CallMe™ provides a new concept in IP Audio Connectivity, that makes it simple for guest contributors – and reporters – to send broadcast audio back to the studio. Anyone with a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac has the ability to get connected with high quality, low delay audio without the need for their own hardware codec, installing special software or having to visit the studio or a reporter visit them. Designed to let Contributors get “On-the-Air” from virtually anywhere there is Internet connectivity, CallMe is a new cost-effective Internet Codec Service that has been developed to let Radio and TV Stations put a contributor “On-the-Air” without the cost and effort of sending a Reporter – or even an Outside Broadcast vehicle – or have the guest visit the studio, as they simply use their own computer, tablet or smartphone to converse.
It is simple to use. The Studio sets up a “CallMe Event” which includes the time that the link will be active, the studio codec that will be used, the type of connection anticipated and any other pertinent information. This produces a web link which is e-mailed to the guest contributor, which connects them through the internet browser, to the Station’s dedicated and branded CallMe portal on the CALLME.FM server. The Contributor simply clicks on the “CallMe” Button on the web page and they are connected with low-latency high-quality audio to the chosen Codec at the studio. Ideally, when working with a computer or tablet, the guest would use a separate headset rather than the built-in audio but with mobile phone, the microphone and earpiece are generally good enough for high quality broadcast sound.
CallMe easily delivers high quality audio from just about anywhere, from almost any device to the studio with low delay. Ideal for broadcasting, thanks to the simple yet versatile webpage interface allowing anyone from anywhere to connect, offering new possibilities for Journalists to be able to file live reports without the need for dedicated codec apps.
The initial CallMe setup process includes providing each station with its own branded portal so that a contributor is presented with a familiar look and feel.
Connections are handled through Vortex’s secure server whilst password control and active hour preferences make it easy to manage connections. The fact that it can be used on just about any device with a browser and some form of audio input makes CallMe ideal for ad-hoc contributions.
CallMe is compatible with the industry-standard Comrex ACCESS, the JK AutoHybrid IP2, Comrex BRIC-Link, STAC-VIP Talk Show System and with CallMe-T, Vortex’s new low-cost IP Studio Codec – specially designed to fill a gap in the market provide a low-cost back-end for CallMe Click-and-Connect.
Please note this is for 1 caller at a time, if you wish to have simultaneous calls please purchase the add-on.
CallMe diRECt connects you to your guests using just your web browsers. There’s no software to download and your guest doesn’t need to create an account.
It is a browser-to-browser version of CallMe Click-&-Connect so instead of having the need of a hardware codec the Host’s browser connects to the Guest’s browser for a live 2-way conversation. It can stream live from the Host’s browser for broadcast – plus the Host can control the recording of both ends of the conversation / interview at their respective ends (for GDPR compliance) which is then uploaded to the Host’s computer at the end of the session. This means that you end up with a solid recording in case of internet issues during the “live” connection – and nobody has to have any special hardware.
High-Quality Live Streaming
The low-delay two-way 20kHz live streaming lets you talk naturally and effortlessly, without the fatigue of robotic-sounding voices and long latency.
Lossless local recording at each end of the call, combined with real-time background transfer, ensures you have a perfect copy of the interview for later editing, even if the internet connection is patchy.
Secure by Design
Live and recorded audio is end-to-end encrypted between the guest’s browser and the host’s. No audio is stored on any servers.
GDPR compliance simplified.
Please note this product is a software license valid for 1 year. CallMe Click-&-Connect requires you to have a compatible CODEC to connect it to.
Upon order confirmation we will contact you within 1-2 business days to retrieve the following information to generate your license.
- The MAC address of the destination codec (if you are purchasing a CODEC at the same time we will specify this ourselves)
- Station logo and background image (ideally 1920×1080) to brand your CallMe webpages.
- Preferred name for the URL, “callme.fm/yournamehere”
- Email address for CallMe accounts
Please note this product is for 1 caller at a time, if you wish to have simultaneous calls please purchase the add-on.