Wohler Demos Latest Product Line at Inter BEE 2013
Wohler Technologies will hit Tokyo, Japan later this month to show off its latest product line at the at Inter BEE 2013 show (Nov. 13-15).
“Both our RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform and MPEG line of video monitors offer smart solutions for consolidating and simplifying key tasks within broadcast workflows,” says Jhonny Maroun, Director, Wohler APAC. “While RadiantGrid unites media processing, intelligent content management, and workflow orchestration on a single scalable and highly efficient platform, the MPEG product line enables at-a-glance monitoring of program content not only from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, but also 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs. We look forward to showcasing the many benefits of these and other Wohler solutions throughout Inter BEE 2013.”
MPEG DVB-ASI and IPTV Monitors
Wohler MPEG monitors decode and provide convenient at-a-glance monitoring of program content from MPEG-2/4 ASI and Ethernet IP streams, as well as 3G/HD-SDI inputs. The MPEG video monitors decode and display MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals via BNC or Ethernet inputs, while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, and PID data for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD-SDI with loop-through, the MPEG monitors also accommodate HDMI video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally. Wohler will feature the MPEG-4290, a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens; the MPEG-3270, a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens; and the 2-RU MPEG-2443 with four individual 4.3-inch screens.
RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform
The Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform provides consolidated media processing capabilities, such as transcoding, standards conversion, audio processing, caption processing, and quality control, with a highly intelligent content management fabric and workflow orchestration layer. Based on an extensible service-oriented architecture, the platform integrates smoothly with editorial, archive, traffic, business process, and rights management systems.
New to Inter BEE this year is the first version 8 series release of the RadiantGrid platform. This release contains a new media processing engine that provides content transformation at speeds that are unparalleled.
The platform brings optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K support, and higher bit depths of up to 16-bit YUV. New since IBC2013 is the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct™ video legalization option featuring the unique RightHue™ algorithm that ensures comprehensive NTSC and PAL color compliance within the file-based domain.
At the audio level, the new media processing engine parallelizes complex audio loudness correction alongside the video at speeds never before seen. In addition to all of this, RadiantGrid version 8 enables fully compliant OTT offerings for Microsoft Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH, HLS, H.265/HEVC, and introduces a unique solution for U.K. DPP compliance.
AMP1-MADIe Audio Monitor
The Wohler AMP1-MADIe is an in-rack portable MADI monitor unit with Ethernet control and configuration, including compatibility with the Evertz MAGNUM facility control system. Ideal for sports production and other live broadcasts, it can be connected in series with a 56- or 64-channel MADI stream to provide audible monitoring and metering of any eight selected MADI channels at once. Designed for customers requiring unique functionality equivalent to a MADI audio hot-mic mixer, Wohler’s AMP1-MADIe simplifies rapid selection and monitoring of MADI signals in fast-paced, live-to-air production environments. Two models are available, with support for either multimode or single-mode fiber connections in addition to standard copper on BNC. Each model will also convert fiber to BNC and vice versa.
AMP1-16M Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Audio Monitor
Wohler’s AMP1-16M dual-input SDI audio monitor provides high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in two 3G/HD/SD-SDI streams at an attractive price point. The 1-RU system de-embeds and provides metering and monitoring of any or all of the 16 audio channels in the selected 3G/HD/SD-SDI stream. The front panel allows intuitive operation and clear display of levels and other critical information using 2.4-inch LED-backlit LCD displays, enabling one-touch monitoring and summing of any selected pair(s) to built-in speakers, headphones, or XLR balanced analog outputs.
The AMP1-16M monitor features a number of convenient capabilities, including remote access for setup and storage of user-defined presets via Ethernet and USB connections, along with gain adjustment/trim on individual audio channels (as well as select or deselect channel pairs) with the ability to assign channels as left, right, or center (both) to the internal audio system and the analog outputs. It offers both pass-through of each SDI input and a reclocked output of the selected monitored SDI stream.
AMP2-E16V Series Modular Audio/Video Processing Monitor
Wohler will also present its flagship AMP2-E16V audio/video processing monitor. The monitor’s feature list is the longest in the industry, yet the product is operated with one-touch simplicity. In addition to its top-quality audio system, it features simultaneous multiformat monitoring, quick program selection, instant stereo downmix, loudness monitoring, internal channel mixing including SDI re-embedding, audio delays, a wide variety of meter scales and ways to view meters, video, and Dolby or SMPTE 2020 metadata.
The AMP2-E16V offers Dolby Zoom, Dolby E line position, and CRC error monitoring, as well as automatic system configuration based upon signal inputs, 32 complete system configuration presets, a complete internal help system, and Ethernet software updates. Audio processor card options facilitate easy configuration for multiple SDI, AES I/O, analog I/O, and connection to external surround systems.