MULTI IP (Multiple IPs)
StreamFusion can now let you manage your servers in a completely automated fashion. Some radio stations spread their streams across multiple servers to manage bandwidth and stability more better (especially for larger streams) and this could cause a problem if you have only one server, however, if you have multiple streaming servers you can configure StreamFusion to auto-connect to a server that has free slots allowing flawless connectivity for all your listeners without them having to worry about finding the right server. This term also applies if you are a large company with multiple radio stations, allowing the listener to choose which station.
LOAD BALANCING (Streaming Servers)
Not every radio station relies heavily on one streaming server to handle all listeners. Some choose the clustered path, a cluster of servers or a couple of servers with numerous streaming slots; some only have one server with multiple slots. It is an efficient way to manage a stream that could potentially gain a lot of listeners. Load balancing is uncommon to majority of small to medium radio stations, however the larger radio stations who expect 0% downtime and want their users to be able to listen hassle-free opt for clustered options.
StreamFusion can handle this approach in a number of ways. First of all it can let your listener know (by choice) whether the server is full and then ask to redirect or you can set this up so it automatically redirects based on a 'no-connection' basis to the original streaming server.
NO MULTI IP (Single Server, Single Port)
If you opt for the Starter or SME package then you are not out of options in terms of no connectivity for the user. If your streaming server is full you can play the listener a promo, jingle or voiceover to let them know they are being placed in a queue, you can then allow StreamFusion to place them in the listening queue to connect.
However if you experience long wait times on a reoccurring basis, to be successful in the internet radio station industry you would have to either down sample your streaming rate or allocate more slots for availability. No listener wants to try and connect to a station that doesn't allow them to, for any reason.