Cleveland, Ohio (May 14, 2021)
Telos Alliance has introduced the Telos iPort High Density multiple-codec gateway, which allows broadcasters to license up to 64 codecs in one rack unit.
The iPort has been used globally for both distribution and contribution spanning multiple time zones, notes the company. The new, more powerful iPort High Density transports multiple channels of stereo, mono and dual-mono audio across IP networks, including private WANs, IP-radio links and over good quality public internet connections. The new multi-codec is suited for large-scale distribution of audio to single or multiple locations.
iPort High Density comes with eight bidirectional stereo codecs, configurable to run in MPEG or Linear PCM mode. Broadcasters can license additional codecs up to a maximum of 64, as well as add Enhanced aptX encoding. It connects to existing Livewire networks using an ethernet cable (CAT-6 recommended) for all I/O. It can also pair with Telos Alliance xNodes via a configured ethernet switch for use as a standalone multi-stream codec.
Coding algorithms include AAC, AAC-LD, HE-AAC (plus v2), MP2, MP3, linear PCM and optional Enhanced aptX. The iPort supports 24 to 320 kbps for MPEG codecs, standard fixed rates for Enhanced aptX and 24-bit PCM at 48kHz, mono or stereo. Dual, diverse-path, end-to-end connections are available for ultra-reliability and redundancy. Built-in streaming servers use SHOUTcast/ICEcast formatting at the output.
iPort High Density offers MPEG-standard ancillary data transport, up to three transparent control and metadata channels per codec and direction and enhanced GPIO options with up to 20 end-to-end GPIO channels per codec and direction, all bundled and synchronized with the respective audio content. An optional Content Delay feature allows independent local storage and scheduled delayed playout of any or all coded audio channels.
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