Tieline Technologies

Summary of Bridge-IT Codec Firmware Release Notes

Release note updates from firmware v2.18.74 (25 Feb. 2019) to v2.18.76 (7 March 2019)

  • WebGui Version

  • New fixes for SIP.

  • Disabled caching for backup downloads.

Release note updates from firmware v2.16.120 (17 Jan. 2018) to v2.18.74 (25 Feb. 2019)
  • Web GUI

  1. New GPIO status panel added.

  2. Support for import/export configuration using XML (advanced user feature).

  3. Program level rules added to Program Manager.

  4. Import and Export of programs added.

  5. Support for Headphone Output Mode selection.

  6. Lots of improvements.

  • SIP:

  1. Support for STUN.

  2. Support for RFC FEC.

  • Rules:

  1. Program level rules added.

  2. New UI to show GPI state and to show and control GPO state.

  • G3 Channel compatibility setting added for Dual Mono programs.

  • New Firewall security settings:

  1. Allow disable of PING outside of local subnet.

  2. Allow disabling of ports, e.g. SSH, HTTP, etc.

  • CSRF (Cross-Site-Resource-Forgery) protection.

  • Allow manual configuration of Ethernet link speed and direction.

  • Support for setting Hostname of device.

  • Support for setting title of Browser.

  • Bug fixes.

Release note updates from firmware v.2.14.124 (15 Mar. 2017) to v2.16.120 (17 Jan. 2018)

Warning Notes for Major Release Firmware v2.16.120:
  1. This Firmware supports new features and functionality that are not supported in older versions of firmware. It is strongly recommended that after this upgrade you do not downgrade your codec below v2.16.xx to avoid any compatibility issues. Create a full system backup before upgrading to ensure you can restore previous program settings if required.
  2. This firmware release does not include full support for Java*. We recommend transitioning to the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI for all codec configuration and control.

Includes HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI with support for creating programs; also includes:

  • Rearranged menu structure.
  • Redesigns of several existing panels.
  • Quick Connect panel added to the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI.
  • New panels added for new features such as Fuse-IP, SIP Interfaces, SIP Filter Lists.
  • Added SmartStream PLUS redundant IP streaming.
  • Includes SSL security certificate support.
  • Support for receiving Fuse-IP streams.

SIP improvements:

  • Configure up to 6 accounts and 2 interfaces.
  • Deterministic SIP answering and call routing.
  • "Public IP" address field added.
  • Support for SIP Blacklist and Whitelist filters

Other Improvements:

  • Removed 1-1 restriction on relay reflection, e.g. can now use relay 1 to trigger relay 4 on a remote codec.
  • Support for Min/Max auto-jitter buffer depth.
  • Added SNMP support.
  • dBFS audio scale used as a default for digital inputs
  • Support for Line Hunt dialing/answering in Tieline IP.
  • Support for specifying G3 profiles when dialling.
  • Upgrade firmware via SD card.
  • Backup and restore system configuration using an SD card.
  • Updates to speed dial functionality.
  • Support for Asymetric encoding.

*Note: The Java GUI is still available in this build however none of the new features are available.

Release note updates from firmware  v.2.14.100 (9 Dec. 2015) to firmware v.2.14.124 (15 Mar. 2017)

  • File system improvements to ensure the system file can not become too large.
  • Music PLUS algorithm optimization improvements.

Release note updates from firmware v.2.14.88 (17 Sept 2015) to firmware v.2.14.100 (9 Dec. 2015)

  • New Toolbox Web GUI version
  • Rules engine improvements.
  • Other minor fixes in line with Genie and Merlin family codec release v2.14.100.

Release note updates from firmware v.2.14.66  (1st July 2015)  to firmware v.2.14.88 (17 Sept 2015)

  • Includes Toolbox Web GUI version with official support for the new HTML5 Toolbox GUIs. HTML5 Toolbox offers almost identical configuration options as the Java Toolbox. Currently no support for program creation. Dial/disconnect, and load/unload programs is available.
  • HTML5 Quick Connect: This simplified UI allows customers to make simple point-to-point connections over IP.
  • Allows loading/unloading of existing programs.
  • Improved landing page with clear Web-GUI options for customers.
  • Added a warning when a user attempts to leave the codec's network configuration screen without saving changes.
  • Updated HTML and PDF user manuals including: A major section with sub-topics describing how to use the HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI for configuration and control; A section on how to use the HTML5 Quick Connect Web-GUI. This is designed for simple monitoring and dialing of connections for non-technical users; Other minor adjustments.

Release Notes and Summary of Changes between v.2.14.58 (8th June 2015) and v.2.14.66 (1st July 2015)

  • Improvements to upgrading of SIP programs which were created in 1.xx.xx firmware.

  • Improvements to the performance of Music and Music Plus algorithms to improve PPM rendering and allow file playback when using these algorithms.

  • Improvements to the speed of bit-rate renegotiation.

  • New Auto Dim setting lets you enable/disable the automatic dimming of the LCD. Default is enabled. Configure via Settings > System > Auto Dim.

Release Notes and Summary of Changes between v.1.12.14 (4th February 2014) and v.2.14.58 (8th June 2015)

The v2.14.xx firmware release is a significant upgrade to Bridge-IT codec functionality. It includes a range of new features and enhancements, which improve codec configuration and control, including:

  • Codec UI "Connect" menu has changed to display: Connect > IP > [Tieline Session, or SIP, or Sessionless] > enter address

  • A significantly improved web-graphical user interface with new features.

  • Toolbox Web-browser GUI "Connect" button is now named "Programs".

  • Toolbox Web-browser GUI "System" button is now named "Settings".

  • Toolbox GUI "Programs" configuration wizard has more comprehensive settings and options.

  • Toolbox GUI "Master" panel is used to connect and disconnect audio stream connections.

  • The Opus algorithm as standard.

  • AAC-LD and AAC-ELD in the AAC license pack.

  • AES input monitoring.

  • Data support for connections with Commander and i-Mix G3 codecs.

  • Support for sessionless IP connections.

  • 3 levels of user lock functionality.

Release Notes and Summary of Changes between v.1.10.16 (June 17, 2013) and v.1.12.14 (4th February 2014)

  • Improved support for Rules Engine features

  • Integration of web-GUI version

  • Quality of Service configuration (QoS) implemented.

  • Ability to update licences from Tieserver via the codec (web-GUI or codec UI).

  • Improved LCD screen support.

  • Support for auto-reconnection of multi-unicast endpoints.

  • Support for setting the Time-To-Live (TTL) value for multicast.

Release Notes and Summary of Changes between v.1.10.00 (Dec 21, 2011) and v.1.10.16 (June 17, 2013)

  • Minor enhancements to FEC

  • The AES/EBU channel status header has been adjusted to comply with EBU Tech 3250-E-2004 specification.

  • Added the ability to set a DNS value in the network configuration when setting up a static IP address. This allows a DNS server to be different from the default gateway address.


Release Notes and Summary of Changes between v.1.8.18r6235 (27th May 2011) and v.1.10.00r6679 (Dec 21, 2011)

  • v1.10.00r6679 provides additional support for the Rules Engine.

  • Support for the Web GUI (graphical user interface) version

  • Support for Quality of Service (QoS) packet tagging configuration.

  • Ability to update licences from Tieserver via the codec (using either the Web GUI or codec front panel user interface).

  • Support for White LCD screens.

  • Support for auto-reconnection of individual end-points within a multi-unicast connection.

  • Support for setting a data packet Time-To-Live (TTL) value for multicast connections.

  • Addition of the ability to select 32kHz, 44.1kHz and 48kHz samplingrates for AES3 output and SD card backup recordings.

  • Minor bug fixes 

  • Note: Ensure you have Java v1.6.30 or higher installed when using the Web GUI with this release.

ition of the ability to select 32kHz, 44.1kHz and 48kHz sampling
rates for AES3 output and SD card backup recordings.

Release Notes and Summary of Changes between v.1.8.08r5891 (15th March, 2011) and v.1.8.18r6235 (27th May, 2011)

  • The buttons used to launch the web-GUI panels have become symbols that are highlighted after a panel is opened.

  • Implementation of the Bridge-IT Rules Engine into the web-GUI for programming control port inputs and opto-isolated relay outputs.

  • Implementation of support for using DSCP in IP data packet headers to provide QoS packet priority when traversing IP data networks.

  • Implementation of automatic TieServer license file upgrades.

  • Minor bug fixes.