The new firmware provides support for NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 [Networked Media Open Specifications] and for up to eight channels of digital phase-locked multichannel audio, including six-channel (5.1 or 6.0) or eight-channel (7.1 or 8.0) surround sound streams in Gateway, or four-channel phase-locked streams in Gateway and Gateway 4.
In addition, it offers a dynamic range compressor and EQ on all inputs; SmartStream PLUS redundant streaming support for multi-unicast streams; and support for Euro ISDN connections.
“Support for NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 in the Gateway platform is incredibly important and provides discovery, registration, and control for ST 2110 AoIP streaming,” said the company in a release. “This ensures that components of a networked media system can find each other and delivers connection management and audio channel mapping to device I/O channels. Combined with support for 16 AES67/ST 2110-30 AoIP streams, NMOS brings a new level of interoperability and control with networked equipment throughout the broadcast plant.”
Phase-locked AoIP streaming allows broadcasters to stream live events like concerts and major sports in stereo and surround sound simultaneously, or distribute live phase-locked audio between studios or network affiliates. Tieline explains that a 16-channel Gateway codec supports sending 2×6+2 channels of phase-locked streams, or 2×8 channels of phase-locked streams, or 4×4 channels of phase-locked streams.
The new release is a free upgrade for existing customers. Release notes for all new features can be viewed, and firmware downloaded, from the support page for each codec available via www.tieline.com/support.