Encoding of Multiple Opus Audio Streams support
Mar 27, 2014
Leading codec manufacturer Tieline Technology today announced support for up to 6 simultaneous streams of Opus encoding in Genie Distribution and Merlin PLUS IP audio codecs.
Opus is the latest state of the art audio codec standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force for interactive speech and music transmissions over the internet and a range of IP streaming applications. It has also been validated by the EBU.
"Tieline recently completed DSP optimization to support this encoding solution, which has been eagerly anticipated by broadcast engineers who use Merlin PLUS in particular," said John Lackness, Tieline's VP Sales Americas.
"Many networks simultaneously connect multiple Report-IT Enterprise app users to Merlin PLUS codecs and they can now use Opus to stream 7 kHz quality mono audio at only 14.4 kbps. This is a huge advantage in regions where network bandwidth constraints exist and highly efficient encoding is required."
Opus incorporates technology from the well-known SILK and CELT codecs and is ideal for live broadcast situations because of its capacity to deliver high quality, real-time IP audio at low bit-rates.
Opus in Tieline's Report-IT app and the Merlin and Genie codec families has a low encoding delay at 14.4 kpbs, which compares very favorably with other low bit rate codecs.
Firmware release v2.8.30 supporting 6 simultaneous Opus audio streams is available now from the tieline website. Contact Tieline at firstname.lastname@example.org or your favorite dealer for more information, or visit www.tieline.com