TSL Adds MPA1-SOLO-IP To Audio Monitoring Range

The new MPA1-SOLO-IP helps to make the transition to IP seamless, providing peace of mind and ease of use in even the most demanding environments.

The MPA1-SOLO-IP offers the same features as TSL’s best-selling MPA1-SOLO-SDI, with ‘scroll to hear’ functions that allow operators to quickly monitor 16 audio channels, as well as the ability to view video sources but with the added benefit of monitoring across redundant SDI and IP networks for future-proofed confidence without compromise.

As productions grow more complex and the transition to IP expands beyond greenfield sites, facilities often require audio monitoring across multiple feeds and infrastructures. Benefitting from TSL’s world-renowned IP expertise, the new MPA1-SOLO-IP can host 2 Embrionix SFP modules for IP connectivity for cost-effective redundant ST-2022-6 and ST-2110 audio and video monitoring. Borrowing design concepts from its MPA1-SOLO-SDI, TSL’s MPA1-SOLO-IP also supports SDI, AES and analogue audio source monitoring via BNC or fiber via SFP+ port connection, whilst retaining the depth of 100mm for a compact and lightweight deployment, which is found on all MPA1 audio monitors.

With the smallest form factor on the market for a rack-mounted IP-based audio monitor, the MPA1 range has been designed to meet the demands of even the most compact and space limited environments where fast audio QC is needed. TSL’s MPA1 units are commonly used across studio control rooms and within OB trucks and fly packs to monitor audio mixer outputs and technical monitoring of the feeds.

“With TSL’s expertise in IP-based solutions, we strived to design a compact audio monitor that aid broadcasters in their transition towards IP,” says Stephen Brownsill, audio product manager at TSL Products. “In fast-paced production environments, it is essential that broadcasters have reliable, flexible tools that fit seamlessly into their operations, while offering ease of use and familiarity as personnel shift and move between productions. Whether monitoring redundant SDI infrastructures or redundant IP networks, the MPA1-SOLO-IP provides confi­dence monitoring without compromise.”

As with all MPA1 monitors, the MPA1-SOLO-IP features SNMP connectivity with additional integration to control systems via Ember+ and NMOS. This allows engineers to set pre-sets and operators to recall MPA1 states as part of a system salvo, thereby minimising risk and complexity. The range also offers a built-in web server, offering operators the ability to manage channel names and system parameters remotely over an Ethernet network, view audio levels, and signal status and format via a user-friendly web GUI (graphics user interface).

You might also like...

Essential Guide: Protecting Premium Content OTT & VOD Distribution

The complexity of modern OTT and VOD distribution has increased massively in recent years. The adoption of internet streaming gives viewers unparalleled freedom to consume their favorite live and pre-recorded media when they want, where they want, and how they…

Adaptive Monitoring Keeps An Eye Out For Quality While Saving Cost

As the number of channels for OTT delivery continues to grow, monitoring these channels in a highly automated way has become paramount to ensuring a good Quality of Experience for the viewer. To deliver QoE that’s as good as l…

Protected Transport Bolsters Signal Monitoring For Live Broadcasts Over IP

Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals…

New Compliance Tools Bring New Revenue Opportunities

Compliance solutions have rapidly transformed a once operator-intensive legal necessity into suites of automatic processes for new revenues.

Computer Security: Part 1 - What Is Computer Security?

Computer security is always a hot topic, but what do we mean by security and why do systems seem to be ever vulnerable. Comparing hardware to software helps understand vulnerabilities in software security.