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AudioServer – Introduction & Hooking up the AudioServer

Here's the first look at the HauntLabs Audio Server, a multi-channel audio playback device designed for haunted attractions, theme parks, and escape rooms. In this video we show the hardware, give an example of how to hook it up, and demo so playback out of the box. The AudioServer supports 8 discreet channels of audio, playlist support with repeat, shuffle and volume controls, and playback of all the popular audio formats available.

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AudioServer API Interface

AudioServer Control API

The AudioServer can integrate with the HauntLabs HauntController and some 3rd party scene controllers - or with your own implementation!  Each of the channels can be controlled with play/pause/stop/previous/skip/volume/repeat/shuffle commands.

Accessing the API is easy, but your AudioServer must use the onboard Ethernet interface and be attached to the same network as your other scene controller.

You may obtain the IP address of your AudioServer interface by logging into the hotspot configuration web interface and inspecting the "Network" page.

API URL:  http://<ethernet ip address>/api/
API Methods:  GET or POST

API URL Format: http://<ethernet ip address>/api/channel/command/parameter

Available options for channel:

  • front_right
  • front_left
  • surround_right
  • surround_left
  • center
  • subwoofer
  • back_right
  • back_left

Available options for commandparameter  (cmd <parameter>):

  • play <none>
    Starts audio playback of stopped/paused channel.
  • stop <none>
    Stops playback of playing channel.
  • pause <none>
    Pauses playback of playing channel.
  • previous <none>
    Moves to previous track and starts playback.
  • skip <none>
    Skips to next track and starts playback.
  • repeat <on|off>
    Sending 'on' turns on repeat, sending 'off' turns off repeat.
  • shuffle <on|off>
    Sending 'on' turns on shuffle (random), sending 'off' turns off shuffle (random).
  • volume <0-100>
    Sets volume level of current channel.  Possible parameter values are any integer between 0 and 100.  This integer represents the percent volume.

Return Values:

AudioServer will return a json string with a response of "OK" or "FAIL" for the request.

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AudioServer and HauntController Device Discovery

How to access the web configuration for your new AudioServer or HauntController device.

  1. Unpack and plug in your new HauntController or AudioServer device.  Power lights will illuminate.  Wait approximately 1 minute.
  2. Using your computer, smartphone or tablet with WiFi, connect to the network named either 'HauntLabs_HauntController' or 'HauntLabs_AudioServer'.  Connect using the network key of 'welcome123'.  You can change the name of this network later.
  3. Once you've connected to the WiFi Network, You should now be able to access the configuration using a web browser at the following address: http://192.168.13.1
  4. That's it!  Use the web interface to configure your controller using our easy-to-use interface.

 

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HauntLabs Audio Server Support

HauntLabs Audio Server Support and Documentation

Connections

Configuration

Playback

Advanced

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RETURNS

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Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:
* Gift cards
* Downloadable software products
* Downloadable digital media products
* Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
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* CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened.
* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
* Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@hauntlabs.com.

Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@hauntlabs.com and send your item to: 418 Truman St, Lisbon, IA, 52253, United States.

Gifts
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.

Shipping
To return your product, you should mail your product to: 418 Truman St, Lisbon, IA, 52253, United States.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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