IP Audio Distribution
Using IP Audio for Broadcast Audio Distribution…
Tieline provides a range of IP audio solutions for distributing multiple streams of high quality audio across a wide range of LANs, WANs and MANs. Tieline IP multiple unicasts are ideal for:
- Distributing programming between network affiliates or studios.
- Sending multiple STL signals to different transmitter sites.
- Sending program inserts to studios or affiliates.
- Distributing audio from one point to multiple end points.
- Sending voice tracks from remote studios, affiliates and other locations.
Streamlining Broadcast Networks with Multiple Unicast IP Streams
Tieline IP multiple unicasts are the ideal way to modernize your network and reduce network infrastructure costs for broadcast audio distribution.
Multiple unicasting (multi-unicasting) lets you create multiple connections from one broadcast codec to a specific group of codecs over metropolitan and wide area networks. This reduces capital investment by minimising the number of codecs required when routing audio to several locations from a single point.
The transmitting multi-unicast codec specifies exactly which codecs will receive individual audio streams and dials them directly. This is different to multicasting, which is demand driven by any number of codecs and which is usually restricted to private LAN networks.
Tieline's latest innovations have created affordable new opportunities for streamlining IP audio across pubilc and private IP networks using reliable, cost effective multi-unicast IP technologies. Tieline can assist you to implement these technologies and deliver flexible broadcast solutions to your network.
Figure 1: Six affiliates receive program audio from a Bridge-IT IP audio codec
Multiple Unicasting over IP and other Networks
It is also possible to take advantage of Tieline's renowned connection flexibility and connect over your choice of IP, ISDN, X.21, POTS/PSTN or satellite (IP or ISDN) when distributing high quality, low delay audio between networks, stations, affiliates or studios.
Tieline's interchangeable connection modules provide more flexibility to connect anywhere, anytime, over your choice of connection transport. All Tieline codecs can be fully remote controlled from the studio, no matter how far a codec is installed away from the studio.
Tieline's flexible G3 codec profiles can easily send point-to-point audio between two codecs, or two streams of audio from a single codec to two end points - significantly reducing hardware costs.
Figure 2: Two Affiliates Receive Program Audio from a Network Codec
Compatibility, the key to flexible audio distribution...
Tieline Bridge-IT, Commander G3 and i-Mix G3 codecs are compatible with all major brands of IP codecs that have implemented the EBU N/ACIP tech 3326 specification, relating to interoperability over IP using SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).
When connecting over ISDN and X.21, Tieline Commander and i-Mix codecs are compatible with all major brands of codecs using the popular G.722 and MPEG algorithms. Tieline codecs are also compatible over POTS/PSTN with Comrex* Matrix*, Access*, Vector* and Blue* codecs.
This means that if you have a Tieline Commander rack unit codec in your studio with a LAN connection attached and a POTS/PSTN and ISDN module installed, you can accept calls from any ISDN codec, most IP codecs, most Comrex codecs and Tieline wireless 3G codecs - now that's compatible!
Figure 3: Flexible Audio Distribution Alternatives
What Tieline Audio Distribution Solutions are Available?
|Tieline’s Bridge-IT is the ultimate cost-effective, high-performance, point-to-point and multi-point stereo IP audio codec solution for broadcast and professional applications. Each codec is capable of sending up to six stereo audio streams reliably, simply and effectively over IP data networks such as wired and wireless LANs, WANs, the internet, satellite IP, Wi-MAX and Wi-Fi. Find out more about Bridge-IT|
|Tieline Commander G3 rack mount codecs are ideal for permanent audio distribution codec installations. The 2RU features two balanced XLR inputs with both front and rear panel headphone outputs and mic inputs. It also has four front panel PPM meters that can display send, return or selected channel audio levels. The screen features real time link information and all controls are available at a touch of a button, or they can be locked out. It can also be programmed and controlled using a PC-controlled GUI that emulates the front panel operations of the unit. Find out more about the Commander G3 Rack Mount Codec|
Recognized as the world's most compact, powerful and reliable IP audio codecs, the Commander G3 can connect over a variety of network transports. Featuring interchangeable module slots, they can be customized to connect over a variety of connections according to each broadcaster's unique requirements. All Commanders feature two module slots, which accept your choice of hardware plug-in modules. This allows broadcasters to send high quality, low-delay live audio over IP, 3G/3.5G, POTS/PSTN analog telephone lines, ISDN, X.21, GSM and B-GAN satellite networks. Find out more about the Commander G3 field codec