The 1RU Bridge-IT XTRA is a cost effective, high-performance, STL and multipoint IP audio codec with all the features of the Bridge-IT IP codec and more.
Bridge-IT XTRA includes dual power supplies, front and rear panel stereo headphone sockets, 4 GPIO in/outs and aptX Enhanced as standard. It also includes SD/SDHC card audio backup. Bridge-IT XTRA is capable of transporting audio streams reliably, simply and effectively over IP data networks such as wired and wireless LANs, WANs, the internet, satellite IP, Wi-MAX and Wi-Fi. It is perfect for:
Studio-to-Transmitter Link (STL) applications
IP multicasting on compatible IP networks
Simple remote broadcast links
Bridge-IT XTRA is inexpensive and allows broadcasters to expand their IP network at a fraction of the cost of competing IP codecs without compromising on broadcast quality features. Unlike most low cost IP audio codecs, Bridge-IT XTRA has all the broadcast input connectors you would expect on a full-featured codec. Simultaneous analog and digital AES/EBU audio outputs are provided on XLR connectors and it includes front and rear panel Ό (6.35mm) stereo headphone outputs.
Compare Bridge-IT XTRAs superior programming functionality and simple user interface with other low cost 1RU codecs. Bridge-IT XTRA features a full hardware front panel interface including navigation buttons, LCD display, PPM metering and dialing key pad. It can also be configured and controlled remotely using the Toolbox web-GUI interface.
Multicast stereo audio over compatible networks to unlimited end-points, or send up to 6 stereo multi-unicast audio streams over WANs like the internet.
Bridge-IT XTRA comes with 16 or 24bit, 48kHz linear audio for crystal clear, low-latency uncompressed sound. Standard broadcast algorithms available include:
LC-AAC and HE-AAC v.1 and v.2
AAC-LD, AAC-ELD v1 and v2
MPEG Layer 2
Tieline Music (15kHz)
Tieline MusicPLUS (22kHz) which delivers stereo audio with 20 ms encode delay at 96Kbps, offering huge savings on your data bills.
G.711 (u-law and a-law) G.722
MP3 playback from an SD/SDHC card
Bridge-IT XTRA will connect to any SIP-enabled IP codec brand with industry standard algorithms like LC- AAC, HE-AAC, MPEG Layer 2, G.711 & G.722. Bridge-IT XTRA is also EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326 compatible using SIP for connecting to other codec brands and devices. It is also internet/satellite streaming and HD radio compatible.
Insert an SD/SDHC card with MP3 or linear backup audio and Bridge-IT XTRA will automatically play out the audio if your IP service fails.
4 control inputs and outputs (DB-15) are provided and the ToolBox web-GUI enables custom control of relay functionality and ancillary RS232 data connections.
Suitable for point-to-point and multi-point IP connections over IP networks including WANs like the internet.
EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326 compatibility over IP
Linear audio with a suite of high quality broadcast algorithms as standard, including aptX Enhanced, AAC-LC, AAC-HE v.1 and AAC-HE v.2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, AAC-ELDv2
Tieline's loss-tolerant MusicPLUS algorithm provides up to 22 kHz stereo audio quality with 20ms coding delay at bit rates as low as 96kbps - making it ideal for today's IP and 3G networks.
Tieline Music can deliver up to 15 kHz FM quality mono audio at bit-rates as low as 24Kbps, with only 20 milliseconds encoding delay.
SmartStream IP software automatically manages jitter buffering, forward error correction and packet repair.
Full hardware front panel interface including navigation, LCD display, PPM metering and dialing key pad.
Web GUI for programming codec functionality and RS232 data connections.
Broadcast quality analog XLR inputs/outputs.
XLR digital AES/EBU input/output.
Simultaneous analog and digital AES/EBU audio outputs.
Onboard SDHC card slot for automatic audio failover.Ό (6.35mm) stereo headphone output on front and rear panels.
Dual redundant IEC power sockets.
4 relay inputs and 4 opto-isolated outputs plus RS-232 for local and remote control of equipment at either end of your codec link.
USB slave connection for codec configuration.