High-Resolution and Lossless Music
Available on Windows, MacOS and iOS, Android
With a mission to reshape mobile cloud music, OraStream enables the delivery of digital music of record labels and consumer personal libraries in lossless and high-resolution audio quality. We operate a digital supply chain to distribute 16-bit/44.1 kHz and 24-bit, up to 192 kHz resolution audio to consumers via downloads and streaming on personal computers and mobile devices.
OraStream's core technology is based on patents-approved technologies for network adaptive audio streaming. The digital audio coding technology (MPEG-4 SLS) enables licensed music services to display the Record Industry Association of America's Hi-Res MUSIC logo mark on their landing page or next to an individual album or track.
OraStream Connect is an adaptive streaming-based digital supply chain for 16-/24-bit audio. The cloud-service platform comprised of content ingestion, MPEG-4 SLS audio encoding, content metadata entry, digital asset management database system and digital store-front apps (for desktop and mobile computing devices).
OraStream Connect dynamically scales 16/24-bit audio streaming either to take maximum advantage of bandwidth available or service policies to optimize bandwidth usage in streaming application.
In applications where audio will be streamed at different bitrate quality, OraStream Connect minimises storage requirements and server complexity by storing a single lossless bit-stream file that can be truncated (parsed) and scaled from lossy to lossless bitrate qualities.
BRIO by OraStream is the world's first personal adaptive streaming music server for high-resolution audio. It lets users listen to their personal music at native resolution anytime, anywhere and on any device. BRIO uses OraStream adaptive streaming to get full native resolution music in lossless quality on remote devices.
In the OraStream server, scalable audio bit-stream in MPEG-4 SLS format generated by the scalable audio encoder is packetized into different layers before being streamed out.
Based on network information such as available network bandwidth collected from a streaming client music player, the OraStream server transmits (in real-time) corresponding bit-rate data by truncating unnecessary layers. The streaming client player that receives the transmission then reconstructs the scalable audio bit-stream from the received data units and decodes the music immediately (in real-time).
OraStream is based on patents-approved audio streaming server-decoder player system to transmit and receive MPEG4-SLS encoded audio.
Frankie Tan, CEO, Co-Founder & Board Director
Frankie worked previously in venture capital investment and also held executive positions in sales, marketing and business development. He is an engineer by training. He also holds MSc degrees in Financial Management (with Distinction) University of London, UK and in Strategic Management (Dean’s Honours List) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a graduate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants United Kingdom, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).
Kelvin Lee, CTO & Co-Founder
Kelvin has 16 years of industrial R&D experience in real-time embedded software and distributed computing, in areas of audio coding, computer vision, remote sensor networks and 3D visualisation systems. He was instrumental in co-developing and commercialising MPEG-4 SLS at the Institute of Infocomm Research, A*STAR. Prior to co-founding OraStream, he was Senior Manager Technical Solutions in a leading interactive 3D visual content management and virtual reality software provider. Kelvin is a Singaporean and holds a M.Eng degree in Digital Signal Processing.
Klaus Heymann, Board Director
Naxos is the brainchild of Mr Klaus Heymann, a German-born entrepreneur and music lover based in Hong Kong. Uniquely alive to the cooperation of business and artistic endeavour, in a decade and half Heymann has established Naxos as a world leader in music education, sponsorship, and the provision of recorded classical music to all. Klaus Heymann had been fond of classical music ever since he was a child. He was one of the early proponents of digital music, and led Naxos to put its entire catalog on-line for streaming in 1996. In 2002, he launched the Naxos Music Library, essentially used by educational institutions and libraries. He also created distribution companies in most major music markets to distribute Naxos recordings, and the group of companies is now a major distributor of classical recordings and classical music DVDs around the world, including those of Warner Classics and Sony. Klaus Heymann is also the co-founder of Artaria Editions, a music-publishing house with a specialist interest in rare eighteenth-century repertoire. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife Takako Nishizaki and their son Henryk.
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