TSL Expands Its SAM-Q-NET Platform For IP Production Environments

As broadcast production needs become more complex, manufacturers that support the industry are working hard to come up with integrated solutions that can co-exist with third-party devices on the same network. This is important to facilitate intelligent, controllable, adaptable, and efficient workflows, and maintain and assure quality of service throughout the media delivery chain.

With the complexities of an IP migration in mind, at NAB TSL Products (Booth C5420) will show its SAM-Q-NET platform with several new software-based audio production apps, including SAM-Q-Edit for audio editors and SAM-Q for audio monitoring on an IP network. The platform is optimized for media operations and their move toward all-IP connectivity and content delivery to multi-screen platforms.

SAM-Q is a modular SDI audio monitoring platform whose feature set can be customized for individual workflows and has now been reimagined for IP environments. It offers Loudness Monitoring with 8 independent loudness probes, each of which provide Short-Term, Momentary and Loudness measurements.

“SAM-Q-NET brings the benefits of the SAM-Q platform to broadcast IP networks, allowing our customers to benefit from the unique mode configuration available on the SAM-Q while also benefiting from native IP integration, including both audio and control,” said Berny Carpenter, Audio Products Manager at TSL. “Adding IP connectivity to the SAM-Q family means that we now have IP connectivity available across our complete range of audio monitoring units, from the top-of-the-range PAMs to the simple to use MPA range.”

The advancements to the SAM-Q platform features support for ST 2110-30, ST 2022-7 and multiple control and device registration options—including NMOS. One of the benefits of SAM-Q-NET is redundant 1G Ethernet connectivity that reduces the cost of deployment for audio monitoring where a 10G connection isn’t required. The new SAM-Q audio monitor also allows users to tailor operations to different environments. Supporting several operational modes, which can be enabled and disabled as required, SAM-Q is equally at home in operational positions in studio facilities, OB trucks, master control applications and playout facilities.

TSL will also introduce the TM1-Tally, a compact, low-cost, high-end tally solution. Based on the industry-standard TSL TallyMan system, TM1-Tally offers the same fully featured tally capabilities only with limited number of connections to external devices. Easily create simple to complex tally systems to suit any OB truck or facility environment. It can be connected to router control systems to provide a more compressive tally system that is agnostic to third-party equipment.

Finally, TSL’s TallyMan Advanced Broadcast Control System will be shown with new enhancements, including a new Redundancy Package. The new feature adds protection from unforeseen events with auto-failover during operation and manual failover for system maintenance. The latest software also introduces users to virtual re-entries, allowing the customer to extend the investment of their routers.

When it comes to power solutions, TSL will spotlight updates to its Power Distribution Units (PDU), which now offers more control, less energy consumption and more security against power failures.

The company said it is releasing updated features for its Power solutions at NAB that will further support the needs of broadcast operators as they look to deploy more advanced solutions that offer cost-saving and energy-saving features.

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