Supported software and hardware

Computers and miniaturized computers

Electron is supposed to work on every PC-like platform. Any computer with Intel CPU will work.

Regarding miniaturized computers, we suggest using Intel Compute Stick. We have been successfully running Electron on Intel Compute Stick model STCK1A8LFC (with Atom processor and Ubuntu 14.04) and external USB Sound Card for making bidirectional transmission.

Smartphones and tablets

We are supporting Android-based devices, both if they are using ARM and Intel processors.

Operating systems

RadioKit Electron client app is supported on:

  • Windows 7 or newer (both 32 and 64-bit)
  • Android 4.1 or newer (ARM, ARMv7, ARM64, x86 and x86_64 processors)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS (amd64)

It is technically prepared to work, however not released yet for:

  • Raspbian Jessie (armhf)
  • Mac OS X (Intel 64-bit)
  • iOS

Virtual Sound Cards

We have been testing and sucessfully using RadioKit Electron client app with the following virtual sound cards:

  • AXIA IP-Driver for Windows,
  • VoiceMeeter for Windows

Hardware Sound Cards

Windows

On Windows any sound card that supports Direct Sound drivers (which mean virtually any sound card) should work.

We are relying on DirectSound instead of chasing the newest drivers such as WASAPI to provide maximum backwards compatibility. Windows 7 are still not uncommon in may radio stations and we need to ensure that these users can use RadioKit Electron. Even if we add support for WASAPI, ASIO at some point, we will provide backwards compatibility for DirectSound.

Sound cards and devices that are known to work:

  • ESI Juli@
  • Tascam US 2x2
  • Behringer XENYX Q1202USB
  • Behringer XENYX Q1204USB

Of course we support any soundcard that is detected as Generic Audio Device and built-in soundcards.

Android

On Android we are limited to boundaries of the device and particular operating system build of the device vendor.

It does not limit support for microphone plugged into mic/headphone socket. But that means that newer and more decent phones will support USB sound cards (but only these that are detected as Generic Audio Device and have quite low power consumption), but some will refuse to do so, despite having recent version of the Android OS.

Sound cards/phones known to work:

  • LG Nexus 4 + Android 5.0 + Behringer UCA202

Notes

We will do our best to expand the list of devices known to work.

We encourage our users to share their experiences. Please send us an e-mail to info@radiokit.org if you want to contribute.