New Firmware for Gateway and Gateway 4 Codecs

Perth, Western Australia, 1st July, 2021

Leading codec manufacturer Tieline has announced the release of new firmware v3.02.06 supporting a range of highly anticipated new features in Gateway and Gateway 4 codecs. Major features in this release include:

  • Support for NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 (Networked Media Open Specifications).
  • Support for up to 8 channels of digital phase-locked multichannel audio, including 6 channel (5.1 or 6.0) or 8 channel (7.1 or 8.0) surround sound streams in Gateway, or 4 channel phase-locked streams in Gateway and Gateway 4.
  • Dynamic range compressor and EQ on all inputs.
  • SmartStream PLUS redundant streaming support for multi-unicast streams.
  • Support for Euro ISDN connections.

“This is a significant release which supports features like NMOS, and up to 8 channels of phase-locked multi-channel IP audio, which will excite broadcast engineers,” said Charlie Gawley, VP Sales APAC/EMEA. “Processing features like input compression and EQ, that can be adjusted from anywhere online using the Toolbox web-GUI interface, also take remote control to another level.”

Support for NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 in the Gateway platform is incredibly important and provides discovery, registration, and control for ST 2110 AoIP streaming. This ensures that components of a networked media system can find each other and delivers connection management and audio channel mapping to device I/O channels. Combined with support for 16 AES67/ST 2110-30 AoIP streams, NMOS brings a new level of interoperability and control with networked equipment throughout the broadcast plant.

Configuring Phase-Locked Streaming in Gateway

Support of phase-locked AoIP streaming allows broadcasters to stream live events like concerts and major sports in stereo and surround sound simultaneously, or distribute live phase-locked audio between studios or network affiliates. A 16 channel Gateway codec supports sending 2 x 6 + 2 channels of phase-locked streams, or 2 x 8 channels of phase-locked streams, or 4 x 4 channels of phase-locked streams.
The new release is a free upgrade for existing customers. Release notes for all new features can be viewed, and firmware downloaded, from the support page for each codec available via www.tieline.com/support.

For more information on Gateway and Gateway 4 codecs visit www.tieline.com/products or contact Tieline sales:

About Tieline

Tieline manufactures the world’s leading STL, audio distribution and remote broadcast digital audio codecs. Tieline also revolutionized newsgathering with the Report-IT Enterprise codec app for smartphone reporting applications. The company has won numerous awards for innovation in technology and thousands of customers around the world rely on Tieline codecs every single day for reliable broadcast solutions. The company has offices in North America and Australia, supporting a global distribution network spanning the Americas, Europe, UK, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Australasia.

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