Tieline VIA Portable Codec


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It’s time to reimagine remote broadcasting with the definitive remote codec of our generation. Tieline’s revolutionary new ViA portable codec sets a new standard in wireless remote broadcasting and will fundamentally change the way you perform live remotes.

Picture yourself or an announcer taking your codec to a remote site, powering it up and tapping a single button on a color touchscreen to get connected – just like making a phone call. Wouldn’t it be great if remotes were that simple? Well now they are – with ViA.

Our mission is to empower you with the technology to go live where no broadcaster has been before, and make it simpler. To achieve this, ViA delivers more IP choices and backup options than ever before. Connect using dual LAN Ethernet ports, or 2 USB modems, or use the on-board Wi-Fi module to connect over Wi-Fi. Insert an optional POTS or ISDN module and the codec is instantly transformed to connect over alternative network transports. This means you can configure primary and backup connections over different network transports as required, or use them as your IFB circuit.

With Tieline’s proprietary Fuse-IP data aggregation technology you can bond multiple IP interfaces, including options like:

• 2 USB modems, or
• Built-in Wi-Fi, or
• Dual Ethernet LAN Ports, or
• Internal LTE cellular module.

Imagine the peace of mind knowing you can bond 2 cellular data links from different Telcos and let Tieline’s Fuse-IP technology automatically manage the data capability of each link! Tieline understands flexibility is paramount for remotes, so you can even bond a USB modem with a Wi-Fi connection, or bond Ethernet connections. ViA also includes Tieline’s SmartStream PLUS dual redundant streaming software, which has set the benchmark for redundant IP streaming over the public internet. Some manufacturers charge thousands of dollars for IP management software like SmartStream PLUS as an optional extra, however Tieline believes high performance and rock-solid reliability is an essential part of each and every broadcast, so you get it for FREE!

Main Features:

Stream, Record, Play:
Stream live audio and view and manage recordings, create playlists of local and imported files, then control playback routing to encoders and analog and digital outputs. Produce & record your own broadcast quality podcasts to removable media.

Flexible Connections:
ViA delivers all the flexible transport options you would expect from a professional codec. Select wired or wireless IP options, or choose to connect over ISDN or POTS.

Power on the Go!:
ViA comes with a rechargeable Lithium-ion smart battery which delivers superior performance with up-to 6 ½ hours* of broadcast time. Extend battery performance with features such as configurable screen sleep time-out, screen brightness controls, plus automatic low battery power saving measures.

Wi-Fi Remotes on the Go:
Built-in Wi-Fi and web browser connectivity expands your connection options from access points in hotels, fast food chains, or even a smartphone’s Wi-Fi hotspot. Use the touch screen to add Wi-Fi access points in seconds and stream program audio or your IFB circuit. Plus it’s fully compatible with SmartStream PLUS and Fuse-IP. That’s true flexibility.

Dual Cellular USB Modems:
ViA supports a variety of pre-tested cellular USB modems out of the box. Simply insert a modem into a USB port and you’re ready to go live in seconds! Bond data from multiple modems with Fuse-IP, or use two modems with SmartStream PLUS for dual redundant streaming. Check our website for updates on supported modems.

Simplify use with Admin and Basic modes:
Restrict user access to complicated network settings and take the hassle out of broadcasting forever. An administrator can configure ‘Basic Mode’ to simplify operation and present a subset of menus suitable for non-technical users. Configure the codec to automatically power-up in basic mode, then tap a program to go live in seconds.

Network bonding with Fuse-IP:
Use our proprietary Fuse-IP bonding technology to aggregate data from multiple IP transports such as LANs, cellular modems or Wi-Fi, and increase connection bandwidth. This improves connectivity, quality and redundancy.

Input / Output Specifications:
 • Analog Audio Inputs: 3 x Female XLR mic / line inputs
 • Analog Audio Outputs: 2 x Male XLR
 • AES3 In (via input 1): 1 x female XLR (Channel 1 in; shared with Ch1 analog input & Ch 1 AES42 input)
 • AES 42 (via input 1): 1 x female XLR (Channel 1 in; shared with Ch1 analog input and Ch1 AES3 input)
 • Auxiliary Inputs/Outputs: S/PDIF in/out (RCA), or micro-USB in/out, or 3.5mm (1/8") Jack line input
 • Headphones Out: 3 x 6.35mm (1/4") Jacks
 • Control Port In/Out: Four relay inputs and four opto-isolated outputs for machine control via a DB15 connector.
 • Mic Phantom Power: Selectable 10V or 48V phantom power on all analog XLR inputs
 • AES42 Digital Phantom Power: 10V nominal
 • Input Impedance: High Impedance > 5K ohm (line input); approximately 2K ohm (mic input)
 • Output Impedance: <50 ohm Balanced
 • Clipping Level: +22dBu (XLR input and outputs)
 • A/D & D/A Converters: 24 bit
 • Frequency Response at 48kHz: 20Hz to 22kHz
 • THD and Noise (Analog): < 0.005% (-86dB) at +16dBu unweighted
 • THD and Noise (Digital): <0.0001% (-120dB) at -1 dBFS
 • Analog Signal to Noise: >90dB at +22dBu, unweighted
Sample Frequencies:
 • IP Sample Frequencies: 8kHz, 16kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
 • IP: Tieline Music, Tieline MusicPLUS, G.711, G.722, MPEG-1 Layer 2, MP3, LC-AAC, HE-AAC and HE-AACv2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, Opus, 16/24 bit aptX Enhanced
 • IP (uncompressed): Linear PCM16/24 bit 48 kHz sampling
Data and Control Interfaces:
 • USB: 2 x USB 2.0 Host ports
 • LAN: 2 x 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ethernet ports
 • Advanced Networking: VLAN tagging (IEEE 802.1Q,802.1p)
 • Serial: RS232 up to 115kbps with or without CTS/RTS flow control via female DB9 connector, can be used as a proprietary data channel
 • Protocols supported: Tieline, DHCP, SNMP, DNS, HTTP, IGMP, ICMP, VLAN, IPv4/v6, FEC, SIP/SDP (EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326 compliant), RTP, STUN**
 • IP via 4G-LTE module: Optional via module slot
 • ISDN via module: Optional via module slot
 • POTS via module: Optional via module slot
 • Wireless: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual band support (2.4 and 5 GHz); WPA2-PSK encryption.
Front Panel Interfaces:
 • Display: 4.3 inch TFT Color LCD touch screen
 • Navigation: Touch screen or 5 button navigation keypad
 • Dimensions: 7 11/64" x 3 5/16" x 8 15/32"; 182mm (W) x 84mm (H) x 215mm (D); includes protruding front connectors, rear battery compartment lugs and rubber feet
 • Weight: 1.62 kg (with battery)
 • Power: Li-ion internal battery or external 12VDC 3A Power Supply
 • Operating Temp.: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
 • Humidity Operating Range: 15% ≤RH ≤80% (0 to 35°C/32°F to 95°F), non-condensing
 • Battery: Rechargable Li-ion battery pack RRC2057; 7.5 V, 6.4 AH, 8A; Fast charging; 240g
 • Battery Operation: Up-to 6.5 hours*
 Battery Storage Temperature: 
  • Max: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
  • Recommended: -20°C to 25°C (-4°F to 77°F)
 • Battery Charge Time (inside codec with power supply attached): Charge time with maximum charge current < 4hrs at 25°C
 • Battery Life Expectancy: Minimum 300 charge/discharge cycles as per manufacturer's charge/discharge recommendations
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