Comrex is expanding its BRIC technology IP codec family with the BRIC-Link.
The BRIC-Link is an “entry-level” model with fewer bells and whistles than the Access BRICs. It is suitable for for less busy — but possibly “always on” — operations in remote or unmonitored locations. And though it might be less featured, it is fully capable of handling T1/E1 lines, satellite data channels, WANs and LANs, the manufacturer says.
I/O includes 1/4-inch, 1/8-inch, Ethernet and serial.
Comrex Technical Director Tom Hartnett said of the half-rack BRIC-Link in the announcement, “We’ve included coding algorithms such as AAC and HE-AAC, licensed by Fraunhofer IIS, as standard, in addition to several linear modes to accommodate various data circuits and network connections. The BRIC-Link also offers FLAC lossless compression, which reduces network bandwidth by 30 to 40% while providing completely transparent audio coding with no tandem coding effects.”