Codec manufacturer Tieline has released a POTS G5-compatibility module for its Genie and Merlin codecs
Tieline VP Sales Americas John Lackness said, “The new POTS G5 module provides engineers with greater flexibility to connect over IP, ISDN or POTS network transports as required.”
A release explained, “The addition of POTS support means a primary IP connection can also now fail over to backup ISDN or POTS connections if required.” It added, “Genie and Merlin codecs can automatically monitor and manage switching between primary and backup connections over all available transports. Codecs will also seamlessly fail back to a primary connection if it becomes available after a temporary interruption.”
In addition, “Two POTS modules can be installed and two POTS audio streams are supported in multi-stream Genie Distribution, Merlin and Merlin Plus codecs.”
Units already in the field can be retrofitted. New firmware, v. 2.14.18 is available to initiate support for the module.