Telos intros iPort High Density Multi-Codec Gateway

  • 14 May, 2021


USA: Telos Alliance® - trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades - has introduced the Telos® iPort High Density Multi Codec Gateway, the Multi-Codec Gateway that gives broadcasters more, letting them license up to 64 codecs in one rack unit.

Worldwide networks use iPort for both Distribution and Contribution spanning multiple time zones. Now, the iPort legacy continues with the more powerful iPort High Density, which transports multiple channels of stereo, mono, and dual-mono audio across IP networks, including private WANs, IP-radio links, and over good quality Public Internet connections - perfect for large-scale distribution of audio to single or multiple locations.

iPort High Density is the workhorse of codecs and comes with eight bidirectional stereo codecs, configurable to run in MPEG or Linear PCM mode. Broadcasters can license additional codecs up to a maximum of 64, as well as add Enhanced aptX™ encoding. iPort High Density connects to existing Livewire® networks using a single ethernet cable (CAT-6 recommended) for all I/O. It can also pair with Telos Alliance xNodes via an adequately configured ethernet switch for use as a standalone multi-stream codec.

Coding algorithms include AAC, AAC-LD, HE-AAC (plus v2), MP2, MP3, linear PCM, and optional Enhanced aptX™. 24 to 320 kbps for MPEG codecs, standard fixed rates for Enhanced aptX™, and 24-bit PCM at 48kHz, mono, or stereo are supported. Dual, diverse-path, end-to-end connections are available for ultra-reliability and redundancy. Built-in streaming servers use SHOUTcast/ICEcast formatting at the output.

iPort High Density offers MPEG-standard ancillary data transport, up to three transparent control and metadata channels per codec and direction, and enhanced GPIO options with up to 20 end-to-end GPIO channels per codec and direction, all bundled and synchronized with the respective audio content. An optional Content Delay feature allows independent local storage and scheduled delayed playout of any or all coded audio channels.

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Telos intros iPort High Density Multi-Codec Gateway