCI Global enables live radio contributions from anyone, anywhere, at any time to any broadcast station or internet radio just by pushing the ON AIR BUTTON
The community radio app LUCI GLOBAL was launched at IBC2015 and is a custom made app based on subscription and not license purchasing. LUCI GLOBAL is an app for many different stations with various backgrounds who choose to become part of a global radio community and who would like to open up to a broad public in order to enable them to stream high quality live reports from anywhere in the world at anytime to their preferred station. Participating broadcast stations can add their address in the station list and in the directory required. They only pay a monthly fee as a subscription which will be invoiced annually.
LUCI GLOBAL is the Free app for contributors
LUCI GLOBAL is not a software license, but an app that works as a download and install for anyone who wants to contribute live to their preferred radio station, either via the iOS iTunes App Store for iPhone and, in the future, via a participating broadcast station’s website or any other preferred URL. LUCI GLOBAL is available for all platforms, including Android, MAC, Linux and Windows. LUCI GLOBAL has the same user interface as the LUCI LIVE Lite app. The biggest difference from the Lite version is that LUCI GLOBAL is even more simple to use for the contributor, as they do not need to set up a connection, bitrate, codec or any other technical specifications. The technical side is taken care of by Technica Del Arte, working with the radio engineers at the stations.
In short, LUCI GLOBAL works as follows: by downloading this free app via the iTunes App Store people / contributors can get a live stream connection, i.e. access to the participating station’s studio which is mentioned in the station list for free. The contributors only pay the Internet charges. The broadcaster – i.e. the receiving party – pays a fixed subscription amount every month to become part of the list, i.e. directory they chose to be part. Access will be controlled by the broadcaster itself. The station details are remotely added by Technica Del Arte – the app developer of all LUCI Software – to the station list in the app. Stations can even use the high quality and low bitrate AAC-HE codec and a return channel stream for the contributor.
All participating broadcast stations are allowed a 30-day free trial. After this period subscription starts. Subscription fees will be invoiced annually.
Depending on the required connection type, the monthly subscription fee for broadcasters varies from € 49,- to € 99,- for one destination depending on the codec choice. Discount rates for more destinations per station can be negotiated.
LUCI GLOBAL WITH BACKBONE CO-HOST
Studio Quality Radio Production From Anywhere Using Mobile Phones, Tablets
A major advance in cloud-based radio broadcasting was announced at IBC2015 with the unveiling of two new intertwined services. Together, they promise to change the way studio-quality remote talk, sports and news broadcasting is produced—with just an iPhone or iPad. LUCI GLOBAL® and Backbone Co-Host™are the two radio “backhaul” services introduced by Technica Del Arte BV and Backbone Networks Corp. When married together, they allow talk radio stations to produce live programming—contributed from anywhere in the world with the simplest of equipment and no physical infrastructure.
LUCI GLOBAL is a cloud-based evolution of the company’s popular LUCI Live multiplatform IP audio reportage software. LUCI GLOBAL enables a community of reporters, radio guests and co-hosts to contribute to broadcasts of any station listed in the LUCI GLOBAL directory, via 4G or Wi-Fi, using a free iOS app from the iTunes App Store. Upcoming versions will be available for Android and other devices.
Backbone Co-Host is a cloud-based radio backhaul and production service for the radio station that manages incoming feeds using Apple Mac-based producer/screener software. Co-Host allows multiple hosts, guests and reporters to conference with each other, and also with listeners who call into the station’s phone system (Backbone Talk™).
“We at Fantasy Sports Network use Backbone Co-Host and LUCI Global to connect live with our geographically distributed FNTSY hosts and field correspondents,” said Michael Cardano, Senior Business Administrator. “It’s amazing to get such crystal clear audio from remote events using just an iPhone.”