New version of entry-level codec offers updated hardware, added convenience
DEVENS, MA, Feb. 17, 2015 — Comrex Corporation, a long-time innovator in IP broadcasting technology, has announced that it has begun shipping BRIC-Link II, a revision of its popular BRIC-Link IP codec.
BRIC-Link II features important hardware updates, including upgraded internal hardware, added XLR connectors (for analog and AES3 audio), Gigabit Ethernet and a front panel headphone jack. In addition, BRIC-Link II hardware is a new platform for the development of future utility-based IP products.
“We listened to the thousands of BRIC-Link users out there, and added convenience features like headphone monitoring and native XLR connectors,” said Tom Hartnett, Technical Director for Comrex. “With a huge feature list ranging from stream serving, to IP Multicast, to WebRTC and smartphone app compatibility, we see BRIC-Link II as a value-oriented product that has enough utility to land in every station’s toolbox. And forthcoming firmware will allow BRIC-Link II to run on multiple networks for added stream stability”.
BRIC-Link II offers an elegant way to move linear or compressed audio with a low delay over a wide range of IP links, at an entry-level cost. BRIC-Link II provides superb audio specifications and hardware reliability, making it a suitable system for STLs and other mission-critical functions without the expense of more full-featured codecs.
Comrex has designed and manufactured broadcast equipment since its incorporation in 1961. Since then, Comrex has consistently developed the most innovative technology to address the specific needs of broadcasters, and create products that enable broadcasters to produce live, local, imaginative remote programming. Comrex strives to provide a simple answer to a universal broadcast need – the transportation of highquality media to the studio from virtually anywhere, economically, at a moment’s notice. As methods of audio and video transportation evolve, Comrex works to develop technology that will allow broadcasters to easily achieve creative and entertaining programming, from diverse and unique locations.