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Tieline Offers Distribution Options

NAB Sneak Peek: New Genies and Merlins in Las Vegas

Tieline plans to bring new codec products to the 2013 NAB Show, expanding on its Genie and Merlin platforms.

The Genie Distribution (shown) is a DSP-based IP audio codec for multipoint audio distribution over IP networks. Tieline says it will connect six channels point-to-point, or simultaneously distribute stereo audio to up to 50 multi-unicast endpoints, or multicast to any number of IP codecs.

It features dual Gigabit LAN ports, dual redundant power supplies, IPv4/v6, and 24-bit/96 kHz audio sampling. It also includes comprehensive remote control and network-wide management tools, plus Tieline’s SmartStream IP management software. A WheatNet-IP version also is available.

The newest Merlin is the Merlin Plus. Tieline says that Merlin Plus can be used for stereo bidirectional IP audio and full-duplex communications from the studio to a remote codec, or to create up to six independent bidirectional mono connections with IP codecs or smartphones using Tieline’s Report-IT app, saving money on codec hardware costs.

Merlin Plus includes SmartStream software for reliability over IP networks without QoS, plus simple local or remote command and control, and recallable connection configurations via programs. It now includes the Opus algorithm.

NAB Show Booth: C3034