Tieline Technologies

STL-grade IP Audio without Compromise


Tieline designs the world's most powerful DSP-based IP audio codecs for mission critical point-to-point connections and studio-to-transmitter links.

Designed for all the latest digital IP broadcast networks, the Genie STL IP codec is the most feature-packed STL-grade IP audio codec with multiple levels of power, audio and network redundancy.------------ Genie Front PanelGenie STL features:

  • IPv4/6 compatibility.
  • EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326 compatibility over IP.
  • Low latency cascade-resiliant aptX Enhanced algorithm, as well as Opus, LC-AAC, HE-AAC v1 and v2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELDv1 and v2, MPEG 1 Layer II, MP3, Tieline Music and MusicPLUS, G.722 and G.711 algorithms.

With Telcos around the globe announcing the phasing out of synchronous ISDN and other leased line networks around the world, thousands of broadcasters have successfully transitioned to Tieline IP codecs when upgrading their Studio to Transmitter Links - and the cost advantages of IP are significant.

------ Genie STL with 4G LTE Backup

 STL-grade IP Audio with Backup to 4G-LTE at the Transmitter Site

Tieline Genie IP codecs also offer:

  • Full remote control from the studio.
  • STL-grade audio over affordable public internet connections, private LANs, fiber connections and public or private WiMAX networks.
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual redundant power supplies, automated audio silence detection and IP network backup solutions
  • Automatic network backup to IP, ISDN, POTS/PSTN or wireless broadband like 4G-LTE.
  • 24bit 96kHz low latency linear PCM audio.
  • SmartStream PLUS IP streaming redundancy.
  • Simultaneous analog and AES/EBU digital in/out.
  • Real-time confidence monitoring.

Tieline Genie STL codecs can be configured with IP as the primary connection and with backup to IP, ISDN or POTS. Insert optional ISDN or POTS modules in the codec rear panel to add ISDN or POTS network connections.

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 STL-grade IP Audio with ISDN Backup

Save Money Now with SmartStream PLUS Redundant Streaming

As an IP audio pioneer, Tieline was the first major codec manufacturer to integrate SmartStream features such as Automated Jitter Buffer management, Forward Error Correction (FEC) and error concealment techniques in all IP codecs. These features dynamically respond to variable conditions over unmanaged IP networks like the public internet to ensure reliable streaming.

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Now SmartStream PLUS has revolutionised IP broadcasting by delivering the rock solid and reliable STL-grade audio quality you would expect over a T1/E1 link by using inexpensive unmanaged IP networks like the internet for STLs, audio distribution and remotes.

Tieline can show you how an investment in new codecs will pay for itself in just a few months by using SmartStream PLUS over inexpensive IP links to transport STL-grade, high fidelity audio at a fraction of the cost of synchronous leased lines. ------ Genie STL featuring SmartStream PLUS IP Streaming

STL-grade IP Audio over Affordable IP

Some other manufacturers charge thousands of dollars for IP management software like SmartStream as if it's an optional extra, however Tieline believes high performance and rock-solid reliability is an essential part of each and every broadcast, and therefore delivers its renowned SmartStream IP management software for free. SmartStream PLUS delivers an additional layer of STL-grade redundancy and is available as standard in the Tieline Genie and Merlin families of IP codecs.

Tieline STL Solutions...

Genie STL------------ Genie Front Panel

Tieline Genie STL IP codecs introduce a new generation of the world's most powerful STL grade audio codecs for mission critical studio-to-transmitter links. Genie STL is a DSP-based IP codec with multiple levels of power, audio and network redundancy and is designed for the latest digital IP broadcast networks.

Find out more about Genie STL Codecs

Bridge-IT XTRA

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Bridge-IT XTRA is a cost effective, high-performance stereo IP audio codec for STLs and multipoint IP links. It features dual internal power supplies, simultaneous analog and digital AES/EBU audio outputs via XLR connectors, front and rear panel stereo headphone outputs and an SD/SDHC card slot for audio file backup.

Find out more about Bridge-IT XTRA.

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Tieline’s Bridge-IT is the ultimate affordable, high-performance, stereo IP audio codec solution for broadcast and professional applications. Designed to deliver point-to-point or multi-point connections, Bridge-IT transports audio streams reliably, simply and effectively over a range of managed and unmanaged wired and wireless* IP data networks, such as LANs, WANs and the internet. Available in Basic and Pro versions.

Find out more about Bridge-IT.

Commander G3------------ Commander G3 Rack - 2RU

The 2RU Commander G3 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. Find out more about Commander 3G Rack Mount codecs

Email sales@tieline.com for more detailed information about how Tieline can provide an STL solution tailored to your broadcast requirements.