New Tieline Bridge-IT II Codec Unveiled at NAB


Codec manufacturer Tieline the Codec Company is using the 2024 NAB Show to unveil its new Bridge-IT II and Bridge-IT XTRA II IP audio codecs. The new codecs are designed to deliver broadcast solutions for home studios and simple remote broadcasts, Studio-to-Transmitter Links (STLs), Studio-to-Studio Links (SSLs) and multi-unicasting and
multicasting applications.

The new codecs include all first-generation Bridge-IT features, including a front panel screen and keypad for simple menu navigation, XLR analog and digital AES inputs, a range of encoding options, and support for multi-unicast and multicast connections.

New features to support modern networking requirements include native support for AES67, ST2110-30, ST2022-7, Livewire, RAVENNA and AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05; two full-duplex mono connections, or full duplex stereo; multiple Ethernet and AoIP ports; failover to another connection, HTTP stream, or audio file playback; and support for wireless cellular modems.

The codecs support automated failover and SNMP for STL links. SmartStream PLUS redundant streaming and Fuse-IP data aggregation are also included as standard. They also connect over SIP with devices that are EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326, 3347 and 3368 compliant. The ToolBox HTML5 web-GUI and optional Cloud Codec Controller software provide real-time monitoring and remote management of connections.

Visit Tieline booth C2811 at NAB 2024 to learn more about the new Bridge-IT II and Bridge-IT XTRA II codecs.