imgIndianapolis, IN (January 14, 2013)—Tieline has launched Genie Distribution, a DSP-based IP audio codec for multipoint audio distribution over a wide range of managed or unmanaged IP networks.

Genie Distribution can connect six channels of audio point-to-point, or distribute stereo audio to up to 50 multi-unicast endpoints, or multicast to an unlimited number of IP codecs.
"The Genie Distribution codec is constructed using the latest technology and features dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual redundant power supplies, audio silence detection features, plus Tieline's proprietary SmartStream IP backup solutions to ensure you're always on the air," said John Lackness, Tieline's VP sales, Americas.
There are three levels to SmartStream IP backup. The codec can reportedly stream simultaneous redundant data streams from both Ethernet ports and deliver redundancy by switching back and forth, without loss of audio, from the nominated primary data link to the backup link if one fails and then subsequently recovers.
Second, when multiple redundant audio streams are sent, the decoding codec automatically reconstructs audio into a single stream on a first packet arrived basis, to minimize program latency and ensure audio integrity.
Third, SmartStream features automated jitter buffer management and Forward Error Correction (FEC) and these network management tools deliver audio, while dynamically responding to variable conditions over unmanaged IP networks like the internet.
Genie Distribution is fully compatible with both IPv4 and IPv6 network infrastructures, to future-proof broadcasters as new networks and technologies emerge over time. It connects with all Tieline IP codecs, including G3 codecs, Bridge-IT and Genie STL, and is EBU N/ACIP 3326 compliant to maximize interoperability with other SIP-enabled codec brands throughout broadcast networks.
A purpose-built WheatNet-IP version of Genie Distribution will also be made available.