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Bridge-IT Xtra

STL or Multi-point IP Audio Codec

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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
• Studio-to-Studio Links
• IP Multi-unicasting
• 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 XTRA’s 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
• aptX Enhanced
• 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.

Features:
• 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.

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