IBC Sneak Peek: Tieline Codec Advances
IBC2014 Tieline will demonstrate that Merlin Plus now supports up to
six simultaneous SIP connections to other codec brands supporting the
EBU N/ACIP 3326 standard. This builds upon the codec’s ability to
deliver up to six simultaneous outside broadcast connections with
Tieline codecs and Report-IT, says Tieline.
PLUS also supports up to six simultaneous I3P-compliant (I3P EBU Tech
3347) intercom streams, transmits six full-duplex intercom streams to
a single device and streams to six separate devices at different
remote OB sites.
addition the unit, which is fitted with dual power supplies, dual
Ethernet ports and contains SmartStream PLUS redundant IP streaming
software, can connect two simultaneous bidirectional stereo outside
broadcast connections, each with a separate full-duplex intercom
channel. Moreover, the firm says, Merlin Plus can encode six
simultaneous streams of audio using Opus encoding.
WheatNet-IP version of the codec is available, compliant with the
AES67 AoIP interoperability standard.