Wohler to Demonstrate its Variety of Monitoring Systems at InfoComm 2011

At InfoComm 2011, Wohler will demonstrate its award-winning monitoring systems for audio, video, and data, as well as captioning and loudness, tailoring to the desired specifications of A/V and broadcasting professionals.

Wohler’s new MADI-8 Audio Monitor enables broadcasters to implement the Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI or AES10) in their production workflows. MADI is an industry-standard electronic communications protocol for an interface that carries multiple channels of digital audio. The MADI-8 can be connected in series within a MADI stream for audible monitoring of any eight of the 64 channels at the same time, while also reducing the amount of cable and weight usually seen with traditional analog or AES based audio distribution. The 1RU monitor features a 16-character by two-line LCD menu display, as well as both coax and optical MADI inputs and outputs, mixed two-channel or mono analog outputs, a front-panel headphone jack, channel-presence indicators, and eight user-nameable presets.

Wohler will also present major functional enhancements to its flagship AMP2-16V audio/video processing monitor, designed with the operator in mind. 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 option 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, a compact and easy-to-read desktop or rack-mountable loudness monitor with logging, can be employed at any point in a broadcast chain that requires simple, accurate loudness monitoring. The Pandora monitor provides a clear, accurate 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 sixty minutes. Logs for each session are stored for review at any time.