Comrex has officially announced BRIC-Link III, the newest addition to the popular BRIC-Link codec family. This new codec made its debut at NAB 2022. Over 10,000 BRIC-Link codecs are circulating around the world, and BRIC-Link III is an updated version that takes advantage of the latest improvements in IP audio transmission technology.
BRIC-Link III is a true codec, offering a full-duplex stereo encoder and decoder in each box. A jitter buffer manager is incorporated that automatically balances delay and stability, dynamically increasing and decreasing delay based on network performance. BRIC-link III offers a wide range of encoding algorithms, including stereo and mono linear mode, FLAC modes, AAC/HE-AAC modes, Opus, G.722 and G.711.
BRIC-Link III has a new, more powerful processor for improved reliability. BRIC-Link III also features improved front panel indicators, including four buttons that will trigger default and configurable contact closures for automatic connections to other Comrex IP audio codecs.
BRIC-Link III is compatible with all other Comrex IP audio codecs, including the ACCESS line of codecs as well as older BRIC-Link models. BRIC-Link III also works with Gagl, a new service now available for purchase for audio contribution. Gagl turns any Comrex IP audio codec into a hub for up to five remote participants.
Like other BRIC-Link codecs, BRIC-Link III includes CrossLock VPN technology, Comrex’s exclusive suite of reliability tools. In addition to bonding technology, CrossLock also includes a redundancy mode for critical applications. BRIC-Link III can take advantage of HotSwap, meaning users can set a 4G/5G modem as a backup connection to only be engaged when the primary internet fails, providing an extra layer of reliability .
Customers can also choose to purchase an optional single license per codec to use SwitchBoard, a private server managed by Comrex that allows easy connections between IP codecs.
BRIC-Link III has a user-friendly interface based on HTML-5. BRIC-Link III is also built with a compact chassis, so it is easy to integrate into a studio setup. A dual rack kit accessory to house two BRIC-Link III codecs on a side-by-side rack shelf will be available for purchase.
BRIC-Link III is designed for multiple modes of operation including normal BRIC-Link (UDP), HTTP (Streaming Server, Icecast/Shoutcast, Multistreaming), RTP, TCP, IP Multicast & EBU 3326/SIP for compatibility).
As with all Comrex products, firmware updates are included at no additional cost. Free technical support in English and Spanish is available during business hours. Each unit comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
For more information on BRIC-Link III, please contact Comrex Sales@comrex.com. For pricing and availability, please contact a Comrex reseller. A complete list of Comrex’s worldwide network of authorized resellers is available on the Comrex website at www.comrex.com.