Wohler Rolls Out Latest Offerings at BVE, CABSAT

Wohler will showcase its latest products for video, audio, captioning, data monitoring, and loudness at the upcoming BVE (Feb 15-17 in London) and CABSAT (Feb. 8-10 in Dubai) shows.

AMP2-16V Series Modular Audio/Video Processing Monitor
Wohler will present enhancements to its flagship AMP2-16V audio/video processing monitor. Highlights include support for SMPTE 2020 metadata monitoring, a menu lockout function that prevents unauthorized changes to the unit’s configuration, the ability to cycle through solo monitoring of defined clusters of audio channels at the press of a button, an optical SPDIF input option for monitoring the consumer’s set-top box (STB) experience, and improved display of metadata and stream status information. To facilitate the additional information that can be displayed, the system gives operators free rein in using both screens as they wish, including the possibility of putting metering on one screen and status/metadata on the other. These new updates are available as a simple upgrade to all current AMP2-16V owners and come standard on all new AMP2-16V units.

Pandora Loudness Monitor
Pandora is a compact and easy-to-read desktop or optional rack-mountable loudness monitor with logging that can be employed at any point in the broadcast chain. In helping broadcasters to address the demands of global loudness standards, the Pandora monitor provides a reading of loudness measurements for any SDI video signal with audio. Accepting and analyzing embedded audio in either SDI or AES streams, Pandora gives the user an accurate reading of loudness measurements (LKFS/LUFS) over a user-defined period of time, ranging from 400 milliseconds to 60 minutes. Logs for each session are stored for review at any time.

Presto Multiview Source Selector
Also on display at BVE 2011 will be Presto, a new multiview source selector that makes 16 3G/HD/SD-SDI video channels readily available for monitoring and straightforward switching via integrated OLED pushbuttons. Following on the heels of Wohler’s Touch-It Digital multichannel video monitor and controller, Presto is a compact 1RU solution with 16 OLED screens, each of which serves as a switching button that displays the video stream from any source.

Wohler at CABSAT 2011
At CABSAT 2011, Wohler will feature the enhanced AMP2-16V audio/video processing monitor, the new Pandora loudness monitoring system, the Presto multiview source selector, and three new versions of Wohler’s award-winning HDCC-200A range of captioning cards

The three new captioning cards within the company’s HDCC-200A OP47 product range, allow users to handle transmission and monitoring of World System Teletext (WST) and OP47-based captions. Based on Wohler’s FULL HDCC-200A card, each of the three new cards — XCODE, DUALMON, and LOGGER — provides broadcasters with the specific functionality their applications require.