Tieline Technologies

ToolBox

There are three Toolbox graphical user interface (GUI) options for configuring Tieline G5 codecs (Bridge-IT, Merlin and Genie codec families) in firmware v2.xx.xx:

  1. Java Toolbox Web-GUI: codecs can be fully configured including program creation, dial and hangup, command and control.
  2. HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI: most codec settings can be configured, dial and hangup existing programs only, quick connect option available for simple peer-to-peer connections, command and control.
  3. HTML5 Toolbox Quick Connect Web-GUI: designed for simple peer-to-peer connections and non-technical users.

About the Java Toolbox Web-GUI

Codecs can be fully configured using the Java ToolBox Web-GUI and this can be launched using an IP/LAN connection with the codec. Instructions for using the Java web-GUI are available via the Help panel. The Tieline Java Toolbox Web-GUI application runs on:

  • Internet Explorer 6 or greater on Windows® XP, Windows Vista ® and Windows 7 ®.
  • Firefox® 3 or greater on Windows® XP, Windows Vista ® and Windows 7 ®, Solaris™ and Linux®.
  • All browsers except Edge and Chrome in Windows 10.

Java Toolbox Web-GUI Prerequisites

To use the Java ToolBox Web-GUI you will need to download the latest version of Java™ by visiting http://www.java.com. The Web-GUI will prompt you to do this if Java is not installed and you attempt to launch the Java ToolBox Web-GUI.


After updating to the latest version of Java you need to refresh your browser.

About the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI

The HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI was developed to improve the user experience with G5 codec command and control. With some major web-browsers moving away from Java compatibility, Tieline has delivered an HTML5 configuration option which runs seamlessly on modern browsers.

The HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI will run on computers and tablets, as well as iOS and Android smartphones, which expands the range of devices engineers can now use for configuration. In addition, many users have previously experienced connectivity issues due to regular Java updates designed to mitigate exposure to security vulnerabilities. By using the HTML5 Toolbox these issues will be avoided.

Most codec settings can be configured using the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI, including:

  • Dial and hangup existing programs only (currently program creation wizard is not available).
  • Quick connect option available for simple peer-to-peer connections: configure IP, SIP, ISDN and POTS connections including the algorithm, sample rate, bit-rate and dial number/address.
  • Extensive command and control of codec settings.

About the HTML5 Toolbox Quick Connect

The HTML5 Toolbox Quick Connect Web-GUI has a reduced feature-set and allows non-technical users to load existing programs and dial via the Quick Connect panel. Users can dial a simple peer-to-peer connection over POTS, ISDN or IP.

Opening the Java or HTML5 Web-GUI and Login

  1. Attach an Ethernet cable to the ETH1 port on the codec.
  2. Press the SETTINGS button and select Unit to display the IP address configured in your codec.
  3. Ensure your PC is connected to the same LAN.
  4. Open your web browser and type the IP address of your codec into the address bar of your browser, e.g. http://192.168.0.xxx (the last digits are the private address details unique to your codec over a private LAN).
  5. Refresh the browser and the Web-GUI landing page will display the various command and control options.

--------- Toolbox Webstart Front Page

Launching the Java Toolbox Web-GUI

1. Click to launch the ToolBox Web Start Desktop Application (this is recommended in preference to launching the Java Toolbox Browser Applet). Note: When you launch for the first time the application will download and launch the desktop Toolbox application that will allow you to configure your codec. A desktop short-cut will also be created.

--- Toolbox launch icon

2. When you launch Toolbox an authentication dialog prompts you to enter a password to login. The first time you log in you can enter the default setting "password" and click the OK button. Tieline highly recommends you click the hyperlink in the login dialog or visit Changing the Default Password to change the password. This will provide better network security to maintain reliability during live broadcasts.

--------- Java Toolbox login dialog

Important Note: If you update Java software or clear the Java cache on your computer you will need to repeat the preceding steps. If you have trouble launching the Web-GUI in a browser, type http://<insert codec IP address>.htm directly in your browser.


Launching the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI

1. Click to launch the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI.

2. When you launch Toolbox for the first time an authentication dialog prompts you to enter the user name "admin" and password "password" to login, then click the OK button. Tieline highly recommends you change the password. This will provide better network security to maintain reliability during live broadcasts.

--------- HTML5 Login dialog

Launching the HTML5 Toolbox Quick Connect

1. Click to launch the HTML5 Toolbox Quick Connect Web-GUI.

2. When you launch Toolbox for the first time an authentication dialog prompts you to enter the user name "admin" and password "password" to login, then click the OK button. Tieline highly recommends you change the password. This will provide better network security to maintain reliability during live broadcasts.