Tieline Integrates OPUS into Report-IT, IP Audio Codecs

December 18, 2012

Tieline Report-It with OPUS codec

Tieline Report-It with OPUS codec

Indianapolis, IN - Dec 18, 2012 - Tieline has added the OPUS coding algorithm to its Report-IT newsgathering application and Tieline Genie and Merlin IP audio codecs. Tieline says it's the first major IP audio codec manufacturer to release OPUS and make it available to customers.

OPUS incorporates technology from the SILK and CELT codecs to create a low-latency speech and audio codec. The variable bit-rate algorithm is ideal for live broadcast situations because of its capacity to deliver high quality, real-time audio-over-IP at low bit-rates.

"Following the recent addition of OPUS to the EBU 3326 interoperability standard for Audio Contribution over IP, a number of large European broadcasters requested Tieline integrate OPUS into Tieline's codec products," said Charlie Gawley, VP Sales APAC and EMEA.

Tieline has integrated OPUS into the Report-IT application and optimized it to deliver high quality speech at bit-rates from 14.4kb/s up to 64kb/s over Wi-Fi and cellular wireless networks. In Genie and Merlin IP audio codecs the algorithm is optimized for more complex audio signals such as music at higher bit-rates.

OPUS is available now in the Report-IT Lite application and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. It will be available in Report-IT Live and Report-IT Enterprise from the iTunes App Store in January 2013.

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