NAB 2011: Wohler To Exhibit MADI-8 Audio Monitor
During the 2011 NAB Show, Wohler will showcase its monitoring systems for audio, video, data, and captioning. The company’s new MADI-8 audio monitor enables broadcasters to implement the Multiple Audio Digital Interface (MADI or AES10) in their production workflows. An industry-standard electronic communications protocol for an interface that carries multiple channels of digital audio, MADI is extremely desirable for outside broadcasters since it greatly reduces the amount of cable and weight associated with traditional analog- or AES-based audio distribution.
Similar in appearance and operation to Wohler’s VMDA-SUM8 eight-channel analog/digital continuity audio monitor, the MADI-8 can be connected in series within a 64-channel MADI stream to monitor up to eight channels. The 1RU monitor features a 16-character by two-line LCD display as well as both coax and optical MADI inputs and outputs, mixed two-channel or mono analog outputs, channel-presence indicators, and eight user-nameable presets.
Also on display will be Presto, a multiview source selector that makes 16 3G/HD/SD SDI video channels readily available for monitoring and straightforward switching via integrated OLED pushbuttons. Presto is a compact 1RU device with 16 OLED screens, each of which serves as a switching button that displays the video stream from any source.