Tieline Technologies

New Merlin PLUS IP Codec for 6 Simultaneous Remotes

Mar 14, 2013

Tieline Technology has announced the highly anticipated release of the new 1RU Merlin PLUS IP audio codec designed to manage up to six incoming remotes at the studio.

--------- Merlin PLUS front panel

“The new Merlin PLUS IP audio codec allows engineers to manage up to six simultaneous remotes between the studio and Tieline IP codecs or smartphones using the Report-IT application,” said Mary Ann Seidler, VP Sales Americas. “Merlin PLUS is designed to rapidly expand remote capabilities at an affordable price, and when packaged with Report-IT Enterprise it is a simple, compact and scalable solution for managing multiple simultaneous remotes.”

--------- Merlin PLUS connected to 6 remotes

Both Tieline’s Merlin and Merlin PLUS audio codecs can deliver bidirectional stereo IP audio and full-duplex communications between the studio and a remote codec. Merlin PLUS delivers exceptional value and reduces rack space requirements significantly by being able to create and manage up to 6 independent bidirectional mono connections with IP codecs or smartphones using Report-IT.

Merlin PLUS features a rear panel with 2 XLR in/outs and a four channel DB-25 audio in/out expansion connector, allowing a total of 6 channels in/out. Merlin PLUS also includes the revolutionary SmartStream PLUS software for reliability over IP networks without QoS. Connect two inexpensive IP links to codecs with SmartStream PLUS and stream simultaneous redundant data streams from dual Ethernet ports and deliver seamless redundancy when streaming over IP.

Merlin PLUS has very simple local or remote command and control via the ToolBox web-GUI, and you can store and recall connection configurations via programs. The Merlin family of audio codecs now also includes the Opus algorithm.

Merlin PLUS is now shipping and for more information visit http://www.tieline.com/products/G5/Merlin-PLUS for more details. Merlin PLUS will be on display at NAB 2013 on booth #C3034.

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