Bridge-IT

The
High-performance stereo IP audio codec

The ultimate affordable, high-performance, stereo IP audio codec solution for broadcast and professional applications

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

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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 IP data networks, such as LANs, WANs and the internet.

Beyond Expectations.
Not Beyond Budget.

Expand your IP network at a fraction of the cost of competing IP codecs, without compromising on quality or broadcast quality features. Multi-unicast in stereo to up to 6 different end-points from a single codec and reduce capital expenditure across your broadcast network.

  • Studio-to-Transmitter Link (STL) applications
  • Studio-to-Studio Link (SSL) applications
  • Point-to-Point IP audio distribution
  • Multi-point IP audio distribution
  • Simple mono and stereo remote broadcast links
  • Cable Head End IP Audio Distribution
  • Low-latency audio over IP bridging solutions
  • Multiple codec installations (2 codecs fit in 1 x 19” rack unit)

Features at a glance...

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 Stereo peer-to-peer

1 x stereo peer-to-peer bidirectional connection

1 x Multi-Unicast

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

Alarms

SNMP Alarms

Single Power Supply

One 12 Volt DC power supply

Algorithms

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

Optional

apt-x Algorithm*

Optional 16/24 bit Enhanced apt-X available

Front panel

Other inexpensive codecs require a PC to configure them. Bridge-IT includes:

  • 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 Jack
  • AES/EBU XLR Output
  • Front Panel Key pad

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: 8.5” x 5.9” x 1.75” (216mm x 150mm x 44mm)
  • Weight: 2.07lb/940g
  • Power:12V DC, 400mA
  • 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*
  • IP (uncompressed): Linear PCM16

*Optional upgrade required 

*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 (additional purchase).

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.
  • 2 relay inputs and 2 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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