Tieline Technologies

Summary of Merlin PLUS Codec Release Notes

Release note updates from firmware v.2.14.100 (9 Dec. 2015) to firmware v.2.14.118 (10 Nov. 2016)

  • New Toolbox Web GUI version with alphanumeric ordering of programs in the Toolbox HTML5 Web-GUI.

  • Improvements to ISDN, increasing the reliability of connection establishment and overall stability.

  • FEC is now available for Music and MusicPLUS algorithms in Multi-unicast programs.

  • Fix for SNMP reporting incorrect information for answering calls after a previous disconnection.

  • Improvements to the stability of RS232 data over IP connections.

  • Improvements to the performance of short relay triggers.

  • Manual DNS settings are now applied on boot.

  • Fix for contrast not being restored on reboot.

  • Fix for auto-reconnect not triggering correctly in certain scenarios.

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

  • Support for MP2 Mono at 24kHz sampling for IP and ISDN connections (Genie and Merlin codec families)

  • POTS ad hoc dials now use Tieline session settings by default.

  • Improvements to ISDN bonding.

  • Other minor fixes.

Release note updates from firmware v.2.14.54 (11 May 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 POTS, ISDN and 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.

  • POTS line presence is now indicated on the codec screen. A codec can now detect if there’s voltage on the line and update status accordingly.

  • Official fix for fan alarms.

  • Improved reliability of alarm dissemination to relays.

  • 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 note updates from firmware v.2.14.18 (14 Jan 2015) to firmware v.2.14.54 (11 May 2015)

  • The “Support Logs” from the web GUI now also include the codec’s configuration information

  • Web GUI version

  • Streaming improvements to Music/Music PLUS algorithms

  • Added auto-jitter buffer into multi-unicast connections

  • Added algorithm profiles for AAC LD and ELD

  • Improved back-up restore process and included user friendly messaging

  • Improved UI pop-up to create consistent behaviour

  • Improvements to VLANs

  • Codec UI reflects changes made via Web GUI’s Inputs panel

Release note updates from firmware v.2.8.34 (13th May 2014) to firmware v.2.14.18 (14 Jan 2015)

(Note: The 2.14.xx release is a major release with support for new POTS and IP connection solutions and other features.)

  • Some menu structures have been upgraded and renamed to support new features.

  • Includes support for POTS connections.

  • Support for up to 6 simultaneous connections using SIP

  • Support for up to 6 simultaneous EBU compliant AoIP intercom streams.

  • Support for sessionless IP dialing is now available.

  • VLAN support.

  • Support for configuring both send and return audio ports when connecting over IP.

  • Support for 45 kHz audio on AES at 96 kHz sample rate.

  • Hardware reset button is enabled.

  • Updated translations into Spanish, French and Portuguese for the codec UI and web-GUI.

  • A new web-GUI "rule" is available to allow the codec to “Disconnect on Input Silence and Reconnect when Input Audio is Detected”

  • Also in the web-GUI v2.4.2.35, the model of codec is added to the "Help" panel and the firmware version is added to the "Firmware tab"

  • A new user manual is available with more detailed support for ISDN and in particular deterministic ISDN dialing. It now also includes POTS dialing information and other updates.

Release note updates from firmware firmware v2.8.30 (14th March 2014)  to firmware v.2.8.34 (13th May 2014)

  • Various minor bug fixes

Release note updates from firmware v.2.6.32 (9th October 2013) to firmware v2.8.30 (14th March 2014)

(Note: This is a major release with support for new connection solutions and a wide range of new and improved features.)

  • Support for ISDN using up to 4 B channels.

  • Support for AAC-LD and AAC-ELD encoding.

  • Support for aptX® Enhanced encoding when connecting over ISDN; supports ISDN interoperability with a range of APT, Prodys and Mayah codecs.

  • Support for SNMP.

  • Support for multiple simultaneous Opus connections (up to 6 Mono).

  • New and improved web-GUI version

  • Addition of Audio Stream routing support using Dial and Answer Route tags. This feature primarily allows ISDN audio streams to support deterministic routing; this feature operates similarly to how audio ports are used to route audio streams over IP.

  • Improved interoperability between programs.

  • Support for RPTP to allow RS.232 and relay data to be exchanged between G3 codecs and the Tieline Genie and Merlin families of IP codecs.

  • Support for a single audio stream sending auxiliary data in multiple audio stream programs.

  • Menu upgrades to support ISDN configuration. E.g. the front panel “Config” menu is now “Settings”. Menu changes are supported in both the web-GUI and codec LCD menus.

  • Improved back-up and restore functions for programs and codec configuration settings; ‘Alarms’ and ‘Rules’ files are now included in this process.

  • Improved factory default reset function.

  • New web browser HTML user manuals and PDF user manuals available for all products.

Release note updates from firmware v.2.6.22 (21st August 2013 release) to v.2.6.32 (9th October 2013)

  • When a codec with a 6 x Mono Program is dialled by a device with Report-IT configured to use Opus, the incoming call is now able to renegotiate and use Tieline Music algorithm (Opus is not currently supported in 6 x Mono Peer-to-Peer connections).

  • New web-GUI to support new use-cases (Version

  • Updated user manuals.

  • Improved use-case interoperability.

  • Improvements to SmartStream PLUS dual Ethernet backup.

Release note updates for firmware v.2.6.22 (21st August 2013 release)

  • Addition of new program capability: Single Mono/Stereo Main + Mono IFB for Merlin and Merlin PLUS.

  • Addition of new program capability: 2 x Mono/Stereo Main + Mono IFB for Merlin PLUS.

  • Improved SmartStream PLUS streaming configuration for the answering side.  Users no longer need to explicitly enable SmartStream PLUS in answering programs.

  • Improved headphone monitoring allows users to monitor individual audio streams.

  • Updated user manual.

Release Notes and Summary of Changes for v2.2.4 12th December 2012

  • Web GUI version

  • Official support for Opus.

  • Significant development to web GUI program models.