Vortex Communications has built up an an enviable reputation and gained almost unequalled experience in the field of audio and video codecs over the last 25 years starting with early tests using ISDN during the 1990s. As coding technology and algorithms improved, we have moved on to supplying codecs for use with PSTN-POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) - then mobile connectivity using GSM and now packet-switched codecs using IP, the Public Internet and 3G / UMTS. The ACCESS and BRIC-Link family from Comrex and ProntoNet family represent the present generation of codec providing connectivity over PSTN, ISDN and IP.

ACCESS NX - The Future of IP Audio Transmission

Designed from the ground up as a platform for CrossLock, our sophisticated custom reliability layer, ACCESS NX is the next step in innovative portable broadcasting.

CallMe™ - Click-&-Connect

CallMe is a new cost-effective Subscription Codec service that lets contributors send high-quality broadcast audio back to the studio using the internet, without using dedicated hardware or software. To "Go Live" they simply click on the CallMe Button and connect with low-latency high-quality audio, to the chosen codec at the studio, already set up as part of the licencing process.

CallMe-T - Low-Cost Opus/G.722 IP Audio Codec

CallMe-T is a low-cost IP codec supporting Opus/G.722 audio coding algorithms, developed by Vortex specifically for CallMe users. CallMe-TS Studio Codec fills the gap providing a hardware back-end at an extremely competitive price. It is housed in a 108mm x 103mm x 44mm enclosure for table-top use whilst for larger installations, 4 can be mounted side-by-side in 1-U.

ACCESS-Rackmount - A powerful, full-featured IP audio codec for the studio

The ACCESS-Rackmount is the perfect studio counterpart to ACCESS portable units, and a dependable point-to-point codec. ACCESS-Rackmount is a full-featured IP audio codec that offers unparalleled reliabilty and works over a range of connections including Ethernet, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks.

ACCESS NX Rack - A rackmount IP audio codec featuring AES67 for the modern studio

ACCESS NX Rack features completely redesigned hardware, allowing for AES67, AES3 or analog audio I/O. NX Rack can connect to Wi-Fi and 4G modems, and supports a wide range of connection protocols and audio encoders. It’s driven via a new HTML5-based web user interface. ACCESS NX Rack is backward-compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs and the Comrex FieldTap smartphone app.

ACCESS-MultiRack - A rackmount IP audio multi-codec, capable of five full-duplex IP audio codec connections

For users who need to run multiple IP codecs at once, Comrex has created ACCESS MultiRack. ACCESS MultiRack is equivalent to five codecs, contained within a sleek 1RU chassis.

BRIC-Link II low-cost IP Audio Codec

BRIC-Link II - Low-Cost IP Audio Codec

BRIC-Link II IP Audio Codecs are designed for point-to-point and point-to-multi-point Audio connections. They use Comrex's revolutionary BRIC (Broadcast-Reliable Internet Codec) technology to deliver low-delay, jitter-free, high-quality mono or stereo audio over IP networks including the public internet either compressed (AAC algorithms), uncompressed PCM or FLAC Lossless coding

VX-4901 Intercom Panel - Turns your IP codec into a 10-station intercom system

The VX-4901 pairs with your ACCESS or BRIC-Link over an IP network and offers you a matrix of hardware push-buttons for up to 10 different connections.

MCC Multi-Codec Control - BRIC IP Codec Management

MCC is the BRIC IP Codec Management software that helps control, maintain and monitor your ACCESS, BRIC-Link or MIDAS codecs. Call/Drop function for remote use, Packet Loss, Delay, Call Quality and many other parameters to help keep your broadcast seamless and problem free with full control of your codecs from a single instance of Windows.

ACCESS HotSwitch - IP Audio Switcher

HotSwitch is an application for Microsoft Windows which provides advanced control capabilities for the Comrex ACCESS family of IP audio codecs. It allows a single codec to send audio to multiple remote codecs, hot-switching the live return audio feed between the remote units. HotSwitch is ideal for radio stations which need to accept live contributions from a number of reporters in the field in a short space of time (for example sports results roundups).

ACCESS - IP / Internet Digital Audio Codec

The ACCESS Rackmount and Portable units use the latest audio algorithms and AAC codecs - including the remarkable AAC-ELD - to deliver low-delay, high-quality mono or stereo audio over the public internet and other IP networks. Compatible with a wide variety of IP, POTS and GSM codecs, they can be used with Ethernet and POTS or wireless connections such as WiFi, 4G and 3G mobile data and BGAN/VSAT satellite services.

Opal - The Web Audio Gateway

Opal is a Web Audio Gateway which enables guests with no technical background to transmit HD audio to the studio by simply clicking a link.

Unity Connect - the brand new way to transfer audio from location to location.

Unity Connect allows up to 64x64 audio streams across the internet with low latency and broadcast quality sound.

VH2 Dual VoIP Hybrid - Dual Line VoIP hybrid from Comrex

VH2 is a dual line hybrid from Comrex that connects to VoIP lines for individual calls or conferencing two together. Radio stations need a VoIP hybrid to ensure on-air and recorded phone calls sound beautiful. VH2 is the answer to all of the above and can be installed on just about any IP phone system.

AutoHybrid IP2™ - The Two-Line VoIP/AoIP Hybrid Codec

The desktop/half-rack design provides one button access to the common features of a phone line hybrid including: call control, auto-answer, and conference. Advanced call control features and VoIP line setup are provided through the internal web server.

VX-2039 - Dual ISDN 4-Wire Audio Adaper

The VX-2039 4-Wire Adapter for ISDN provides two independent true 4-wire circuits on a single ISDN-2 service similar to a dual-channel hybrid and accepts PSTN calls delivered over ISDN