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NAB Sneak Peek: Tieline Aims Big

New portable/field codec offers input variety

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Codec maker Tieline is launching the ViA at the 2016 NAB Show. ViA offers IP, ISDN and POTS I/O. The IP can be accessed via Ethernet, built-in Wi-Fi or USB cellular.

Tieline explains in a release: “ViA includes Tieline’s new proprietary Fuse-IP data aggregation technology, which lets you bond any available IP interface. Choose from two USB modems, two Ethernet connections or onboard Wi-Fi. For example, you can bond two USB modem data links from different telcos and let Fuse-IP technology automatically manage the data capability of each link.”

Tieline CEO Will McLean said that ViA will “fundamentally change the way engineers perform live remotes … We have completely redesigned the user interface in ViA and there is a focus on simplicity and usability when creating and monitoring live connections.”

The battery-operable ViA is native IP but ISDN and POTS paths can be enabled with available ISDN and POTS modules which fit into open module slots. These modules can also be used to create an IFB circuit.

In addition, ViA offers three XLR inputs, three headphone, an AES3 digital input and a stereo aux input. A three-channel mixer is onboard. An LED touchscreen facilitates local operation.

Aiding transmission is Tieline’s SmartStream Plus technology for redundant streaming. Signal quality features also include Automated Jitter Buffer management, Forward Error Correction and advanced error concealment strategies, the company says.

Streaming formats include: 24-bit, 96-kHz linear audio, Opus, Tieline Music or MusicPLUS, LC-AAC and HE-AAC v.1 and v.2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, aptX Enhanced, MPEG Layer 2, G.711 (u-law and a-law) and G.722.

ViA can also be remotely operated via IP.

NAB Show Booth: N5738

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