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New ViA Features Showcased at Broadcast Asia

May 10, 2017

New ViA Codec Features Showcased at Broadcast Asia


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  ViA Portable Codec

Tieline will showcase a range of new features in the ViA outside broadcast codec at Broadcast Asia.

“Tieline continues to develop exciting new features in the ViA codec, which deliver greater flexibility to engineers for outside broadcasts,” said Charlie Gawley, VP Sales APAC & EMEA. “This year at Broadcast Asia Tieline will reveal a new firmware release with a suite of new features focused on routing and connection flexibility.”

The new ViA codec firmware upgrade includes:

  • A comprehensive configurable mixer with simple touchscreen routing controls for all inputs and outputs.
  • A graphic equalizer for adjustments to input audio.
  • Input compression settings on each input.

The configurable mixer supports saving and recalling matrix profiles for remotes with different routing requirements.

New Features in Genie, Merlin & Bridge-IT

The new v2.16.xx firmware upgrade for the Genie, Merlin and Bridge-IT codec families will deliver a huge range of exciting new features when it is released soon after Broadcast Asia.

New HTML5 Program Wizard

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  The New HTML5 GUI

Tieline has fully integrated Program creation into the HTML5 Toolbox web-browser Graphical User Interface (GUI) for all Genie, Merlin and Bridge-IT codecs. This was necessary because major web-browsers like Chrome and Edge have moved away from supporting Java and the new Toolbox HTML5 GUI runs seamlessly on modern browsers.

New Program Scheduler


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  The Program Scheduler

The Program Scheduler is a powerful tool added to Merlin, Merlin PLUS, Genie STL, Genie Distribution and ViA codecs. It automatically connects and disconnects scheduled programs using a simple calendar-based user interface.  Key features include:

  • Drag and drop to add programs into the scheduler.
  • Drag the top or bottom of a scheduled program to adjust the scheduled time.
  • Customization of time-zones.
  • Day, week, month, list and timeline views available.
  • Enable and disable events in a snap.
  • Automatically switch program types from dialing to answering.

Wi-Fi Connectivity Added to Genies and Merlins

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All Genie and Merlin codecs now support connecting a USB Wi-Fi modem and streaming IP audio over Wi-Fi. This feature delivers greater versatility and an additional backup transport.

Enhanced Genie Output Backup Options

Genie STL and Distribution codecs can automatically switch between 4 backup audio sources to maintain program output at transmitter sites. Options include:

  • Connection audio.
  • Icecast streaming client.
  • Audio file backup.
  • Hardware bypass of audio inputs to outputs if power fails.

Visit Tieline at Wheatstone booth 4P1-05

Tieline will also exhibit Genie Distribution and Merlin PLUS codecs with WheatNet-IP at Broadcast Asia. These codecs seamlessly integrate into Wheatstone Corporation’s WheatNet-IP ecosystem.

Meet Charlie Gawley on Wheatstone booth 4P1-05 to discuss and view the latest Tieline codec solutions. For more information visit www.tieline.com.

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