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.
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
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.
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.
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
A purpose-built WheatNet-IP version of Genie Distribution will also be made available.