Hi I'm a software engineer wondering about a hardware solution. We currently have a product that uses an ATA to convert audio to IP to send to a remote device where an ATA converts digital back to audio. We dial the ATA to tel l it where we want the audio to go. We need to allow up to 63 remote devic es to simultaneously receive one-way outgoing audio (speech and maybe backg round music).
At the same time we need to allow phone conversations with two modes. The first mode is where a master can call up to 64 remote receivers simultaneou sly who can all listen but not talk back - one way all call speech. The se cond mode is where the master can talk to at least five remote listeners (p hones) simultaneously and all five can talk back to the master but don't ne ed to hear each other. Currently we use multiple ATA devices at each locat ion to achieve this.
All locations are connected via a separate protocol so we are able to send and receive information and commands between them.
Are there any chips that can turn audio into IP that would let us do the ab ove. For the larger systems we don't mind having multiple cards each with e.g. one or two audio chips on them. I found this from googlingare but as I'm not a hardware engineer I'm not sure if this meets the requireme nts. If this chip would do, does anyone know how much they cost and whethe r it's ok from a longevity point of view - i.e. it won't become obsolete so on.