IBC 2017: TSL Products enhances audio line to further ease the SDI to IP transition
Recognising the need to support its customers as the industry migrates from traditional broadcast infrastructures to IP connectivity, TSL Products is emphasising the ability of its specialist audio products to help bridge the gap. The latest developments of the range, including AES-67 compliance, will be demonstrated at IBC 2017 on stand 10.B41.
“The solutions we offer today are for both SDI and IP infrastructures. We understand that a key challenge for any audio solution is to create and present an operational experience that is both simple and intuitive, regardless of the method being used to carry audio through a broadcast facility,” said Stephen Brownsill, audio product manager at TSL Products. “We offer unique monitoring and measurement devices which meet the real needs of systems engineers and we value our customers as technology partners providing invaluable feedback that enables us to build constructive, practical enhancements.”
Typical of the power of TSL Products’ audio solutions is the new MPA1 Solo SDI, being shown to the European market for the first time at IBC. Just 1U high and only 100mm deep, it allows users to view all 16 embedded audio channels in an SDI stream, and monitor any individual channel or channel pair using simple ‘scroll to listen’ feature. It represents TSL Product’s continuing commitment to traditional SDI, AES and Analogue environments. Set up and operation is also made possible via a standard web-browser, enabling facilities to control and configure from a central location.
TSL Product’s MPA1 Dante now supports AES-67 audio, making it suitable for use in Dante and AES-67 networks. As part of the SMPTE 2110 standard, AES-67 offers a truly interoperable standard for distributing uncompressed audio streams between different manufacturers, making the MPA1-Solo and Mix Dante confidence audio monitors ideal for customers looking to make the transition from traditional SDI, AES and MADI infrastructures to IP.
In addition, owners of MPA1 confidence monitoring products can now take full advantage of SNMP support as a free of charge upgrade to realise more comprehensive and streamlined workflows whilst also benefitting from smarter and more intelligent integration with TSL Product’s TallyMan control system or any third-party control system.
The PAM-IP range of audio monitoring devices now feature dedicated ports for connection to existing Dante networks, whilst also providing compatibility with AES-67. Customers looking to operate SMPTE 2022-6 or SMPTE 2110 networks can make use of two dedicated 10Gig/E network ports on the PAM-IP.
“This commitment to supporting multiple infrastructure types is a key feature of the PAM-IP, and helps customers navigate the transition to IP at a pace that suits them. TSL Products is dedicated to serving existing and future facilities and this is why our IP roadmap aligns with that of AIMS, whilst also maintaining support for established solutions such as Dante and open standards like AES-67 and SMPTE 2110.
A demonstration of PAM-IP’s new web server will also be shown for the first time at IBC by which units across a facility can be configured, controlled and monitored via a web interface from a single desktop.
TSL Products’ audio line, alongside its system control and power management solutions can be seen at IBC2017 at TSL Products’ usual location, stand 10.B41, opposite the main entrance to the hall.