What is AudioTX CAPTURE?
Is it a kind of ISDN Codec?
The answer is kind of yes and no(!). To use AudioTX
Capture, you install the software and a compatible ISDN card on
a PC, and connect it directly to an ISDN line.
When someone calls in with a standard ISDN codec
- like a CDQ Prima, a Telos Zephyr, a Glensound etc (or even our
own AudioTX Communicator codec!) - their codec will think it's connecting
to a real ISDN codec. The caller then hears a short greeting and
can play the audio they want to send at their end. AudioTX Capture
records the audio direct to disk and stores it in an Inbox on-screen.
It can also be set up to automatically email the audio to a single
address or a list, and/or copy it to a location on your network.
You can set up different email addresses or network locations for
each MSN (separate telephone number) on your ISDN line.
You can then play the audio back directly from:
- The Inbox (if you have a soundcard in the PC)
- The email you receive or the network location
- Or open it in your favourite audio editing software
or a playout system.
- The audio is recorded in Broadcast WAV (.wav
files, playable also in Media Player) or native MPEG format (.mp2
or .mp3 files).
Capture is designed to record audio from the remote
codec - it's not a live codec itself. If that's what you are looking
for, take a look at our AudioTX Communicator Product - both Capture
and Communicator can be installed on the same PC.
What are MSNs and how does
Capture work with multiple MSNs?
When you have an ISDN line installed, you will generally
be given either one or two telephone numbers depending on your provider.
You can ask for extra numbers to be added to your lines - all the
numbers you have on your single ISDN line are MSNs.
What this means in practice for Capture is that
you can tell the software to answer one or more MSNs and then do
different things with the audio. Here's an example:
- Capture is installed on a PC in a radio station,
and a single installation is to take in audio for both news and
- You can give the news correspondents one MSN
number to dial and the sports reporters a different MSN number.
- You can then setup Capture so that when audio
comes in for news, it is emailed to all newsroom staff, and when
it's for sport, it's emailed to, say, the duty sports presenters.
You can set up as many different MSNs and actions
as you like, or you can tell Capture to answer all calls and treat
them all the same way.
How does Capture work in
terms of sending the audio by email or copying it to network places?
You can set this behaviour in two ways:
- Answer all calls and treat all the same
- Answer a list of MSN numbers only and treat each
In each case, you specify an email address (or a
list of addresses) or a network location where you want the audio
to be copied to.
What ISDN codecs is Capture
AudioTX Capture is compatible with all major brands
of ISDN Codecs - including CDQ Prima, Telos Zephyr, Glensound, Dialog,
Philips, Maycom, ISYS Pro and, of course, our own AudioTX Communicator
Any codec that is compatible with the CDQ Prima
or Telos Zephyr will also be compatible with AudioTX Capture.
Can AudioTX Capture take
more than one call at a time?
Yes. AudioTX Capture is only limited by your ISDN
line. So, for example, if the incoming connection is a single channel
(64kbps) call, Capture still has one line available to take another
separate single channel connection at the same time.
What about taking audio
from telephones - e.g. a reporter with his mobile?
Capture is also able to answer calls from ordinary
and mobile telephones. These are referred to as G.711 telephony
and are treated in exactly the same way as calls from ISDN Codecs.
are there in the trial version?
The trial version runs for 30 days, and each time
you start the application, it will run for one hour - you can then
restart the program to continue testing. Additionally, each connection
is randomly disconnected after between 3 and 30 minutes.
OK, I'm convinced... How do I
You can buy AudioTX Capture directly using our online
The product is licensed by a Hardware dongle - The
dongles are available in two versions - USB and LPT. Each is a small
piece of plastic that connects to your PC or Laptop's USB or Printer
port and must be in place whenever you use AudioTX Capture.