Comrex has officially announced BRIC-Link III, the newest addition to its popular BRIC-Link family of codecs. There are over 10,000 BRIC-Link codecs worldwide, and BRIC-Link III is an updated version that takes advantage of the latest improvements in IP audio transmission technology. It features a new, more powerful processor for improved reliability. BRIC-Link III also features enhanced front panel indicators, including four buttons that trigger contact closures by default and are configurable for auto-connections to other Comrex IP audio codecs.
BRIC-Link III offers a full-duplex stereo encoder and decoder in each box and incorporates a jitter buffer manager that automatically balances delay and stability, dynamically increasing and decreasing delay based on network performance. It also offers a wide range of encoding algorithms, including stereo and mono linear modes, FLAC modes, AAC/HE-AAC modes, Opus, G.722 and G.711.
Comrex says BRIC-Link III is compatible with all other Comrex IP audio codecs, including the ACCESS line and older BRIC-Link models. BRIC-Link III also works with Gagl, Comrex’s new service that turns any Comrex IP audio codec into a hub for up to five remote participants.
Like other BRIC-Link codecs, BRIC-Link III includes CrossLock VPN technology, Comrex’s proprietary suite of reliability tools. In addition to bonding technology, CrossLock also includes a redundancy mode for mission-critical applications.
Comrex adds that customers can also purchase an optional one-time license per codec to utilize SwitchBoard, a private server that Comrex maintains, allowing for easy connections between IP codecs.