At NAB 2018, TSL Products demonstrated the latest updates to its range of audio monitoring and control products, including SMPTE 2110 and Ember+ protocol support, as well as new additions to the MPA1 audio monitoring range.
PAM-IP Range Now Supports SMPTE 2110 for Essence-based Deployment
In response to the recent ratification of SMPTE 2110, TSL Products’ PAM1-IP and PAM2-IP audio monitoring units now support the modern suite of standards. This new support positions TSL as the only manufacturer of audio monitoring units capable of monitoring uncompressed SMPTE 2110 Video and Audio streams for deployment in essence-based workflows. The addition of SMPTE 2110 maintains a product line built on open standards and design, whilst existing PAM-IP customers already working with SMPTE 2022-6 can easily upgrade their units to SMPTE 2110 in the field.
With over 1,000 TallyMan Control Systems deployed worldwide, TSL Products is also bringing its experience in control and system integration to the fore in its audio monitoring solutions through a growing list of control protocols. To this end, both the PAM1-IP and PAM2-IP precision audio monitors now support Ember+ protocol, allowing them to be deployed within an ever-growing number of IP facilities and OB trucks.
The key updates also on display at NAB this year demonstrated TallyMan’s reimagined core architecture to provide a truly responsive, intuitive approach to the immediate and future needs of broadcasters worldwide. Emphasis has been placed on new features and protocol support that maximize user configurability, ensuring operators have total ownership of their system, and at NAB introduced support for Ember+, adding another open-source control option to the growing list of standards already supported by TallyMan.
TSL’s Advanced Control System is built to be independent, universal, configurable and infinitely scalable, allowing broadcast operators to achieve interoperability between equipment regardless of manufacturers and format specifications. Users can easily group multi-level actions into a simple control surface that provides a single, shared entry point for signal flow and facility control. With support for Ember+, operators now have expanded access to a broad range of modern broadcast equipment capable of delivering the protocol’s complex, multi-layered data layout. Along with Ember+, TallyMan can also support several other new standards and protocol updates for 3rd party receivers, routers and switchers, as well as support for Grass Valley’s LDX cameras, allowing full IP standards-based connection for video, audio, communications, tally and control.
Continuing the recognition for enhanced connectivity of its devices, TSL’s MPA1 audio monitoring range now supports SNMP. MPA1 customers can realise more comprehensive and streamlined workflows, whilst also benefitting from smarter and more intelligent integrated solutions where users can remotely control their MPA1’s using TSL’s TallyMan control system or any third-party control system supporting SNMP. This free software upgrade increases the existing feature set of all MPA1 confidence monitors, bringing further value to both new and existing customers.
New to the MPA1 range of audio monitors are the MPA1 MIX SDI, MPA1-SOLO-8 and MPA1-MIX-8, which offer an extended range of connectivity already available in the MPA1 line. Both the MPA1-SOLO-8 and MPA1-MIX-8 come equipped with 16 x balanced analogue Inputs, 8 x AES Inputs and 8 x GPIO ports.
With the MPA1-SOLO-8, users can browse through analogue and AES audio sources using simple scroll-to-listen functionality. The front panel display offers quick and easy operation by providing high-quality audio level metering, audio phase meters and source names. With the MPA1-MIX-8, users can create stereo monitoring mixes comprising up to 8 x audio pairs from any combination of the analogue and AES audio sources. Up to 16 mixes can be created with ease and instantly recalled from the front panel using the scroll to listen functionality. The presence of configurable GPIO ports, allow for new “DIM” and “CUT” modes to be activated on the MPA1-MIX-8 and MPA1-SOLO-8 audio monitors.
The new MPA1-MIX-SDI builds upon the success of the MPA1-SOLO-SDI and allows up to 16 stereo monitoring mixes comprising up to 8 stereo pairs to be created and quickly recalled, both form the front panel or remotely via the Webpage or using SNMP. Stereo monitoring mixes can be created using any combination of audio pairs derived from 2 x SDI inputs, 1 x AES input and 1 x balanced analogue input pair.