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Tieline Releases New Firmware for Genie and Merlin Codecs

Aug 10, 2017

Tieline Technology has announced the release of a new firmware upgrade v2.16.80 that delivers a huge range of exciting new features in the Merlin and Genie codec families.

New HTML5 Program Wizard

  ------ New GUI
  New HTML5 Toolbox Web-GUI

Tieline has fully integrated Program creation into the HTML5 Toolbox web-browser Graphical User Interface (GUI) for all Genie and Merlin 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. As a result, firmware from v2.16.80 will no longer support the old Java Toolbox GUI.

“We also found some users experienced connectivity issues due to regular Java updates designed to mitigate exposure to security vulnerabilities,” said Charlie Gawley, VP Sales APAC & EMEA. “By using the HTML5 Toolbox these issues are avoided completely.”

The upgraded HTML5 Toolbox will run on Mac, Windows and Linux computers, expanding the range of devices engineers can use for program configuration.

New Program Scheduler

  ------ HTML5 Scheduler
  New Program Scheduler in the HTML5 Web-GUI

The Program Scheduler is a powerful tool added to Merlin, Merlin PLUS, Genie STL and Genie Distribution codecs. This tool 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 seconds.
  • Automatically switch program types from dialing to answering.

Fuse-IP Support in Genie and Merlin

The v2.16.80 firmware release includes support for Fuse-IP network bonding in all Genie and Merlin codecs. This means all these codecs can now use Fuse-IP bonding when connecting to Tieline’s ViA remote codec and other G5 codecs.

Wi-Fi Connectivity Added to Genies and Merlins

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  Scanning Wi-Fi Access Points in Merlin and Genie

All Genie and Merlin codecs now support connecting a USB Wi-Fi modem and streaming IP audio over Wi-Fi. This feature delivers greater remote broadcast versatility for Merlin and Merlin PLUS codecs, and it delivers an additional backup transport for Genie STL and Genie Distribution codecs. So now they support dual Ethernet interfaces, Wi-Fi and VLANs.

Enhanced Genie Output Backup Options

Genie STL and Genie Distribution codecs can now 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.

Other features in this release include support for:

  • Deterministic SIP routing and upgraded SIP security features.
  • Adding 6 SIP user accounts and 2 SIP interfaces.
  • WheatNet-IP logic I/O in WheatNet codecs.
  • Line hunt call answering in Merlin and Genie codecs.
  • Codec caller IDs.
  • Support for digital SSL certificates.
  • Codec upgrades using a USB stick

Codecs with these new features will be on display at IBC on booth 8.E74 and you can make an appointment at the show with Charlie Gawley via gawley@tieline.com.au. For more information visit www.tieline.com.

  • Visit here to find the location of the Tieline booth 8.E74 at IBC2017.
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Download new Genie and Merlin firmware free via http://www.tieline.com/Support/Latest-Firmware.

Contact Tieline

  1. For USA, Canada & Latin America contact: sales@tieline.com
  2. For Australia and International: info@tieline.com

Or contact your favorite dealer for more information about Tieline codecs.

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