Z/IP ONE IP Broadcast Codec

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The IP codec that drops Jaws. Not Audio.

These days, you can get broadband Internet just about everywhere, which makes it ideal for live remotes. But public Internet is also notoriously erratic. You could be lucky enough to get a good connection, but it might deteriorate during your broadcast. What to do? Cross your fingers and hope for the best? Or reduce your bit rate, sacrificing audio quality in hopes of making it through your show?

With Z/IP ONE (the “Z/IP” stands for “Zephyr IP”), you don’t have to compromise audio quality for a solid connection. Z/IP ONE helps you get the best possible quality from public IP networks and mobile data services — even from connections behind NATs and firewalls. Telos collaborated with Fraunhofer (the developers of MP3 and many AAC breakthroughs) to develop a unique coding control algorithm that adapts to changing Internet conditions on the fly, helping you maintain quality and stability. We call it ACT, short for Agile Connection Technology, and only Telos has it.

Using ACT, Z/IP ONE delivers superb performance on real-world networks. ACT dynamically adapts to changing network conditions, minimizing the effects of packet loss and jitter. When the bits are flowing smoothly, you get the lowest possible delay and highest possible fidelity. If congestion starts to occur, Z/IP ONE automatically lowers bit rate and increases buffer length to keep audio flowing at maximum quality. You get reliable audio even when network conditions are unpredictable — and there's no need to fiddle with settings or codecs.

To ensure excellent audio quality, Z/IP ONE also employs a new codec based on low delay AAC. It’s called AAC-ELD (Advanced Audio Coding-Enhanced Low Delay), and it produces superior fidelity at low bitrates with nearly inaudible loss concealment and very little delay. Standard high-performance codecs are a part of the Z/IP ONE toolkit as well: AAC-HE, AAC-LD, MPEG4 AAC-LC, MPEG2 AAC-LC, G.711, G.722 and even linear PCM. aptX coding from CSR is available at extra cost.

And for ultimate remote flexibility, Z/IP ONE supports the popular LUCI LIVE and LUCI LIVE Lite smartphone apps, allowing reporters and remote correspondents to easily file studio-quality reports and actualities at a moment's notice, using nothing more than a cell phone and mic.