AMB-OS interface software

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About AMB-UX

This software can be used to interface to the AMB-OS satellite receiver. AMB-OS is a a Satellite-delivered File Transfer (SFT) platform where the file is transmitted once and captured on the receiver end. Amb-OS Media has developed a transmission platform which eliminates some of the redundancies, improves reliability and maintains high fidelity by preserving audio files in their digital form. More details about AMB-OS can be found on their website.

Where to download

It can be downloaded at the rivendellaudio.org/ftpdocs site.

Configuration

Suse

In Suse the configuration is in Yast.

Other Linux Distros

Other Linux distributions look to edit /etc/amb-ux.conf and replace the default values with the ones for your AMB-OS receiver. I think that you will also need to manually setup the AMB-UX daemon startup script.

Copy the file rc.amb-ux, that comes in the source code package, as the super user to:

/etc/init.d/amb-uxd

Under Ubuntu if you open a terminal where the rc.amb-ux file is you could do this with the command:

sudo cp rc.amb-ux /etc/init.d/amb-uxd

and make it executable with

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/amb-uxd

You will also need to setup the run levels that the AMB-UX daemon will be started and stop on using the update-rc.d command. On an Ubuntu computer:

sudo update-rc.d amb-uxd defaults

should get that setup nicely.


Frequently Asked Questions about the AMB-UX software

Q: How do I rename files with the AMB-UX software?

A: There's no need to manually rename the files in the amb-ux target directory. Just use the appropriate date variables in the file name in the RDCatch download event. For a list of date variables, open a shell and enter

man date

at a prompt.

Q: How do I get to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the AMB-UX software?

A: The amb-ux utility does not have a GUI. It simply maintains a mirror of the files available on the amb-os receiver in a local directory.

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