Wohler’s RM Series offers Low-Cost HD Monitoring
PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler
Technologies Inc., introduced the first products in its new RM series of HD monitor
packs. Designed to enable affordable video and audio confidence monitoring, the RM series products are
ideal for use in mobile trucks, news and transmission control rooms, and
duplication and post-production facilities.
“RM series monitoring systems allow broadcasters and
other media companies to implement cost-effective monitoring systems without
the tradeoffs typically required when purchasing lower-cost products,”
said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “While none of the
features incorporated into RM series products are new, it is unusual to find
them available at this price point. In this respect, nothing on the market
today quite compares with our new RM series, which brings tremendous
convenience to everyday monitoring operations.”
Every new RM series HD monitor accepts formats up to
1080i60/30p and offers key functionality that enhances monitoring processes.
Each SDI screen can display eight channels of VU over PPM audio level meters,
UMD, safe areas, frame marks, cropping, switchable aspect ratios, as well as
built-in color bars. The RM HD units also provide an active loop-through output
for each SDI input. All settings are accessible from front-panel controls and
the system’s intuitive on-screen menu. As a fully inclusive solution, each
model is designed for high-resolution HD imaging with NTSC and PAL autosensing
built into the units, which accept two composite video inputs per screen on the
same BNC used for HD/SD-SDI.
The first seven models in the RM series include five HD
monitoring products: the 2RU RM-2443W-HD, with four 4.3-inch TFT/LCD widescreen
monitors; the 3RU RM-3270W-HD, with dual 7-inch TFT/LCD widescreen monitors;
the 3RU RM-3357W-HD, with three 5.7-inch TFT/LCD widescreen monitors; the 4RU
RM-4290W-HD, with dual 9-inch TFT/LCD widescreen monitors; and the very compact
2RU RM-2435W-HD, with four 3.5-inch 4:3 TFT/LCD monitors.
The new RM series also includes two analog monitoring
systems. In just 2RU, the RM-2443W-2C supports two composite inputs for each of
four 4.3-inch widescreen monitors. The 3RU RM-3270W-A serves as the analog version
of the RM-3270W-HD and features three composite inputs per screen.
In all of the RM series products the LCDs
are mounted in a versatile chassis that allows the operator to rotate the
display array 55 in the vertical plane to achieve an optimum viewing angle.
Red/green/yellow tally, as well as the in-screen UMD, can be interfaced to most