Tieline Technologies

Live Wireless IP Remotes and Newsgathering


Tieline has built a formidable reputation for delivering the most flexible range of wireless IP audio codecs available to suit every broadcast situation and every budget.

Desktop Remotes with ViA

Tieline’s revolutionary ViA portable codec sets a new standard in wireless remote broadcasting and will fundamentally change the way you perform live remotes.

Picture yourself or an announcer taking your codec to a remote site, powering it up and tapping a single button on a color touchscreen to get connected – just like making a phone call. Wouldn’t it be great if remotes were that simple? Well now they are – with ViA.

ViA supports full-duplex mono or stereo connections plus a separate full-duplex mono IFB circuit. Connect using dual Ethernet LAN ports, or 2 USB modems, or use the built-in Wi-Fi chipset to connect over Wi-Fi. Use the touch screen to add Wi-Fi access points in seconds. Stream using a cell-phone Wi-Fi hotspot, or connect to hotels and other public Wi-Fi access points using the touch screen web-browser in a snap!

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Insert an optional POTS or ISDN module and the codec is instantly transformed to connect over alternative network transports. This means you can configure primary and backup connections over different network transports as required, or use them as your IFB circuit.

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ViA includes an internal battery which delivers hours of uninterrupted broadcasting. It also includes SmartStream PLUS and Tieline’s proprietary Fuse-IP data aggregation technology for bonding multiple IP interfaces. Click here to learn more about ViA.


Newsgathering with Report-IT Enterprise

Report-IT is the world's most poplular IP audio codec application for professional radio broadcast applications. Use the Report-IT Enterprise app across your entire broadcast network on Android or iOS smartphones for extremely portable, high fidelity live remotes and newsgathering.

Simply download Tieline's Report-IT Enterprise app from the iTunes App Store™ or from Google Play and turn your iPhone into an IP audio codec for live, portable newsgathering and remotes. Enter a user name and password and tap Connect to broadcast live, high fidelity, low delay audio to a Tieline IP audio codec in the studio over wireless cellular broadband or Wi-Fi.

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  Report-IT is ideal for newsgathering assignments and simple sports commentary remotes including:

  • Live stand-ups.

  • Live two-way interviews with the studio.

  • Live sports and event announcing over IP.

  • Reporting live and recording audio simultaneously.

  • Reporting live and inserting recorded audio into the transmission back to the studio.

  • Recording reports.

  • Storing and forwarding of recorded reports to the studio.

Click here to find out more about Report-IT.


Merlin PLUS -  6 Remotes in Every Box

--------- Merlin PLUS connected to 6 remotesAt the studio you can use a stereo IP codec like Merlin or the Commander G3 rack mount codec for simple mono, dual mono or stereo remotes, or take advantage of the game-changing Merlin PLUS codec and affordably expand your network's remote capability overnight!

Rapidly expand your remote capability at the studio with the award winning Merlin PLUS and manage up to 6 bidirectional mono connections with IP codecs or smartphones using Report-IT, saving money on codec hardware costs and reducing studio rack space requirements.

Merlin plus is also capable of delivering 2 x bidirectional mono or stereo remotes, each with separate bidirectional IFB communications channel.


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Merlin PLUS will connect to all Tieline IP codecs, including ViA, Bridge-IT, the Genie family of codecs, Commander and i-Mix G3 codecs, and Report-IT Enterprise smartphone applications.

Click here to find out more about Merlin PLUS.


G3 Codec Remotes

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Rear Panel of the i-Mix G3 codec

Sportscasters often require up to 5 balanced XLR inputs and the i-Mix G3 delivers this expanded input capability. The i-Mix is the sportscaster's dream machine. Use a SIM card a Tieline G3 wireless module to connect over cell-phone networks and deliver FM quality stereo audio from remote sites to the studio, with mix-minus audio and full duplex communications.

Connect using wired IP or use interchangeable connection modules to dial with, or fail over to POTS/PSTN, ISDN or X.21. All G3 codecs can also connect over satellite IP or ISDN, delivering the ultimate in wireless flexibility. Tieline's 2 input Commander G3 field codec also connects over the same wireless and wired networks as the i-Mix.

Tieline's powerful G3 software matrix lets you to customize program feeds, codec inputs and outputs, headphone splits, PPM meter configurations and more.


SmartStream: Rock Solid Audio using Inexpensive IP Links

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As an IP audio pioneer, Tieline was the first major codec manufacturer to integrate SmartStream features such as Automated Jitter Buffer management, Forward Error Correction (FEC) and error concealment techniques in all IP codecs. These features dynamically respond to variable conditions over unmanaged IP networks like the public internet to ensure reliable streaming.

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Now SmartStream PLUS has revolutionised IP broadcasting by delivering the rock solid and reliable STL-grade audio quality you would expect over a T1/E1 link by using inexpensive unmanaged IP networks like the internet for STLs, audio distribution and remotes.

SmartStream IP technology makes broadcasting audio over IP simple by:

  • Automatically adapting to prevailing conditions across all IP network types.
  • Delivering reliable, high quality, low delay audio.
  • Ensuring continuity of broadcast audio over lossy IP networks like the internet.

All you have to do is select the settings in the codec to suit the network you are connecting to, dial the studio and sit back and relax as the codec does all the work.

Tieline Remote Codec Options

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ViA Remote Codec

The multi-award winning ViA portable remote codec sets a new standard in wireless remote broadcasting and will fundamentally change the way you perform live remotes. ViA has a 4.3 inch color touch screen with menus designed to provide a familiar and intuitive user experience, similar to using a smartphone. Navigate and configure settings via the touch screen, or use front panel navigation buttons - the choice is yours. ViA supports bidirectional connections in mono, stereo, 2 x mono, or mono/stereo plus mono IFB configurations. Click here to learn more.

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Merlin PLUS Codec

The multi-award winning Merlin PLUS is the ideal 1RU codec for studio installations and offers a simple, compact and scalable solution for managing multiple simultaneous remotes. Manage up to 6 bidirectional mono connections with IP codecs or smartphones using Report-IT, saving money on codec hardware costs and reducing studio rack space requirements. Click here for more info on Merlin PLUS.

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Merlin PLUS with WheatNET-IP

Rapidly expand your remote capability with the award winning Merlin PLUS with WheatNet-IP and manage up to 6 bidirectional mono connections with IP codecs or smartphones using Report-IT, saving money on codec hardware costs and reducing studio rack space requirements. The codec’s purpose-built rear panel provides a WheatNet-IP LAN interface for connecting to the WheatNet-IP Environment. Click here for more info on Merlin PLUS with WheatNet-IP.

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Merlin Codec

The 1RU Merlin rack mount IP codec delivers high quality bidirectional stereo audio and IFB communications for point-to-point and remote broadcast connections. It is ideal for studio and remote truck installations. Click here for more info on Merlin.

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i-Mix G3 Mixer Codec

The i-Mix G3 combines 6 essential remote broadcast products into a single light-weight box, replacing tens of thousands of dollars of broadcast equipment. Broadcasting with the i-Mix is like having an entire remote truck in a single box. Designed by radio and television sports broadcasting specialists, it is ideal for sports broadcasts, talk shows, music and other live events. It is a multi-faceted unit that can be used as a mixer, a commentary control unit and a codec. It integrates bi-directional audio and full-duplex communications with extensive remote control capabilities to reduce setup time, on-site personnel, wiring requirements and signal distribution costs.  Find out more about the i-Mix G3

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Commander G3 Field Codec

Recognized as the one of the world's most compact, powerful and reliable IP audio codecs, the Commander G3 can connect over a variety of network transports. Featuring interchangeable module slots, they can be customized to connect over a variety of connections according to each broadcaster's unique requirements. All Commanders feature two module slots, which accept your choice of hardware plug-in modules. This allows broadcasters to send high quality, low-delay live audio over IP, 3G/3.5G, POTS/PSTN analog telephone lines, ISDN, X.21, GSM and B-GAN satellite networks. Find out more about the Commander G3 field codec


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Report-IT Codec App

Get set to Report-IT live now with the World’s first iPhone®* IP audio codec application which reporters and announcers can use to send live broadcast quality IP audio wirelessly from any remote location to a Tieline IP codec in the studio. Record an interview or report offline and then go live on the air later or FTP your report to the studio. You can even report live and playback grabs from any recorded interview while you’re on the air! Find out more about Report-IT for iPhone

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

Now available for Android phones. Find out more about Report-IT for Android™

** Android is a trademark of Google Inc.