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Gagl allows between one and five users to send and receive audio from computers and smartphones. Participants can connect and send audio by simply clicking a link using any standard web browser. Their audio is conferenced (if there’s more than one user) and delivered to a Comrex hardware codec such as ACCESS or BRIC-Link II. All participants can hear other participants, and the codec can send audio back to them.
Comrex recommends Gagl as the hub for a round-robin reporting program or for a “morning zoo” radio show to support multiple simultaneous connections at once. Because it offers low latency, it’s appropriate for call-in talk radio. Gagl can also allow a single contributor to connect back to the studio from a computer or smartphone.
According to the company, Gagl is designed with audio quality in mind and provides stable connections with limited bandwidth. It uses the Opus audio encoder with a bit rate that can deliver both voice and music in excellent quality. Gagl also delivers audio directly to a Comrex codec with all the stability enhancements, pro-grade audio connections, and features that hardware codecs provide. With a simple user interface, Gagl is easy for users with any level of technical expertise to use.
The cloud service will be available by the end of 2021.
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