Tieline Adds Livewire+ to Gateways


Western Australia-headquartered Tieline the Codec Company has added native Livewire+ support to Gateway and Gateway 4 codecs.

It’s a plus for many broadcasters, as the product is used for discovery and advertisement when streaming real-time IP audio. Previously the codecs could only connect to Livewire+ devices in AES67 compatibility mode.

Charlie Gawley, Tieline’s VP Sales for APAC/EMEA, notes that an optional WheatNet-IP card is also available and support for Dante is set for release in the coming months. “This allows devices using different open standard and proprietary AoIP protocols to connect seamlessly,” he says.

Tieline codecs specialize in streaming low latency, high quality audio over the internet using a range of wired and wireless IP transports. The codecs are ideal for STLs, network audio
distribution, and multiple remote broadcasts. They are often gateway devices in IP networks bridging between wide area network (WAN) nodes that may include the broadcast plant, other studios (inter-studio links), production facilities and live remote broadcast events.

Interoperability between multiple AoIP protocols delivers greater flexibility when integrating IP audio streams into the broadcast plant from a range of sources.

New firmware supporting Livewire+ will be available in Q2 of 2022 and will be a free upgrade for existing customers. The Gateway and Gateway 4 codecs debut at the NAB show in 2022 and can be seen at booth C1707.