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Tieline Says ‘Bridge-IT!’

Half-rack codec is aimed at low-cost, point-to-point IP audio links

Australian codec maker Tieline Technology has constructed a new codec, Bridge-IT.

The half-rack/desktop-sized Bridge-IT is aimed at the affordable end — for simple remote, STL or other dedicated link uses.

According to Tieline International Marketing Manager Darren Levy said the codec is suitable for low-cost, point-to-point IP audio links.

The Bridge-IT will handle G.711, G.722, MPEG Layer II, Linear, AAC, HE-AAC v2 and wired and wireless networks, WANs, LANs, IP, satellite, WiMax and Wi-Fi, SIP and G3.

Included is the Tieline MusicPLUS algorithm for improved efficiency at 22 kHz operation under 100 kbps. It also use Tieline’s QoS Performance Engine technology.

Connections include XLR, 1/4-inch (headphone), Ethernet, USB, RSA-232 and an SD card slot. A numeric keypad is on the front.

Following Bridge-IT’s IP lead, Tieline has also announced that forthwith all G3 codecs sold will be IP-capable. G3s out in the field can be retrofitted.

Tieline said this would lead to a price reduction of $550.