The Harris Broadcast Intraplex IP Link 200 retains the features of its predecessor, the IP Link 100, and adds a second bidirectional stereo input for multi-channel capability. The company will exhibit at the upcoming IBC2013.
The IP Link 200 also offers an intelligent front-panel user interface for customers who desire more flexibility in device configuration, offering simple steps to change audio settings and establish IP addresses for network transport. The company says this gives engineers and technicians the freedom to use the IP Link 200 for multiple purposes, from remote broadcast contribution to studio-to-studio or studio-to-transmitter links.
The IP Link 200 also offers analogous audio and streaming capabilities to its predecessor, including support for multiple audio formats and its unique “multicoding” ability. This feature enables simultaneous delivery of audio in many formats, enabling the best possible efficiency for streaming bandwidth. For example, multicoding allows broadcasters to deliver uncompressed audio over a large IP pipe, and send AAC-HE or other compressed audio over a secondary DSL link.
Other parallel features between the IP Link 100 and 200 include dynamic stream splicing, which sends multiple identical streams over the same network — or two different paths — and allows each stream to “borrow” data from others to avoid service interruptions from packet loss. This provides reliability associated with T1 and E1 networks versus less predictable IP connections.
IBC stand: 7.G20