Transmission Modes and Delay
BRIC-Link II is a true codec, offering a full-duplex stereo encoder and decoder in each box. The BRIC technology incorporated includes a jitter buffer manager that automatically balances delay and stability, dynamically increasing and decreasing delay based on network performance. End to end coding delay in linear modes is less than 25mS and FLAC modes are less than 30mS.
CrossLock technology employed by BRIC-Link II enables you to use multiple networks at once. By sending two identical streams through two separate networks, CrossLock provides a fail-safe in the event that the primary network falters. With seamless transition between the two audio paths, listeners will be none-the-wiser if one of your networks completely fails. With additional tools, such as forward error correction (FEC) and dynamic jitter buffer, CrossLock gives you confidence.
For users concerned about delay and coding artifacts, BRIC-Link II offers a robust stereo or mono linear mode that does not compress audio. BRIC-Link II is also the only real-time audio codec to offer FLAC lossless compression. Additionally, BRIC-Link II offers AAC/HE-AAC modes as standard, along with Opus, and VoIP standards G.722 and G.711.
BRIC-Link II acts as a web interface, allowing the user to access all controls through an intuitive web interface. The page displays connection status, extensive network diagnostics, and audio level meters for remote monitoring. From any location, users are able to configure profiles for various connections with point-and-click connection commands.
Streaming Server Mode
BRIC-Link II can function as a streaming server, delivering multiple streams to computer based media players that support HE-AAC – up to 40 streams over a T1 Internet connection at once. BRIC-Link II also offers the ability to act as a source feed for both SHOUTcast and Icecast servers – with a single BRIC-Link II, you can expand your radio presence to the Internet without the need for a dedicated PC.
Both BRIC-Link II and BRIC-Link are compatible with smartphone applications, including Linphone and Luci Live. Connect to your codec from your smartphone quickly and easily for easy drop-ins and spontaneous remotes.
Codec Commander is a Microsoft Windows™ application you can use to control your audio codec. You can manage your connections, check statistics, view audio metering, adjust audio profiles or change system settings. Click here to learn more.