Tieline Technologies

Professional Mic Adapter for iPhone Remotes coming soon from Tieline

Mar 31, 2011

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iPhone with Report-IT attached

to the Mic Adapter

Tieline Technology today announced it will be releasing a professional hardware Mic Adapter** that allows you to attach your favorite pro dynamic microphone to an iPhone 4®* when newsgathering using the Company's Report-IT Live Codec Application.

"The release of this product is highly anticipated due to the popularity of Tieline's Report-IT Live  application," said Darren Levy, Tieline's International Marketing Manager. "We've now had over 5000 downloads of the app since July last year and we've had hundreds of users requesting a portable, professional hardware solution that captures the full dynamic range of the iPhone's digital input. The market is definitely hungry for a solution that fits in the palm of your hand and allows the iPhone to record audio or broadcast live using a pro dynamic mic and two sets of headphones or ear buds."

"Competing mic interface solutions, including wired interfaces that attach to the iPhone headphone input, roll off quickly after 200Hz - reducing the richness of the audio quality," said Levy. "Tieline's Mic Adapter delivers a full octave of richer, warmer, low frequency response from 20Hz to 200Hz and perfectly reproduces the mid and high frequency ranges."

The Tieline Mic Adapter features a professional XLR mic input and dual headphone outputs for live interviews between the remote site and the studio. It also has adjustable mic gain attenuation, automatic gain control On/Off, a stereo line level input and is self-powered using 2 AAA batteries. Importantly, the Mic Adapter also features a mini-USB power input for iPhone charging during long broadcasts.

"Report-IT Live users told us that while the iPhone inbuilt microphone is very good, there are some situations where you just have to place a pro mic in front of a dignitary with your station logo clearly in view, said Levy. "In conjunction with the Report-IT Live Enterprise Edition iPhone application, it delivers a professional codec solution that is more portable, simpler to operate, and a fraction of the price of other competing IP codecs."

Tieline's new Mic Adapter for iPhone 4 can also be used for a variety of other iPhone Pro Audio apps. It is currently going through the Apple Accessory Certification process and the company expects it to be shipping before mid-year. 

Visit http://www.tieline.com/products/G5/Mic-Adapter for more information on the Mic Adapter.

You can see Tieline's Mic Adapter at NAB 2011 on Booth C453.


*iPhone and App Store are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries

** Apple Certification Pending

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