Australia: Leading audio codec manufacturer Tieline Technology today announced the launch of SmartStream PLUS dual redundant streaming, adjustable automatic jitter buffering and forward error correction (FEC) in the Report-IT Live Pro smartphone app v.3.4.2.
“This innovative suite of new features makes Report-IT the most powerful smartphone codec app available,” said Charlie Gawley, Tieline’s VP Sales APAC & EMEA. “Most significantly, the integration of SmartStream PLUS delivers true network diversity for smartphone reporting. It allows users to stream using the phone’s cellular LTE connection and simultaneously stream over commonly available Wi-Fi access points, or over an affordable MiFi (mobile Wi-Fi) device. If one connection is lost, the other will continue to stream reliable IP audio to the studio to ensure continuity of remote audio.”
SmartStream PLUS significantly enhances the reliability of smartphone broadcasting and can be employed when connecting to Tieline’s Merlin and Merlin PLUS IP codecs, which both support SmartStream PLUS dual streaming technology.
“For over a decade Tieline has specialized in broadcasting reliable audio over imperfect networks like the public internet using a range of wired and wireless IP technologies,” said Will McLean, Tieline’s CEO. “This experience has allowed us to develop and integrate market-leading SmartStream PLUS technology in new generation IP codecs like the award-winning Genie Distribution and Merlin PLUS. We are proud to now be offering this pioneering technology in our Report-IT app, which will significantly improve the reliability of wireless remote broadcasting for thousands of customers.”
Automatic Jitter Buffer and FEC Settings Added…
The new app update also includes additional configuration options for Tieline’s renowned automatic jitter buffer management. Auto jitter buffering takes the guesswork out of connecting, by responding dynamically to variable network conditions over unmanaged IP networks like the public internet to ensure reliable streaming. Five auto jitter presets are now available and you can configure the maximum jitter depth.
FEC is another advanced streaming feature added to Report-IT Live. FEC transmits a secondary stream of audio packets over a single connection. If the primary audio stream packets are lost or corrupted, then packets from the secondary stream can be substituted to replace them.
SmartStream PLUS dual redundant streaming is available as a free upgrade in v.3.4.2 to customers who have purchased the Report-IT Live Professional app. FEC and the new Automatic Jitter Buffer configuration settings are available to all Report-IT Lite, Report-IT Live and Report-IT Live Professional users. Visit the the iTunes App Store to download the latest app version.
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