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Steve Tuzeneu, C.B.T.
Way FM Corporate Staff Engineer
Member: Society of Broadcast Engineers
G.R.O.L. (FCC License)
N1XXE (General Class Amateur Radio License)

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Jonathan Broscious <jbroscious@gmail.com>wrote:

> Steve and all...
>
> Let me describe our situation...
>
> We are located in Pennsylvania. We have a sister station located in the
> Virgin Islands. The sister station's transmitter will be moving to another
> mountain, and for us to get the signal from the studio to the new spot is
> going to be a bear with a traditional microwave.
>
> Also, we are simulcasting a show that is produced live up here in
> Pennsylvania. We simulcast with Barix boxes down to St. Croix.
>
> So the IP STL needs to do the following.
>
> 1. Get our audio from the studio to the mountain.
> 2. One of the features that the Tieline Bridge-It advertises is the ability
> to provide remote control functionality for your transmitter via a terminal
> block on the back. That would allow us to cut out a phone line...save
> costs...always good.
> 3. Also, if we could think of a creative way to handle the simulcast show,
> it would be great. The ideal would be to have the receiver unit at the
> transmitter site be able to seamlessly switch streams and receive the
> stream
> from pennsylvania so that the middle hop at the studio is elimated. IF we
> can't eliminate the hop in the studio, then it would be great if the unit
> there could not only receive the show from pennsylvania, but also stream
> out
> to the mountain. That way we don't have to have two of the same device
> sitting there. Can the Tielines handle receiving a stream and sending a
> stream at the same time?
> 4. And as always, cost is a factor. We are a non-comm non-profit...
>
>
> So...with all that said...do you all think the TieLines are the best
> option?
> OR should we be looking somewhere else...
>
> Thanks guys,
>
> Jonathan
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Steve Tuzeneu <stuzeneu@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Johnathan:
> >
> > I have used the Tieline boxes and they are great!  Others I know of use
> > them
> > as STLs and they work fine.  You will, however, need to have a plan B
> when
> > you lose your STL as all technology fails at one time or another.
> >
> > A cheaper way would be to use a pair of Barix boxes and get an internet
> T-1
> > on both ends.
> >
> > It all depends on your budget and what you need to get from point A to
> > point
> > B.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > --
> > Steve Tuzeneu, C.B.T.
> > Way FM Corporate Staff Engineer
> > Member: Society of Broadcast Engineers
> > G.R.O.L. (FCC License)
> > N1XXE (General Class Amateur Radio License)
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:25 AM, Jonathan Broscious <
> jbroscious@gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Dear CrTechers,
> > >
> > > We are considering using an IP Audio Codec as an STL. Does anyone have
> > any
> > > experience with Tieline's Bridge-It unit? I would appreciate any input
> > you
> > > have.
> > >
> > > Also, any of you using the internet as an STL? What system do you
> > use...and
> > > what's your opinion of it?
> > >
> > > Thanks so much.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jonathan Broscious
> > > jbroscious@gmail.com
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Jonathan Broscious
> jbroscious@gmail.com
>

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