Tieline Technologies

SmartStream PLUS for Inexpensive IP Links Released

Mar 6, 2013

Tieline Technology today announced the release of SmartStream PLUS software which allows Genie and Merlin IP audio codecs to stream simultaneous redundant data streams from dual Ethernet ports and deliver seamless redundancy when streaming over IP.

“SmartStream PLUS software is capable of sending rock solid STL-grade audio over inexpensive unmanaged IP networks like the internet for STLs, audio distribution and remotes, instead of using expensive synchronous leased lines,” said Charlie Gawley, VP Sales APAC/EMEA.

As an IP audio pioneer, Tieline was one of the first major codec manufacturers to broadcast regularly over imperfect lossy wide area networks like the public internet using cellular wireless, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and other IP technologies. Experience gained over many years has led to the development of SmartStream, and now the significantly enhanced STL-grade SmartStream PLUS.

   --- SmartStream PLUS logo

Codecs using SmartStream PLUS send simultaneous redundant data streams from dual Ethernet ports and deliver seamless 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 perfect single stream to ensure audio integrity. Using IP links from two different IP network providers will deliver optimal redundancy over mission critical connections.

--- SmartStream PLUS Redundant Streaming

SmartStream PLUS Redundant Streaming Reconstitutes Lost Packets from Stream 1 using Stream 2

“These days it is often difficult to get Telcos to provide synchronous links at new transmitter sites, so Tieline has designed its new IP codecs with multiple layers of redundancy at the physical and network level for STL-grade IP links,” said Gawley. “The other advantage for engineers using SmartStream PLUS is the significant cost savings realized by using inexpensive IP links, which are a fraction of the cost of synchronous leased lines.”

SmartStream PLUS is available as standard in Tieline Genie STL, Genie Distribution, Merlin and Merlin Plus codecs in version 2.04.xx firmware.

For more information visit http://www.tieline.com/page/Transports/SmartStream-IP

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