Bridge-IT XTRA

The
stereo IP audio codec

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The 1RU Bridge-IT XTRA is a cost effective, high-performance, STL and multipoint IP audio codec with all the features of the Bridge-IT IP codec and more!

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Learn about Tieline’s Bridge-IT XTRA. The ultimate affordable, high-performance, stereo IP audio codec solution for broadcast and professional applications

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The 1RU Bridge-IT XTRA is a cost effective, high-performance, point-to- point and multi-point stereo IP audio codec with all the features of the Bridge-IT IP codec and more!

Bridge-IT XTRA includes dual power supplies, front and rear panel stereo headphone sockets, 4 GPIO in/outs and aptX® Enhanced as standard. It also includes SD/SDHC card audio backup.

Applications

Bridge-IT XTRA is capable of transporting audio streams reliably, simply and effectively over IP data networks such as wired and wireless LANs, WANs, the internet, satellite IP, Wi-MAX and Wi-Fi. It is perfect for:

  • Studio-to-Transmitter Link (STL) applications
  • Studio-to-Studio Link (SSL) applications
  • IP Multi-unicasting
  • IP Multicasting over compatible IP networks
  • Simple remote broadcast links

Features at a glance...

Full 1RU Size

Mount the Bridge-IT XTRA in a standard rackframe

4 Relay inputs & Outputs

4 relay inputs and 4 opto-isolated outputs plus RS-232 for local and remote control of equipment at either end of your codec link.

SD Card Audio Backup

Automatic SDHC card audio file backup if a connection is lost

Single Ethernet Port

Connect over a single LAN port or setup VLANs to use SmartStream PLUS

1 x Multicast

Multicast to unlimited IP codecs over supported networks

1 x Multi-Unicast

Multi-Unicast to up to 6 end-points; 1st connection bidirectional

1 x Stereo Peer-to-Peer

1 x stereo peer-to-peer bidirectional connection

Algorithms

Opus, Tieline Music, Tieline MusicPLUS, G.711, G.722, MPEG Layer 2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AAC-HEv2 and apt-x Enhanced

Alarms

SNMP Alarms
PSU Failure via LED Indication

Dual Redundant Power Supplies

Dual Power Supplies to protect you in case one fails

Optional

TieLink Traversal Server*

A Licence is required for use with the TieLink Traversal Server. Click to learn more

Front panel

Compare Bridge-IT XTRA’s superior programming functionality and simple user interface with other low cost 1RU codecs.

Bridge-IT XTRA features:

  • Front Panel Navigation
  • LCD Display
  • Front Panel PPM Metering
  • Front Panel Key pad

Professional Connectors

  • Broadcast XLR connectors
  • Full Size 1/4" (6.35mm) Headphone Jacks
  • AES/EBU XLR Output

SmartStream PLUS redundant streaming

Connect two inexpensive IP links to codecs with SmartStream PLUS and stream simultaneous redundant data streams and deliver seamless redundancy when streaming over IP.

Bond multiple interfaces with Fuse-IP

Imagine the peace of mind knowing you can bond 2 cellular data links from different Telcos and let Tieline’s Fuse-IP technology automatically manage the data capability of each link!

General

  • Dimensions: 19” x 1.75” x 6.42” [482mm (W) x 44mm (H) x 163mm (D) including rear connectors]
  • 3lb 8oz/1.6Kg
  • Power:~12W one PSU, ~18W both PSU at 240VAC dual IEC Power Inlets
  • Operating temp: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
  • Humidity: 20% ≤RH ≤70% (0 to 35°C), non-condensing

Algorithms

  • IP (Compressed): Opus, Tieline Music, Tieline MusicPLUS, G.711, G.722, MPEG Layer 2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AAC-HEv2, 16/24 bit Enhanced apt-X & MP3 Playback
  • IP (uncompressed): Linear PCM16

*MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson Licensing.

audio

  • Robust DSP-based architecture designed for rock solid, mission critical broadcast audio
  • Analog and Digital (AES3) inputs and outputs.
  • Bidirectional Mono or Stereo.
  • Multi-unicast to up to 6 endpoints.
  • Multicast to unlimited endpoints over compatible networks.
  • Uncompressed PCM audio plus other popular algorithms as standard, including LC-AAC, HE-AAC v1 and v2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELDv1 and v2, Opus, MPEG II, MPEG Layer-3, Tieline Music and MusicPLUS, G.722 and G.711.
  • Low-delay, cascade resiliant aptX® Enhanced algorithm (included)

connectivity

  • Ethernet LAN port.
  • Broadcast quality analog XLR inputs/outputs.
  • XLR digital AES/EBU input/output.
  • Simultaneous analog and digital AES/EBU audio outputs.
  • SmartStream PLUS dual redundant IP streaming
  • Automated failover to backup audio on SD card.
  • Receive calls from codecs using Fuse-IP bonding.
  • SIP (SDP) compatible with EBU N/ACIP 3326 for interoperability with other codec manufacturers.
  • Configure up to 6 SIP accounts and connect up to 2 SIP interfaces.
  • Selectable fixed or automatic jitter buffer: 5 automated settings available to manage network connectivity and avoid dropouts (includes configurable min and max buffer settings).
  • Configurable Forward Error Correction (FEC).
  • Highly advanced error concealment strategies.
  • Real-time IP connection packet statistics.
  • Support for Line Hunt dialing/answering and caller IDs using Tieline IP.
  • ¼” (6.35mm) stereo headphone output.
  • 4 relay inputs and 4 opto-isolated outputs plus RS-232 for local and remote control of equipment at either end of your codec link.
  • USB slave connection for codec configuration.

operation

  • Full hardware front panel interface including navigation, LCD display, PPM metering and dialing key pad.
  • User-friendly HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI enables codec configuration and control remotely over WANs.
  • IPv4 & IPv6 compatible and ready.
  • Low latency in-band RS-232 aux data channel.
  • Configurable software rules engine via web-GUI for Control Port functions, plus WheatNet-IP LIO compatibility.
  • Upgrade firmware from an SD card.
  • Backup and restore configuration via SD card.
  • Automated firmware upgrade notifications via Web-GUI.
  • Support for multiple languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
  • Backward compatible with all Tieline IP codecs.

security

  • User name and password protection of codec and Toolbox Web-GUI.
  • Support for SSL Security Certificate installation
  • SIP Whitelists and Blacklists allow filtering of SIP URIs and User Agents.

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