Latest model in popular IP audio codec line features a new, more powerful processor & enhanced front panel

DEVENS, MA, Jan. 11th, 2023 – Comrex is now shipping BRIC-Link III. Debuted at NAB 2022, the latest model in its popular cost-effective IP audio codec line features a new, more powerful processor for improved reliability in addition to enhanced front panel indicators, including four buttons which will trigger contact closures by default and are configurable for auto-connections to other Comrex IP audio codecs.

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BRIC-Link III includes CrossLock VPN technology, Comrex’s proprietary suite of reliability tools which offers an expanded array of techniques including improved congestion detection, redundant transmission, forward error correction, and deadline-sensitive retransmission. Plus, with the ability to use multiple IP networks for increased bandwidth in addition to the intelligent monitoring and dynamic adjustment of data packets, CrossLock optimizes audio for transmission over the public Internet and provides peace of mind to broadcast engineers. 

With a suite of encoding algorithms including stereo and mono linear mode, FLAC modes, AAC/HE-AAC modes, Opus, G.722 and G.711, BRIC-Link III can accommodate a wide variety of applications. BRIC-Link IP audio codecs are commonly used in home studios, as STLs, for voice-over delivery, for sportscasting, and for many other situations that require point-to-point connections.

With additional operation modes like HTTP and IP Multicast, BRIC-Link III can also function as a streaming server or send audio to multiple locations (depending on network bandwidth), making it an incredibly versatile hardware codec with an entry-level price point.

BRIC-Link III is compatible with all other Comrex IP audio codecs, including the ACCESS codec line as well as older BRIC-Link models. It also includes EBU 3326/SIP mode for interoperability with third-party manufacturer codecs. 

BRIC-Link III works with Comrex Gagl, a new service now available for remote contribution. Gagl turns any Comrex IP audio codec into a hub for up to five participants. Monthly and yearly plans are available, and a free 14-day trial is included with all new Gagl subscriptions. 

As with all Comrex products, BRIC-Link III is 100% designed and built in the United States. Each unit goes through rigorous testing and comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. Firmware updates are included at no additional cost, and technical support is available in both English and Spanish during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM ET (US).

For more info on BRIC-Link III, visit the BL3 web page here or contact Comrex at +1-978-784-1776 or during business hours. 

For pricing and availability and to place an order, please contact an authorized Comrex dealer. A full list of Comrex’s global network of resellers can be found here.

About Comrex

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 programming. Comrex strives to provide a simple answer to a universal broadcast need ­‐ the transmission of high-­quality media to the studio from virtually anywhere, economically, at a moment’s notice.