Tieline Technologies

Tieline Codecs Now Offer Remote Broadcast Over Internet

Feb 22, 2006

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Indianapolis - (Feb. 22, 2006) - Tieline Technology, a leading provider of high-quality remote broadcast digital audio codecs, now offers IP-based connections with its Commander G3 and i-Mix G3 platforms.

The audio over IP capability allows stations to connect reliably over the Internet and deliver FM-quality mono and stereo audio for remote broadcasts.

"Audio over IP is the next big remote broadcast revolution," said Tieline American General Manager Kevin Webb. "The Internet is much cheaper and a more readily available network than traditional broadcasting mediums such as ISDN and digital-leased lines."

The new IP software has been integrated into the Tieline Commander G3 field codec and i-Mix G3 codec. Broadcasters can even go wireless over 802.11 Wi-Fi.

"If the venue or remote broadcast has a DHCP LAN which can access a broadband Internet service, then all you need to do is connect the codec to the LAN port, dial the studio and you're on the air. It's that simple," said Webb. "Even if the venue does not have a corporate LAN, many of the latest DSL routers have the ability to assign an IP address to equipment and you can attach the codec to a LAN port on the DSL router."

Tieline is the first company to offer in one codec multiple connections over multiple networks with POTS, ISDN, GSM and the new wired and wireless IP options.

"Broadcasters can now plug into a network wherever they are and deliver broadcast-quality audio back to the studio in near real time," said Webb. "The best news is that broadcasters do not have to buy any new equipment as the Commander G3 and i-Mix G3 codecs were designed for easy upgrades such as the addition of the audio of IP functions."

Initial reports back from the new IP software have been very positive including a successful live remote broadcast by WZPL's "Smiley Morning Show" in Indianapolis.

"Tieline provided flawless sound over the public network we used," said Mike Rabey, Chief Engineer Entercom Indianapolis. "The producer went to his car to listen to the air signal, and came back to the sound booth grinning ear to ear and told us it was the best sounding remote he had ever heard."

A unique feature of Tieline's remote broadcast over IP solution is its "failover technology" option which allows broadcasters to go to a back-up network should their main Internet connection fail.

Tieline's remote broadcast codecs will be featured at its NAB2006 booth located at N3215.

About Commander G3
Tieline Commander G3 field and studio rack mount codecs are first to offer broadcasters a choice of high quality, low delay live audio and data transfer over POTS analog telephone lines, ISDN, GSM wireless and IP networks. Commander G3 codecs can be configured before you send it to the remote broadcast site so all the talent has to know is how to plug in power, a Telco line, an audio input and then dial a number. Commander G3 is the first codec to feature two expansion slots which accept your choice of hardware and software modules.

About i-Mix G3
The i-Mix G3 is the world's most advanced radio and television codec, commentary, communications and control interface feature audio over POTS, ISDN, GSM and IP. The i-Mix G3 combines six essential live remote broadcast products into one box weighing just four pounds. Designed for live event broadcasting specialists, the i-Mix G3 is a talk show, sports, music and live event dream machine. The i-Mix G3 offers broadcasters 15kHz mono/stereo over ISDN and POTS plus up to 15kHz over GSM and 20kHz uncompressed linear stereo audio over IP networks.

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