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Tieline TLR5200DW Genie Distribution Studio/Multiple Transmitter Codec (with WheatNet IP)

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Tieline's award winning Genie Distribution is the most feature-packed audio distribution codec with multiple levels of power, audio and network redundancy. The Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP codec has a purpose-built rear panel designed to distribute 3 stereo or 6 mono channels of WheatNet-I... Read More

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Tieline's award winning Genie Distribution is the most feature-packed audio distribution codec with multiple levels of power, audio and network redundancy. The Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP codec has a purpose-built rear panel designed to distribute 3 stereo or 6 mono channels of WheatNet-IP audio via a WheatNet LAN port. Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP is designed to interface with the WheatNet-IP Environment and distribute up to 3 stereo or 6 mono audio channels between WheatNet-IP studios over external IP networks like the internet.

This version of the Genie Distribution codec includes a purpose-built Tieline WheatNet audio card, which also provides compatibility with the AES67 standard for AoIP interoperability.

The rear panel provides a WheatNet LAN interface for connecting the codec directly to a WheatNet-IP network. After connecting to the WheatNet-IP Environment, the codec can deliver superior quality IP audio over LANs, WANs, the internet, satellite IP, 3G, 4G, Wi-MAX and Wi-Fi.

Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP is ideal for:

  • 3 x bidirectional stereo connections, or
  • 2 x stereo and 2 x mono bidirectional connections, or
  • 1 x stereo and 4 x mono bidirectional connections, or
  • 6 x mono bidirectional connections.


  • DSP-based architecture designed for continuous operation
  • 24 Bit 96kHz audio sampling (32kHz audio quality)
  • Dual 1 Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet ports with automatic switching for redundancy
  • WheatNet-IP LAN port and Sync/Stream LEDs
  • Up to three stereo WheatNet audio channels in/out
  • Up to 50 stereo IP multi-unicast connections to individual end-points
  • Stereo Multicasting to unlimited end-points over compatible networks
  • Auto switching, dual redundant AC power supplies
  • Uncompressed PCM audio plus the low-delay, cascade resiliant E-apt-X algorithm
  • Other popular algorithms including LC-AAC, HE-AAC v1 and v2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELDv1 and v2, Opus, MPEG Layer II, Tieline Music and MusicPLUS, G.722 and G.711
  • Supports up to 6 simultaneous streams of Opus encoding.
  • IPv4 & IPv6 compatible and ready
  • Compatible with the AES67 standard for audio over IP interoperability
  • Asymmetric algorithmic encode/decode*
  • Integrated alarm management including automatic silence detection
  • G5 Toolbox GUI enables remote codec control over WANs
  • Codec Management System compatible for codec network management
  • Interfaces with Wheatstone Navigator software for source/destination configuration
  • Interfaces with Wheatstone Razor software for WheatNet-IP card configuration
  • Low latency in-band RS-232 aux data channel
  • Programmable software rules engine via a GUI for Control Port functions
  • Streamlined codec wizards and GUI for configuration and control
  • Support for multiple languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French and Chinese.
  • Connect to all Tieline IP codecs

IP Network Management
1. Use Tieline's Toolbox web-browser Graphical User Interface to connect to your codec and configure individual codec settings over a LAN, WAN or the internet.

2. When your codec is connected to the WheatNet-IP Environment, routing of WheatNet-IP sources and destinations can be performed using Wheatstone's Navigator software.

Unsurpassed Clarity
Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP is capable of 24bit 96kHz low latency linear PCM audio, delivering unsurpassed sonic clarity. The codec also features a full complement of professional algorithms including the low delay and cascade-resilient E-apt-X algorithm, as well as the popular LC-AAC, HE-AAC v1 and v2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELDv1 and v2, Opus, MPEG Layer II, Tieline Music and MusicPLUS, G.722 and G.711 algorithms. Genie Distribution with WheatNet-IP supports up to 6 simultaneous streams of Opus encoding.

Multiple Backup Options
Genie Distribution features dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000), dual redundant power supplies, audio silence detection and IP network backup solutions to ensure you’re always on the air.

An automated network failure detection feature provides switching to a backup IP LAN connection. You can also fail over to backup ISDN or POTS connections as required using optional ISDN or POTS modules. In addition, automatic silence detection can fail over to backup MP2 or MP3 audio files on a thumb-drive drive attached to the codec's USB Host port.

SmartStream: Rock Solid Audio using Inexpensive IP Links
As an IP audio pioneer, Tieline was the first major codec manufacturer to integrate SmartStream features such as Automated Jitter Buffer management, Forward Error Correction (FEC) and error concealment techniques in all IP codecs. These features dynamically respond to variable conditions over unmanaged IP networks like the public internet to ensure reliable streaming.

Now SmartStream PLUS has revolutionised IP broadcasting by delivering the rock solid and reliable STL-grade audio quality you would expect over a T1/E1 link by using inexpensive unmanaged IP networks like the internet for STLs, audio distribution and remotes.

Save Money Now with SmartStream PLUS Redundant Streaming
Tieline can show you how an investment in new codecs will pay for itself in just a few months by using SmartStream PLUS over inexpensive IP links to transport STL-grade, high fidelity audio at a fraction of the cost of synchronous leased lines. With SmartStream PLUS:

The codec can stream simultaneous redundant data streams from both Ethernet ports and deliver seamless redundancy by switching back and forth, without loss of audio, from the nominated primary data link to the backup link if one fails and then subsequently recovers. Note: Use IP links from two different IP network providers for optimal redundancy over mission critical STL connections.

When multiple redundant audio streams are sent, the decoding codec automatically reconstructs audio into a perfect single stream on a first packet arrived basis to ensure audio integrity.

These combined measures ensure Tieline is capable of offering an IP STL solution, in which the payload capability of your network infrastructure is the only limitation to successfully distributing, reliable, high fidelity STL audio across broadcast networks.

SmartStream IP Delivers ...
Some other manufacturers charge thousands of dollars for IP management software like SmartStream as if it's an optional extra, however Tieline believes high performance and rock-solid reliability is an essential part of each and every broadcast, and therefore delivers its renowned SmartStream IP management software for free.

SmartStream PLUS delivers an additional layer of STL-grade redundancy and is available as standard in the codec.

Flexibility and Interoperability
Many broadcast networks are transitioning to IP but still require connectivity over ISDN or POTS. Tieline Genie Distribution WheatNet-IP codecs deliver flexibility by allowing you to connect over ISDN, POTS or IP networks as required. Simply purchase optional ISDN G5 or POTS G5 modules, insert them in the codec and you are ready to connect over ISDN, POTS or IP on demand. Click here to learn more about Tieline ISDN options.

Genie supports both IPv4 and IPv6 (Dual Stack) protocols, so broadcasters can be assured that they have made a smart investment for the future as new networks and technologies emerge over time. Connect over IP with any SIP-enabled IP codec brand that supports the EBU N/ACIP tech 3326 standard, as well as VoIP telephone devices supporting G.711 and G.722.

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Product Specs

Input/Output Specifications  

Analog Audio Inputs

2 x Female XLR line inputs

Analog Audio Outputs

2 x Male XLR

Auxiliary Input

1 x 6.35mm (1/4") Mic/Line level Jack on rear panel (15V phantom power available)

Headphones Out/Aux Out

1 x 6.35mm (1/4") Jack on rear panel and 1 x 6.35mm (1/4") Jack on the front panel

Control Port In/Out

Four relay inputs and four opto-isolated outputs for machine control via a DB15 connector.

Audio Input Impedance

High Impedance  > 5K ohm

Output Impedance

<50 ohm Balanced

Clipping Level

+22dBu (input and outputs)

A/D & D/A Converters

24 bit

Frequency Response at 48kHz

20Hz to 22kHz

Frequency Response at 96kHz

20Hz to 32kHz (Analog); 10Hz to 45kHz (AES3 Digital)

THD and Noise (Analog)

<0.0035% at +16dBu or -89dBu unweighted

THD and Noise (Digital)


Analog Signal To Noise Ratio

>98.5dB at +22dBu, unweighted

Sample Frequencies  

IP Sample Frequencies

16kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz



Tieline Music, Tieline MusicPLUS, G.711, G.722, MPEG-1 Layer 2, MP3, LC-AAC, HE-AAC and HE-AACv2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, Opus, 16/24 bit aptX Enhanced

IP (uncompressed)

Linear PCM16/24 bit 48/96kHz sampling

Data and Control Interfaces  


USB 2.0 Host port on the front panel


2 x 10/100/1000 RJ45 connectors

Advanced Networking

VLAN tagging (IEEE 802.1Q,802.1p)

WheatNet-IP LAN

1 x 10/100 RJ45 connector to distribute WheatNet-IP audio


RS232 up to 115kbps with or without CTS/RTS flow control via female DB9 connector, can be used as a proprietary data channel

Protocols Supported

Tieline, DHCP, SNMP, DNS, HTTP, IGMP, ICMP, VLAN, IPv4/v6, FEC, SIP/SDP (EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326 compliant), RTP, AES67

ISDN via module

Optional via module slot

POTS via module

Optional via module slot

Front Panel Interfaces  


256 x 64 monochrome LCD


21 button keypad


5 button keypad




1U x 19" Rackmount


19” x 1.75” x 13.5” [482mm (W) x 44mm (H) x 343mm (D) including rear connectors]


6lb 5.59oz/2.88kg

Power Consumption

Dual AC 100-240V IEC power inlets; 1A - 50-60Hz

Operating Temperature

0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

Humidity Operating Range

20% RH 70% (0 to 35°C/32°F to 95°F), non-condensing

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