NOVA Entertainment Buys 33 Tieline Merlin Codecs

Australian broadcaster required a codec that supported both future and legacy technology
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Pictured from left to right are Malcolm Sully, technology manager at Nova 93.7 and Charlie Gawley, VP Sales APAC/EMEA for Tieline Technology.

Tieline has announced it has won the bid to supply Australia’s NOVA Entertainment 33 Merlin audio codecs.

NOVA operates five Aussie capital city commercial stations. Those stations are Nova 96.9 in Sydney, Nova 100.3 in Melbourne, Nova 106.9 in Brisbane, Nova 91.9 in Adelaide and Nova 93.7 in Perth.

The Merlin codecs support IP and were fitted with optional ISDN modules for ISDN connectivity. The codecs are to be installed as studio-to-studio links and for primary outside broadcast purposes.

Malcolm Sully, technology manager at Nova 93.7, said the stations required a codec that would “embrace both legacy and emerging technologies.” Another key factor in the choice was Tieline’s SmartStream PLUS IP technology, giving NOVA stations the ability to deliver a stable link using a combination of available LAN and 4G connections because ISDN availability is decreasing.

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