Tieline Codecs Broadcast Live from Beijing

Tieline
Technology has a number of high profile broadcasters using its Commander and
i-Mix audio codecs to broadcast live from the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Broadcasters
such as the BBC, NBC, Fox News, NPR, Corus Radio in Canada,
and various People’s Broadcasting Stations throughout China, are using Tieline codecs in Beijing. “Our codecs
have a track record of success broadcasting from major sporting events,”
said Darren Levy, Tieline’s International Marketing Manager.
“i-Mix
codecs are extremely well suited to sports broadcasting and were first used at
the Olympic Games in Athens,”
said Levy. “Tieline codecs have been used extensively by both radio and
television networks to broadcast from major sporting events since then.”
Tieline’s
i-Mix and Commander codecs have also been used by broadcasters to stream live
audio from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the 2008
UEFA Champions League football competition.
“At
the Games in Athens
our codecs primarily connected over ISDN and POTS lines. These days, our codecs
are increasingly being used over IP and 3GIP wireless networks,” said
Levy. “The i-Mix contains all the tools found in a remote sports
broadcasting studio. It has a mixer, matrix router, relays, communications and
talkback facilities as well as codecs and remote control functionality.”
All
Tieline codecs are software configurable and capable of connecting over POTS,
ISDN, X.21, GSM, IP and 3GIP networks using interchangeable plug-in modules
tailored to each connection transport.
“In Beijing our codecs will be
used over ISDN, POTS and IP networks,” he said. This flexibility provides
broadcasters with the opportunity to dial over whatever connection transport is
available at sports venues and other locations in Beijing
and China.”
“IP
is the new frontier of broadcasting and since 2005 Tieline has been committed
to shipping IP solutions for wired and wireless networks,” said Levy.
“Our QoS Performance Engine software enables Tieline codecs to withstand
significant packet loss over IP and 3GIP connections and still deliver
continuous high quality audio.”
“Broadcasters
can now confidently use IP and 3G networks for their primary broadcast
connection,” said Levy. “We anticipate that the proliferation of
high-speed 3G and terrestrial LAN networks around the globe will increase the
focus on IP broadcasting. Tieline will continue to develop new technologies
that complement and improve current implementations of IP as broadcast
infrastructures and technology continues to evolve.”